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OCTOBER 30, 2020 – UPDATE FROM HOCKEY WINNIPEG

 

There has been an update from the Government of Manitoba. It reads:

 

The Winnipeg Metropolitan region will move to the Critical level (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System effective Monday, November 2nd. The following measures will be put in place:

Sports and Recreation Activities

  • All recreational facilities, group sports, arcades, bowling, etc. Suspended.
  • All indoor and outdoor sports facilities closed.

 

Hockey Winnipeg is implementing the following directives:

  • Effective Saturday, October 31st ALL Hockey Winnipeg sanctioned activities must cease and are postponed until further notice
  • This is including but not limited to: practices, development sessions, games, exhibition games, dryland workouts and team functions
  • Hockey Winnipeg teams are NOT permitted to travel outside the city to participate in any hockey activities
  • These directives apply to all levels of play within Hockey Winnipeg including U18 AAA
  • A number of facilities are already closed in Winnipeg.  Before going to the rink tonight please check to see if your facility is still open.

 

Hockey Winnipeg would like to encourage our members to follow the Provincial guidelines, the sooner we can stop the spread of Covid-19 the sooner we can get back to the rink.

 

When more information becomes available regarding a return to sanctioned activity it will be shared at that time.

 

Regards,

 

Ian McArton

Important Message from Hockey Winnipeg

As we continue to navigate through the challenges presented to us, I would ask that you get the message out to all of your participants about rink protocol. Please ensure that you forward this message out to ALL of your coaches at ALL levels. Please also insist that they forward this information on to ALL PARENTS.

Since this differs from rink to rink, our message is very clear and will apply to all rinks.

Only 1 parent/spectator per player will be permitted.

Arrive just prior to game time and remain in your seat with your mask on the entire time unless using the washroom.

****DO NOT STAND AROUND CHATTING IN THE LOBBY.

You are there to watch the game/practice - not to socialize or congregate in groups in the lobby. You are either in the rink in your seat, in the washroom, or in your car. There are NO OTHER OPTIONS.****

After the ice time, leave the rink and building and wait in your car for your child without congregating in groups outside of the entrance. The exception to this is obviously younger kids that require assistance.

***This applies to all levels of hockey Male and Female A, AA and AAA.***

The rink staff will not be walking around to enforce rules and get into confrontations, however they WILL report non compliance and that WILL put us at risk of losing our ice privileges' and risk losing our season.

Let's all remember that this is about the children and the many benefits associated with them being active. It is IMPERATIVE that we all follow these rules and enforce compliance at ALL facilities.

September 28, 2020


HOCKEY MANITOBA RELEASES VERSION 2

OF RETURN TO PLAY PLAN


Hockey Manitoba is pleased to release Version 2 of our Return to Play (RTP) plan as we prepare to enter Phase 3 and the start of regular season competition
 

 

Return to Play Plan - Version 2

 

 

Phase 3 of Hockey Manitoba’s Return to Play plan involving regular season competition will begin on Thursday October 1, 2020 for Regions, Leagues, and Accredited Sports Schools that have been already approved by Hockey Manitoba. 
 
All Regions, Leagues, and Accredited Sports Schools were required to submit Protocol Compliance Documents to Hockey Manitoba by September 15, 2020.  At this time, a number of Regions and Leagues have not yet been approved to proceed into Phase 3.

Hockey Manitoba will be posting a list of Regions, Leagues, and Accredited Sports Schools that have been approved for Phase 3 to the Return to Play section of our website on Thursday October 1, 2020.  This list will be updated on a frequent basis.

MANDATORY FACE MASKS

Effective Monday September 28, 2020, players, coaches, staff, volunteers, spectators, and officials will be required to wear face masks in facilities where Hockey Manitoba-sanctioned activities take place.

Players and officials are not required to wear face masks while on the ice engaging in physical activity but are required to wear masks in the dressing room prior to going on the ice.  Team officials, including coaches, are required to wear face masks while on the bench.

Masks will also be mandatory for all facilitators and participants attending in-person coaching and officiating clinics across the province.

The major updates included in Version 2 of the RTP plan are summarized on page 5 of the Hockey Manitoba Return to Play plan – Version 2.


SPORT MANITOBA UPDATE

Following the decision on Friday September 25, 2020 by Manitoba's public health officials to elevate the Pandemic Response System level for the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region to Restricted (orange), Sport Manitoba released an update (included below) which specifically addresses how the Province's announcement affects athletic activity in the province.

