November 24th, 2020
VANCOUVER, B.C. — The ASHL has announced that the Fall ’20 season at the Burnaby (Scotia Barn), Langley, and North Shore locations is set to resume gameplay, effective Wednesday November 25th.
Registered participants are encouraged to view their team’s schedule as soon as possible as league play will resume at all three (3) locations in the Lower Mainland beginning on the 25th:
The Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, has unveiled a new series of guidelines for sport that allow gameplay to resume. As the ASHL Fall ’20 season gets set to resume, the following guidelines are being issued to all registered participants to ensure we’re able to safely get back to playing the game we all love.
- COVID-19 Exposure Control Plan: Canlan Ice Sports also has a plan for all locations in the Lower Mainland to identify and reduce risk, manage any exposure, and outline the cleaning and safety measures in place at our locations. We also encourage you to please take a moment to review the safety measures, or access each of our location plans:
- Modified Rules: Our modified 5-on-5 gameplay features a suite of rule modifications to reduce incidental contact and add another layer of safety to the game.
- Sport Cohorts: We strongly recommend that all participants limit the number of sport cohorts to which they belong.
- Arriving at the Rink: Please ensure you arrive no more than 20 minutes prior to your game and avoid congregating outside of your car until it’s time to enter the rink.
- Personal Mask: A personal mask is required to be worn at all times except on the player’s bench, or during gameplay. Please ensure you’re wearing it while in the dressing room and be respectful of your teammates.
- Leaving the Rink: Once your game is done — hopefully with a win — we strongly encourage you to say your goodbyes and head home. The sooner we get through COVID-19, the sooner we can get back to enjoying post-game beverages.
Since bringing the game back this Summer, Canlan Ice Sports and the ASHL have been vigilant about enacting new health and safety protocols to keep our participants safe on, and off the ice. This requires teamwork, and we know you can be a great teammate and do your part.
We look forward to seeing you on the ice …or in our e-mail inbox with a stat change request. 😏
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What will happen with our games that were postponed?
Prior to the end of the season we will calculate any pro-rated credits based on the team fees paid and the number of games that were played, taking into account any postponed games that were unable to be re-played. Credits will subsequently be applied to team accounts and valid for use against future ASHL seasons or ice rentals.
Do these restrictions impact the ASHL in Armstrong, B.C.?
Games continue to be played as scheduled at our ASHL location in Armstrong.
What happens if our season is required to stop again?
In the event of new restrictions that prevent the ASHL from returning to gameplay, participants will be updated with relevant information and next steps as soon as they become available.
Is there a link to the latest province-wide restrictions and guidelines?
Certainly. You can find them online here.
Is Winter ’21 registration open?
It sure is. We split our traditional Fall/Winter season into separate portions to provide us with the agility to deal with situations exactly like this. Registration for our Winter season is now open, with season details being available here.
Didn’t see an answer to your question? Please reach out to one of our League Managers