The Saskatchewan Hockey Association is committed to keeping our membership informed on the latest updates with regards to returning to hockey this season in a safe environment for all. Our number one priority continues to be the health and well-being of our athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, parents/guardians and fans of our great game. Our plan has been created with approval from the Government of Saskatchewan and our focus is to ensure the well-being of all participants.
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Sports, Fitness and Dance
The Government of Saskatchewan has adjusted the Sports and Activities Guidelines in Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan for ice surfaces effective February 19th, 2021. The following reads:
“Large pool facilities (i.e., Lawson Aquatic Centre, Shaw Centre, Harry Bailey Aquatic Centre), ice surfaces and floor spaces (i.e., high school gym) can be used for multiple groups of individuals (18 years of age and under) for the purpose of conditioning and training if the following requirements are met:
- Physical distancing of five metres between groups of participants; three metres between participants; and all participants wearing masks
- Each group is limited to eight participants or less.
- Maximum number in the facility is 30, not including coaches and staff.
As a result, there can be two or three groups of players of eight on the ice, plus two instructors per group (U9 and higher) and four instructors (U7 and below) if the groups are physically distanced by five meters.
All players and Instructors must still wear masks and be physically distanced within their individual groups as well.
As a practical example: you could have groups of eight players in either end below the bluelines and a third group in the neutral zone between the blue lines.
Due to the recent restrictions that were announced by the Government of Saskatchewan, the Return To Hockey - Safety Guidelines have been pulled from our website. We are conducting a review of these guidelines in consultation with the Government of Saskatchewan and Ministry of Health and will provide an updated document when possible.
For more information on the Return to Hockey plan, please visit HockeyCanada.ca/returntohockey.
For the 2020-21 hockey season, all Team Officials (Coach, Trainer, Manager) and game Officials are required to complete the Hockey University: Planning a Safe Return to Hockey course. This course is free to take through E-Hockey.