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2020-2021 Season Registration

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Ice World Statement

June 23:
 
Friends of Ice World,
 
We hope to open roughly around July 6! I will be sending another email once we know more. Please do not stop by the rink to see if we are open.
 
Ice World will open in phases and reintroduce programming as it is safe to do so. We will not have any public sessions, private rentals, stick n pucks or group lessons to start with. These guidelines will be updated as new information becomes available and the facility can safely operate in the changing environment. Please visit www.iceworld.com website for updates to current policies.
 
Rink Regulations:
  • If a skater feels any symptom of illness, the flu or has a fever they should not come to the facility.
  • Everyone entering the facility will be screened for temperature.
  • No parent/guardian will not be allowed in the building. ONLY skaters, coaches and rink staff. 
  • No locker rooms or spectator area will be open.
  • Del Mar Cafe will not be open.
  • Water fountain will not be open. Please bring water from home.
  • No vending machines or video games will be available.
  • No food can be brought into the facility.
  • Public bathrooms will be open with limited facilities.
  • Player benches, penalty box areas will not be accessible.
  • Hand sanitizer dispensers will be placed throughout the facility.
  • There will be no lost and found. Articles left in the facility will be disposed of.
  • Inside the facility masks must always be worn by everyone except for the athletes when on the ice (Coaches must wear masks).
  • Pro Shop will be open by appointment only.
  • ALL PARTICIPANTS (and PARENTS FOR UNDER-18) MUST SIGN A WAIVER ONLINE WHEN THEY REGISTER.
 
Coaches Guidelines:
  • All coaches will have their temperature taken. If a coach shows a temperature over 100.4 degrees, they will not be allowed to enter the facility. 
  • All coaches must always wear a mask or gaiter on and off the ice.
  • Coaches must come in skates and fully dressed.
  • Hockey and Figure Skating bags will not be allowed inside the facility.
  • The Pro Room will not be open.
  • Players benches and scorekeepers box are off limits.
  • Coaches must be on ice and in skates to coach.
  • Coaches will be responsible for maintaining social distancing of 6 feet when skaters are on the ice and leaving the ice. Hockey Coaches will use electric whistles.
  • When on the ice Hockey Coaches must wear gloves, helmet and face covering.
  • Coaches must sign a waiver.
 
Session Day Procedure – Controlling the number of people in the building and on the ice surface and the movement of people within the facility is critical for compliance with Maryland Strong: Roadmap to recovery and CDC recommended guidelines. Social distancing will always be in place. Guidelines currently are as follows:
  • No parents or spectators allowed in the building to limit capacity. Skaters should arrive fully dressed, including skates. No hockey or figure skating bags will be allowed in the rink.
  • Skaters will be dropped off at the front door. Please enter through the left 2 front doors. This will be the only entrance to the facility. This entrance will be clearly marked. 
  • Skates will need to be worn into the rink so make sure you have skate guards.
  • Door will be opened 5 minutes prior to the start of your session. 
  • Skaters and coaches should wait until rink staff opens door then proceed inside practicing social distancing as they head for the door and wait to be admitted. Marks will be placed on the sidewalk. Only one skater will enter at a time, be checked in as registered for the session and have their temperature taken via infrared thermometer measured on the forehead. Any skaters with a temperature over 100.4 degrees, will not be allowed to enter the facility.
  • Skaters and coaches can check in early at the outside cashier window in order to get into the rink faster once the building is open.
  • If a skater is not on the pre-registered list for that session, they will be turned away. There will be no method to pay at the rink.
  • Parents should remain in the parking lot for 10 minutes after the schedule start time of the session to make sure the skater is good to go and must be in the parking lot when the skater exits.
  • Skaters should remain 6 feet apart when entering and exiting the ice.
  • Upon leaving ice surface skaters must immediately exit the building via the hockey players entrance in Rink B.
  • No parent will be allowed to enter the facility.
 
On-Ice Protocol
  • On-ice capacity limits will be determined by Harford County Guidelines
  • No sharing water bottles.
  • No chalkboard huddles.
  • No games or scrimmages.
  • No contact drills.
  • Once on the ice players cannot remove any equipment.
  • Players remember:
  • No spitting.
  • No handshakes.
  • No high fives.
  • No hugs.
  • No horseplay or refusal to follow the rules.
  • Players violating these rules will be removed from the facility.
 
Registration
  • Registration for all on-ice sessions will be done on-line via the rink website or a third-party website.
  • No registering or payment will be accepted at the rink. 
  • No refunds once registered within 24 hours of the session for any reason.
 
