Modified Schedule and Rules starting February 24, 2021

The city of Hamilton continues to adjust requirements for ice uses to meet the provincial legislation. Rinks have reopened with the change into Red Zone in February and skating is set to resume on February 24, 2021. By now you should have received and completed a form to express your interest in returning to skating, contact the club if you have not received this communication. Skating families that responded have been contacted with ice times for their skaters starting as early as February 24th. Please review the RULES and HEALTH PROTOCOL as they have changed. .

We have been asked to use the back entrance of the arena (lower floor entrance by washrooms / meeting room). The upper/front entrance is not to be used.


I)  Ten skaters per session

  • Complete the screening prior to arrival at the arena
  • As before, skaters should come wearing as much of their equipment as possible.
  • There are no change rooms available and skaters are NOT to strip down to undergarments while seated in the public areas.
  • As before, skaters will need to bring all of their belongings into the red hallway area. Leave nothing on the chairs.
  • At the end of practice, gather your belongings, change out of your skates and leave. No loitering.

II)  One Emergency Adult per session

  • Complete the screening prior to arrival at the arena
  • Dress warmly as this person will sit on the far side of the arena / players’ bench. It is COLD at ice level.
  • The emergency adult will also be asked to complete the in house screening of skaters for your session.

III)  Two Coaches

IV)   One guardian per skater if necessary (i.e. one guardian can come in and tie skates. This guardian may remain in the arena in the designated seating area)

  • Complete the screening prior to arrival at the arena.
  • The guardian may NOT have other children.
  • The guardian is expected to remain inside the building. Once you’re “in”, you’re “in”.
  • Once the guardian has helped his / her skater, the guardian is expected to sit in the designated area in the stands.
  • Guardians are asked to help put the mats on the ice and/or take the mats off the ice. See Coach Mike for specific direction.

Health Protocol

  1. All skaters, coaches and guardians are to complete the health screening prior to attending each skating session. It is IMPERATIVE that this health screening is done before practice as we must have it readily available for Public Health. It is an expectation of the City of Hamilton that our organization ensures our membership is completing the screening. Failure to complete the screening can jeopardize our club’s ability to skate.

If you, or someone with whom you have been in close contact, are not feeling well, PLEASE DO NOT COME TO SKATING.

2. All skaters, coaches and guardians are to be masked at all times – on and off ice.

3. Sanitize hands before / after touching common, high-touch surfaces.

4. Hands must be sanitized and gloves may be worn when handling the safety mats. Mats should be sprayed with disinfectant spray upon storage Wednesday evening. Mats do not need to be sprayed upon storage

5. Please be mindful of the traffic flow patterns that the arena staff have designated.Thursday evening as they will be untouched until the following week.

Cohort/Group 1 (Older Skaters) – Chedoke Arena

  • Session 1 – Wednesday: 4:00-5:15pm – Starting Feb 24, 2021
  • Session 2 – Wednesday: 5:45-7:00pm – Starting Feb 24, 2021

Cohort/Group 2 (Younger Skaters) – Chedoke Arena

  • Session 1 – Thursday:   4:30-5:30pm – Starting Nov 26, 2020
  • Session 2 – Thursday: 6:00-7:00pm – Starting Nov 26, 2020

F.H. Sherman Arena – Closed