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EYH - Program Updates and Actions

Date 6/15/2021 @ 2:00 pm

EYH Families,

The Angel Of The Winds Arena & Everett Community Ice Rink have released the following updated Mask / Facial Coverings guidance for use of the arena and rink by all groups/customers.

Fully Vaccinated Individuals: ***Limited exemptions for Fully vaccinated individuals***

Participants/Customers:  In accordance with the Secretary of Health's Order 20-03-2, fully vaccinated individuals are exempt from the requirements to wear a face covering.  A person is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after they have received the second dose in a two-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) or two weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson/Janssen).

Fully vaccinated individuals are also exempt from physical distancing requirements.

To implement this section, businesses may:

  • Engage with customers to ask about vaccination status

Employees:  Follow the requirements from the Department of Labor & Industries here:  All Spectra and Contracted Employees, (any person being paid by Spectra) Mask are to be worn at all times in the facility on or off the ice vaccinated or not.  

Non Vaccinated Individuals:

  • Masks are required at all times for those Not Vaccinated and for children 12 and under while in the facility.
  • Please social distance and keep six feet apart from other guests.

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Date 3/24/2021 @ 7:00am

EYH Families,
Phase 3 of the Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery plan is effective and there are a few minor changes to the protocols and requirements for EYH to operate within the Everett Community Rink.
Under Phase 3 the following is required: “Facial coverings required for all moderate contact indoor sports for all participants, including coaches, trainers, and officials.” This means anyone inside the Everett Community Rink must wear a facial covering that covers their nose and mouth at all times. There are no exceptions to this requirement. If for any reason you or your player(s) is/are unable to comply with this requirement, please do not enter the Everett Community Rink. Failure to comply with this requirement while inside the Everett Community Rink will result in the removal of any non-compliant individual from the Everett Community Rink for at least the remainder of that individual’s scheduled ice session.
All locker rooms will remain closed during Phase 3.
Additionally, players/families must comply with the CDC Traveling During COVID-19 guidelines.

Get Tested and Stay Home After Travel

  • Get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel AND stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel.
    • Even if you test negative, stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days.
    • If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected.
  • If you don’t get tested, stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
  • Avoid being around people who are at increased risk for severe illness for 14 days, whether you get tested or not.

Follow all state and local recommendations or requirements after travel.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

A review of the operating procedures and policies for entry and use of the Everett Community Rink follows:
- Anyone not feeling well or displaying any of the known symptoms of COVID-19 must stay home.
- Players should plan to use the restroom at home before leaving for the rink.
- Players must arrive dressed in as much equipment as possible.
- Players/Parent or Guardian should arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to their scheduled ice time.
- All individuals will be temperature screened when entering the Everett Community Rink.
- All individuals must sign-in with their name and a contact phone number at the check-in station.
- All coaches and players will use designated individual seating locations to complete their preparations for going on the ice.
- All players must remain in their designated location until a coach has indicated they may enter the ice surface.
- All players must return directly to their designated location at the end of their ice session to prepare for exiting the building. Players must exit the rink within 10 minutes of the end of their ice session.
- Two (2) family members* will be allowed in the building per player for all ice sessions. (individuals will received a "hand stamp" as part of the check-in process)
- All individuals must wear a mask/facial covering to enter the building and while in the building at all times.
- Players must adhere to the PNAHA "Mask Requirements for All Games in the State of Washington" policy at all times inside the building both off and on the ice, no exceptions.
- All individuals must maintain a safe social distance from others while inside the Everett Community Rink.

*Special note: Coaches and Team Managers or the Parent/Guardian volunteering as an Off-ice Official during home games do not count toward the two (2) family members per player limit. During home games, each EYH team is required to provide one (1) Timekeeper, one (1) Scorekeeper and one (1) Home Penalty Box Attendant. The guest team should provide one (1) Guest Penalty Box Attendant.

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Date 2/24/2021 @ 5:12pm

EYH Families,

PNAHA has released a memo regarding the required use of mask/facial coverings for all games played in Washington State.

