The health and safety of our athletes, families, staff and fans continues to be a top priority of our organization. The Knights Hockey Organization is working with the GCCC to develop the new guidelines and policies to ensure the safety of all visitors to the rink, including the development of a new Health and Safety Committee.
This page will be your resource for the 2020-21 season for any updates regarding the start of our season, health and safety procedures, and additional resources for our Knights families in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
11/20/20 UPDATE ON INTERSTATE TRAVEL
As of 11/10/20 out of state travel by Knights teams is prohibited until further notice. We do not want to put anyone in our organization at risk unnecessarily.
As of 11/10/20 it is strongly recommended that players wear masks on the ice. In the event that our region becomes a designated “Yellow Zone” masks will be required of any player who chooses to attend practice. A regular mask or gaiter will be fine, as well as the masks that attach directly to the helmet.
If your child is traveling out of state for other sports, we recommend they skip the next two practices upon their return out of an abundance of caution.
In the event that there is a reported positive case of Covid-19 among your team, your coaches and managers will notify you with next steps.
If you have any further questions, please reach out to your coach, manager, or any board member.
Knights and GCCC COVID Guidelines for the 2020-21 Season
We have been working with the GCCC in developing new health and safety guidelines for the upcoming season. This season will look different. But with the cooperation of our Knights families we can continue our mission to provide youth athletes the opportunity to further develop their hockey skills in a safe environment.
We support the GCCC in their efforts to ensure the rink stays open and safe for everyone's use.
For the time being, we are asking families for their support in following the below guidelines for the start of the 2020-21 season for practices at the GCCC:
Masks will be required at all times inside the GCCC unless on the ice.
Two spectators may accompany players to the rink for practices and games.
Practices are low contact at this point according to NYSAHA.
Players are to bring their own filled water bottle. There is no sharing and the water fountain at the GCCC is not available at this time.
Players are to come to the rink dressed in all gear with the exception of skates, helmet, and gloves. Goalies are the only exception.
Players are to arrive no more than 20 minutes prior to the beginning of practice and games. Goalies have 30 minutes.
Players may not change out of their gear inside the rink, except goalies.
Players and accompanying adults may not loiter at the rink or in the parking lot before and after practices.
Spectators are not to come in the facility until 5 min or less before game time. (Unless they are volunteering, coaching, or working the scroeboard/clock ). We understand some parents of younger players may need to help with skates. But once players are ready parents should go to their vehicle until game time.
Spectators/players are not to gather or hang out in the entry way, hallway or snack bar area at any time.
Parents are to leave the facility right after the game ends.
Players and accompanying adult must adhere to all other GCCC, County, and State guidelines.
We appreciate your support and understanding with these new guidelines. These are not permanent. We will notify our Knights families as changes are allowed by NYSAHA and the New York State governing authorities.
2020-21 COVID Waiver
Prior to your player participating in his or her first practice or clinic at the GCCC, a COVID-19 Waiver Form must be completed by one parent.
If you have any additional questions about this season, please do not hesitate to contact us. We appreciate your patience as we work with various organization at developing a safe and fun eexperience for our Knights families this season.