Visiting Teams

The following Covid Safety protocols are in effect as per the PHO, City of Richmond and viaSport requirements.

  • Building Entry – 30 minutes prior to ice time. Only registered players, coaches, approved volunteers/staff and covid-coordinator (HCSP) will be allowed in the building 30 minutes before their ice time. No early entry allowed!
  • Building Exit – 30 minutes after the ice time ends.
  • Dressing Rooms – 30 min in advance no limits on numbers in the change rooms. Masks need to be worn until your helmet is on.  Players 5 and over still need to wear a mask even if they enter the building with their helmet on.  Showers are available (2 at a time)
  • It is recommended that all younger divisions (U6 – U11) come fully dressed prior to entering the building.
  • Check in lines will be set up outside of the main entrances for players. The covid coordinator (safety person) or designated volunteer (team manager) will take the participants into their rink.  Please follow the directional flow arrows and signage and maintain current flow of people in through main doors and exit via side doors.  No entrance via side doors.
  • Hand sanitizing is recommended and continued to be offered at entrances and other points within the facility
  • MASKS - Masks are required in all public indoor settings for all people born in 2016 or earlier (5+) per the current PHO order in place. https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/info/restrictions#masks.
  • MASKS - Team officials: Are required to wear masks at all times in the building including the lobby areas, hallways, change rooms, player benches and scoring areas, except when on the ice.
  • Participant Numbers: No limit to the number of players and coaches on the ice or in the dressing rooms.
  • Vaccination Protocols – please refer to page 2

Spectators

  • Spectator requirements are now based on seated capacity in each rink for all on-ice activities as noted on Page 3. Spectators will be permitted to be seated or stand in designated areas around the rinks.  All spectators must be wearing a mask ages 5+.

 

CITY OF RICHMOND UPDATED VACCINATION PROTOCOLS EFFECTIVE NOV 1, 2021

The following adjustments will be in effect at City of Richmond Arenas (RIC & Minoru) on Monday November 1st.

  1. Supervisors: Proof of double vaccination is REQUIRED for all supervisors 12 and older (12+) for youth sport events and programming (leading, supporting, assisting) that will be checked by City staff before entering the facility.

This includes:  team officials, coaches, skills coaches, on-ice helpers, team managers, HCSP Safety, scorekeepers and timekeepers. 

        Referee & On-Ice Officials:  Referees and On-ice officials 22 years and older do also require proof of double vaccination.

  1. Players/Athletes/Referees & On-ice Officials: Proof of double vaccination is NOT REQUIRED for youth 21 years and younger participating in sport events and programming. Therefore, all rostered players participating in all RJMHA divisions are not required to show proof of vaccination for any scheduled ice time and this also includes referees and on-ice officials 21 years and younger.

3. Spectators: Proof of double vaccination is REQUIRED for all spectators 12 and over (12+), including government ID for adults 22+ for all on ice activities that will be checked by City staff before entering the facility. This includes all skills sessions, practices and games.

  • All vaccination checks will occur at the entrances of RIC and Minoru.  Staffing times have been increased to the full hours of operation, however there may be times (in particular early morning weekdays) where the west doors at Richmond Ice Centre will be closed and the guests asked to enter only from the east main entrance.
  • The City asks that everyone please be patient with vaccination checking.  Staff will work as quickly as they can to scan the QR code and check ID, however delays will occur.  While we will get youth in as quickly as possible, all adults will be in the same line; coaches, officials, parents, 12+ year old siblings, etc.  The 30-minute maximum prior to entry remains for all incoming teams, with spectators expected to arrive only at practice or game time and not before.

Richmond Olympic Oval:

  • Entrance: Everyone must enter via the parking lot lobby entrance. ROO staff will be posted at the door. Access will be given to the building/dressing room 30 minutes prior to the start of your ice time. Anyone arriving before that time will need to wait in their cars or in the parkade until it is time to enter. No early entry allowed!
  • For ice times on Sundays, Teams to muster in the staging areas at the parkade entrance to the lobby 30mins prior; once everyone has gathered players/spectators they will be allowed entry by the Ice Facilitator (please make sure nobody forces the doors open); To manage stragglers/late arrivals please have a team representative at the entry. Spectators access the rink via the stairs upon entering the building. Players use lower entrance to the change rooms.
  • Masks: Required for all entering the rink who are 5 years of age or older. Players may remove their mask when they put on their helmet in the dressing room to go to the ice and must put their mask back on as soon as they return to the dressing room. RJMHA coaches must wear their masks on the benches but can remove them for practices when they are on the ice.
  • Warm up areas: All teams wishing to do a pre-game warm up are asked to find a safe spot to do this outside at this time.
  • Proof of Vaccination: All spectators 12 years of age or older will be required to show their digital proof of vaccination to the ROO staff in the lobby. Those 19 years of age or older will also be required to show government issued picture ID. Note: Team staff and referees are no longer exempt as per the updated PHO order.
  • Building Exit – Exit via the back exit doors on the dressing room level to the parkade – refer to signs on the floor when leaving the dressing room. Spectators are to go down the stairs and meet the players and exit via the lower level doors also and not the front entrance.
  • It is recommended that all younger divisions (U6 – U11) come fully dressed prior to entering the building.
  • Participant Numbers On-Ice: No limit to the number of players and coaches on the ice or in the dressing rooms.

Spectators: Spectator requirements are now based on seated capacity in each rink for all on-ice activities.  Spectators will be permitted to be seated or stand in designated areas around the rinks.  All spectators must be wearing a mask ages 5+.

CITY OF RICHMOND SPECTATOR REQUIRMENTS EFFECTIVE NOV 1, 2021

The following are the spectator limits for Richmond’s facilities, effective November 1, 2021:

Minoru Arena:

Stadium:         1500

Silver:             89

Richmond Ice Centre:

Gardens:         43* (benches will be added along the south end zone)

Forum:            267

Coliseum:       267

Pond:              43* (benches will be added along the south end zone)

Garage:          89

Igloo:              89

*Notes:

  • Guests should remain in the designated seated areas only (i.e. not gathering in the corners).
  • Capacities for all rinks will be monitored by City staff and/or with the assistance of key club staff.  If there are occurrences of significant over capacity or compliance where they are standing, the home team club will be contacted by City staff as a follow up.
  • The 30-minute entry for teams prior to their ice time remains, as does the 30-minute exit time.
  • A reminder that those waiting for youth to exit the change room are to wait outside and not in the hallways or lobby.

 

BE CALM | BE KIND | BE SAFE

Your cooperation and compliance with the above protocols is very much appreciated.

Thanks – RJMHA Board of Directors

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Richmond Jets Minor Hockey Association

As one of the largest minor hockey associations in British Columbia, the Richmond Jets Minor Hockey Association offers an integrated (boys and girls) minor hockey program from Initiation to Juvenile. Featuring both recreational ("C") and competitive ("A") streams, our programs operate out of the three different facilities in the City of Richmond: Richmond Ice Centre (RIC), Minoru Arenas (Stadium and Silver Rinks), Richmond Oval (North and South rinks).

Contact Us

PO Box 94488, Richmond, BC  V6Y 2V6

(604) 454 4494
info@richmondjetsmha.com

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.