2020 Evaluation COVID Impacts

Hi Everyone,

In preparation for Evaluations, there are a few things that we wanted to summarize for our members to get going.

There are two types of activities allowed for team sports.

Social or physical distanced individual activity:

  • Players and evaluators maintain distance from each other on the ice and there are no close drills done.
  • UAA assessments will be held in this format.
  • Minimum 3 meter spacing between participants while they wait their turn on the ice.
  • Minimum 2 meter spacing while getting skates and helmets on. Capacity limits for dressings rooms must be strictly observed.

Cohort activity:

  • A Cohort is a small group (no more than 50) players, coaches and officials that are permitted to play in close contact with each other. Ringette is classified as a "Contact" sport as athletes cannot maintain physical distancing during game play.  The term "Contact"  does not refer to whether it is a "Hit" or "No Hit" sport.
  • The game play evaluation sessions will use the Cohort model.
  • A 14 day break must take place between when cohort player or team changes are done and close contact play can start again.
  • This will be the structure used for the season (the term mini-leagues has also been used).

Daily "Fit to Play" will be required:

  • "Fit to Play" form must be filled out for each day the athlete is at the arena and provided to the Evaluations coordinators at the sign in table. The questionnaire can be found under the Evaluations tab on the RDR website.
  • The Ringette Alberta RAMP App Daily Questionnaire may be available by this weekend. The Eval Committees will send out an update should the system go online during evaluations.

Absolutely no sharing of water bottles: 

  • Please bring a full clearly marked water bottle that your child can easily identify. 
  • Encourage your child to space their water bottle along the boards to prevent mix-ups.

Arrival/departure times:

  • Players will only get access to the facility 15 minutes before the scheduled ice time. Please plan your arrival to check in and get skates/helmets on to meet this timing.
  • Players are required to vacate the premises no more than 15 minutes after they come off the ice.
  • Access to the facility may be locked for times outside the 15 minutes prior and after the scheduled ice times. This is a City of RD operating procedure not a RDR procedure and members are required to respect facility operating constraints.
  • Players should show up as fully dressed as possible.

Other changes:

  • We will not be using pinnies due to the need to clean them between each use.
  • U12/14 will be using helmet stickers for the UAA sessions.
  • Please drop off your Return to Play questionnaire, sign in and receive your child's helmet sticker. Since they are no pinnies to hand in, the players can remove their skates and leave once they are done their UAA drills. 
  • For game play assessments, each player will be assigned a jersey that they will use for the duration of those evaluations. The player is responsible for bringing the jersey back and forth to the arena and returning it after the last game play ice time.
  • Spectator Areas have capacity limits posted.  As a user group we are required to abide by those limits.  We will confirm capacities before the weekends as things change quickly and the allowable limits may change.

Please be respectful of the rules at each of our facilities, as we want to ensure the safety of all our RDR families so we can have a successful start to the season.

Thanks for your understanding and we are looking forward to seeing our athletes back out on the ice!

The Evaluation Committees

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