ADMHA Return to Play Plan - 19-August-2020
Hockey Alberta has worked with Hockey Canada and other provincial branches to develop Alberta's Return to Play Plan. The purpose of the plan is to provide options for a safe return to hockey in Alberta, to outline required safety protocols and requirements, and to assist our minor hockey association with tasks they need to be undertaking for hockey to start.
ADMHA will be working with AHS, Hockey Alberta and neighboring communities to put together a safe environment for our kids to return to playing hockey. The health and safety of our players is our primary concern, and our focus is to ensure all players and their families have a positive experience in the 2020-2021 season.
Below is important information for parents/players for the upcoming season. Currently we are in phase 2 for the upcoming season and we have planned our season accordingly.
Registration deadline is fast approaching. The deadline for registration is August 31/20. As per our registration package, all late registrations will be subject to a $200.00 late fee and players will not be guaranteed a spot if the teams are full. Fees for the upcoming season will remain the same.
Season start will be October 1st. The multiplex has made a decision to install ice at the end of September this year.
Dressing Rooms: Dressing rooms will not be available for any levels other than U18. This is a facility rule. Players are to arrive dressed for practice. Chairs will be made available to tie skates inside the arena. Goaltenders will be allowed to put their pads and skates on inside but must be dressed in all other gear. Players are to arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to practice and must exit the building no later than 15 minutes after practice.
One parent may accompany their child to assist with skates. The parent must sit in the designated area inside the arena for the duration of practice as the lobby will not be accessible.
Entering and Exiting: Players/Parents will enter through the main doors of the multiplex and go straight to the arena. Parents/Players are to exit through the door beside the equipment room. This door will take you outside to the EPC parking loop.
Practices: Each division will get 2 practices per week. They will be a mix of skill development and intersquad games. During phase 2, intersquad games will be non-contact at all levels. We will not be having officials on the ice during the intersquad games.
Health Check: All players/ parents and coaches will be required to do a daily health check prior to practices. Health checks must be submitted the day of practice to ensure participants are clear of any symptoms of COVID-19 prior to stepping on the ice. If a player or coach answers "yes" to any of the health check questions, that individual is not permitted to participate in any activities and must follow government guidelines for self-isolation. ADMHA must also be informed.
Hockey Academy: Players enrolled in the EPC Hockey Academy may also participate in ADMHA. The hockey academy is a school program therefor does not count as a second cohort sport group.
Facility: Players/Parents and coaches are to be respectful and follow the regulations put in place by the multiplex.
Transition to Phase 3: Phase 3 will be dependent on decisions made by Hockey Alberta and Alberta Health Services.
Once phase 3 has been established, ADMHA will work closely with Hockey Alberta on moving forward.
Please keep in mind that even in Phase 3, there will still be many changes to how minor hockey will look and specific guidelines we need to follow.
We will be releasing a detailed Return To Play Plan in the coming weeks.
We require coaches for the upcoming season so if you're interested in coaching please follow the link below.
Registration link has also been attached. Please get your child registered so we can plan for the upcoming season.
Hockey Alberta Return to Play Plan:
If you have any questions regarding the upcoming season, please email Dustin Pysyk at email@example.com
Hockey Alberta modified competition - updated 21-Aug-2020
Frequently Asked Questions - updated 21-Aug-2020
Late fee: ADMHA has always had a late registration fee for returning players. We did move the cut off from June 30 to August 31 as we were awaiting plans for return to play from both Hockey Alberta and AHS. Although we are currently in phase 2, we still need to plan for phase 3 of the upcoming season. We still have deadlines from the league regarding # of teams therefore need to know how many players we will have this season.
Registration Fees: Registration fees will be the same as last season. Our ice fees have increased for the 2020/21 season. We also have to consider that we were unable to run our major fundraiser this spring, and we lost our casino for this quarter due to the COVID 19 shutdown. We are still offering 2 practices per week, still have ice cost, league fees, and player insurance fees.
To clarify, we will not be playing any other communities in phase 2. This is per AHS and Hockey Alberta Return to play plan. They want to keep players in cohort groups and don’t want them to mix. All of this can be found in the Hockey Alberta return to play plan. If you have not already done so, please read it.
Entering and exiting through different doors in the multiplex is to reduce the traffic meeting each other between practices. Parents may leave practice through the main door to get their vehicle to pick up their player at the EPC loop. Players must exit through the door next to the equipment room.
Only 1 parent may accompany their child into the rink. This is to keep the number of people in the arena to a minimum. This is a facility rule and ADMHA respects the decisions made by the facility to try and ensure the safety of its users.
ADMHA has spent countless hours over the summer trying to navigate through the new guidelines, and still be able to offer hockey to our players. Please understand these are different times and we have to follow all guidelines in place to allow hockey to continue to move forward.