During this unprecedented time, we are collecting and sharing information and resources for our hockey family on ways to keep players, coaches and parents engaged until hockey returns!
As you know, we must look to the guidelines set forth by our governing bodies (USA Hockey and Michigan Amateur Hockey Association) for information regarding the return of hockey, the timing and what parameters will be required.
We have been sending emails via Constant Contact, sharing resources on our social sites (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube), but we will be updating some of that information here as well.
We miss our hockey family and can't wait to see you all again soon!
May 4, 2020: In conjunction with U.S. Ice Rink Association and U.S. Figure Skating, USA Hockey published Returning to the Rinks. As we together work our way through the COVID-19 pandemic, USA Hockey will continue to provide updates to our associations and Affiliates.
These considerations focus on initially returning to the rink for practices/tryouts only. A phased approach to hockey programming would initially focus on practices (which limits the number persons in the rink).
Local rinks and programs need to follow the guidelines set forth by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well state and local government officials in determining when, and how, it is appropriate to return to the rinks, including requirements or guidelines for physical distancing, size of gatherings or number of persons permitted in a facility, or wearing of masks, etc.
The information in this document is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The knowledge and circumstances around COVID-19 are changing constantly and, as such, USA Hockey makes no representation and assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of this information.