Update: Friday, June 5, 2020
The Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE) has issued their guidelines for indoor sports facilities and organized recreational sports under the amended “Safer at Home” Public Health Order (20-28) now set to expire on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. The Ice Ranch will be implementing these guidelines starting on Monday, June 8, 2020.
Here are the indoor sports facility and organized recreational sports key guidelines set forth by the CDPHE;
- Limit indoor facilities to up to 25% capacity, or 50 people, whichever is fewer, per room, so long as people can stay 6 feet apart from each other.
- Teams participating in organized recreation against one another, and as a result, experiencing greater contact, should still observe the limit of 25 players, excluding coaches and referees.
- Organized youth or adult recreational sports leagues in groups of up to 25 players, excluding coaches and referees/umpires, are permitted.
- Spectators are strongly discouraged for adult sports. Spectators, like parents, are permitted for youth sports, so long as members from different households maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance from each other.
- Maintain contact information and team rosters and be prepared to support local public health contact tracing efforts if exposures occur.
- Consider participating in low or no-contact sports (like baseball, cross country, or cycling) instead of high-contact sports (like wrestling or soccer).
- Do not share snacks or water, except in emergency situations.
- Consider encouraging use of personal equipment such as sticks, gloves, helmets, etc.
- Consider only holding games with other teams every 2 weeks, to minimize the number of new teams of players interacting. Regular practices with the same group are fine.
- Games that require extensive travel are strongly discouraged.
- Practice social distancing of 6 feet from other households during drop off/pick up of players.
- Masks are encouraged where feasible (i.e. by coaches, by spectators, by referees)
These guidelines take effect Monday, June 8, 2020 and will allow The Ice Ranch to expand our programming to include our Ricci 3 V 3 Summer Youth Hockey League and the Rocky Mountain Hockey League (RMHL). Members of those leagues will get specific details from The Ice Ranch on what to expect, as precautions will be in place to meet the Tri County Health Departments (TCHD) safety measures.
Individual ice renters will also receive specific details that pertain to their ice rental.
In addition, everyone should continue to take these preventative actions to protect themselves as well as others in their family and community:
- Wear a non-medical mask or face covering when away from your home, particularly in indoor settings where social distancing is difficult.
- Stay at least six feet away from others if you must go out.
- If you have symptoms of COVID-19, isolate yourself and contact your health care provider.
- Do not go to work or other public spaces if you are sick.
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
Terence J. Ott
The Ice Ranch, LLC