The maximum occupancy of 10 people indoors and outdoors and the wearing of masks does not apply to those actively engaging in athletic or fitness activities. 

 

It is of critical importance that all Provincial Sport Organizations and members continue to follow their Return to Play plans and protocols with emphasis on the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
 

1. Stay home if you feel sick
2. Wash/sanitize your hands, cover your cough and physically distance 
when you are with people outside of your household                        
3. If you cannot physically distance, you should wear a mask to help 
reduce your risk 
4. Reduce the number of close contacts outside your household,
and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces


For more information on Hockey Manitoba's Return to Play plan, please visit hockeymanitoba.ca/return-to-play/.


Thank you.

- Hockey Manitoba


 

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Hockey Equipment Relief Program

On July 30, 2020, the National Hockey League, NHLPA, Bauer Hockey and Hockey Canada, launched the Hockey Equipment Relief Program to help families financially impacted by COVID-19 get their kids back on the ice.

The application period for the Hockey Equipment Relief Program opens today Friday September 18, 2020, allowing a number of organizations across the country to apply to be a Donation Partner. The application period will remain open until Monday September 28, 2020, followed by equipment distribution between October 12, 2020 and March 1, 2021.

For more information, visit the Hockey Equipment Relief Program website.


Program Overview:

  • The Relief Program launched on July 30, 2020 to help communities re-engage in sports by helping families that have been financially impacted by COVID-19.
  • The program is an equipment donation initiative that includes $2 million of hockey gear, with upwards of 7,000 sets of gear to be distributed to families and communities most in need in the seven Canadian NHL cities, as well as other regions.
  • The donation aspect will be administered nationwide through Donation Partners that have applied and been accepted by the program partners.

 Donation Partners:

  • Donation partners can come from:
    • Seven Canadian NHL teams
    • Hockey Manitoba and local hockey associations
    • Youth organizations – ex. YMCA, community centres
    • Underserved minority groups – Indigenous, Black, LGBTQ, Female, etc.

 Application Process:

  • Above Donation Partners can apply between September 18, 2020 - September 28, 2020.
  • Applications will be reviewed by the program partners, including Hockey Canada and Hockey Manitoba.
  • Accepted applicants will be based on applications and equitable equipment distribution for a region of the country.

Thank you.

- Hockey Manitoba

 

 

Apply Now

 
 

True North Youth Foundation Hockey Equipment Rentals

The True North Youth Foundation is excited to announce a Hockey Equipment Rental Service to low income families or families who simply can’t afford a set of hockey equipment for the upcoming season.

 

We will be offering this service at a cost of $100 with a $50 deposit being returned when the equipment is returned in good condition. That’s only $50 for a full set of hockey equipment for a full season!

 

We will also have an option to purchase a hockey stick for only $20 and a mouthguard for only $5.

Here is the link for registration on our website

https://tnyf.campbrainregistration.com/ 

  Here families can register to rent a set of hockey equipment, pay, and sign up for an equipment fitting session at the BellMTS Iceplex. We will be running this program from September 14th to October 18th with equipment being returned at the end of the season.

 

This is our first year offering this service and we hope to continue to offer it each season and expand on it! We are finalizing our waiver and registration process and hope to launch this Monday, September 14, 2020.

 

Feel free to pass this information to families who may be in need of this service or people you think would be interested.

 

More information to come!


 

August 12, 2020


HOCKEY MANITOBA RECEIVES APPROVAL FOR PHASE 2
OF RETURN TO PLAY PLAN


Hockey Manitoba is pleased to announce to its members that the Province of Manitoba has approved Phase 2 of the Return to Play (RTP) Plan - Version 1.  

The approval of Phase 2 will allow sanctioned programs to safely resume, following the protocols set by Hockey Manitoba beginning September 1, 2020.

Any programs wishing to begin prior to this date are required to submit a request in writing to Hockey Manitoba.  Hockey Manitoba continues to work closely with Hockey Canada, Sport Manitoba, and the Province of Manitoba and we look forward to announcing the approval for Phase 3 of the RTP plan. 

 

 

HOCKEY MANITOBA RETURN TO PLAY PLAN - VERSION 1

 

 

The RTP document incorporates the current requirements outlined in Stages 1 - 4 of the Government of Manitoba’s Restoring Safe Services Plan, health and safety guidelines from Hockey Canada, and programming, registration and sanctioning for Hockey Manitoba.


