CHANGES MADE -WEEKEND SCHEDULE DEC 5-6 2020
This is never the kind of email I want to be sending but as most of you are probably already aware we have been told we must return to Phase 2 Restrictions.
“Structured child and youth programs and sport are permitted, but must meet and follow the ViaSport Phase 2 requirements.”
While this is disappointing, I am very thankful our kids are still able to maintain their icetimes and can continue with practicing hockey.
We have been told that Viasport will update the Phase 2 guidelines next week but for now we need to follow what we have been given.
Coaches, Phase 2 is basically non contact skills and drills. I will update as soon as we have any further clarification.
U7 – you will continue on as before, we have renamed you “U7 Division” simply because your numbers are low enough to be considered one team and therefore you can continue to practice together as a group. You can still have one adult per player in the building. Masks AND social distancing is necessary.
U9 – you will now be one team per icetime, one adult per player is still allowed in the building. Masks AND social distancing is necessary.
U11- BC Hockey has decided that any individuals helping with tying skates must have all the same requirements as a full team staff member. Therefore from today forward (until we have our skate ty-ers qualified) the team staff will need to step in and tie skates for those who need it. CA’s are not permitted to tie skates unless they have completed all of their qualifications as well. I’m sorry, I totally understand this isn’t ideal but we’ll have all those kiddos doing their own skates in no time !!!
U13- you will continue on as before, we have renamed you “U13 Division” simply because your numbers are low enough to be considered one team and therefore you can continue to practice together as a group.
U15 and U18 – you will continue on as you have been.
Weekday practices will continue as scheduled.
As always, our contact tracing is very important. Please make sure your forms are filled out correctly and all participants are wearing masks when they don’t have their helmets on.
As soon as Viasport, BCPRA and BC Hockey release any further information I will let you know.
Winfield Minor Hockey Administrator