GAME ON!!!! COVID-19 UPDATE, News (Port Stanley Minor Hockey)

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GAME ON!!!! COVID-19 UPDATE
Submitted By Stephanie Haynes on Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Game on!!! (Wow it feels good to be able to say that again!)


We are working through the final details with Central Elgin, but we anticipate starting back up Thursday, with all teams having ice over the weekend.    

 

High level overview

Opening red presents some challenges as we are only permitted to have 10 players on the ice at a time (plus 2 coaches if a trainer watches from the stands). 

Skills/Drills are not to contain any “intentional contact” and coaches should remind players to keep their distance

Each ice time will require a designated screener to verify temperatures and wellness declarations. 

PLEASE MAKE SURE THIS PERSON TREATS THIS TASK SERIOSLY.  There are numerous people who have vouched for us to make the resumption of hockey possible (including myself).  If we are observed not doing so, our privileges will be revoked. 

The screening process is largely the same as before, with one minor adjustment – when players arrive they are encouraged to come to the foyer, have their temperature and wellness declaration verified, then return to their vehicles until the inner doors open.  Players are not to congregate in the foyer before their ice time.   

Players are to be dressed when they enter the arena (helmets, skates and goalie pads can be put on when they are in the dressing room).

Parents can help with skates in the common area, but not in the dressing room.

Masks are mandatory for anyone entering the arena, players can remove theirs when they put on their helmet and put back on when they remove their helmet. 

Please be quick in the change room after your ice time, the sooner you leave the sooner the next group can enter. 

Every player must bring their own water bottle, which they can fill at the arena.  No other food/drinks are permitted inside the arena. 

Washrooms are for emergency use only.

Dress warm – there will be no heat inside the arena. 

 

Parents – if you haven’t already done so, please review the note on our home page asking if you want to continue with hockey this season.  Friday at 5pm will be the deadline for the December level refunds for those who choose not to continue.   

Even if you choose to continue we need confirmation on how you would like your rebate applied, so please do send an email to [email protected] for each child you have registered.   

  

We have one of the most engaged, customer focused arena staff and municipal governments in our area.  If you see any arena staff, or members of council, please pass on how impressed/thankful/grateful you are for their efforts to get us back on the ice.  The easy decision was to remove the ice and many other locations did just that without even speaking to the facility users.

 

If you have a PSMHA jersey please make sure you return it to your coach as soon as possible.  (Tim Hortons and McAtoms program participants keep theirs). 

 

Thank-you!  I know this season hasn’t been easy for you either and appreciate your efforts in making PSMHA one of the best small town programs in the area! 

 

Welcome back and have fun!

 

Alex Russell

President, PSMHA

226-377-1746

 
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