Part of our commitment includes an ongoing and regular review of protocols based on the latest recommended COVID-19 health precautions, which will help to enhance the positive hockey experience under the province’s health directives. 

The Return to Hockey Plan has three phases:

  • Phase 1 - On-ice skill development (non-contact), online meetings and clinics, non-sanctioned activities
  • Phase 2 (approved August 12, 2020 and will begin with sanctioned activity starting on September 1, 2020) - on-ice skill development (non-contact), drills, team tactics, online or in-person clinics, tryouts
  • Phase 3 (subject to approval from the Province of Manitoba) - regular season competition (contact), game play (contact), practices (contact), travel

Hockey Manitoba would like to reiterate to its members that all hockey camps, skills sessions, recreational leagues, and tournaments that are currently operating in the province are not sanctioned by Hockey Manitoba.  The reopening of arenas in Manitoba begun as of June 1, 2020 as facilities were able to open along with Phase 2 of the Manitoba Restoring Safe Services plan.  

For more information, please visit www.hockeymanitoba.ca/return-to-play/.
 
Thank you.

 - Hockey Manitoba

 

Hockey Manitoba Return to Play Draft

July 30, 2020


HOCKEY MANITOBA RELEASES RETURN TO PLAY DRAFT
FOR 2020 - 2021 SEASON


Hockey Manitoba is pleased to release our Return to Play (RTP) draft for the 2020 - 2021 season which is currently being reviewed by the Province of Manitoba.  Hockey Manitoba continues to work closely with Hockey Canada, Sport Manitoba, and the Province of Manitoba with the anticipation that the plan will be approved in the near future.

This draft is being distributed for members to be familiar with all aspects of the plan to ensure the health and safety of all members once hockey has been approved by the province.


CLICK HERE TO VIEW HOCKEY MANITOBA'S RETURN TO PLAY DRAFT

The Return to Play draft incorporates the current requirements outlined in Stages 1 - 4 of the Government of Manitoba’s Restoring Safe Services Plan, health and safety guidelines from Hockey Canada, and programming, registration and sanctioning for Hockey Manitoba.

Part of our commitment includes an ongoing and regular review of our RTP protocols based on the latest recommended COVID-19 health precautions, which will help to enhance the positive hockey experience under the province’s health directives. 

The Return to Hockey Plan has three phases

  • Phase 1 (began June 1, 2020) - On-ice skill development (non-contact), online meetings and clinics, non-sanctioned activities
  • Phase 2 (subject to approval from the Province of Manitoba) - on-ice skill development (non-contact), drills, team tactics, online or in-person clinics, tryouts
  • Phase 3 (subject to approval from the Province of Manitoba) - regular season competition (contact), game play (contact), practices (contact), travel

Hockey Manitoba would like to reiterate for its members that all hockey camps, skills sessions, recreational leagues, and tournaments that are currently operating in the province are not sanctioned by Hockey Manitoba.  The reopening of arenas in Manitoba begun as of June 1, 2020 as facilities were able to open along with Phase 2 of the Manitoba Restoring Safe Services plan.  

If you have any questions pertaining to Hockey Manitoba's Return to Play Protocols for the 2020 - 2021 season please email: 
info@hockeymanitoba.ca.

For more information on Hockey Manitoba's Return to Hockey plan, please visit www.hockeymanitoba.ca/return-to-play/.
 
Below are links to Hockey Canada's Return to Hockey Safety Guidelines document and FAQ in support of Hockey Manitoba's Return to Play plan.
 

Hockey Canada Return to Hockey Safety Guidelines
Hockey Canada Return to Hockey Safety Guidelines FAQ
 
Thank you.

 - Hockey Manitoba


2020 Smile Cookie TIMBITS Sports Partners

Starting on September 14th–20th, Tim Hortons Restaurants will be launching our annual Smile Cookie program. 

100% of proceeds from Smile Cookies sold will be donated to local charities in your region!

Can you please circulate this message to your Timbits Sports contacts and through your associations social media and website channels? Please see the attached creative image that can be used to help spread the word!

Social Post Body Messaging (Smile Cookie week Sept 14-20)

#SmileCookie season is back!

Buy a delicious #SmileCookie@TimHortons and 100% of proceeds are donated to local charities in your region.

Feel free to include your local charity in the social media post.

Thank you for your support


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