Registration Information

Can I register today for the Sudbury Lady Wolves Program?

As of today, the registration portal is not yet functional. We will advise through TEAMSNAP, social media, and our website when the system is up and running. We are hopeful that it will be up this week. 

Can I travel to private hockey events/non-sanctioned OWHA events outside of the city of Greater Sudbury?

No, travel for out of town hockey events is not permitted from September 1st until further notice. A player or coach that participates in non-sanctioned hockey events outside of the Greater City of Sudbury will be suspended for a minimum of 14 days or any other consequence that the SDGHA or OWHA deems necessary including a suspension for the remainder of the 2020-2021 season. 

Can I participate in non-sanctioned hockey activities within the Sudbury District?

Yes, private training facilities, hockey schools are permitted.

Can I register with multiple hockey associations?

No, a player who registers with the OWHA is not eligible to register or participate in other minor hockey or junior hockey associations.

Where can I find the OWHA return to hockey document?

CLICK HERE

Where can I find the City of Greater Sudbury’s COVID-19 guidelines for arenas?

Greater Sudbury Arena User Group COVID-19 Guidelines – V1

Date: August 11, 2020

Subject to Change

Pre-Booking
  • Prior to use, participants must provide the City of Greater Sudbury with a signed waiver form for each participant using the ice. A drop off box will be provided at the entrance.
Entrance
  • Participants may enter the building no earlier than 20 minutes prior to the start of their ice time.
  • Participants must enter through the main entrance and follow the signage for each pad.
  • All patrons who enter the building are encouraged to sanitize their hands using the hand sanitizer dispenser provided.
  • All patrons must self-screen prior to entering. If any patron answers yes to any of the questions posted they are not permitted to enter the facility.
  • Spectators are permitted to enter the arena. Spectators must not loiter in the hallways / lobby area. The spectator seating occupancy limit is 35 persons for pad 2 and 50 persons for side 1. A minimum of 2 metres or 6 feet between all household bubbles / spectators is mandatory.
  • All spectators entering the facility must wear a mask at all times as per Public Health Sudbury.
  • Participants are required to wear masks when they are not engaging in intense physical activity.
Upon Building Entry
  • Dressing rooms are assigned to each user group and will be posted at the entrance.
  • Player dressing rooms have signage/markers to indicate seating for proper social distancing. If additional rooms are required, please consult with arena staff.
  • Dressing rooms will be available no more than 20 minutes prior to the start of the ice time. Users are asked to arrive as close to “ready to play” as possible.
  • Showers and washrooms in the dressing rooms will be available, however, participants must respect the 20-minute time limit if they choose to use the showers.
Ice Entry
  • During floods, participants waiting to enter the ice should not congregate at the rink entrance door/s. We ask that participants maintain physical distancing requirements and wait in the dressing room or areas outside of the dressing rooms until they can safely enter the ice surface.
On-Ice Procedure
  • The maximum capacity of on-ice participants and coaches is 40 participants.
  • Games / Scrimmages / amateur and recreational sports leagues may resume so long as they do not allow prolonged or deliberate physical contact between players or if they have modifications to avoid physical contact between players.
  • While on the ice for practices, figure skaters, hockey schools, or individuals working on skill development they must adhere to physical distance measures.
  • Leagues/ schools must contain no more than a total of 50 participants. If participants in a league exceed 50, they may divide into smaller groups of no more than 50. Players are not permitted to play against athletes outside of their league or group.
  • Many groups operate or are sanctioned by provincial or national governing. These groups must adhere to any return to play guidelines developed by these governing organizations (i.e. OHF, Skate Ontario, Hockey Canada, Ringette Ontario, etc…).
  • Drills must meet guidelines for maintaining physical distancing. No contact drills allowed.
  • Participants and Coaches must always keep gloves and equipment on. One designated person must pick up pucks and other training materials at end of the session.
  • Participants will not share water bottles.
  • Absolutely no spitting or clearing your nose in the facility or on the ice.
  • Players benches will be available and additional seating will be available if required to maintain physical distance between participants.
  • Only 1 person may enter the scorekeeper’s box at a time. The arena staff will provide sanitizer spray and paper towels. If the renter chooses to use the score clock, they will be responsible for sanitizing the controls before and after use.
Exit Ice and Building Procedure
  • At the end of the booking, participants must exit the ice promptly in single file and return to their assigned dressing room.
  • Participants must exit the building through the appropriate door assigned for each pad within 20 minutes of the end of their ice time.
  • Hand sanitizer dispensers are mounted at each of the exits.
Safety Protocol
  • Dressing rooms will be sanitized between user groups.
  • Please note that sanitization of all other arena spaces will occur periodically. Washrooms will be sanitized four times daily.
  • Wash your hands - Practice physical distancing - Do not share equipment.
  • All patrons are expected to abide by the occupancy limits detailed above.
  • NO SPITTING OR CLEARING YOUR NOSE ANYWHERE IN THE FACILITY OR ON THE ICE.
  • To ensure our facilities can remain open and safe, please obey all rules as presented.
  • Failure to follow guidelines and policies could result in immediate ejection from the facility and future booking privileges revoked. The City of Greater Sudbury may cancel future bookings without refunds.

