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COVID Rules for current season

Current COVID Safety Regulations

The following rules will be in effect for league games until further notice.  We will be checking state regulations often and will update these requirements to meet state mandates as applicable:

LOCKER ROOMS AND SHOWERS HAVE LIMITED ACCESS:  In order to maintain social distancing off the ice, rinks will not be allowing full use of locker rooms.  Rules vary from rink to rink, but most now allow use of the locker room s at least for dressing and undressing, but for only a limited time before and after games.  Ask a rink employee if you are unclear about the rules specific to that rink.

MASKS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES BY UNVACCINATED INDIVIDUALS:  The CDC has issued direction that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks.  For people who are unvaccinated, masks must be worn at all times - EVEN WHILE PLAYING.  Verification of vaccination is being monitored on an honor system at most rinks, so proof of current vaccination is not required prior to access to the facilities.

SPECTATORS WILL BE LIMITED:  In an effort to keep the number of people congregating to a minimum, spectators to games are being limited.  The maximum attendees for any contest is 200 people, however some venues have lower limits.  Review spectator limits for your building prior to inviting guests to watch games.

DISTANCING MUST BE OBSERVED WHEN POSSIBLE:  The six foot distance requirement is no longer in effect, so the roster limits at games have been eliminated. Teams will be allowed to have up to 20 players on their roster, however each team should set responsible limits for how many players attend each game.  Also - players must observe distancing requirements while changing after games as much as possible to respect the health and safety of others.

TIME TO REDRESS AFTER GAMES WILL BE LIMITED:  With space inside the rinks limited, it is not possible to allow teams to remain in the building after games end.  Teams will only have 20 to 30 minutes to change and exit the building.  Signage at the rink will direct players on doors to be used for exiting after the game to avoid exposure of the next teams, and MUST be observed. While we all enjoy the social part of recreational sports, this recreating will have to take place outside the building, or at another venue.

Effective for the Summer 2021 session, games will be revert back to Cascade regular format.  Standard Cascade game format will resume in the Summer Session - (3) 20-minute running time periods and Stop time the last 2 minutes of the 3rd for games with a 3-point difference or less.

Handshake lines after games are not permitted. As noted above, there will be limited time for teams to redress after games, so players must return to their spot to dress and exit as soon as possible to allow the next group into the facility.