IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE 5/19/2021
The newly issued CDC guidelines on masks for fully vaccinated persons is incredibly encouraging and evidence that our Country is close to returning to pre-COVID life.
With approximately half of New York residents unvaccinated, and children ages 12 and older only being eligible for less than two weeks, a significant number of our population are still vulnerable to the virus. At Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex, we serve a large and diverse customer base, with a significant number of our valued customers being under the age of 12.
As the ‘one month pause’ on youth hockey games was lifted last week after a spike in cases that occurred in our area, it is in our best interest and priority to protect the health of our youngest customers. In light of that, Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex will still require guests and staff to wear a mask in the facility.
We will be closely monitoring health data for our region over the coming weeks and will adjust our policy as appropriate.
to progress into our phased approach, which will result in getting back to competitive hockey.
If you have specific questions with any of our updated policies, please contact us. We are doing our very best to protect the health of our guests and staff, while continuing to provide fun and educational classes. As recommendations for preventing the transfer of COVID-19 evolve, our policies will evolve with them. Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you all back at Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex.
Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex Full Reopening Plan - click here
KEY PROTOCOLS FOR ICE HOCKEY TEAMS
Masks will be required for all who enter the building and must be worn at all times (other than for players—who can remove masks only while on the ice for an activity). Spectators, coaches, and on-ice personnel are required to wear a mask at all times while in the facility.
Occupancy for each locker room is set for a maximum of 10 people (any combination of players and/or coaches, with 10 being the maximum allowable in any locker room at once).
Directly outside of each locker room is additional seating (socially distant chairs), which are to be used as overflow changing areas when a team has more than 10 room occupants.
Masks must be worn at all times while in locker rooms, and for all youth hockey activities, a coach/manager must be present at all times to assure proper social distancing and mask usage compliance.
All guests/participants are required to practice physical distancing by standing at least six feet away from other groups while in the facility—lobby areas, viewing areas, standing in lines, using elevators, moving around the property, etc.
These are a few key areas that pertain to ice hockey teams (coaches, players, staff, players, and families), however we ask that you make yourself familiar with all venue protocols (click here to view).