In conjunction with US Figure Skating and US Ice Rink Association.
Of interest in USA Hockey recommendations for clubs and rinks for phased approach:
• Limit traveling to rinks outside of your home facility, especially to areas where COVID-19 cases are still prevalent.
•A coach should be prepared to require that a player exhibiting signs or symptoms of illness will need to leave practice (this applies in the same way as a suspected concussion). CDC list of symptoms Symptoms of Coronavirus | CDC
•Create an emergency plan for a possible outbreak.
o Have a communication strategy to alert all who may have been exposed.
•Participants with symptoms or signs of illness are strictly advised not to enter the premises and to seek medical assistance.•The initial focus should be on practice and skills sessions.
•Promote a more flexible policy around supporting, and not punishing, a player if they decide not attend training sessions.
• Players can come dressed in full equipment.
o Work with your rink to have a common area with marked physical distanced seating common area to put on skates or remove skate guards.
o Limit locker room use as much as possible.
» When local health protocol allows use of locker rooms, work to have players appropriately physically distanced (using multiple locker rooms could help).
»For age groups where parents need to assist players with equipment, limit the number of parents in the locker room at any one time.
•If there are multiple entrances to the ice surface, split the kids up into groups and have them space appropriately to meet physical distancing standards at each entrance.
•Players need to be prepared to disinfect fitness equipment immediately after use.
•Families should be asked to minimize the number of parents/spectators that come with the player in order to limit the number of people in the facility. Work with your rink partner to determine what is best for your facility.On-Ice Practices
•Notify and reinforce the message that players and coaches need to observe physical distancing recommendations while on the ice.
•Avoid utilizing benches or depending on local government regulations, work with your facility to determine appropriate protocol.
•Avoid drills that require players to stand in line.
•When designing practice, utilize station based practices and have players/coaches spread out to maintain needed physical distancing.
•Minimize chalk talk sessions where players could congregate.
•Utilize non-contact drills.
•Coaches need to be cognizant to avoid talking within close proximity of players’ faces.
•When leaving the ice, coaches could excuse players one-by-one giving appropriate time for each player to get off the ice. Coaches need to plan to leave an appropriate amount of time at the end of their ice session to complete the dismissal process.After Practice
•Encourage participants to minimize their time in or around the facility.
•Have them put on their shoes or skate guards so that they can leave quickly in the same marked common space.
•Remind players and parents are to follow physical distancing guidelines when leaving the facility.
•Players should disinfect helmets, sticks and skates after each training session.
•Wash cloths (jerseys, pant shells, socks and gloves) with high temperature after each training session.
There are pages more of recommendations.
It can be assumed that because US Figure Skating, US Ice Rink Association and USA Hockey are coordinating messaging, that most rinks will implement most or all of the rink guidelines.