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ALBERTA PROVINCIAL
GUIDELINES

RINKS OPEN

Official Provincial Guidelines

Alberta is currently in Stage 2 of their reopening strategy. Arenas, recreation centers and gyms are allowed to open in Stage 2. Stage 2 went into effect on June 12. SEE PROVINCIAL GUIDELINES

Provincial Hockey Guidelines

Hockey Canada has begun to evaluate different regions and their reopening strategies. No specific guidelines have been set. For more information on Hockey Canada's Return To Hockey, visit the following link: SEE HOCKEY CANADA GUIDELINES

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BRITISH COLUMBIA
PROVINCIAL GUIDELINES

RINKS OPEN

Official Provincial Guidelines

British Columbia entered Phase 2 of reopening on May 20, allowing recreation and sports to return with restrictions. SEE PROVINCIAL GUIDELINE

Provincial Hockey Guidelines

Hockey Canada has begun to evaluate different regions and their reopening strategies. No specific guidelines have been set. For more information on Hockey Canada's Return To Hockey, visit the following link: SEE HOCKEY CANADA GUIDELINES

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MANITOBA PROVINCIAL
GUIDELINES

RINKS OPEN

Official Provincial Guidelines

As of Monday, June 1st, sports and recreational activities for children and adults may resume. This includes the operation of hockey rinks, soccer fields, volleyball and basketball courts, baseball diamonds, football fields and bowling alleys. Operators must implement measures to ensure members of the public attending the facility or site can maintain a physical distance of at least two metres except when they are actively participating in a sport or activity. SEE PROVINCIAL GUIDELINES

Provincial Hockey Guidelines

Hockey Manitoba is currently working with Hockey Canada, Sport Manitoba and Provincial Sport Organizations in Manitoba to develop a Return to Hockey Plan. The plan will include comprehensive safety guidelines and requirements, along with a phased-in approach for returning to play. SEE HOCKEY MANITOBA GUIDELINES

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NEW BRUNSWICK
PROVINCIAL GUIDELINES

RINKS OPEN

Official Provincial Guidelines

New Brunswick has been split into seven zones, and all zones are currently at the yellow level of their reopening plan. Ice skating rinks were allowed to reopen at the yellow level. SEE PROVINCIAL GUIDELINES

Provincial Hockey Guidelines

New Brunswick has announced recreation centers will be allowed to reopen in the yellow phase of their reopening plan. No specific guidelines have been set, for more information visit Return to Hockey Canada. SEE HOCKEY CANADA GUIDELINES

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NEWFOUNDLAND PROVINCIAL
GUIDELINES

RINKS OPEN

Official Provincial Guidelines

Newfoundland is currently at alert level 2. At alert level 2 Newfoundland allowed the reopening of rinks as long as they can implement safety measures. SEE PROVINCIAL GUIDELINES

Provincial Hockey Guidelines

Newfoundland has announced recreation centers may open at alert level 2 with restrictions. No specific guidelines have been set, for more information visit Return to Hockey Canada. SEE HOCKEY CANADA GUIDELINES

Additional Resources

Hockey Newfoundland: SEE HOCKEY NEWFOUNDLAND GUIDELINES

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NORTHWEST TERRITORIES
GUIDELINES

RINKS CLOSED

Official Territory Guidelines

"Relaxing Phase 2" came into effect on June 12th. Indoor get togethers of 25 or less are allowed as long as physical distance and proper sanitizing instructions are followed. Indoor Sports and day programming are allowed following the 25 or less rule for each space. It appears all rinks are still closed despite this. Individual needs of organizations and sport leagues are subject to WSCC risk assessment. Businesses and organizations, such as tourism, movie theaters, restaurants, offices, fitness center classes, can all open following strict social distancing and capacity restrictions. Organized outdoor activities or outdoor public events can occur as long as less than 50 people are involved. SEE TERRITORY GUIDELINES

Territory Hockey Guidelines

Cancellations of all games, practices and tournaments at every level was announced on March 13th. Nothing new has come about since and there is currently no timeline set for hockey to resume. SEE HOCKEY NWT GUIDELINES

Additional Resources

Hockey North Addresses COVID: SEE ARTICLE

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NOVA SCOTIA PROVINCIAL
GUIDELINES

RINKS OPEN

Official Provincial Guidelines

On June 5th, fitness establishments and rinks were allowed to reopen if they follow their sector-specific plans. SEE PROVINCIAL GUIDELINES

Provincial Hockey Guidelines

Hockey Nova Scotia "Rebound Plan" is scheduled to be released June 29, 2020. SEE NOVA SCOTIA HOCKEY GUIDELINES

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NUNAVUT
GUIDELINES

RINKS CLOSED

Official Territory Guidelines

No confirmed cases of COVID. Began reopening plan Monday May 25th. Daycare centres, municipal playgrounds, territorial parks, galleries, museums, libraries, offices and stores can open following appropriate safety precautions. Up to 50 people can gather at once outdoors. Indoor gatherings is limited to just 10 people. Youth centres and indoor sport facilites can open as of June 15th but must be limited to 10 visitors at a time. It appears the rinks have remain closed. Most all other businesses have now opened with restrictions in place.

