Prior to your arrival, we ask that you review and share the following protocols specific to the Avon Old Farms Jennings Fairchild Rink with your team.
Please note, our program is a guest of Avon Old Farms School. We are strictly enforcing these protocols for the health and wellbeing of Avon Old Farms students, resident faculty, and everyday employees in addition to everyone from Avon Hockey and visiting organizations.
We would like to highlight the following:
All Rink Protocols and spectator restrictions are being STRICTLY enforced. Spectators are limited to ONE parent/guardian per household.
Visiting team spectator numbers must be provided to the Avon Hockey team manager upon arrival and will be compared to your rostered players on the bench. Headcounts will be completed during the game. Your team manager should be prepared to provide a list of all spectators in attendance upon request.
If a parent enters the rink with a sibling your team manager must tell both of them to wait in their car. Children may not be left alone on campus and must be supervised at all times in the parking lot.
If two parents enter the rink, your team manager must tell one of the parents to wait in their car.
If your team is found to have more than one spectator or a sibling in the rink, your program will receive a warning. If there is a second violation by your program, your program's games at AOF will be canceled.
Locker rooms are currently open and can accommodate ten players at a time while spaced six feet apart. Additional benches are available rinkside for players to put on or adjust hockey gear. Locker rooms are being cleaned between teams.
Please arrive at the rink no earlier than 15 minutes prior to your ice time. Players will not be allowed to enter the rink early and may not loiter outside the main entrance.
GENERAL RINK PROTOCOLS
- Facility Care: All common areas, including the locker rooms (if open) should be left in the same condition in which they were found. Please do not leave gear or waste behind.
- Off Limits Areas: Avon Hockey participants and guests from opposing teams must park in the Jennings Fairchild Hockey Rink parking lot and proceed directly to the rink upon arrival. The rest of campus, including additional parking lots, are off limits.
- No smoking is permitted in the rink.
- No alcoholic beverages are allowed on campus.
- Directions: Directions to the Avon Old Farms, Jennings Fairchild Hockey Rink can be accessed HERE.
- Parking: All Avon Hockey participants and guests from visiting teams must enter the AOF campus from the "South Entrance" located off Old Farms Road just north of Tillotson Road. Do NOT park in the first lot you pass as you approach the rink. This lot is reserved for AOF. Drive past the rink and park on the far side. Please see the map below.
RINK PROTOCOLS DUE TO COVID-19 VIRUS
- Player/Coach Regulations and Rules:
If Player/Coach feels ANY symptom of illness, they should not come to the facility.
Player/Coach must come to the rink partially dressed, if possible. Locker rooms will be assigned. Please see posted schedule.
Locker room bathrooms will not be available, only public ones will be open.
Players/Coach should bring their own labeled water bottles already filled.
Everyone MUST wear a mask or gaiter when entering, exiting, and throughout the facility. When on the ice and hockey helmets are on, a mask is not required for skater but everyone must social distance. Coaches must wear a mask when on the ice, if possible.
Once on the ice, hockey coaches and players cannot remove any equipment.
No spitting on the ice.
No high fives, handshakes, hugs, etc.
- Rink Regulations
Enter and exit main entrance and practice social distancing directives.
Hand sanitizer dispensers will be available at the entrance of facility. Please make sure it’s used when entering and exiting.
Skater/Coaches will wait in their cars in the parking lot until 15 minutes before session begins. All must practice social distancing as they wait. Please do not loiter outside the main entrance.
Coaches will be responsible for maintaining social distancing of 6 feet when players are on and off the ice and when entering and leaving the ice.
Once session ends, players should not take off any equipment including gloves and helmets until they have reached their assigned locker room.
Spectators are limited to one family member per household.
All on-campus activity will be limited to the hockey rink only. Teams should not warm-up as a group inside or outside the rink. Parents/Coaches are limited to the rink parking lot and the rink.
- Cleaning and Disinfecting:
The facility will be cleaned and disinfected in accordance with the CDC guidelines.
High touch areas will be cleaned more frequently as well.
Adequate amounts of soap and hand sanitizer will be available for all.
A NOTE ON SPECTATOR RESTRICTIONS
The limit on spectators is a significant inconvenience to all of us but we must abide by the State mandates as well as the Avon Old Farms Protocols.
Only ONE parent/guardian is allowed per household. If a team has multiple players from the same household, only one parent/guardian will be allowed. No exceptions for siblings. If two parents come to the rink, they will have to take turns in the rink and waiting in their car.
No parents should be in the penalty boxes this season. The time and score keepers can help with doors if needed.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS FOR 8U (MITE) GAMES
Visiting 8U players should come to the rink fully dressed except for skates, gloves and helmet. Rinkside benches will be available for visiting teams to put on skates, gloves and helmets.
Only one home team will be permitted per bench. Visiting teams will stand beside the rink and use a separate entrance to access the ice.
We appreciate you taking the time to review the Avon Old Farms Rink Protocols.