NEW Protocols for Winnipeg and Surrounding Area Arenas
Updated: Oct 30
Hockey Winnipeg has imposed a limit of one spectator per player on all Hockey Winnipeg sanctioned teams, and this takes precedence over any individual venue's arena protocols.
New Protocols for City of Winnipeg Arenas
• All patrons to the facility are required to self-screen before entering the facility, and do not enter if feeling unwell.
• Arena capacity and spectator seating are limited to ensure proper physical distancing guidelines are being followed. Due to specific arena layouts, allowable occupancy levels may be less than 50% of posted occupancy levels.
• Hand sanitizing stations will be available at each entrance.
• Masks are to be worn at all times in City of Winnipeg facilities, unless at the time of participating in physical activity.
• Individuals are asked to maintain a distance of at least two meters, at all times, from every other individual who is not in their household.
• Do not arrive more than 15 minutes before your ice reservation, or stay longer than 15 minutes after your ice reservation.
• A team/ice reservation representative must present themselves to arena staff upon entry. This individual will be responsible for tracking and controlling building occupancy related to their reservation.
• Participants are required to come dressed to play.
• Hard skate guards are highly recommended.
• Change room access will not be provided before your reservation.
• Limited capacity change room access will be provided for 15 minutes after your ice reservation.
• Access to players boxes will be limited to promote social distancing.
• Please adhere to all barriers posted, and do not move them.
• Showers are not available until further notice.
• Bring your own water; limited use of water fountains will be available.
• No spitting or dryland training.
• Staff will be following handwashing protocols and disinfecting surfaces as needed throughout the day and between user groups.
Team Representative Responsibilities
• All ice reservations must have a team/ice reservation representative.
• The team/ice reservation representative must present themselves to arena staff upon entry.
• The team/ice reservation representative is responsible for the following:
o Maintaining reservation capacity limits.
o Managing 1-1 participant to adult ratio when assisting youth participants in change rooms after reservation is complete.
o Managing entry to the arena and prohibiting reservation patrons from opening doors for other reservation groups/spectators.
o Adhere to requests from arena staff to actively respond to reservation patrons if protocols are being breached.
Hockey Winnipeg asks that players arrive with as much equipment on as possible to limit time in the dressing rooms. 1 grown-up per player should be the standard. Sanitize and practice social distancing. Pre-screening is essential. Masks must be worn at all times.