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Hockey Update - Moving to Orange Monday means more ice!
Submitted By MD Director on Saturday, February 27, 2021
On Monday March 1, London enters Orange Restrict Level which lifts several restrictions within sports and recreational facilities allowing additional players on the ice per session.

As a result of this shift to Orange, we will be making updates to our programming for the next four weeks which will see additional sessions scheduled and a return to the protocols that we had to Finish our Phase 1.

As we no longer require a 30 minute GAP/buffer and can have Twenty players on the ice once again instead of Ten our practice icetimes will be changing.

All teams will get 2x50 minute skates per week, somewhat roughly following the fall schedule but possibly modified as we have less kids and teams in Phase 2 then we had in the Phase 1. 

All team schedules will be updated with additional sessions by tonight. Please check your team website calendar to confirm your ice times per week. Any variances to these schedules will be communicated directly by your coach to you.

For simplicity and to provide great value to our families; Oakridge WILL NOT be charging any additional fees for the extra icetimes that are being added. We will not provide a credit for the final week missed of Phase 1 ($20 for Competitive players, $10 for HL) and will instead apply those funds towards the extra Phase 2 ice.

Those who registered on the original Phase 2 fee schedule will receive a refund of what they originally paid less the current Phase 2 Registration of $75.00. Please allow time for processing.

NOTE: the City has a NEW screening waiver that needs to be completed by every spectator that enters the arena. It has been updated per a requirement by the Province of Ontario. Please complete at home and bring with you.

Please ensure that all players and coaches use the Javelin App for screening.

The Updated City form is
The Orange Restrict Level Guidelines are as follows (same as Fall Phase 1):

  • Maximum of 25 people including coaches/instructors or trainers on an ice pad.
  • 25 players and coaches can be on an ice pad at once but need to be divided into 2 groups of 12 with a three meter buffer between them (1.5 meters on each side of the centre ice line). The ice surface can be divided length wise as long as 1.5 meters buffer is in place between each side.
  • Full ice drills could be run if 12 players are on the ice and 12 players are on the bench. The 12 players on the benches need to be 2 meters apart.
  • If you are doing a full ice session with 12 skaters total you are permitted to have 3 coaches on the ice for a total of 15
  • All coaches must wear a mask while on the ice surface
  • For team sports with substitutions, a maximum of 12 are permitted on the roster. Individuals not actively participating (on the bench), 2 meters must be maintained between individuals.
  • No body contact
  • Arena dressing rooms are open.
  • Games or scrimmages are permitted only within the local health. 50 people per league.
  • No contact.
  • One parent/guardian is allowed for participants under the age of 18 to watch from the designated spectator viewing area, must maintain a physical distance of 2 meters from everyone else and are to enter at the time of the rental. Siblings are not permitted. Mask must be worn at all times.
  • Arena access is only permitted 15 minutes before each rental and groups must leave 15 minutes after each rental.
  • Everyone who enters the arena must be screened. Players and Coaches use Javelin App and all parents/guardians are required to complete the updated City of London health assessment
  • No outside food or drink is permitted
  • Masks must be worn at all times within the arena. The only exception is participants when they are on the ice.


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