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Ice Arena Protocols Update

By Jim Smith, 11/18/21, 8:30AM EST

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Ice Arena Protocols Submitted To CSHL

Ice Arena Protocols Provided to CSHL

As of September 23, 2021

 KSU - Face coverings are required by anyone 5-years of age and older inside buildings at all times except on ice-practice and play.  Coaches must wear face coverings during practice and on bench.  Players shall keep their face coverings on until they put on their helmet to exit to the benches and shall immediately put it back on upon removal of their helmet.

Gilmour Arena -Everyone entering the building is required to wear a mask within the facility. Spectators and non-participants must wear a mask at all times. Players do not need a mask while participating in a game or practice. Coaches should wear a mask on the bench during games. Officials are not required to wear a mask during games.

Garfield Heights - Face coverings are required by anyone 5-years of age and older inside buildings at all times; except on ice-practice and play.  Coaches must still wear face coverings on the bench.  Players shall keep their face coverings on until they put on their helmet to exit to the benches and shall immediately put it back on upon removal of their helmet.   Players, coaches, and staff may arrive no more than 30 minutes prior to event and will be asked to go straight to the locker room and remain there until ice times.  Spectators will be asked to remain outside until 10 minutes prior to their event.

Brooklyn – Masks are required of all patrons entering the facility regardless of vaccination status.

Facility usage guidelines:

-Come ready to skate as fully dressed as possible

-Arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before scheduled time

-No congregating in lobbies or common areas before or after your session

-Groups must leave promptly so the facility can be cleaned between rentals

-Coaches and Instructors will monitor participants by administering to the COVID19 symptom checklist daily

-Coaches and Instructors are requested to wear PPE masks at all times

-Carry out social distancing by keeping a minimum of 6 feet (2m) per person.

-Everyone must wear masks in the facility unless participating in physical activity

Locker Room/Team Bench Guidelines:

-Teams will be permitted to use locker rooms

-Players are asked to come as dressed as possible

-Limit changing post-event. Players are asked to leave the rink as dressed as possible. We have a short       window in between events to clean and sanitize

-While in locker rooms players and coaches must:

  Wear masks

  Distance as much as possible

-Locker room assignments are to be followed accordingly to ensure proper sanitation

Facility Enter/Exit/Seating Procedures:

-Teams and coaches are required to enter through the MAIN doors of the ice rink unless permitted for tournaments or other special events

-All spectators will sit in the balcony area (parents may come to ice area for injuries and other issues)

-Only necessary game staff will be permitted in the lower level (list provided by host organization)

-Spectators are required to leave the balcony immediately after the game ends so the seating area can be cleaned and sanitized