HOCKEY MANITOBA UPDATEs
August 12, 2020
HOCKEY MANITOBA RECEIVES APPROVAL FOR PHASE 2
OF RETURN TO PLAY PLAN
Hockey Manitoba is pleased to announce to its members that the Province of Manitoba has approved Phase 2 of the Return to Play (RTP) Plan - Version 1.
The approval of Phase 2 will allow sanctioned programs to safely resume, following the protocols set by Hockey Manitoba beginning September 1, 2020.
Any programs wishing to begin prior to this date are required to submit a request in writing to Hockey Manitoba. Hockey Manitoba continues to work closely with Hockey Canada, Sport Manitoba, and the Province of Manitoba and we look forward to announcing the approval for Phase 3 of the RTP plan.
The RTP document incorporates the current requirements outlined in Stages 1 - 4 of the Government of Manitoba’s Restoring Safe Services Plan, health and safety guidelines from Hockey Canada, and programming, registration and sanctioning for Hockey Manitoba.
Part of our commitment includes an ongoing and regular review of protocols based on the latest recommended COVID-19 health precautions, which will help to enhance the positive hockey experience under the province’s health directives.
The Return to Hockey Plan has three phases:
Phase 1 - On-ice skill development (non-contact), online meetings and clinics, non-sanctioned activities
Phase 2 (approved August 12, 2020 and will begin with sanctioned activity starting on September 1, 2020) - on-ice skill development (non-contact), drills, team tactics, online or in-person clinics, tryouts
Phase 3 (subject to approval from the Province of Manitoba) - regular season competition (contact), game play (contact), practices (contact), travel
Hockey Manitoba would like to reiterate to its members that all hockey camps, skills sessions, recreational leagues, and tournaments that are currently operating in the province are not sanctioned by Hockey Manitoba. The reopening of arenas in Manitoba begun as of June 1, 2020 as facilities were able to open along with
For more information, please visit www.hockeymanitoba.ca/return-to-play/.
- Hockey Manitoba