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Submitted By Sarah Rider on Saturday, February 20, 2021
Welcome back to the arena WMHA!

We have been given updated Arena Protocols for Red Tier Guidelines. They are as follows;

- 10 skaters with 2 coaches (if your trainer does not help on the ice, the trainer must be present with 2 coaches on the ice); a trainer MUST always be present in some form. Trainer must remain behind glass and are not permitted on ice.

- No spectators are permitted to be in the facility. However, one parent will be permitted for kittens/peanuts (U5), U6, U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U12. U13 – one parent ONLY IF the player is unable to tie skates on their own. U14, U15 & U18 – no parents allowed at all.


- Team sports must not be practiced or played within the facility, with the exception of training sessions for members of a sports team that do not include games or scrimmage games.


- Activities that are likely to result in individuals coming within two meters of each other must not be practiced or played within the facility. Everything on ice MUST ensure that the players ALWAYS remain a minimum of 2 meters apart.


- Coaches are not to yell while on the ice.


- NO bench use is permitted at all


- All locker rooms, change rooms, showers and clubhouses in the facility are closed, except to the extent they provide access to equipment storage, a washroom or a portion of the facility that is used to provide first aid.

The following washrooms are available to teams and or parents

Green Pad Washroom, Red Pad Family Washroom, Dressing Rm 2, 4 and 8.


- All players must come dressed to the facility. There will be chairs available to put on skates, helmets and gloves. Older players may put pads on once inside, however, this will only be allowed to take place at the players chair and must remain in the space provided


- All equipment (Ie. pucks, pylons, etc.) MUST be sprayed down after EVERY practice.


- Masks MUST remain on the players until the moment you are about to step on ice and put helmet on.


- While waiting outside for the doors to open, everyone MUST always ensure a minimum of 2 meters apart and ensure masks are worn.


- When entering & exiting the facility, ensure the use of hand sanitizer is used. There are bottles located at the doors.

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