The STMA Arena is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all. To ensure that, we have developed the following Preparedness Plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our goal is to mitigate the potential for transmission of COVID-19 in our workplaces, and that requires full cooperation among facility users and management. Only through this cooperative effort can we establish and maintain the safety and health of our workers and workplaces. PLEASE READ THE DOCUMENT BELOW THAT OUTLINES THIS PLAN.
Phase 5 – Local Games and Scrimmages
Games and scrimmages are allowed during Phase 5, beginning on January 14, 2021.
A maximum of two spectators per player are allowed for games, with exceptions made for parents or guardians that must bring in young children. If arena or MDH guidelines are stricter, teams must adhere to the arena/MDH policy. Spectators should be physically distanced at all times. Cloth face coverings are required at all times inside the facilities.
The scorer’s/announcer’s/penalty box should be staffed by no more than two persons, preferably from the same household, and should be staffed by the home team. If off-ice officials are not from the same household, they should maintain social distancing at all times. Masks should be worn by off ice officials at all times.
No resurfacing of the ice during games (between periods).
There should be no more than three coaches allowed in the bench area during games. Coaches on benches must be wearing masks. One coach should monitor players on the bench and keep them physically distanced as much as possible.
Coaches should figure out a system that maximizes physical distance between players on the bench during game play, stoppages, intermissions, etc. Space outside the bench area (next to bench) should be utilized whenever possible.
During a stoppage of play caused by a save, the goalie should drop the puck on the ice for the official to retrieve.
There should be no pregame or postgame handshakes. Teams should honor each other after the game with a stick salute.
There should be no pregame or postgame huddles or post goal gatherings on the ice.
A two official system shall be used for games at all levels. Officials are required to wear a
mask. The use of electronic whistles is encouraged but not required
We had over 40 kids show up to the event!!
Thank you to all of the Knights & RiverHawks players for helping out with this event!!!
Big thanks also to Kara Jandro and Gillian Rousslange for directing traffic and getting waivers filled out in the lobby, as well as Brandon Mitchell and Dustin Pender and Andy Johnson for coordinating all the on-ice activities.
For all of you who plan on coaching this season, USA hockey has changed all CEP requirements to virtual classes online. You may complete any virtual CEP session from any location - yes, even in Alaska! Coaches should complete the next level CEP class - not apply for the temporary card.
For further info, please click the link below.
Please feel free to reach out to Kenny Waller with any questions.
STMAYHA Board of Directors understands this is a very uneasy time for many of our hockey families. With the uncertainty of the current situation with COVID19 we have made the decision to CANCEL any volunteer hours left for the 2019/2020 season and shred ALL CHECKS with outstanding hours.
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All 2020 open board meetings are scheduled for the 2nd Monday of each month at the STMA Arena Community Room, with the exception of ELECTIONS in April which will be held at MS East Cafeteria. Please check the calendar for dates & time.
Want to know what was discussed at our monthly board meetings?
All board meeting minutes can be found here.