What will hockey look like this season?
The 2021-2022 hockey season will still look different than previous seasons but we are hoping for return to a "more typical" hockey season. Players will have the opportunity to participate in 50 minutes of practice and, hopefully, later in October 2021, inter-league game play. We are still awaiting final approval and guidelines from the OWHA which governs all girls' hockey in Ontario. We will offer four house league divisions: U9/U11 (Novice & Atom), U13 (Peewee), U15 (Bantam) and U18 (Midget). The first two few weeks of on-ice activity will be focused on getting reacquainted with arena routines and team building. We will share more information as it becomes available.
Where will we play hockey?
We will return to our home ice at the Frontenac Community Arena this season.
When does hockey start?
Hockey begins the week of September 20, 2021. The website has been updated with current ice times.
What is the schedule?
Scheduled ice times will remain consistent for the duration of the season, and are as follows (please note Sunday timings may be adjusted when game play resumes):
U9/U11 Tuesdays 5-6 p.m. & Sundays 3:30-4:30 p.m.
U13 (Peewee) Thursdays 5-6 p.m. & Sundays 4:30-5:30 p.m.
U15 (Bantam) Wednesdays 5-6 p.m. & Sundays 5:30-6:30 p.m.
U18 (Midget) Wednesdays 6-7 p.m. & Sundays 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Will we play games against other teams as usual?
We have been told by the OWHA that inner-league game play will resume later this fall. We expect this to be in October but are awaiting confirmation. This would see us returning to play house league games against teams from the Kingston Ice Wolves and Gananoque.
Is screening required?
Yes. Anyone entering the rink must complete the a screening form or they will be denied access to the rink. Upon entry, we will be collecting the name and contact information of each person attending the rink (for contact tracing purposes). Each person will be required to sign off (parent/guardian/caregiver for anyone under age 16) that they do not have any symptoms of COVID-19, nor come in close contact with a confirmed case.
Is vaccination required?
Vaccination is required for some individuals but not others. Please review the vaccination information on our Return to Hockey Safety Protocols page.
Do we have to wear masks?
Yes. All players and spectators to sports arenas must wear a face covering that covers their nose, mouth and chin unless exempt. Players will wear face coverings until they put on their helmet and enter the ice. Bench staff will wear face coverings unless on the ice.
Are change/dressing rooms available?
Yes, with capacity requirements to maintain physical distancing and masking requirements. Two dressing rooms per team will be available. If possible, players may choose to arrive dressed for play. Parents/guardians/caregivers are not allowed in the dressing rooms. Showers are not available.
Are washrooms available?
Players will have access to washrooms inside the dressing rooms. Where possible, players are encouraged to use the washrooms before coming to the rink. Adults (bench and team staff) will only have access to the accessible washroom located on the second floor of the arena.
Are spectators allowed?
Yes but spectators are limited to two people per player at the Frontenac Arena. Spectators must relocate to the bleachers or viewing areas at ends of ice as soon as they are done assisting participants with putting on their skates, if required. Spectators must vacate the facility immediately using the back west hallway/ northwest side of building to reduce contact with other individuals. No loitering and or congregating in the facility including in any lobby areas Different arenas have different rules. Please review the COVID-19 Arena Protocols Quick Reference Guide.
Will the canteen be open?
Yes, at this time.