COVID-19 Is Here To Stay With Us This Season

  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet, 2
  • metres).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or
  • talks.
  • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly
  • be inhaled into the lungs.
  • Recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not
  • showing symptoms.

For The Safety Of All Facility Users & Staff

All persons entering the facility must follow the following mandated procedures. This includes staff, coaches, visitors and players.

  • Pre-screen prior to entry, either via the Manitoba Health online screening tool website or answer the questions posted at the entrance to the facility.
  • Maintain physical distancing (6 feet/2 metres) at all times.
  • Follow all directions, instructions and signage.
  • Practice good hand hygiene. Use hand sanitizer at the entrance and during your stay
    or wash your hands in the washrooms often.
  • Follow Provincial self-isolation rules. Do not enter the facility if you are
    required to self-isolate.
  • If you are ill, you do not enter the facility, even if you feel it is just a cold or
    have other mild symptoms.
  • Wearing of a mask is strongly recommended.

Things You Must Be Aware Of When Visiting Starbuck Arena

  • Dressing Rooms will be sanitized before and after each use.
  • Showers are closed until further notice.
  • Washrooms and high touch areas will be sanitized every hour.
  • Washrooms will be limited to a maximum capacity of 2 at any time.
  • Hand sanitizer and protective gloves will be provided in dressing rooms, entrance,
    common area and, for games, in the penalty box and benches.
  • Decals will be placed on the floors to indicate 6 feet of separation and to show
    direction of traffic.
  • Canteen will be closed until further notice.
  • The drink machine that was situated in the main lobby area has been removed, it is recommended that people bring their own drinks to the facility.
  • The water filling station will remain open for bottles only, the fountain part will be turned off. Use hand sanitizer before use. Note: Not all users of the facility will have access to the bottle refill station due to its location within the building.
  • Seating has been reduced in the common areas to accommodate physical
  • Maximum capacity will be 50% of total capacity or only as many people as 6 feet/2
    metres physical distance will allow.
  • Benches and penalty box areas will be sanitized before/during and after every game.
  • Timekeepers booth will be sanitized before and after each use.
  • Sanitization logs will be maintained.

Renters Responsibilities

  • Guests, including players, may not enter the facility more than 30 minutes prior to ice time.
  • Players are asked to vacate the facility within 20 minutes of completion of ice time to reduce traffic inside the building.
  • We ask participants to arrive “ice ready” when possible.
  • Facility entrance access will be via the front door. Exit is via the hockey rink emergency exit doors in the main arena area. Please follow the signage. Do not try to leave the building through the front entrance as staff will be located at the front to monitor and admit users of the facility and will turn people around trying to leave through this door. There is also barriers to indicate that the front entrance is no longer an exit.
  • We ask that, if possible, siblings who are not playing to NOT attend the facility.
    Children who are not playing must stay with the parent/guardian at all times.
  • All teams must assign a Communications Officer as per Hockey Manitoba Return to
    Play or follow the Ringette Manitoba’s Roles and Responsibilities for Officials / Bench Staff documentation.
  • It will be assumed that all teams will self-screen for Covid-19, spectators can testify/sign in at the door.
  • Follow Hockey Manitoba Return to Play or Ringette Manitoba Return to Ringette
    documentation and other Provincial health protocols at all times.
  • Don’t use benches during practices.
  • Maximum team capacity is 20, 4 coaches and 25 spectators.
  • Maximum on ice capacity is 50.
  • Warm-ups and cool-downs aren’t permitted in the lobby area. In the ice area physical
    distancing must be maintained.
  • Maintain safe physical distancing at all times.
  • Hand sanitize and use disinfectant spray to wipe down facilities equipment such as
    pylons etc, after use.
  • During games spectators will have no access to the indoor viewing lounge. All
    spectators will be in the rink on the stands, excluding those with registered special
  • Spectators must leave the building as soon as the ice time/game has ended.
  • For games, it is the home team’s responsibility to inform the visiting team
    about these facility protocols.
  • Circulate and review these important protocols with your players, coaching
    staff and spectators.

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