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Colorado Guidelines & Rink Protocols

Rinks listed on this page

Updated: Sept 9th, 2020

  • The Edge Ice Arena
  • The Ice Ranch
  • NOCO Ice Arena
  • Pueblo Ice Arena
  • Sertich Ice Arena
  • South Suburban Ice Arena & Family Sports Center
  • World Arena

Rink: The Edge Ice Arena

  1. Up to 50 people on the ice as well as 50 in the stands and 50 in each room, with four walls.
  2. With that said there will be NO spectators allowed until October 1st
  3. Masks are mandatory when in the facility including entering and exiting.
  4. All players and coaches are allowed to enter the Edge from the FRONT and leave through the FRONT as of September 8th, 2020 we will no longer be leaving from the back.
  5. Please have all of the players and coaches keep the social distancing in effect, using the 6ft rule, it is really important that coaches help with this as we have ensured compliance to this rule to the health department.

Rink: Ice Ranch

  1. NO SPECTATORS will be allowed entry into the facility.
  2. "Essential" personnel for games. What are the essential personnel? These volunteers will be permitted access into the facility;
    1. Score Keeper (Home Team)
    2. Clock Operator (Home Team)
    3. Penalty Box Attendant - one (1) for each team
    4. Team videographer / photographer - one (1) for each team.
      • These individuals should check in at The Ice Ranch front desk ten (10) minutes prior to game time. Each team's Coach / Manager is responsible for scheduling these individuals. 
  3. Teams / Players should not arrive more than forty-five (45) minutes prior to game time. They will not be permitted access. Teams / Players will enter through two entrances based on which rink they play on. The LHA Rink will enter/exit the facility through the NW Exterior Rink doors. The Hawks Rink will enter/exit the facility through the Main Entrance.
  4. All team personnel will receive a thermal temperature scan and answer health screening questions upon check-in.
  5. Players and Coaches are required to wear masks throughout the facility. The only exception is when the players are on the ice. Coaches will be required to wear masks on the bench. 
  6. There will be no handshake line following the game. 
  7. Teams will have twenty (20) minutes to exit the locker room/facility following their game, so The Ice Ranch has time to clean and disinfect prior to the arrival of the next teams.
  8. Players must have their own water bottle clearly identified with their name on it. 
  9. Celly's Bar & Grill is open but limited to fifty (50) people during business hours. For fall CPHL games, each game/rink will have twenty-five (25) spots in the restaurant. The home team will have fifteen (15) and the visiting team will have ten (10). This will allow the Ice Ranch to control the number of people in the restaurant and allow additional parents admittance into the facility. Your "reservation" is only for your team's scheduled game time and each patron must be a customer of the restaurant (i.e. buy a beer!) 
    • For example, Regis Jesuit (Home) v.s. Valor Christian (Away) is scheduled for 4:00 pm. Regis Jesuit will have a reservation for fifteen (15) and Valor Christian a reservation for ten (10). The team manager for each team is responsible for bringing, or emailing a list of who is on the reservation for that game. That list will be provided to the Ice Ranch front desk and they will check each person into the facility. Last call for each game will be made at the start of the third period. Once the game is complete, patrons will be asked to leave the facility, so our restaurant staff may clean, sanitize, and disinfect for the next game.
    • This will allow The Ice Ranch to get nineteen (19) parents from the home team into each game (15 in the restaurant, 1 scorekeeper, 1 clock operator,  1 penalty box attendant, and 1 video/photographer) and twelve (12) parents from the away team into each game (10 in the restaurant, 1 penalty box attendant and 1 video/photographer). 
Guests of the restaurant will only be allowed entry if their name appears on the team's reservation list.

Rink: NOCO Ice Center

NCYH/NoCo Ice Center “COVID” Operating Procedures:

NoCo Ice Center 

1.NO SPECTATORS will be allowed entry into the facility.

