Return to Hockey Update, News (Jordan Minor Hockey)

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Return to Hockey Update
Submitted By Dave Winslade on Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Jordan Lions Minor Hockey Families,   With recent developments and direction provided by the OHF, and OMHA, we would like to provide our members with some updates on the 2020-2021-hockey season.   

Jordan Lions Minor Hockey Families,


With recent developments and direction provided by the OHF, and OMHA, we would like to provide our members with some updates on the 2020-2021-hockey season.

As mentioned previously, the season will be starting on September 19th and we will be using a graduated approach as mandated by the OHF. After fully studying the OHF Return to Hockey framework, it is now our understanding that this is the absolute safest way to ensure our kids get back to playing hockey while also ensuring their absolute safety during this pandemic. 

JLMHA 2020-21 Return to Play Framework Highlights


·       Non-traditional hockey program for the 2020-21 season until such time as we reach Stage 4 within the OHF Return to Play Framework


·       The first two weeks MINIMUM of all programs will consist of development - target start date Sept 19, 2020


·       Rosters will consist of 9 players and 1 goalie.  Players are only allowed to play on one team and there will be no affiliation


·       Teams will be placed in Age Division League Bubbles of no greater than 5 teams (50 Players co-horts).  


·       Play will consist of 3 on 3/ 4 on 4


·       Only Goalies may be rostered to multiple teams but still must not exceed 10 players to a team


Jordan Arena Protocols

With our COVID-19 safety protocols in place, there are a few things that we'll be doing differently, and we'd like you to be aware of these prior to your first visit to the facility. 

Please familiarize yourself with these protocols prior to arriving to the Jordan Arena. It is essential that participants take these policies and precautions seriously to support a safe and healthy experience for everyone. 



Safety Precautions/ General Information

· All persons entering the Jordan Arena must wear a face covering as required under the Niagara Region by-law no. 2020 - 46. 

o Persons who are engaged in athletic activity are exempt while on the ice surface, in accordance with the Provincial Emergency Orders. 

o Face coverings are to be worn in dressing rooms, lobby and viewing stands

o Please use the seating in the arena or view from the upstairs.  The lobby is to remain empty. 

· Physical distancing or staying at least 2 meters (or 6 feet) away from other

People whenever possible. .

· Surfaces and other high touch points will be cleaned and disinfected frequently 

· Rental times will only be 50 mins. There will be 30 mins in between each rental. 

· Dressing rooms will be cleaned after each rental. 

· No more than 25 players will be allowed on the ice surface. 

· Town of Lincoln employees will have appropriate training and protective equipment for their work environment. 

Upon Arrival


·      JLMHA will be required to keep attendance and pre-screen all participants in advance of each rental time

· Entry must not occur any earlier than 15 minutes before rental time.  The front entrance will be monitored and you will be allowed in at the appropriate time. 

· All participants will be required to enter from the front entrance  

· All players must be fully dressed before entering the facility, except for skates. 

· After entering building, follow all directional signs to the dressing rooms or ice surface. 

Please Be Aware 

· Dressing rooms will be made available for storing equipment during the rental time and putting on skates. Showers and changing will not be available at this time.  

o Four main dressing rooms – 10 players max 

o Two small dressing rooms – 6 players max 

o Each rental will receive 2.5 dressing rooms or less depending on participant numbers provided at time of booking.  

· Water refill station will be available for use. Please bring your own water bottle. We will not be providing water bottles this year.

· The concessions are currently closed until further notice 

· Public washrooms will be available. 

o Where possible, staggered entrance into the public washroom should be adhered to in an effort to maintain physical distancing guidelines. 

· ONE parent OR family member will be allowed in the facility – only one per player.  

· Extra players benches will be available, as to help ensure physical distancing on the bench. 


Following Your Game/Practice

· Please vacate the dressing room 15 minutes after your rental. 

· Please leave will all equipment on as dressing rooms are not permitted for changing.  

· Please collect all of your belongings and discard of any garbage in appropriate bins, ensuring that nothing is left behind. 

  • Please proceed out of the facility using the directional signage, and proceed to your vehicle. No loitering is permitted in the change rooms, arena or lobby area.



The fees up to December 19th have been set at $370.00 ($200 for IP) for Town of Lincoln Residents and $395.00 ($225 for IP) for Out of Town players.  The remainder of the fees will be determined as the season progresses.  If you have already registered, the difference will be deducted from your credit card on September 15th.  If you are just registering, a $100 deposit will be required now followed by the remainder of the fees owing on September 15th.

If you are not comfortable allowing your child back on the ice, please let us know no later than Thursday September 10th.  This will allow us to finalize ice usage and scheduling.  You will receive a 100% refund.  If and when we return to 5 on 5 hockey you are more than welcome to register again.  After the Sept 10th deadline, all refunds will be prorated with an automatic $50.00 cancellation fee before the start of the season.  Since we are losing revenue from the Food Booth and Select Tournament we will be running on a very tight budget this year.  Other local Associations are not permitting multi-child discounts this year so everyone’s understanding will be much appreciated this year!  Things will look different, especially for the first part of the year so we ask for your patience, understanding and flexibility as we progress into the season.

We look forward to seeing your players in the arena very soon.




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