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First and foremost, our players, coaches, volunteers, and family’s safety is our number one priority above all else.  With that said, The 2020-21 season will look different and may have impacts as the season progresses. 

As many of you know the rules and guidelines around COVID-19 are ever evolving and changing daily.  We are a 100% volunteer organization and will do our best to keep you as up to date and informed as we can as information becomes available. 

We are working closely with Olmsted County Public Health, District 9, MN Hockey, USA Hockey, & MN Department of Health on updated guidelines and procedures to be able to return to play safely.  Please use resources provided here to help better understand steps and procedures taking place to keep everyone safe.   As always if you have any questions or concerns please contact our Covid-19 task group ( address). 

Remember we can contribute to helping eliminate COVID-19 by doing these four things:

  • Physical Distance
  • Wash Hands and Practice Safe Hygiene Habits
  • Clean Surfaces and Equipment Between Uses
  • Staying Home When Sick or Experiencing Any Symptoms

The knowledge and circumstances around COVID-19 are changing constantly and, as such, Minnesota Hockey will continue to provide updates and resources as more information develops.

Arena Policies

A summary of the current COVID-19 guidelines: 

  • No entry to the building until 10 minutes before your scheduled time.
  • Please leave the building within 10 minutes of your ice time concluding.
  • Masks are always to be worn at all times for players, coaches, and spectators
  • No spectators for practices except for 8U (Mite) players
  • A maximum of 2 spectators per player are allowed for games. 
  • All spectators in Rochester need to use the Check-In process for games (or practices for Mites)
    • Use the link provided on the RYHA website or scan the QR code on arena doors.
  • Assigned locker space with social distancing will be available in arenas.
    • For RYHA activities, locker rooms are limited to 7 seats.  The remaining seating is outside of locker rooms.
    • No pre or post game team meetings is allowed in locker rooms.
  • No dryland training is allowed in the building at this time. 
  • The pro shop, skate sharpening, and concession stand will remain closed at this time. 
  • There are specific ENTRY and EXIT doors at each rink, follow provided signage.