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CYHA Return to Play Guidelines

Page Last updated: 9/22/2020

General Information for Returning to Play

As a member of District 10 and Minnesota Hockey, Centennial Youth Hockey Association must follow the guidelines set forth and described by the Minnesota Hockey Return to Play Guidelines AND the District 10 Covid Guidelines in thes link below.
Return to Play Phase 3 is scheduled to begin on September 1st, 2020.


Rink Specific Information

Each rink will have their own rules or guidelines for teams, players and spectators that use or visit their facility.  In addition to following Minnesota Hockey guidelines, CYHA members should follow all rink specific rules.  Rules may be found online and/or posted using signage at the facility.  Below are the guidelines provided to us for Centennial Sports Arena and the Super Rink/National Sports Center.


RETURN TO PLAY COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Per MHD mandate, face coverings are required for everyone entering the facility. Coaches must be wearing masks at all times before, during and after practice. Players are not required to wear masks while on the ice for team activities.

Players should arrive at the rink no more than 15 minutes before the start of on-ice activities. Anyone arriving earlier than 15 minutes before their start time should wait outside of the facility and be socially distanced from others. If arena guidelines are stricter, teams must adhere to the arena policy.

Players and officials should arrive to the arena fully dressed with the exception of skates (coming into the arena with skate guards on is ideal) and helmets. Exceptions may be made for goalies, who may need to put on additional equipment at the rink.

For practices or clinics, players aged 11 and older should be dropped off at the rink, and picked up afterward. Their parents/guardians should not be in the arena. Players aged 10 and under are allowed one parent/guardian in the rink to help with any equipment needs. Those parents/guardians may also be at the rink, socially distanced from others, to provide assistance to the player if needed throughout practice time. Masks are required for any spectators, per the MDH mandate.

A maximum of two spectators per player are allowed for games. If arena or MDH guidelines are stricter, teams must adhere to the arena/MDH policy. Spectators should be physically distanced at all times. Cloth face coverings are required at all times inside the facility.

Players should be bringing their own rehydration liquids to the rink in clearly marked or labeled containers with the player’s identity. The container should be re-sealable. Players should NOT plan on filling or refilling their containers at the rink.

Whenever possible, players should use the restroom at home prior to leaving for the rink in an effort to limit bathroom use at the facility.

We have scheduled out of town tournaments along with in town tournaments as we have done in the past. The Minnesota Department of Health has guidelines that all rinks and hotels must follow. Below is an example. We expect that all hotels that will be used by our teams are following the MDH guidelines, along with all arenas we’ll be playing in. https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/lodgingcleaning.pdf

If a player has symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19 they need to notify their team's designated COVID contact person. They will then consult the Minnesota Hockey Positive Test Guidelines, MDH COVID-19 decision tree, and communicate with the CYHA COVID contact person for their playing level. Next steps for that player and team will be determined through this process.

If the 2020-2021 hockey season is cut short at any time due to COVID-19, refunds will be issued on a prorated basis based on the percentage of the season lost.


Association Contacts

Scott Anderson

Boys Director - SQ, PW, BNTM

Phone: 651-755-6468

Justin Novatney

Girls Director - U10, U12, U15 & U19

Phone: 651-270-9955

Tom Schoolmeesters

Mite Director

Phone: 612-919-0240

Kirk Matko

President (president@centennialhockey.org)

Phone: 612-750-4125

Brian Clancy

Jr. Gold Coordinator

Phone: 651-895-0793


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