 

Greater Sudbury Arena User Group COVID-19 Guidelines – V2.4
Date: October 27, 2020
Subject to Change

Pre-Booking

Prior to use, participants must provide the City of Greater Sudbury with a signed waiver form for each participant using the ice. In addition, each group will need to prepare a COVID plan, and sign off on the acknowledge form indicating they have a plan with the checklist of components that needs to form part of the plan and commit to following their plan.

Entrance

• (Revised) Participants may enter the building no earlier than 15 minutes prior to the start of their ice time.
• Participants must enter through the main entrance and follow the signage for each pad.
• All patrons who enter the building are encouraged to sanitize their hands using the hand sanitizer dispenser provided.
• All patrons must self-screen prior to entering. If any patron answers yes to any of the questions posted they are not permitted to enter the facility.
• Spectators are permitted to enter the arena but will be limited to one spectator per family. This means if you have several children playing, only one parent / spectator is permitted regardless of the number of players. In addition, if you coach your children’s team, the coach is considered the spectator. Spectators must not loiter in the hallways / lobby area. The spectator seating occupancy limit will be posted at each arena. A minimum of 2 metres or 6 feet between spectators is mandatory. Spectator must immediately leave the facility once the booking is completed, unless they are a parent/guardian of a young child who requires supervision. • (New) Team officials / volunteers are permitted to enter the facility if they are assisting user groups with screening; attendance / record keeping, setup of practice, and/or assisting with ensuring guidelines are being followed. In many cases, team officials and volunteers are parents or the second parent and if assisting will be allowed to enter the arena. If asked by arena staff, please advise them you are a team official assisting with screening, attendance, setup, and monitoring of guidelines.
• All spectators entering the facility must wear a mask at all times as per Provincial Regulation 364/20, Schedule 1, Section 2 (4). https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/200364 • (New) Mask exceptions as detailed in the regulation listed above and will be respected. (i.e. under the age of 2 years old, medical condition, unable to put on a mask without assistance, temporary removal to eat or drink, etc… please refer to the above regulation link for complete details).
• ALL people entering the arena facility are required to wear a mask. Only skaters who are engaged in intense physical activity are not required to wear a mask. Coaches and trainers on
ice who are not engaged in intense physical activity are required to keep their mask on even when on the ice and on the benches.

Upon Building Entry

• Dressing rooms are assigned to each user group and will be posted at the entrance.
• Player dressing rooms have signage/markers to indicate seating for proper social distancing. If additional rooms are required, please consult with arena staff. • (Revised) Dressing rooms will be available no more than 15 minutes prior to the start of the ice time. Users are asked to arrive as close to “ready to play” as possible. • (Revised) Showers and washrooms in the dressing rooms will be available, however, participants must respect the 15 minute time limit if they choose to use the showers.

Ice Entry

• Participants waiting to enter the ice should not congregate at the rink entrance door/s. Participants / coaches are to wait in their assigned dressing rooms with masks on until the flood is complete.

On-Ice Procedure

• The maximum capacity of on-ice participants and coaches is 40 participants.
• Games / Scrimmages / amateur and recreational sports leagues may resume so long as they do not allow prolonged or deliberate physical contact between players or if they have modifications to avoid physical contact between players.
• While on the ice for practices, figure skaters, hockey schools, or individuals working on skill development they must adhere to physical distance measures.
• Leagues/ schools, including adult shiny must contain no more than a total of 50 participants. If participants in a league exceed 50, they may divide into smaller groups of no more than 50. Players are not permitted to play against athletes outside of their league or group.
• Many groups operate or are sanctioned by provincial or national governing. These groups must adhere to any return to play guidelines developed by these governing organizations (i.e. OHF, Skate Ontario, Hockey Canada, Ringette Ontario, etc…).
• Drills must meet guidelines for maintaining physical distancing. No contact drills allowed.
• Participants and Coaches must always keep gloves and equipment on. One designated person must pick up pucks and other training materials at end of the session.
• Participants will not share water bottles.
• Absolutely no spitting or clearing your nose in the facility or on the ice.
• Players benches will be available and additional seating will be available if required to maintain physical distance between participants.
• Only 1 person may enter the scorekeeper’s box at a time. The arena staff will provide sanitizer spray and paper towels. If the renter chooses to use the score clock, they will be responsible for sanitizing the controls before and after use.

Exit Ice and Building Procedure

• At the end of the booking, participants must exit the ice promptly in single file and return to their assigned dressing room. • (Revised) Participants must exit the building through the appropriate door assigned for each pad within 15 minutes of the end of their ice time.
• Hand sanitizer dispensers are mounted at each of the exits.

