True North Hockey Canada COVID-19 Guidelines & Protocols
*These guidelines are subject to change with any new information or updates from the government on COVID-19 protocols.
True North Hockey Canada will strive to provide a safe, fun, and fair environment for all participants during these unique times.
Government Mandated Pause in Play Protocol
True North Hockey Canada will deliver a full season of play even if the Government mandates a temporary pause in play. Should any pause occur, the season will be extended to completion. Weeknight league will play a minimum of 24 games. The Super Sunday league will be a minimum of 23 games. Should the league be paused during a scheduled team installment, the payment will also be paused and extended until play has been resumed.
All players MUST complete the General and COVID-19 online waivers. No player will be permitted to participate in a game unless these forms have been completed online. Paper waivers will not be accepted at the rink except for substitute goalies.
If you have answered “Yes” to any of these questions, stay at home.
If you have answered “No” to all of these questions, enjoy your game!
Remember, everyone is responsible for preventing the spread of COVID-19.
Only players and staff will be allowed into the facilities. No spectators or coaches are allowed. Do not enter the facility until 20 minutes before your scheduled game time and vacate your assigned dressing room no later than 20 minutes upon the conclusion of your game. It is recommended that players arrive at the facility dressed to play to their respective comfort level. Face coverings are mandatory at all times inside the facility except during on ice game play and sitting on the bench.
The use of Hockey Sticks and any form of player equipment will be limited to just the individual players. Shared equipment will not be permitted. Players must have their gloves on at all times during play. In the event of a lost glove, the player must retrieve their glove(s) immediately.
Hygiene, Hand Washing, Touching Face, Laundering
Players must practice proper hygiene, wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol), and practice proper cough and sneeze etiquette.
Our Facilities will provide hand washing and/or hand sanitizer stations at entrance & throughout facility. All clothing, uniforms, and gear must be washed/cleaned/disinfected between each use.
will not be permitted. Physical distancing must be adhered to in the dressing rooms and each room will have a maximum capacity based on the size of the room. When a dressing room has reached its safe capacity, “overflow” dressing rooms and/or space will be offered in other areas of the facility.
Each team will have a designated area to enter and leave the playing surface before and after each game.
Players will be required to bring their own water bottles to all games to help to reduce transmission risk. Individuals will take their own water bottles home each night for cleaning and sanitation. Recycling bins will be made available for disposable water bottles.
We remind all players that we are still in a pandemic. Players must follow specific guidelines regarding unnecessary engagement and contact with opposing players.
The league will be taking all the necessary measures to protect referees during circumstances involving player engagements and altercations.
The league’s goal is to minimize any unnecessary physical contact and verbal engagement that involves close contact with opposing players and referees.
Any situation with two or more players in a VERBAL ALTERCATION will be addressed by the referees in the following manner:
All puck battles are to be “stick on puck”. Any situation with two or more players that involves INTENTIONAL CONTACT will be penalized according to existing rules but called tighter than they might have been before COVID-19
Have fun and play safe.
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