Protocols are updated often - be prepared by packing a mask (or two) in your hockey bag. Follow all posted guidelines (masking for players and spectators, social distancing, spectator limit, etc.).
Please visit this page often to know the health and safety protocols for specific rinks.
The Town of Marlborough has instituted an indoor mask mandate regardless of vaccination status beginning January 21, 2022. Navin Arena and New England Sports Center are both located in Marlborough. Please follow all posted masking requirements.
The Town of Westborough has instituted an indoor mask mandate. Masks are required at Northstar Ice Rink in locker rooms and in the building. Once on the ice, Northstar follows MA/USA Hockey covid protocols and does not require players or coaches to wear masks (ONLY WHILE ON THE ICE).
Travel hockey teams playing in the Valley Hockey League should visit their Rink Protocol site to make sure everyone follows the appropriate requirements or mandates. The goal is to keep everyone safe so the children can keep playing hockey.
FMC Ice Sports COVID-19 Guidelines (provides links for full guidance for individual rinks owned and operated by FMC Ice Sports).
City of Worcester Indoor Mask Mandate - Effective Date September 20, 2021
We encourage everyone to visit USA Hockey's COVID-19 Information page as it has excellent resources to answer questions you may have as well as serves as a guide for our organization as we work to keep hockey the great experience it has been for our players, coaches, and families.
Though this video is from earlier in the pandemic, it has a great message and an easy checklist to remind everyone how to mitigate the risks of spreading COVID-19.
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