HMIP COVID Update:  October 2, 2020

For an updated summary of arrival and rink rules please see the updated HMIP COVID Rules.


All players, and parents on behalf of players, must complete an HMIP approved COVID Self-Evaluation prior to coming to the arena. This is required by Hockey Quebec and no player may enter the arena without it.


There are currently 2 options:


a.       (NEW) Health Check in TeamSnap (applies if have been assigned a team)

                                                                           i.      8hrs prior to an event you will be able to complete a COVID health check directly on TeamSnap. It is found in the app, on the event page scheduled for that day. Please remember to do this prior to arriving 

                                                                         ii.      If you answer NO to all questions, you are automatically registered and cleared for activities.

                                                                       iii.      Upon arrival, show your coach/manager “Cleared Green Screen” on your phone, to prove that you are cleared to play.

                                                                       iv.      In cases where you answer YES to any question, but believe you should play, you can do the Hockey Quebec Self-Evaluation to remain eligible to attend. This is due to differences in the questions between US CDC and Hockey Quebec rules. Always contact your Coach/Manager if this situation applies. 

                                                                         v.      Any questions or concerns should be directed to your Coach/Manager or  



b.      Self-Evaluation Form from Hockey Quebec (applies to players not yet assigned to TeamSnap or who cannot pass the TeamSnap Health Check)

                                                                           i.      Before arriving at the rink, review the Self Evaluation Form from Hockey Quebec (French-Only)

                                                                         ii.      If you answer NO to all questions, you can attend, and you must present yourself to the coach/manager on-sight so that they can register your attendance.  

                                                                       iii.      Any questions or concerns should be directed to your Coach/Manager or to  



2.      Arrival at the Arena:

a.       Limit of 1 parent or spectator per player only. No siblings are allowed at this time.

b.      Any player in M7 / M9 or M11 – Must come to the arena dressed (only missing skates, helmet and gloves).

c.       Any player M13 and up who cannot fully dress themselves or tie their own skates should also show up dressed. (Kirkland requires ALL players to arrive dressed)

d.      Each player must bring their own water bottle labelled with their name on it. No sharing of water bottles is permitted.


General Procedures:

1.      There is a limit of 2 adults in the dressing room at any given time, this includes coaches.

2.      If you show up not dressed (M11 and under) or require assistance from a parent, you will be asked to dress in the car or parking lot.

3.      Goalies are the only exception to the rule, and will be permitted to fully dress at the rink. For this reason, we ask that goalies arrive 10 minutes earlier.

4.      If you come partially dressed, you should leave partially dressed. Just remove skates, helmet, and gloves.


Additional Rink Rules:

1.      Arena Cité-des-Jeunes:

a.       Players can access the locker room 25 minutes prior to ice time; however, they will have only 15 minutes to dress. Once dressed, they must proceed to a designated waiting area 10 minutes prior to getting on the ice.

b.      There is a maximum of 6 players per room, and 2 adults (including coaches) which can be accessed by walking through the rink area and around.

c.       All other players can tie skates in the designated area in the stands. This is the bottom row of the stands and they are painted “purple” for easy identification. Once done, parents please take your child’s bag and keep it with you to allow room for others.

d.      Parents must sit in the stands behind the painted RED bench

e.      Once dressed, players must proceed to designated waiting area on the opposite side of the ice entrance (Zamboni side). This will allow the kids getting off to go to the ‘Purple” benches and not cross paths.

f.        When getting off the ice, please follow same logic to remove skates / equipment and exit following the arrows at the arena


2.      Valleyfield / St-Tims

a.       There is a max of 11 players per room and 2 adults (including coaches)

b.      The coaches can help tie skates. In instances where they can not, then a parent will be permitted in the room 1 at a time to help their child and leave.

c.       Players remain in room until other group has left the ice and coaches say “go”

d.      When the kids get off the ice, parents must REMAIN IN THE STANDS (or wait outside). Your child should be able to remove their own skates and come meet you. If they require more help than the coaches can give then again one at a time a parent can go and assist their child and then leave following the arrows towards the exit.

3.      (NEW) Kirkland Excellence Ice

a.       No spectators are permitted inside the building during activities for the time being. 

b.      One parent/caretaker may accompany his or her child into the building to tie skates. However, the parent/caretaker must leave the building once the session begins.

c.       ALL players should arrive fully dressed in their equipment, except for their helmet, skates and gloves, which they can put on in their designated dressing rooms.

d.      Masks are mandatory inside the building, except for on the ice.

e.      Social distancing must always be respected, including inside dressing rooms.

f.        Players will only be permitted inside the building 10 minutes before their activity and must leave within 10 minutes of the activity ending. Goalies may enter 20 minutes before their activity.

4.      Macdonald Arena

a.       We are still waiting on information on rules.

Additional information: 

Hockey Quebec Intervention Guideline

FAQ Retour du hockey

Annexe Protection MAGH
Mesures applicables selon les paliers pour les sports & loisirs
Hockey Québec – Zone Orange – Match régionaux

TeamSnap Health Check

For any questions related to COVID procedure, please email