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2020-2021

Mel Hegland Uniplex Re-Opening

Facility User Guidelines

~Subject to Change~

Effective – Sept. 18, 2020 Until Further Notice

Please note that the Town of La Ronge is not responsible for any fines incurred by users or spectators for not following the Saskatchewan Public Health Orders as well as the Return to Play guidelines provided by the users groups provincial sport governing bodies.
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Overview

  • All rentals must be booked through the Recreation Facilities Operation Manager who will provide the renter a package of materials including this information document.
  • Renters will be responsible for the actions of their group or members.
  • All applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws must be adhered to, including all regulations from applicable Public Health Authorities.
  • Facility signage will be posted and is to be followed by all people accessing the facility and following these preventative measures:
    • Wash your hands frequently using soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
    • Use hand sanitizer if no access to sink, water & soap.
    • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and discard the tissue immediately. If no tissue, then use your elbow.
    • Avoid touching your mouth, eyes and nose at all times.
    • Maintain physical distance of 2 metres (6 feet) at all times.
    • If you are sick stay home or leave the facility if you become sick and inform your group for tracking requirements.
  • Patrons are encouraged to limit time inside the facility and always maintain physical distancing.
  • No available water fountain, bottle fill station or shower facilities until further notice.
  • Participants, coaches, officials, volunteers and spectators should try to minimize cheering and whistling as much as possible to control the spread of COVID-19. Refrain from spitting.
  • Participants, coaches, officials and volunteers:
  • Who are sick or symptomatic or have been around anyone showing symptoms or had COVID-19 in the last 14 days you may NOT enter the facility and participate. COVID-19 symptoms may include one or more of the following; fever, cough, headaches, aches & pains, sore throat, chills, runny nose, loss of sense of taste or smell and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. (the Government of Saskatchewan Self-Assessment tool for Covid-19 can be used for assistance)
  • Who have travelled internationally within the past 14 days, will comply with all restrictions such as self isolation or quarantine require upon arrival.
  • If activities involve being within 2 metres of other participants, self-monitoring is necessary.
  • No available water fountain, bottle fill station or shower facilities until further notice.
  • Participants, coaches, officials, volunteers and spectators should try to minimize cheering and whistling as much as possible to control the spread of COVID-19. Refrain from spitting.
  • Participants, coaches, officials and volunteers:
    • Who are sick or symptomatic or have been around anyone showing symptoms or had COVID-19 in the last 14 days you may NOT enter the facility and participate. COVID-19 symptoms may include one or more of the following; fever, cough, headaches, aches & pains, sore throat, chills, runny nose, loss of sense of taste or smell and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. (the Government of Saskatchewan Self-Assessment tool for Covid-19 can be used for assistance)
    • Who have travelled internationally within the past 14 days, will comply with all restrictions such as self isolation or quarantine require upon arrival.
    • If activities involve being within 2 metres of other participants, self-monitoring is necessary.
  • Participants, coaches, officials, volunteers & parents/guardians should arrive no more than 15 minutes before any scheduled ice-time and leave within 15 minutes of completion;
  • User groups are to have a designated volunteer who shall require every person, upon arrival, to sign in with their name, phone number and email address to facilitate contact tracing and keep attendance records for a minimum of one month, in the event Saskatchewan Health needs to conduct contact tracing. Where possible, do not use a common pen or bring disinfectant to sanitize pen after every use. Provision of the information is voluntary, but it should be noted if a person did not provide the information but attended.
  • Entrance/exit through main entrance doors. Signage will designate flow of traffic.
  • A hand hygiene station is available at the entrance/exit of the facility.
  • Dressing Rooms – are available only to put on skates. All on-ice participants are to come fully dressed and not leave items in dressing room. The dressing room occupancy for physical distancing of 2 metres (6 feet) is as follows:
    • Dressing Room 1 – 5 people
    • Dressing Room 2 – 5 people
    • Dressing Room 3 – 7 people
    • Dressing Room 4 – 6 people
    • Dressing Room 5 – 7 people
    • First Aid Room – 2 people
    • Skating Club Room – 8 people
  • Players Benches & Penalty Box Area – maximum capacities for Social Distancing:
    • Home Players Bench – 4 people
    • Visitors Players Bench – 4 people
    • Home Penalty Box – 1 person
    • Visitors Penalty Box – 1 person
    • Scorekeeper Box – 1 person
  • Spectator Seating – Facility maximum capacity during Minor Hockey & Skating Club usage until further notice:

    • Lobby Seating Section # 1- 3 people
    • Lobby Seating Section # 2 – 3 people
    • Spectator Standing (rink side, along lobby plexi-glass) – 9 people
    • Side Section #1 – 5 people
    • Side Section #2 – 9 people
    • Side Section #3 – #7 Closed
    • End Section and Wolves Den – Closed
    • Curling Lounge - Closed
  • Showering after the activity is NOT permitted.
  • All garbage must be placed in containers by participants, coaches and officials as it will be removed after each use.
  • All participants are to bring their own water bottle filled at home, hand sanitizer and personal items and never to share personal items.
  • All personal items must be removed from the benches and dressing rooms after each use.
  • Concession will operate within the same Provincial guidelines for restaurants.
  • Maintain the provincial physical distancing recommendations of 2 metres both in the concession and patrons lining up for the concession.
  • Come to the Uniplex fully dressed – don and doff skates at the Uniplex or use skate guards;
  • One parent/guardian per family for those needing assistance with skates, no parent/guardian if participants are able to prepare themselves alone. If parent/guardian must remain in the facility, they must remain in the open spectator sections;
  • Must sign sheet upon facility entry (name, phone number & email address) – for contact tracing;
  • Max number of participants on the ice during one session: 30 PARTICIPANTS (including coaches, officials, etc.)
  • Max number of participants in a mini-league: 50 PARTICIPANTS (including coaches, officials, etc.)
  • No travel permits (Canada/USA), exhibition game or tournament sanctions will be granted until approval by the Saskatchewan Government/Health Authority.
  • The 50-person maximum per mini-league includes coaches/staff, instructors, participants from multiple teams, officials and volunteers who cannot maintain two metres of distancing from others at all times. Spectators, including parents, who are not part of a previously listed category, and others, who can ensure physical distancing are not included in the 50-person total.
  • The 30-person maximum spectators must not total more than the maximum gathering limits per the public health order per team at each game/activity, and must ensure physical distancing between non-household members;
  • When games are permitted, minor hockey must provide hand sanitizer in the penalty boxes for officials;
  • Wearing a mask is highly encouraged for those that are able. (Saskatchewan Hockey Association states: it is recommended anyone entering the facility should wear a cloth mask when physical distancing cannot be followed. The cloth mask can be removed while participating in a hockey activity and physical distancing is practical. Coaches and team staff should wear cloth masks where physical distancing is not possible, such as in the dressing room or on the bench.) Note: La Ronge Skating Club has made it mandatory for all coaches to wear masks and athletes to wear masks however not while on the ice;
  • Players must not spit; blow their nose freely or release any bodily fluid anywhere in the facility due to an extremely high risk of virus transfer;
  • Any shared equipment by the activity should be disinfected after use (Example: pylons, pucks, etc.);
  • Flood times will increase from 15 minutes to 30 minutes for adequate cleaning and disinfecting between uses (1 staff working), subject to change;
  • One way entry and exit system into the facility and dressing rooms and facility;
  • Dressing rooms will be scheduled to teams - Recreation Facilities Operation Manager must be notified in advance (beginning of season) by La Ronge Minor Hockey Association as to how many participants per team;
  • Players and coaches will ensure that the dressing room is clean and tidy when they leave and nothing is left behind. A coach must be the last person out of the dressing room at all times;
  • One team staff member must be in the dressing room at all times when players are in the dressing room to ensure physical distancing is adhered to;
  • Physical distancing markers will be placed on spectator benches and in change rooms, participants are to sit on marked “X’s”;
  • Dressing room doors will remain open at all times during use;
  • Entrance/exit through main entrance doors. Signage will designate flow of traffic;
  • Participants/Coaches/Instructors must follow flow of traffic to dressing rooms; they must remain in their area until their scheduled ice time.
