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Restrictions Extended

January 5, 2022 - UPDATE
 
Earlier today, the province announced that the restrictions currently in place, including those impacting hockey will remain in effect until at least January 31, 2022.
The Executive extends a general reminder:
  • If you or your player are waiting for Covid test results you must not attend practices until you have received your negative test results.
  • If you receive a positive test result from either a PCR or a rapid self-test, you or your player must not attend practices.
  • You should not attend if you are generally feeling unwell. 
We will pass along any new updates to you as soon as we have them.
Jan 5, 2022

Welcome New Board Members

CHBA Welcomes New Executive Board Members

  • Sandra Andrews - Secretary
  • Kevin Cowper - Representative League Coordinator
Jan 2, 2022

Dec. 21 - New Restrictions - Cancelled Ice

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Earlier today, the province announced new gathering limit restrictions across Nova Scotia that will significantly impact hockey. 
The increased restrictions are effective as of 6am tomorrow (Wednesday, Dec. 22nd) and will remain in place until at least Jan. 12, 2022:
 
maximum of 10 participants(including coaches and instructors)will be permitted in the field of play for practices and training.
Hockey Nova Scotia clarified that only one (1) group of up to 10 participants (including coaches and instructors) is permitted on the ice.
 
Due to these restrictions, CHBA has CANCELLED all previously scheduled ice time December 22nd through to January 12th at the earliest. 
 
Further updates to follow as information becomes available
 
 
Dec 21, 2021

Games on Pause

Hello Wings Families 
 
Unfortunately Covid cases have increased significantly the past few days. Several association’s have cancelled all games until January 2.  The Dartmouth Regional Associations, (Dartmouth, Cole Harbour, Eastern Shore, East Hants) have decided to pause all games effective immediately.
 
We will still be allowing individual practices, which will be up to your individual teams. And we will revisit this decision by December 31 to hopefully return to normal starting January 2nd. 
 
We know that this is not always the easiest news to receive, but this is what has been decided as the best course of action for hockey in our area.
 
Please take care of one another and be safe over the holidays. Here’s to hoping we can return to normal on January 2, 2022. 
 
Thank you for your cooperation and stay safe.
 
CHBA Wings Executive

 

 
Jamie Aalders

 

Dec 17, 2021

Cole Harbour Place - New Restrictions and Policy

Beginning on Friday, December 17th, additional measures mandated by the Provincial Government will be put into effect to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
 
Please note that all events hosted at Cole Harbour Place are considered to be "formal" gatherings and must respect those requirements, regardless of if they are 20 people or less. A group of 20 or less people must still wear masks and maintain social distancing unless otherwise specified.
 
Ice Rentals:
  • No more than 60 people are permitted to participate in sports practices, games, or regular league play. Organized sports do not require social distancing while actively participating in their sport (on the ice).
  • The 60 person limit applies to all ice rentals, including family skates, birthday parties, etc., though these groups are expected to maintain social distancing while on the ice.
  • Spectators are permitted to be in the stands of the arena. If spectators will be attending your ice rental, you must have a designated Safety Representative present for the duration of your ice rental to check proof of vaccination and ensure all public health protocols are being followed. 

 

Spectators must always be wearing their masks and maintain social distancing.
The spectator limit for Scotia One is 85 people, and for Scotia Two is 35 people.
Food and beverage is not permitted in the arenas.
 
Masks:
  • Effective July 31, 2020, masks are mandatory in Cole Harbour Place as per Public Health.
  • The exception is that those on the ice or players' benches are not required to wear a mask while taking part in the activity but must wear one at all other times.
 
Arena Access
Participants:
  • Players and coaches will be permitted to enter the arena 30 minutes before their scheduled ice time.
  • Each booking is assigned 2 side-by-side dressing rooms. Please refer to the arena monitor in the rink lobby for dressing room assignments.
  • It is recommended that players arrive dressed.
  • Parents are permitted to enter the rink and dressing rooms to tie skates when necessary.
  • Masks are mandatory in dressing rooms at all times.
  • Players and coaches must stay in dressing rooms until their ice time begins. Hanging out to watch other groups before or after scheduled ice rentals is not permitted.
  • Warm ups must be done in the dressing room. Warming up in hallways and outside areas is not permitted.
  • Players and coaches must be out of the facility 10 minutes after their scheduled ice time ends.
 
Spectators:
  • Spectators are permitted to enter the arenas 5 minutes prior to the start of the ice rental and must exit immediately after the ice rental ends.
  • Spectators are not permitted to bring food and/or beverages into the arena as it can only be enjoyed by removing the mask.
  • Spectators must be wearing their masks properly at all times.
If these restrictions are not followed, Cole Harbour Place will not be able to allow spectators to be present during ice rentals.
 
Proof of Vaccination Policy:
  • Effective October 4, 2021, individuals aged 12 and older will need proof of full vaccination to participate in discretionary, recreational and non-essential activities.

  • It is the responsibility of the rental group to ensure that anyone associated with their rental (including participants, spectators, etc.) comply with this provincial policy.
Safety Representatives:
  • If spectators are present, a designated safety representative must be stationed at the entrance of the rink for the entire duration of the ice rental.

  • To avoid congestion in the rink lobby, proof of vaccination checks will need to happen outside of the facility until most people are checked in. Once there is no longer a crowd of people, vaccination checks can be done inside of the building.
 
 
Failure to comply with the above may result in forfeiture of future rentals and could result in restrictions for spectators and rental groups.
 
If you have any questions, please let me know.
 
Thank you for your continued support and cooperation.
 
Warm regards,
 

 

Alicia Baker

(She/Her)

Scheduling & Events Director

COLE HARBOUR PLACE

Dec 16, 2021
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