On August 24, Minnesota Hockey announced that on September 1 it will move to Phase 3 of its Return to Play Guidelines. As Minnesota Hockey associations, Burnsville Hockey Club and Apple Valley Hockey Association are prepared to follow the Minnesota Hockey guidelines while adhering to the guidelines set forth by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and local government and rink officials.
Q: Do I have to wear a mask?
A: Masks are required inside arenas for all players, coaches and spectators.
Q: Does my player have to wear a mask during practice or games?
A: Under Phase 3 guidelines, players do not have to wear a mask while on the ice for team activities.
Q: Can I watch practice or help my child get ready for the ice?
A: Under Phase 3 guidelines, players age 11 and above should be dropped off at the rink and picked up afterward for practices and clinics.
Players 10 and under are allowed one adult in the rink to help with equipment needs. Those parents may remain in the rink to provide assistance to players if needed so long as parents remain socially distanced from others.
Q: Will spectators be allowed at games?
A: A maximum of two spectators per player are allowed for games under Phase 3 guidelines. If facility policies are stricter, facility policies must be followed.