Twin Ponds COVID-19 Guidelines
The following rules and regulations have been put in place in an effort to help keep our patrons and staff safe and comply with the State’s ever changing guidelines.
FACE COVERINGS: As per Governor Tom Wolf’s statewide mandate, all patrons ages 2 and above must wear a Face Covering at all times inside the building, including while on the ice. This includes skaters (youth and adult skaters), coaches, on ice officials, and off ice officials. For the protection of our employees, they are not responsible for enforcing your adherence to this order. If the Face Covering impedes the skater’s breathing or causes anxiety, the skater may lower the Face Covering to the chin until such condition subsides.
ENTERING & EXITING THE BUILDING: All patrons must enter and exit the building using the front doors. The doors are clearly labeled for entrance and exit
SOCIAL DISTANCING: All patrons are expected to maintain at least a 6 foot distance from each other at all times. Under no circumstances are there to be any gatherings or congregating anywhere in the building.
PARENTS/SPECTATORS: In order to comply with the new occupancy limits issued by the State of Pennsylvania on Tuesday, October 6, Twin Ponds will be allowing 1 parent/spectator per athlete to attend events. Spectators are responsible to self-monitor this rule. Twin Ponds will be periodically checking compliance with this rule. Parents/spectators should not come into the building until 5 minutes prior to their athlete’s scheduled ice time. They should go directly into the bleachers and should social distance from any other parents/spectators. All parents/spectators will leave the building as soon as their event is concluded. You can wait for the athlete outside. FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES WHILE YOU ARE IN THE BUILDING. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!! IF YOU DON’T WANT TO WEAR A FACE COVERING – DON’T COME!
SELF-SCREENING PRIOR TO ENTRY: We respectfully request that patrons not come to any scheduled ice time or enter the rink if any of the below apply:
- After taking a temperature reading one hour prior to a scheduled event you have a temperature of 100.4 or greater.
- You are feeling sick or experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms (including fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting or diarrhea).
- If you have been diagnosed with, or believe to have contracted, COVID-19.
- If you have been in contact with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 14 days.
- If you have traveled outside of Pennsylvania with the last 14 days.
LOCKER ROOMS AND DRESSING POLICY: There are no locker rooms available for use by youth players. All players should come to the rink dressed or dress in the parking lot. We have provided benches in the front of the building. Parents/players MUST observe social distancing when using the benches. Take turns!
SKATES: Due to the colder temperatures, skaters will be permitted into the building for putting on skates before their ice time and removing them in the building after their ice time. In order for this to work smoothly, the following procedures will be followed;
Skaters must come to the rink fully dressed in all of their equipment.
Skaters will be permitted into the rink 15 minutes prior to their scheduled ice time for putting on skates. We have the former arcade in the front of the building as the Skate Tying Room. This room will be marked with social distancing cues for skaters. Skaters are only permitted to put on skates, no dressing or undressing is permitted in the building. Skaters will then move to the lobby area to wait for the start of their ice time.
Skaters will be permitted to return to these areas after their ice time is over to remove skates only, and must exit the building immediately after removing skates. There will be no removal of equipment in the building.
We provide a cart in the common area of both rinks for shoes/skate guards while the player is on the ice.
NO HOCKEY BAGS OR BAGS OR ANY KIND ARE PERMITTED IN THE BUILDING.
Social Distancing MUST be maintained in these areas at all times, or skaters will be asked to return outside to put on their skates. Face Coverings are to worn in the Skate Tying Room.
CLEANING PROCEDURES: Our staff has been working to ensure that our building is clean and disinfected. All areas of the building are cleaned and disinfected numerous times throughout the day.
Thank you for your continued support and cooperation. Stay Safe and we WILL get through this together.