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Your Voice Matters

The success of the CHBA Minor Hockey Program and the Development of your Player
are directly related to the quality of our coaching and the support they receive
from CHBA Minor Hockey Association.
It is critical to our program that we receive your feedback!
Your input can be an aid for coaches to grow professionally, to highlight and reinforce positives,
as well as discover areas for improvement within all aspects of our Hockey Program. 
Apr 4, 2022

Congratulations Will Hambley

Cole Harbour Wings Alumni
Will Hambley
moves forward in his high level hockey career with the
Broncos at the University of Western Michigan
NCAA Division 1 Men's Hockey Program
Congratulations from all Cole Harbour Wings
Mar 18, 2022

Hockey Nova Scotia - Close Contact Guidelines

We know that with games once again being played across the province, many of our members have questions about close contacts and how they relate to hockey.
We have been consulting with the province on these questions to provide greater clarity on this issue. Through these discussions, we have established new close contact guidelines. To see our close contact guidelines, please click here.
Public Health has confirmed the definition of close contacts within the document.
We know that as we continue to move through the phases of the new reopening plan, there will be some changes made to the close contact requirements in the coming weeks. We will try to stay on top of those changes and keep you updated as soon as we receive any updates.
We know that the last few days have been challenging for many of you, especially our safety reps. Thank you for your patience as we worked through this process and thank you for all that you do.
Feb 17, 2022

Cole Harbour Place - Policy Beginning Feb. 14th

Below are the guidelines in place for ice rentals at Cole Harbour Place during Phase 1, which is expected to last approximately one month:


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 25 people or less. A group of 25 or less people must still wear masks and maintain social distancing unless otherwise specified.

Ice Rentals:

  • Participants and Officials in organized sports can gather with up to 60 people to participate in sports practices, training, games and regular league play. Organized sports do not require social distancing while actively participating in their sport (on the ice).
  • Tournaments are not permitted.
  • 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 at the door 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.



  • 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


  • 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. CHP is unable to accommodate more than 2 dressing rooms per rental. 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 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.

Warm regards,


Alicia Baker


Scheduling & Events Director


Feb 13, 2022

Reduced Restrictions - Games to resume Feb. 14th


Regular League Games to resume beginning Feb. 14th - Spectators allowed up to 50% capacity (Each facility to determine limits). Tournaments are not permitted at this time (Coming in Phase 2). 


Feb. 9, 2022 Update:

Earlier today, the province announced that beginning next week, COVID-19 restrictions will be eased over three phases. To read the complete release from the province, please click here.

Phase 1 will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, Feb, 14 and the following restrictions impacting hockey will go into effect:

* Groups of up to 60 are now permitted in the field of play.
* Teams can have practices and regular league games (see explanation below).
* Competition is limited to regular league games. This refers to the current league that your team is playing in. If a game is part of your team’s regular league or competitive schedule, it is allowed. Bringing together teams that typically do not play one another is not allowed.
* Tournaments are still not permitted.
* Physical distancing is not required in the field of play; masks are recommended at all times when not on the ice surface.
* Spectators are allowed up to the formal gathering limit; the formal gathering limit for gatherings is 50 per cent of capacity indoors.Capacities will vary by facility. Please check with your local rink. (NOTE: While today’s press release states that fitness, recreation and leisure businesses and organizations can operate at 75 per cent capacity and references arenas, we have clarified with the province that this section does not apply to hockey or spectators at a hockey game).

We know today’s update will be welcome news for our members as we return to game action. We are hopeful that we will continue to trend in the right direction. Phase 1 is the first step in a three phase reopening plan and each phase is expected to last about a month. We understand that the situation will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis and we will provide more information to you as soon as we have it.

We will also be providing an update later this month on how this will impact the remainder of the season (including provincial tournaments and other events).

Please continue to follow the protocols and thank you all for your continued support. As always, we appreciate your efforts and commitment to keeping everyone on the ice. 

Feb 10, 2022