The Rink’s commitment to the health and safety of our valued patrons and staff continues to be of high priority. We continue to be vigilant with our screening and sanitation protocol. All high-touch, high traffic areas and surfaces are cleaned multiple times throughout the day. The facility is deep cleaned daily. Dressing rooms and equipment are cleaned prior to and after each use. All staff are screened prior to entry and encouraged to remain home if feeling ill.

General Guidelines:

  • Participants, spectators and staff must stay home when ill and are not allowed entry if they are ill with COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Participants, spectators and staff must use the self-screening tool prior to arrival: https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/
    • Verification of Self-Screening will occur each day at arrival for coaches, participants and spectators.
  • Effective immediately, masks are now mandatory in the facility with the exception of being on-ice or in Testify (providing distancing can be followed).
  • Absolutely no sharing of food or drink.
  • Congregation will be actively discouraged.
  • Vending machines and water fountains are not available for use at this time.

Facility:

  • All occupants are expected to use instructed entrance and exits.
  • Minimize repeated entry and exit from doors.
  • All occupants are expected to follow traffic flow as indicated by posted directional decals.
  • Occupants are expected to adhere to room capacity maximums.
  • Hand sanitizer will be made readily available at numerous locations throughout the facility.
  • Washrooms will be marked off with appropriate distancing and decommissioned sinks/toilets.
  • Regular cleaning will occur of high touch areas as well as dressing rooms, benches after each use.

Entry:

Permitted Entry Time

Entrance

Departure Time

Exit

General Programming

30 minutes prior

Main entrance

Within 20 minutes

Exit A

WRHL (Players)

30 minutes prior

Main Entrance

Within 20 minutes

Exit A

CSSHL

(Players/Staff)

45 minutes prior

Home: Staff Entrance

Away: Main Entrance

Within 20 minutes

Home: Staff Entrance

Away: Exit A

MJHL

(Players/Staff)

45 minutes prior

Home: Main Entrance

Away: Main Entrance

Within 20 minutes

Home: Main Entrance

Away: Exit A

Spectators

(Games)

45 Minutes Prior

Main Entrance

Within 20 minutes

Exit B

  • Participants, spectators and staff are expected to space themselves out when entering the facility.
  • All participants, spectators and staff MUST be screened and signed in upon arrival.
  • All participants, spectators and staff MUST sanitize upon entry.
  • Entry /Exit points are one-way only. Please follow signage for entry and exit points.        
  • All participants, spectators and staff are expected to follow directional arrows.
  • All participants, spectators and staff are expected to social distance.
  • All participants, spectators and staff are expected to adhere to signage indicating maximum numbers of people allowed in confined spaces.

Dressing Rooms:

  • Only one parent/caregiver permitted in the dressing room if needed
  • Players and coaches are expected to remain in designated marked “stalls”, adhering to social distancing.
  • Current room capacity: large rooms 15, small rooms 6
  • Use of showers is discouraged. If unavoidable, social distancing is required.
  • Room must be tidied by the team/participants before exit. All trash is to be placed in the trash bins upon exiting.
  • Spray bottles with recommended cleaning agent will be available in each room.
  • Rooms will be cleaned by maintenance prior to and following each use.

On-Ice Practices:

  • Participants are to remain in their dressing room until your coach is ready to escort you to the ice.
  • Participants will be expected to follow distancing markers and seat assignments in dressing rooms.
  • Participants are expected to maintain distancing on-ice as much as possible.
  • Coaches should be aware of distancing measures and speak to athletes using the two-meter rule.
  • Water bottles and towels on bench are not be shared.
  • Spitting or blowing nose without a tissue is prohibited.
  • In a camp or clinic setting, a max of 12 players and 2 coaches on the training sheet and a max of 18 players and 2-3 coaches on the full sheet.
  • In a team practice setting, the number permitted is up to the max roster size. If two teams are sharing ice time, they must remain separated on their own half of the ice.
  • Benches should be limited to 10, inclusive of coaches and staff.
  • Drills should allow for maximum spacing between athletes. Drills focused on contact or battles should be avoided.
  • Exiting the ice should be done in an orderly fashion, avoiding congregation at the gate.
  • Spectators should refrain from congregating at the gate to meet participants.
  • Hand sanitizer and cleaning product will be available in each room.
  • Rooms will be cleaned following on each use by maintenance staff.

Games:

  • Current capacity is reduced for spectators to 300 for regular games and 150 for exhibition games. 
  • Gameday staff are to act as screening agents, maintaining a perpetual spectator count as well as ambassadors of distancing protocol.
  • Bench capacity is open to the game day roster as well as game day staff. Participants should distance themselves as much as possible. If distancing is not possible, masks are to be worn.
  • Players and officials bear the responsibility of maintaining distance as much as possible.
  • Bench staff and timekeepers are encouraged to wear masks.
  • Timekeepers should remind players in the penalty box to maintain distance.
  • 10-minute penalties should be served at the players gate or in the dressing room.
  • Team celebrations and post-game handshakes are actively discouraged.
  • Individual equipment should be laundered or sanitized after each use.
  • PA announcements should be made regularly during a game to remind spectators of distancing protocol.

Dryland Training:

  • Occupancy limits for gyms must be adhered to by athletes and coaches. Masks are to be born during these training sessions if distancing guidelines cannot be adhered to.
  • Athletes and coaches are expected to maintain social distancing requirements.
  • Hygiene stations and cleaning supplies will be available for participants to use following equipment use.

Retail:

  • Customers are to observe max occupancy numbers while visiting the retail area(s).
  • Cashless transactions are strongly encouraged.

COVID Symptom Protocol:

  • If an induvial exhibits COVID symptom while in the facility, engage the following protocol:
  • Notify a staff member, coach, trainer etc, immediately and isolate the induvial, providing them with a mask.
  • Those providing assistance should also wear a mask.
  • The individual must contact local health authorities for further instruction.
  • The areas the induvial occupied must be thoroughly sanitized following their exit.
  • RINK Staff should complete an incident report, available on the Employee Self-Serve Portal.

Returning to Play after Illness:

  • In order for an athlete or coach to return to play following the isolation period, negative test results or clearance from a physician must be provided stating they are eligible to return to play.

Returning to Play after Arriving in Canada:

  • Any athlete or coach that has travelled from outside of Canada must self-isolate for 14 days and monitor for symptoms.

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