This memo has been posted on the EYH website homepage.

https://www.everettyouthhockey.com/home

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Date: 2/3/2021 @ 2:10pm

EYH Families,
Now that our region has entered Phase 2 of the Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery plan, there are a few minor changes to the protocols and requirement for EYH to operate within the Everett Community Rink.
Under Phase 2 the following is required: “Facial coverings required for all coaches, volunteers and athletes at all times.” This means anyone inside the Everett Community Rink must wear a facial covering that covers their nose and mouth at all times. There are no exceptions to this requirement. If for any reason you or your player(s) is/are unable to comply with this requirement, please do not enter the Everett Community Rink. Failure to comply with this requirement while inside the Everett Community Rink will result in the removal of any non-compliant individual from the Everett Community Rink for at least the remainder of that individual’s scheduled ice session.
All locker rooms will remain closed during Phase 2.
Additionally, players/families must comply with the COVID-19 Travel Advisory issued November 13, 2020 from the Office of the Governor.
https://www.governor.wa.gov/sites/default/files/Travel%20Advisory-%20Washington%20state.pdf?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
 
A review of the operating procedures and policies for entry and use of the Everett Community Rink follows:
- Anyone not feeling well or displaying any of the known symptoms of COVID-19 must stay home.
- Players should plan to use the restroom at home before leaving for the rink.
- Players must arrive dressed in as much equipment as possible.
- Players/Parent or Guardian should arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to their scheduled ice time.
- All individuals will be temperature screened when entering the Everett Community Rink.
- All individuals must sign-in with their name and a contact phone number at the check-in station.
- All coaches and players will use designated individual seating locations to complete their preparations for going on the ice.
- All players must remain in their designated location until a coach has indicated they may enter the ice surface.
- All players must return directly to their designated location at the end of their ice session to prepare for exiting the building. Players must exit the rink within 10 minutes of the end of their ice session.
- One (1) Parents/Guardian will be allowed in the building per player for all ice sessions (no siblings or extended family allowed).
- Parent or Guardian must wear a facial covering to enter the building and while in the rink at all times.
- EYH Coaches and Players must wear a facial covering at all times inside the building both off and on the ice, no exceptions.
- All individuals must maintain a safe social distance from others while inside the Everett Community Rink.
 
*Special note for Games: When games are played, the Parent/Guardian volunteering as an Off-ice Official does not count toward the one (1) Parent/Guardian per player limit. During home games, each EYH team is required to provide one (1) Timekeeper, one (1) Scorekeeper and one (1) Home Penalty Box Attendant. The guest team should provide one (1) Guest Penalty Box Attendant.  
 
EYH and the Angel of the Winds are pleased to announce the launch of the LiveBarn video streaming service within the Everett Community Rink. This service is active and available starting today, Wednesday 2/3/2021.
As a special promotion to EYH families, the Angel of the Winds Arena is offering a special 10% discount.
10% DISCOUNT - PROMO CODE: 26e8-75wm
• Available via monthly or annual subscription
• Live stream events from any LiveBarn venue
• Watch On Demand for 30 days
• Save and share 30-second highlights
• Download entire games/practices
• Tag highlights while watching live, in-venue
Existing subscribers can update their profile to our venue’s promo code.
For more information, visit livebarn.com.  Download the LiveBarn iOS App for easiest mobile viewing on Apple devices (Android App coming soon).
Follow LiveBarn on Twitter (@LiveBarn), Facebook (@LiveBarnSports), Instagram (@LiveBarnSports) and YouTube (@LiveBarn).
 
See the attached .PFD file for additional information about this LiveBarn video streaming service.
 
Additional information may be found using these links:
https://www.angelofthewindsarena.com/
 

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Date: 1/23/2021 @ 1:25 pm

EYH Families,

On Friday 1/22/2021 the Washington Department of Health released updated information for the Healthy Washington Roadmap to Recovery Plan.

All regions in Washington State will remain in Phase 1 through at least Monday 2/1/2021.

Therefore, EYH will continue to implement our Phase 1 plan.

Ice times will remain at 55 minutes through at least Monday 2/1/2021. The time between ice sessions will be 20 minutes.

Please plan for this reduced time between ice times and work with your player(s) to expedite their departure from the rink after their ice session.

EYH has added a "Healthy Washington" page to our website with links to the Healthy Washington Roadmap to Recovery Plan and to the Washington Department of Health Newsroom.

https://www.everettyouthhockey.com/healthywa

Stay well,

Christopher Raub, EYH Director - 425-239-7499 (voice & text)

Email: cmraub@comcast.net

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Date: 1/15/2021 @ 2:30 pm

EYH Families,
Today, Friday 1/15/2021 the Washington Department of Health released updated information for the Healthy Washington Roadmap to Recovery Plan.
All regions in Washington State will remain in Phase 1 through at least Monday 1/25/2021.
Therefore, EYH will continue to implement our Phase 1 plan.
Starting Tuesday 1/19/2021 ice times will be increased to 55 minutes through at least Monday 1/25/2021. The time between ice sessions will be reduced to 20 minutes. Please plan for this reduced time between ice times and work with your player(s) to expedite their departure from the rink after their ice session.
 