2) "Essential" personnel for games. What are the essential personnel? These volunteers will be permitted access into
      the facility:
     a) Score Keeper (Home Team)-    wears a mask the entire time 
      b) Clock Operator (Home Team) wears a mask the entire time 
      c) Penalty Box Attendant - one (1) for each team wears a mask the entire time 
     
      d) **Team videographer/photographer - (1-2) for each team (NoCo Ice Center internet is not strong in the rink. We are working to improve this. Can not promise you will be able to stream the game) wears a mask the entire time 

  • These individuals should enter (10)minutes prior to the game.
  • Each team's Coach/Manager is responsible for scheduling these individuals. 

3) Teams / Players should not arrive more than forty (40) minutes prior to game time. They will
not be permitted access. Teams/Players will enter through the front entrance. Exit the facility through the East side door. 

4) All team personnel will receive a thermal temperature scan 

5) Players and Coaches are required to wear masks throughout the facility. While entering, dressing, on ice, exiting.  Coaches/Scorekeepers/penalty box people will be required to wear masks the entire time. This includes all coaches while on the bench.  Per the Larimer County Health Department-  Anyone over the age of 10 must wear a mask at all times. 

6) There will be no handshake line following the game. 

7) Teams will have twenty (20) minutes to exit the locker room/facility following their game, so
NoCo staff has time to clean and disinfect prior to the arrival of the next teams.

8) Players must have their own water bottle clearly identified with their name on it. 

NoCo Ice Center does have Livebarn. 

RINK: Pueblo Ice Arena Guidelines

See linked document

Rink: Sertich Ice Arena

  • Participants may enter the facility 15 minutes prior to the session start time and exit within 15 minutes of the session ending.
  • Entry doors will remain locked. Sertich employees will admit participants and spectators.
  • No sharing of water bottles
  • Continue to physically distance, stay at least 6 feet away from members of other households.
  • Stay home if you are sick or have COVID-19 symptoms. (link is external) 
  • Avoid recreating in public spaces if anyone in your household is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Everyone is encouraged to wear a mask while in public spaces.
  • Wash hands frequently and carry hand sanitizer.
  • Home team will provide a volunteer to vet entrants, ensuring we stay within capacity.
  • Sertich staff will continue to temperature check entrants, but will not be responsible for vetting your group’s participants.
  • With capacity limited to 100, teams may choose to limit or prohibit spectators. For any team that chooses to do so, they should inform visiting teams of their procedures in advance. Please keep in mind, teams should decide on their own procedures for providing advance notice of procedures for minimizing and/or prohibiting spectators due to these small numbers. We do not want to have to turn away spectators unexpectedly and it is unfair for some to be able to enter while others are turned away. If spectators are allowed in, this would mean approximately one per player.

RInk: South Suburban Ice Arena & Family Sports Center

Guidelines from Tri-County Health, rink protocols are in place starting immediately:

  • NO Spectators for League Tryouts, Adult League and High School Hockey
  • Max of 50 on-ice
  • Must use side doors for exit
  • Hockey players should all be wearing a mask or gator around their neck so they can cover their face once off the ice
  • Due to no spectators allowed, Live Barn can be streamed
  • Avalanche Grill is open for business (FSC)

Rink: World Arena Ice Hall

  • No spectators will be allowed in the rink or in the lobby.
  • If teams are allowing folks to video, photograph, etc,(anyone beyond those who would appear on the team roster) names should be provided to the home team before game day, so these individuals can be allowed entry.
  • Everyone’s temperature is subject to being taken before getting on the ice. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or higher will not be allowed access.
  • 6’ social distancing will be in effect.
  • Lobby bathrooms will be open.
  • No congregating or loitering before or after sessions.

Locker rooms will be open as long as the following procedures are followed:

  • The maximum amount of individuals allowed in a locker room at one time is 8. Each team will be responsible for providing the name of a locker room monitor prior to the day of the games. This monitor will be the only one who can check out the assigned keys. Players are encouraged to home dress in case the room is not available in the locker room. No undressing in the main rink area is allowed.   
  • Players who choose to use the locker room are encouraged to dress quickly and vacate the locker room (including belongings) as soon as possible to allow others to use the locker room.
  • Locker Rooms will be available 30 minutes before scheduled ice time
  • Locker Rooms must be vacated 20 minutes after ice time has ended