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Schedule for 6/28-7/2

By Nelson Hockey Association, 06/29/20, 3:30PM EDT

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 The Signup Genius link, which includes the schedule for June 28-July 2, can be found below. As you may imagine, a lot of careful thought, planning and preparation have gone into the re-opening. The health and safety of our players, coaches, and families continues to be the top priority for rink ownership, management, and certainly for our club administration. We want to make you aware of the changes in procedures which have all been designed in accordance with state and county guidelines as well as the recommendations of USA Hockey.  Please review the guidelines carefully and discuss with your player before arriving at the rink.

General procedures and guidelines:

  • There will be a MAXIMUM of 26 players per session. All players must be preregistered and paid using Signup Genius. NO WALK-INS WILL BE PERMITTED.
  • Temperature screening will take place at the front desk.  Anyone with a temperature over 100.4 will not be permitted to skate. If a player is feeling any symptoms of illness, DO NOT COME TO THE RINK.
  • Masks must be worn by everyone.  Players will have the option to remove masks just before taking the ice. Coaches will be required to wear masks and gloves on and off the ice.
  • Players must arrive fully dressed including skates. NO LOCKER ROOMS will be available.  There will be an area designated for goalies to dress. Bathrooms will be open with limited facilities.
  • There will be NO LOANER EQUIPMENT
  • Hockey bags will not be permitted in the building. Players should bring skates, sticks and water bottles only. There will be no lost and found. Items left behind will be disposed of.
  • Water fountains will not be operational. Please bring filled water bottles.
  • The snack bar will be closed and no food should be brought into the building.
  • There will be no parents or spectators allowed in the building.  Only registered players, coaches and rink staff will be permitted.
  • Social distancing in the rink will be strictly enforced inside the building.

Entry and Exit Procedures:

  • Players will be dropped off at the front main entrance of the rink.  This will be the only entrance to the facility.  This entrance will be clearly marked. 
  • Rubber matting will be in place so players can walk from the designated drop-off spot to the front door without the need for skate guards.
  • There will be no admittance via any other doors to the facility.
  • Doors will be opened 15 minutes prior to the start of the session.  Do not loiter outside door. 
  • Once the doors are opened, players should proceed inside practicing social distancing. All players will follow directions and signage to the front desk for temperature screening.  Any player with a temperature over 100.4 degrees, will be asked to leave the facility.
  • Players will be positioned in line with proper separation.  There will be markings on the floor where players should stand. While in line, players must remain fully dressed including gloves and masks/gaiters.
  • Parents should remain in the parking lot for 10 minutes after the schedule start time of the session to make sure the player is good to go.
  • When a player’s session players will be dismissed one at a time.  Remaining players will maintain social in full gear until called by the on-ice coach to vacate the rink area.
  • Players must exit immediately via the side doors on Rink 2 by Locker Room 7.
  • Player should not take off any equipment including gloves and helmets until they are well outside the facility door.
  • Once outside, players should proceed immediately to their car to take off skates, gloves, and helmets. No loitering outside the facility doors or in the parking lot.
  • No parent will be allowed to enter the facility.  Parents should wait for players inside their cars in the back parking lot.

On-Ice Protocol:

  • No sharing water.
  • No chalkboard huddles.
  • No games or scrimmages.
  • No contact drills.
  • Once on the ice players cannot remove any equipment.
  • Player benches and penalty box areas will not be accessible.
  • Players remember:
    • No spitting.
    • No handshakes.
    • No high fives.
    • No hugs.
    • No horseplay or refusal to follow the rules.
    • Players violating these rules will be removed from the facility.

Cleaning and Disinfecting:

  • The facility will be cleaned and disinfected in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • All high touch areas and bathrooms will be disinfected every session.
  • Adequate amounts of soap and hand sanitizer will be available for customers and employees.
  • Employees:
    • Employees will be instructed to stay home if not feeling well.
    • All employees will wear proper PPE.
    • Employees will receive COVID awareness training to protect themselves and our customers.
    • Temperature readings will be taken daily of all employees.
    • Employees will regularly wash their hands or use hand sanitizers.

Coaches Guidelines:

  • All coaches will have their temperature taken.  If a coach shows a temperature over 100.4 degrees, they will not be allowed to enter the facility. 
  • All coaches must always wear a mask or gaiter on and off the ice.
  • Coaches will be responsible for maintaining social distancing of 6 feet when players are on the ice and leaving the ice. Coaches will use electric whistles.
  • When on the ice Coaches must wear gloves and helmet and face covering.
  • There will be no locker rooms for coaches.
  • Coaches must sign a waiver.

These preventative measures have been put in place to reduce the spread of communicable diseases; however, we cannot guarantee that you or your child(ren) will not become infected while attending our facilities. While we’ve implemented reasonable preventive measures, we depend on each and every visitor and their families to follow the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, and all applicable federal, state, and local health department guidelines, rules, laws, and regulations before and while visiting our premises.

In addition to procedural changes, there will also be a temporary change in our pricing.  Clinic sessions will be $40 for the time being. A number of factors have gone into these changes including; limits placed on the number of skaters permitted, a reduction in available ice due to a mandatory 20-minute gap in ice sessions, and additional rink staffing requirements for cleaning and monitoring procedures and social distancing requirements. It is our hope that as we move forward, restrictions will be lessened, and we will be able to adjust pricing accordingly.  

We know these changes in procedure and pricing are burdensome and we appreciate your patience and support as we work through this transitional period. As always, we will keep you apprised of changes as they occur.  We look forward to seeing everyone soon!

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