Safety Protocol

• Dressing rooms will be sanitized between bookings.
• If a School or Workplace has sent one of your participants/players home or identified that the participants/player must remain in isolation due to close contact of a confirmed or suspected COVID Case or a school or workplace closure, the participant/player CANNOT attend an extra-curricular until the 14 day isolation period has ended and/or they receive a NEGATIVE COVID test result and are symptom free.
• Attendance records with contact information, dates and times ALL participants, coaches, spectators, trainers, etc… is required for each booking. This is to allow for contact tracing in the event of an outbreak or a positive test.
• Social gatherings of participants and spectators both before and after the booking inside the arena is not permitted. This includes spectator stands, change rooms, lobbies, hallways, etc… Please limit gathering outside of arenas. Ensure a two-metre physical distance and wearing masks if parents and/or participants are gathering in the arena parking lots.
• Limit carpooling and meals (in homes or at restaurants) to those within your household.
• Any positive cases of COVID by any participants (players, coaches, trainers, managers, parents, spectators, etc…) MUST be reported to Manager of Arenas immediately.
• Please note that sanitization of all other arena spaces will occur periodically. Washrooms will be sanitized four times daily.
• Wash your hands - Practice physical distancing - Do not share equipment.
• All patrons are expected to abide by the occupancy limits detailed above.
• To ensure our facilities can remain open and safe, please obey all rules as presented.
• Zero tolerance! Failure to follow guidelines and policies could result in immediate ejection from the facility and future booking privileges revoked. The City of Greater Sudbury may cancel future bookings without refunds.

To all our SDGHA members.   

Thank you for your continued patience as we remain in our weeklong break from hockey operations commencing November 7.  

We realize it may be difficult for most to understand our decision to pause our programming with the region of Sudbury designated in “Green - Prevent Category” under Provincial guidelines.  We can assure our members we have no knowledge of any active cases within our membership, including players, volunteers or families.  The SDGHA has set up extremely rigorous standards in regard to our COVID-19 screening and tracing policies. We also have internal reviews that show us our compliance to these policies.  While our numbers are excellent in regard to completed screening and detailed contact tracing, they are not perfect.  Pretty much to the day of us running these routine reviews the case load of COVID-19 positive tests in Sudbury underwent sharp increases and have been steadily climbing since our decision to pause our activities.  We are using this opportunity to revisit our policies and to ensure we remain on top of our commitments to our community and our membership. 

Moving forward, and we will be resuming play as of Saturday November 14, we have to ensure all of our members complete COVID-19 screening and contact tracing on TeamSnap prior to any on ice activity.  If technical reasons prevent the completion of this process, communicate with your coach, manager or trainer in charge of this process prior to entering the building if possible, to remain compliant.  

Follow all City of Sudbury rules in the arenas, including donning masks, physical distancing and arrival/departure times on schedule.  We have tweaked a few of our programs to better manage numbers and distancing in this regard.  We have a great relationship with the employees at the arenas and have enjoyed many compliments from them in regard to our association members adhering to rules and working with them to get this right. Let’s continue on this pathway. 

We know many of our SDGHA members who have moved on to other programs and are stuck with extremely limited hockey opportunities in Red zones in the province and those in Universities/Colleges now on the sidelines due to cancelled programs.  We have been blessed in Sudbury with our opportunities to enjoy hockey with modified game play and large numbers of locally skilled players to keep it fun.

Hoping all of our players are ready to come back refreshed, refocused and eager to hit the ice. 

SDGHA
President
Vice President
Rep Player Director
Covid Committee Members

REGISTRATION WILL BE CLOSING MONDAY SEPTEMBER 7TH AT 4:00 PM

Returning SLW players are not guaranteed a spot after the registration deadline.

Please read through the question answer document linked below as there are important details about this season.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE OWHA INFORMATION

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Please review the information below regarding our 2020-2021 House League Program which will begin the week after Thanksgiving.

Fee: The initial $250 must be paid when registering and will cover the first half of the season October until January 1st, 2021.

Refunds: Will be issued on a pro-rated basis if we are forced to cancel the season due to local regulations.

Ice Time: Each player group will receive two ice times per week. One shared practice time and one modified game if we are permitted. 

Tournaments: Overnight team functions or tournaments will not be permitted during the 2020-2021 season.

Tentative Schedule

*Specific time to follow*

Initiation

Saturday - Garson 

Sunday - Garson 

Novice

Saturday - Carmichael 

Sunday - Coniston 

Atom

Thursday - Coniston 

Saturday - Cambrian  

PeeWee

Saturday - Cambrian 

Sunday - Chelmsford 

Bantam

Saturday - Garson 

Sunday - Sudbury Arena

Midget

Thursday - CS2 

Sunday - Garson 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Please direct all questions to Charlene at regi-sdgha@outlook.com