  • At this time, we cannot provide a start date for Leagues throughout the province - No games of any kind are sanctioned until the Saskatchewan Hockey Association is provided approval from the provincial government and the Saskatchewan Health Authority.
  • Teams can certainly be formed, registered and practice until it is determined games will begin.
  • Organizers must keep a record of attendees. All players, spectators, staff, and volunteers should be provided with a sign-in on arrival option, with name, phone number and/or email to facilitate contact tracing, if necessary. Records of attendance must be retained for a minimum of one month. Where possible, do not use a common pen. Providing this information is voluntary for attendees and can only be used for the purposes of COVID-19 contact tracing.
  • Must have hand sanitizer in the penalty boxes for officials;
  • Season Ticket holders use the Ice Wolves Main Office entrance and exit – will not be permitted access to the side bleachers or front lobby. Washroom use will be accessible in the Wolves Den – Currently the maximum capacity of the area is 30 people;
  • Side Bleachers spectator entrance and & exit will be the front door of the Mel Hegland Uniplex – will not be permitted access to the end bleachers or the Wolves Den. Washroom use will be accessible in the front lobby – Currently the maximum capacity of the area is 30 people;
  • Wolves Den Concession may use the front lobby as well as the Wolves Den concession;
  • Ice Wolves to advise:
    • visiting Teams use end of lobby emergency doors to enter and exit building;
    • visiting teams that they may use the 4 front dressing rooms;
    • Officials will use dressing room #5;
  • Part of the front bleachers will be blocked off from spectators to sit as it impedes the dressing room space;
  • Wearing a mask is highly encouraged for those that are able;
  • Players must not spit; blow their nose freely or release any bodily fluid anywhere in the facility due to an extremely high risk of virus transfer;
  • Ice Wolves volunteers must provide a hand sanitizing station at the spectator entrance and exit;
  • Media interviews should be conducted outside the dressing room in a dedicated area with proper physical-distancing procedures;
  • Access to the dressing room should be strictly monitored; only team personnel, on-ice officials, medical staff and essential facility staff should have access.
  • Game warm ups – players should warm-up for games individually as opposed to in groups;
  • Facility staff will have players benches, penalty boxes and time keepers box cleaned and disinfected before and after each use;
  • No community or sponsor appearances by players or staff;
  • Max number of participants on the ice during one session: 30 PARTICIPANTS (including coaches, officials, etc.)
  • Max number of participants in a mini-league: 50 PARTICIPANTS (including coaches, officials, etc.)
  • No travel permits (Canada/USA), exhibition game or tournament sanctions will be granted until approval by the Saskatchewan Government/Health Authority.
  • The 50-person maximum per mini-league includes coaches/staff, instructors, participants from multiple teams, officials and volunteers who cannot maintain two metres of distancing from others at all times. Spectators, including parents, who are not part of a previously listed category, and others, who can ensure physical distancing are not included in the 50-person total.
  • The 30-person maximum spectators must not total more than the maximum gathering limits per the public health order per team at each game/activity, and must ensure physical distancing between non-household members;
  • Wear a mask at all times;
  • Turn water fountains off and  mark they are off;
  • One flow entrance/one flow exit – ensure signs are up & barriers are in place for such events;
  • Additional cleaning and disinfecting procedures implemented;
  • Sanitize all high touch areas (door handles, doors, light switches, etc.);
  • Ensure a table with a sign in sheet is in place for public skating, shinny and private rentals; all who enter MUST sign in (name, phone number & email address);
  • Ensure showers are blocked off and posted no access;
  • Dressing rooms will be cleaned/disinfected between rentals;
  • Spectator seating will be cleaned/disinfected between rentals;
  • Ensure hand washing sinks are fully stocked with soap and paper towel;
  • Ensure sanitization station is fully stocked;
  • Sanitize the score clock before and after each use;