The Rink’s commitment to the health and safety of our valued patrons and staff continues to be of high priority.

Please take a moment to review the following protocol prior to visiting Rink Training Centre:

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: >> CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE
  • Verification of Self-Screening will occur each day at arrival for coaches, participants and spectators. If you are renting ice, screening/check-in/monitoring staff is the responsibility of you, the Rink user. Check in sheets are to be retained for 30 days in the event they are required for contact tracing.
  • Masks are mandatory in the facility with the exception of being on-ice or in Testify (providing distancing can be followed). Rink does NOT provide masks.
  • Minimize repeated entry and exit from doors.
  • Absolutely no consumption or sharing of food or drink.
  • Congregation will be actively discouraged.

Facility:

  • All occupants are expected to use instructed entrance and exits.
  • 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.

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

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.
  • All change rooms have occupancy limits posted. Participants must social distance in the dressing rooms. Any additional players must wait in designated areas outside changes rooms.
  • Use of showers is discouraged. If unavoidable, social distancing is required.
  • Room must be tidied by the team 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.
  • Hand sanitizer dispensers are installed in each room.
  • Rooms will be cleaned by maintenance prior to and following each use.

Equipment:

  • Water bottles and towels on bench are not be shared.
  • All bottles should be labelled with name of owner.
  • Water bottles should be filled at home.
  • Water bottles should be cleaned thoroughly after each use.
  • Equipment should be washed after each use. This includes pants, socks, jerseys, compression gear etc. 

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.
  • 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. Goalie sheet is restricted to 6 and 2.
  • 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 25%.  
  • Spectators are not permitted to move about the facility. Once seated, remain seated. Movement is permitted for use of washrooms, emergencies or to exit the facility. Congregation during periods in any area, is prohibited.
  • 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.

Concession (if available):

  • Customers are to observe maximum occupancy signs as well as social distancing
  • Communal use items such as condiments or self-serve cups etc. are not permitted. One-time use only. Refills are only permitted with a new cup/straw and items should be handed to the customer.
  • Cashless transactions are preferred.
  • Concession stand must have immediate access to soap and water or recommended sanitizer.

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 in the designated Quite Room,  keeping mask on.
  • The individual must contact local health authorities for further instruction.
  • The areas the individual 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:

  • If an athlete was symptomatic but tests negative, they remain isolated until they have no symptoms for at least 24 hours or as advised by Public Health.
  • If an athlete tests positive, they will be permitted to return after isolating for 10 days, symptom free for 24 hours and have been approved for return to play by Public Health.

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