Red Zone Protocols, News (Woodstock Wildcats)

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Red Zone Protocols
Submitted By Kim Bailey on Thursday, February 18, 2021
The Wildcats Organization Calendar has been updated with all teams returning to the ice the Week of February 22nd.  Due to "RED RESTRICTION" Protocols, we are only allowed maximum of 10 Players on the ice at a time.  *Please ensure you have a discussion with your Coaching Staff to know which of your team ice time you will attend, while we are in the RED Covid Framework Zone

Click here to download the COVID Red Zone Protocols.  All players & families must familiarize themselves with these protocols to ensure a safe and healthy return to hockey in Woodstock!

Arena Protocols – Red Tier Guidelines
- 10 skaters with 2 coaches (if your trainer does not help on the ice, the trainer must be present with 2 coaches on the ice). As per OWHA, a trainer MUST always be present in some form.

- Coach to make a schedule of what players and coaches will attend at each ice time. Given there are only 10 skaters permitted on the ice, coaches must ensure full utilization of those 10 players at every ice time.

- No spectators are permitted to be in the facility. However, one parent will be permitted for kittens, U9 and U11. U13– one parent ONLY IF the player is unable to tie skates on their own. U15 & U18, no parents allowed at all

- Team sports must not be practiced or played within the facility, with the exception of training sessions for members of a sports team that do not include games or scrimmage games.

- Activities that are likely to result in individuals coming within two meters of each other must not be practiced or played within the facility. Everything on ice MUST ensure that the players ALWAYS remain a minimum of 2 meters apart.

- Coaches are not to vocalize (yell) while on the ice (to be heard).

- NO bench use is permitted at all

- All locker rooms, change rooms, showers and clubhouses in the facility are closed, except to the extent they provide access to equipment storage, a washroom or a portion of the facility that is used to provide first aid.

- All players must come dressed to the facility. There will be chairs available to put on skates, helmets and gloves. Older players may put pads on once inside, however, this will only be allowed to take place at the players chair and must remain in the space provided

- All equipment (ie pucks, pylons etc) MUST be sprayed down after EVERY practice. This especially applies to the shared equipment left at the arena.

- Masks are MANDATORY for coaches while on the ice in the red tier.

- It is strongly recommended that the players wear a mask on ice for added layer of protection. If a player is not wearing a mask on ice, the mask will remain on until they are about to step on the ice.

- While waiting outside for the doors to open, everyone MUST always ensure a minimum of 2 meters apart and ensure masks are worn.

- When entering & exiting the facility, ensure the use of hand sanitizer is used. There are bottles located at the doors.

- Please ENSURE you arrive to the facility at least 15 minutes before your ice time begins. You need to allow time to be screened. Arriving close to the start of the ice time risks having the doors locked and not being allowed in.
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