STAGE 1 & 2 Return to Play Safety Guidelines

As we are in the beginning of Step 3 of Richmond’s Restoring Plan, rinks at Richmond Ice Centre will slowly open. They will start with 2 rinks in the first week and continue to open rinks as deemed safe per the City of Richmond.  Week 1 will consist of opening Forum and Gardens rink.  Dressing rooms will not be open for use.  We will have designated areas inside the rink for players to tie their skates, please come fully dressed or change in your car.  

We have developed a specific plan that all players, parents, coaches and volunteers are expected to follow:

Your cooperation and compliance with the above protocols are very much appreciated and will help ensure that we avoid any bottlenecking of people and occurrences where physical distancing becomes more challenging.


Arrive 15 min before your ice session

Arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to your scheduled ice time.

Health Check App

Check-in with HealthCheck tool on TeamSnap


Do not enter the lobby area until participants have been checked in by a volunteer.

Players must wear masks

No mask, no entry

Social Distancing

A volunteer will take the participants straight into their rink.  Please follow the directional flow arrows and signage while maintaining 2m distance.

Be fully dressed

Enter the building fully dressed. Skates, helmets and gloves can be put on inside the rink.
No hockey bags allowed inside RIC. Small duffle bags are allowed.


An HCSP (safety person) will be designated inside the rink to help answer questions for players, direct traffic flow and attend emergencies.

numbered spots

There will be designated “numbered” spots on the bench for players and water bottles for proper distancing

Hockey Equipment

Coaches are to follow all Hockey Canada and BC Hockey regulations regarding equipment.  Masks are required as per RJMHA Health & Safety protocols

Coaches will have Covid-19 safety protocol training

The coaches will have education regarding illness prevention measures and Covid-19 protocols.


Proper physical distancing during instructional hockey drills will be performed at all times.  Shooting, Passing and Skating drills are permitted. No battle or compete drills will be allowed at this time.

Bring your own water bottle

Every athlete must have their own pre-filled water bottle prior to arriving. (no sharing)

No spitting

Spitting is strictly prohibited.

No public washroom for spectartors on main level

No public washrooms for spectators on the rink level

Exit immediately after your session

At the conclusion of your ice time, players will collect their water bottles, take their skates off, put on their masks and leave the facility immediately, using the designated exit door.  They will not be able to undress in the facility at this time.  Please pick up your player at the Gardens Rink Exit door.


Please remember that we are all VOLUNTEERS doing the best that we can to give your child a chance to play hockey.


Richmond Jets Minor Hockey Association

As one of the largest minor hockey associations in British Columbia, the Richmond Jets Minor Hockey Association offers an integrated (boys and girls) minor hockey program from Initiation to Juvenile. Featuring both recreational ("C") and competitive ("A") streams, our programs operate out of the three different facilities in the City of Richmond: Richmond Ice Centre (RIC), Minoru Arenas (Stadium and Silver Rinks), Richmond Oval (North and South rinks).

Contact Us

PO Box 94488, Richmond, BC  V6Y 2V6

(604) 454 4494

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.