Provincial Hockey Guidelines

Cancellations of all games, practices and tournaments at every level was announced on March 13th. Nothing new has come about since and there is currently no timeline set for hockey to resume. SEE HOCKEY NUNAVUT GUIDELINES

Additional Resources

Hockey North Addresses COVID: SEE ARTICLE
Yukon & NWT Territory Guidelines: SEE YUKON & NWT GUIDELINES

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ONTARIO PROVINCIAL
GUIDELINES

RINKS CLOSED

Official Provincial Guidelines

All regions of Ontario, with the exception of Windsor-Essex County, have moved to Stage 2. Hockey Rinks are not allowed to open in Stage 2, but should open in Stage 3 which many believe will be in early July.  SEE PROVINCIAL GUIDELINES

Provincial Hockey Guidelines

Ontario Hockey Federation is monitoring Ontario's overall guidelines and will continue to provide information via its site at: SEE ONTARIO HOCKEY GUIDELINES

Additional Resources

Greater Toronto Hockey League SEE GTHL GUIDELINES
Ontario Recreational Facilities Association SEE ORFA GUIDELINES

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PEI PROVINCIAL
GUIDELINES

RINKS PARTIALL OPEN

Official Provincial Guidelines

As of June 26th, During Phase 4, organized recreational activities and recreational facilities will be permitted to reopen. Up to 50 people are allowed to gather for team and organized sports. SEE PROVINCIAL GUIDELINES

Provincial Hockey Guidelines

On 6/4, Hockey PEI released the following statement: ONLY OFF-ICE ACTIVITIES THAT FOLLOW PROVINCIAL HEALTH GUIDELINES AND HAVE AN OPERATIONAL PLAN SUBMITTED TO INFO@HOCKEYPEI.COM ARE ALLOWED. SEE PEI HOCKEY GUIDELINES

Additional Resources

Hockey PEI VISIT HOCKEY PEI

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QUEBEC PROVINCIAL
GUIDELINES

RINKS OPEN

Official Provincial Guidelines

Starting from June 22, 2020, indoor sports facilities will reopen. In addition, indoor and outdoor group sports matches will be able to resume their regular activities. SEE PROVINCIAL GUIDELINES

Provincial Hockey Guidelines

The provincial office of Hockey Quebec issued a 6 Phase plan to return to hockey starting on June 18th, 2020. SEE HOCKEY QUEBEC GUIDELINES

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SASKATCHEWAN PROVINCIAL
GUIDELINES

RINKS PARTIALLY OPEN

Official Provincial Guidelines

Part 1 of phase 4 began on June 22nd. Indoor recreation facilities, specifically rinks, will be guided on reopening plans when part 2 of Phase 4 begins. Part 2 will be announced at a later date which is to be determined. Several rinks have opened in Part 1 and are following all necessary restrictions. A number of team sports will resume play outdoors in part 1 of phase 4. No competitive play, tournaments, or travel allowed. Full contact sports outdoors are permitted at this time. SEE PROVINCIAL GUIDELINES

Provincial Hockey Guidelines

Hockey has resumed but in a limited basis. Some rinks are opening and following specific restrictions. Only allowed a maximum of 15 skaters in the building and on the ice at one time. This includes the coaches. No games or scrimmages, so only development sessions or practices. No Spectators and players will enter building ready to step on the ice. SEE SASKATCHEWAN HOCKEY GUIDELINES

Additional Resources

Coronavirus: Phase 2 of Saskatchewan’s reopening plan begins READ ARTICLE

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YUKON
GUIDELINES

RINKS CLOSED

Official Territory Guidelines

Starting to reopen after about a month of no new cases. Implementing three phase plan. Borders will remain closed to visitors. Household gatherings is extended to 10 people and outdoor groups cannot exceed 25 people. Outdoor sports other than rugby can proceed. Businesses can reopen ensuring physical distancing. Indoor sports and larger entertainment facilities will be allowed to open in Phase 2 which looks to be mid-late June. SEE TERRITORY GUIDELINES

Territory Hockey Guidelines

Cancellations of all games, practices and tournaments at every level was announced on March 13th. Nothing new has come about since and there is currently no timeline set for hockey to resume. SEE HOCKEY NWT GUIDELINES

Additional Resources

Hockey North Addresses COVID: SEE ARTICLE

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