Cleaning and Disinfecting
  • The facility will be cleaned and disinfected in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • All high touch areas and bathrooms will be disinfected every session.
  • Adequate amounts of soap and hand sanitizer will be available for customers and employees.
Employees:
  • Employees will be instructed to stay home if not feeling well.
  • All employees will wear proper PPE.
  • Employees will receive COVID awareness training to protect themselves and our customers.
  • Temperature readings will be taken daily of all employees.
  • Employees will regularly wash their hands or use the hand sanitizers.
 
April Pussler
General Manager
gm@iceworld.com

PVAHA Statement on Tier II Tryouts

June 22nd 2020:

PVAHA Statement on Tier II Tryouts for the 2020–2021 Hockey Season

All Tier II Youth 10U–18U/Tier II Girls’ 10U–19U

Beginning on Monday, July 13, 2020, all member associations which are planning to skate Youth 10U–18U teams and Girls’ 10U–19U teams rostered as Tier II (USA Hockey 1T Roster) for the 2020–2021 season, may start to offer player agreements/contracts without on-ice evaluations/tryouts to only those players who were rostered within their respective organization last season (2019–2020). Member associations may also at this time conduct on-ice evaluations/tryouts in lieu of, or in addition to, “contracts without tryouts” if that is their preference. Any on-ice evaluation or tryout must follow State Guidelines, and local Health Department guidelines and restrictions that apply to indoor recreational sports activities including social distancing, facemasks and limitations on the number of people within the facility.

 On Monday, July 20, 2020, all member associations which are planning to skate Youth 10U–18U teams and Girls’ 10U–19U teams rostered as Tier II (USA Hockey 1T Roster) for the 2020–2021 seasonmay start to offer player agreements/contracts to all players, irrespective of where they were rostered last season (2019–2020). Member associations may also at this time conduct on-ice evaluations/tryouts in lieu of, or in addition to, “contracts without tryouts” if that is their preference. Any on-ice evaluation or tryout must follow State Guidelines, and local Health Department guidelines and restrictions that apply to indoor recreational sports activities including social distancing, facemasks and limitations on the number of people within the facility.

 All Travel/House/Rec Youth and Girls’/8U Cross-Ice

 Beginning on Saturday, August 1, 2020, all member associations which are planning to skate Youth and Girls’ travel/house/rec/8U cross-ice teams rostered as Travel/House/Rec (USA Hockey 1T Roster) for the 2020–2021 season, may start to offer player agreements/contracts without on-ice evaluations/tryouts to all players, irrespective of where they were rostered last season (2019–2020). Member associations may also at this time conduct on-ice evaluations/tryouts in lieu of, or in addition to, “contracts without tryouts” if that is their preference. Any on-ice evaluation or tryout must follow State Guidelines, and local Health Department guidelines and restrictions that apply to indoor recreational sports activities including social distancing, facemasks and limitations on the number of people within the facility.

PVAHA Statement on Tier I Tryouts

June 20th 2020:

By PVAHA Board of Directors

The PVAHA Board has granted the Tier I organizations, Team Maryland, the Washington Little Capitals and the Washington Pride, to continue with their next steps in the tryout process.  

The Washington Pride will resume tryouts on June 27, 2020 and expect to be completed no later than July 1, 2020.

Team Maryland and the Washington Little Capitals will resume tryouts on July 6, 2020 and expect to be completed no later than July 11, 2020.

2020-2021 Season Staus Update

June 18th 2020:

The HNS board continues to meet every two weeks over Zoom to discuss the situation, make plans, and prepare for the upcoming season.

Ice rinks in Maryland are allowed to re-open on June 19th.  It is likely that Ice World will re-open in a limited capacity by early July.  This is not set in stone, and is dependent upon conditions at the rink.  Whenever the rink opens, only one ice sheet will be open until early September.  This plan is fluid and may change as the situation changes and as the Maryland state government adjusts.

Initially after re-opening, the plan is that there will be no Stick and Pucks – only private rentals. Stay tuned for information on Pre-Tryout Skates and skills sessions. We will pass information on as soon as we receive it.

We will eventually get back to some form of normal, but there will be many new rules in the beginning.  Stay tuned for directions from Ice World.

The HNS board is looking to run tryouts sometime in Mid-August. PVAHA has mandated that no clubs are able to hold tryouts. No PVAHA clubs are able to offer spots to external players.

At this time, the HNS board has decided not to open registration until the situation clears up a bit.  Please bear with us and be patient.  There are many variables and very few of them are in HNS control.  But we are committed to playing hockey this year. We miss you and will see you on the ice very soon!

If you haven't already, please sign up for our Pre-Registration located in the second tab up top and at the address below:

https://harfordnorthstars.sportngin.com/register/form/819419681

 

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