Medicine Hat Minor Hockey Association and the City of Medicine Hat have been working together to formulate a “Return to Play” strategy for our members with the health and safety of those members and the City’s facility employees paramount to getting back on the ice. Using documents that included recommended guidelines provided by Hockey Canada, Hockey Alberta, and, most importantly, Alberta Health Services, we were able to construct a plan that would allow us to use the City’s facilities during Phase 2 of the re-opening strategy. The following points are requirements for ALL MEMBERS who wish to use the facilities. These requirements MUST BE adhered to or the offending participant will be removed from the facility and could jeopardize facility usage for others. Please familiarize yourself with these guidelines to avoid any potential issues at the facility. All guidelines listed below will initially pertain to the Family Leisure Centre but can be adjusted and adopted for other City facilities as they open. These guidelines are also subject to change as new information is released and we move through the phases of re-opening. We look forward to getting back on the ice and enjoying our wonderful sport again!
FACILITY GUIDELINES – *PLEASE NOTE WHEN ARRIVING EARLIER THAN 15 MINUTES TO YOUR ICE SESSION, ATHLETES MUST WAIT IN/AT THEIR VEHICLES OR IN A GREEN SPACE AWAY FROM THE ENTRANCE. AVOID GATHERING IN FRONT OF THE ENTRANCE TO ENSURE SOCIAL DISTANCING IS ACHIEVABLE AND THE ENTRANCE/EXIT IS NOT BLOCKED FOR OTHER FACILITY USERS. *
As mentioned earlier, these guidelines are subject to change and need to be adapted to meet the ever-changing recommendations coming from AHS, Hockey Canada, and Hockey Alberta. It is very important that everyone does their best to stay updated and to follow these guidelines so we can all enjoy the facilities as we move towards a safe return to a “normal” season. The links shown below should lead you to the supporting documents that were used in creating our plan for a hopefully safe Return to Play. We look forward to getting back to this game we all love, and we will need both your support and your patience as we all adapt to these changes. It is crucial that, above all else, we all respect the facility and their employees!
We thank you for taking the time to familiarize yourself with this document and we hope it answers some questions we are sure you have. If you have any further questions, concerns or potential additions that follow AHS guidelines, please email them to: email@example.com.
Thank you and stay healthy everyone!
Medicine Hat Minor Hockey Association