Safety Protocols for Zone 2 AA Ringette Tryouts

 

 

New this year Ringette Alberta requires a Safety Officer for every ringette association.  Zone 2 AA Ringette is fortunate to have Dr. Laurie-Ann Baker, MD, CCFM(EM), FCFP, CCPE step into this role.

 

The 2020/2021 season brings some unprecedented challenges for our athletes, families and our board. As such, the Zone 2 AA board is doing everything possible to ensure we have a safe and controlled evaluation this fall. Please read the safety measures we are committed to as we begin our season. Failure to comply with safety measures from Zone 2 AA Ringette, Ringette Alberta, the arenas we are at or any Alberta Health measures in effect for the safe return to sport may result in the athlete being removed from our evaluations and a forfeit of their tryout fee.

 

 

Bust the Dust

 

  • Our dressing rooms will not fit everyone. Please bring your players as dressed as possible and skates, helmets, etc will be finished in the stands, on benches, or whatever spots Chestermere can confirm with us. U19’s who drive themselves, we will arrange for you to dress at the arena so you are driving safely.

  • Masks must be work upon entering the facility until the player reaches the ice. They must then be worn upon leaving the ice until the player leaves the facility. 

  • There are no spectators for Bust the Dust.

  • Bust the Dust is being run socially distanced. You MUST tell your athlete that they have to be 2 meters away from others and they are required to adhere to this. They will receive one reminder from the coach or a board member and if they do not distance, they will be removed from that ice time.

  • If your player gets sick during an ice time, they are to tell the instructor or board member supervising immediately. They will be removed from the ice, isolated, their gear collected by a designated volunteer, parents will be contacted and the athlete will be sent home. Illness can be approved for a refund at board discretion and provided it occurs on day 1.

  • We are required to track everyone coming to our camp. Parents will be required to sign a wellness check for their athlete either on the RAMP team app prior to each skate or as a paper form at the check in table. RAB is currently working on getting the RAMP team app operational for us so the paper documentation will cover us if it is not ready in time. Every player will be required to be signed off on wellness. 

 

  • Players who attend our Bust the Dust and tryouts are required to come prepared by adhering to Ringette Alberta’s Cohort Principles. They can be found at this site:

 

https://ringettealberta.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Return_to_RIngette_2020_Alberta_Final.pdf

 

Where physical distancing is not possible, such as during ringette competition and any training or practice that requires athletes to come within 3 metres (recommended for moderate to intense physical activity) of one another, cohorts must be used. Cohorts help mitigate the risk of widespread transmission by limiting the number of people that come into close contact with one another. This allows sports teams to return to action in a manner that most closely resembles regular practices and game play.

 

This means that if your player is in a summer camp of any kind that is not physically distancing (for example, the camp includes battle drills), your player is considered part of that cohort and will need a 14 day break between cohort activity, the next cohort being our Bust the Dust and tryouts. If your camp IS physically distancing, that is not considered a cohort and you are fine to come to Bust the Dust and tryouts as usual.

 

 

Evaluations

  • Players will be assigned pinnies but these will NOT be shared on the same day and will be laundered after every ice time.

  • There are no spectators for evaluations. The LiveBarn is the best option for watching at the arenas that have the service.

  • Masks must be work by players and coaches upon entering the arena until they step on the ice. Masks then go back on as soon as the ice time has ended until players and coaches leave the facility.

  • Evaluators and volunteers must wear masks at all times inside the facilities.

  • Our dressing rooms will not fit everyone. Please bring your players as dressed as possible and skates, helmets, etc will be finished in the stands, on benches, or whatever spots the facility can confirm with us.

  • The first 2 ice times are socially distant. You MUST tell your athlete that they have to be 2 meters away from others and they are required to adhere to this. They will receive one reminder from the coach or a board member and if they do not distance, they will be removed from that ice time. Their scores will stand from what has been entered at the point they left the ice.

  • If your player gets sick during an ice time, they are to tell the coach or board member supervising immediately. They will be removed from the ice, isolated, their gear collected by a designated volunteer, parents will be contacted and the athlete will be sent home. Their scores WILL NOT be negatively impacted from this. We will treat it as illness and have policy to place this player if necessary.

  • We are required to track everyone coming to our evaluations. Parents will be required to sign a wellness check for their athlete either on the RAMP team app prior to each skate or as a paper form at the check in table. RAB is currently working on getting the RAMP team app operational for us so the paper documentation will cover us if it is not ready in time. Every player will be required to be signed off on wellness. Every volunteer, coach, evaluator will be tracked thoroughly if they are a part of our evaluations. 

  • Please prefill water bottles at home. Do not expect access to the arena water fountains.

  • Parents will drop their player off at the doors and must wait outside of the facility. If the weather permits, we hope to have a check in table outside. If this happens, parents and players will be required to socially distance for check in and no gathering between parents and players will be permitted.

 

 

Ringette Alberta has just released a safety measures and consequences document. Please read it and be familiar with it. There will be zero tolerance for any infractions with the safety measures RAB, Ringette Calgary, AHS or Zone 2 AA puts out. Please do not put your athlete, yourself or your cohort in a situation where the consequences will be enforced.

 

https://ringettealberta.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Consequences-and-Safety-Measures.pdf

 

All of Ringette Alberta’s Return to Ringette information can be found here:

 

https://ringettealberta.com/return-to-ringette/

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We know this information is overwhelming and there will be more information to come as we receive the most current updates from Ringette Alberta, our arenas and Alberta Health. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at zone2aasecretary@gmail.com

 

The Zone 2 AA Board

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