CAC Arena Covid 19 Protocols

Oct. 30, 2020

The Canadian Athletic Club (“CAC”) will adhere to all guidelines set by the Chief Medical Officer of Alberta and Hockey Edmonton Sanctioning Guidelines.  Below is a list of rules that must be followed while attending an event at the CAC Arena.


*As of August 1 2020 a bylaw will be in place up to the end of 2020 that requires all individuals to wear a face-covering over their mouth, nose and chin, in all indoor public places (publicly or privately owned). and public vehicles (includes bus, LRT and vehicles for hire).*

Players may remove their face coverings once they have their helmets and cages on.  They are not required to wear them on the ice but will be required to put them on after they remove their helmets and cages in the dressing room at the end of their Session when leaving the arena.


  1. The east (main) doors will be used for entering the arena
  2. Use the provided hand sanitizer immediately upon entering the arena
  3. Upon arrival, the player will be greeted by the program host who will record the player name, email address and ask the Hockey Alberta required health questions
  4. Players can arrive at the arena no earlier than 30 minutes prior to the ice start time (Although players will be admitted for check-in 30-mins prior to their ice time, spectators must remain outside of the facility until the previous group has exited the building). 
  5. Players are to be dressed in hockey equipment prior to arrival
  6. Dressing rooms will be available to tie skates only.  
  7. We recommend One spectator per player in the seating area up to a maximum of 45 people

During ice time:

  1. No sharing of water bottles is allowed
  2. Water bottles should be clearly marked with the players name
  3. Please pre-fill your water bottles at home prior to arriving at the arena
  4. No spitting or cleaning of nasal passages
  5. The Parent or guardian that is in the stands are to practice two-meter social distancing


  1. The west doors will be used to exit the arena
  2. Players must leave the arena no later than 10 minutes following the end of the scheduled ice time
  3. Showers are not to be used
  4. Hand sanitizers to be used when exiting the building
  5. Spectators must remain in their seats until the players have left the ice surface and have entered the dressing rooms and then exit directly through the West Exit - you are not permitted to stay in the lobby.

Other information:

  1. Masks need to be worn while in the building, except when on the ice
  2. The physical distancing of two meters must still be maintained off the ice and when possible on the ice.
  3. The upstairs of the arena is closed to participants and parents
  4. Washrooms will be available for public use
  5. Obey the people traffic direction signs in the lobby
Third Party User Groups / CAC Teams
All third party user groups, as well as all CAC teams, are required to keep accurate contact tracing sheets for all present (spectators and participants).  Third party user groups are supplied with these sheets as part of their contracts, which they are to turn in to the rink attendant after each/every session (These instructions are provided upon contract booking). 
Presentation with Symptoms
Signage is present on the exterior door in regards to the symptoms of COVID which would prohibit that individual from entering the facility.  Those presenting with any of these symptoms are instructed to not enter the facility and to contact AHS for further instructions.


If your child answers yes to any of the following questions we ask that you please stay home.

Do you/your child have any new onset (or worsening) of any of the following symptoms:

  1. Fever
  2. Cough
  3. Shortness of Breath / Difficulty Breathing
  4. Loss of taste or smell
  5. Chills
  6. Painful swallowing
  7. Feeling unwell / Fatigued
  8. Nausea / Vomiting / Diarrhea
  9. Unexplained loss of appetite
  10. Loss of sense of taste or smell
  11. Muscle/ Joint aches
  12. Headache
  13. Conjunctivitis (commonly known as pink eye)
  14. Has the person attending the activity/facility traveled outside of Canada in the last 14 days?
  15. Have you/your child had close unprotected* contact (face-to-face contact within 2 meters/6 feet) with someone who has traveled outside of Canada in the last 14 days and who is ill**?
  16. Have you/your child attending the program or activity had close unprotected* contact (face-to-face contact within 2 meters/6 feet) in the last 14 days with someone who is ill**?
  17. Have you/your child or anyone in your household been in close unprotected* contact in the last 14 days with someone who is being investigated or confirmed to be a case of COVID-19?

 * “unprotected” means close contact without appropriate personal protective equipment 

** “ill” means someone with COVID-19 symptoms on the list above. 

Thank you for your attention to these guidelines during these uncertain times.  We hope that everyone stays healthy and safe.

Canadian Athletic Club


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