EYH has added a "Healthy Washington" page to our website with links to the Healthy Washington Roadmap to Recovery Plan and to the Washington Department of Health Newsroom.
 

Stay well,

Christopher Raub, EYH Director - 425-239-7499 (voice & text)

Email: cmraub@comcast.net

www.everettyouthhockey.com

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Date: 1/11/2020 @ 5:42 pm

EYH Families, 
 
Gov. Jay Inslee on 1/5/21 announced the   “Healthy Washington — Roadmap to Recovery,”  a COVID-19 phased recovery plan. Beginning on January 11, 2021, the state will follow a regional recovery approach with every region beginning in Phase 1.  As a result, on January 12, 2021, the Everett Community Ice Rink will reopen on a limited basis with extensive procedures in place, and EYH can return to on-ice training activities.
 
Along with other local youth hockey organizations, during Phase 1 under the Healthy Washington plan, EYH will hold skating and stick skills training sessions.
 
Under Phase 1 the following is required:  “Facial coverings required for all coaches, volunteers and athletes at all times.” This means anyone inside the Everett Community Rink must wear a facial covering that covers their nose and mouth at all times. There are no exceptions to this requirement. If for any reason you or your player(s) is/are unable to comply with this requirement, please do not enter the Everett Community Rink. Failure to comply with this requirement while inside the Everett Community Rink will result in the removal of any non-compliant individual from the Everett Community Rink for at least the remainder of that individual’s scheduled ice session.
 
In addition, players/families must comply with the COVID-19 Travel Advisory issued November 13, 2020 from the Office of the Governor.
 
 
A review of the operating procedures and policies for entry and use of the Everett Community Rink follows:
 
- Anyone not feeling well or displaying any of the known symptoms of COVID-19 must stay home. 
 
- Players should plan to use the restroom at home before leaving for the rink. 
 
- Players must arrive dressed in as much equipment as possible. 
 
- Players/Parent or Guardian should arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to their scheduled ice time.
 
- All individuals will be temperature screened when entering the Everett Community Rink.
 
- All individuals must sign-in with their name and a contact phone number at the check-in station.
 
- All coaches and players will be assigned a designated spot at check-in to complete their preparations for going on the ice.
 
- All players must remain in their designated spot until a coach has indicated they may enter the ice surface.
 
- All players must return directly to their designated spot at the end of their ice session to prepare for exiting the building.
 
- No Parents/Guardian will be allowed in the building, except for the 10U age division and younger. One Parent/Guardian for 10U and younger players will be allowed to enter the building with their player to assist them in getting ready to go on the ice and then that Parent/Guardian must leave the building. 5 minutes prior to the end of the 10U and younger session, the Parent/Guardian will be allowed to return to help their player remove equipment and expedite their exit from the building to allow for required cleaning before the next scheduled ice time. 
 
- Parent or Guardian must wear a facial covering to enter the building and while in the rink at all times.
 
- EYH Coaches and Players must wear a facial covering at all times inside the building both off and on the ice, no exceptions. 
 
- EYH assigned Team Managers may be in the building during their team’s ice time and must wear a facial covering at all times. 
 
- All individuals must maintain a safe social distance from others while inside the Everett Community Rink.
 
In Phase 1, EYH training sessions will be 45 minutes in length and will return to the "Pod Practice" format. Players will be divided into groups of no more than 6. The ice will be set up into 4 or 5 stations with buffers or social distancing zones between them. Player contact within the pods will be kept to a minimum. Players are required to stay within their assigned pod during the entire practice.
 
We are all excited to provide this opportunity to return to on-ice activities for the benefit and well-being of all players. This pandemic along with the regulations and requirements around it are fluid and subject to changes on a weekly basis. When changes are made that effect EYH they will be communicated to all of you. We need everyone's continued support of these regulations to ensure this return can be maintained for the remainder of the current youth hockey season.
 
Thank you,
 

Stay well,

Christopher Raub, EYH Director - 425-239-7499 (voice & text)

Email: cmraub@comcast.net

www.everettyouthhockey.com

 

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Date: 1/6/2020 @ 8:17 pm

EYH Families,
On Tuesday 1/5/2021 Governor Inslee announced the new Healthy Washington plan.

https://medium.com/wagovernor/inslee-announces-healthy-washington-roadmap-to-recovery-229b880a6859

This is plan will consist of two phases. Beginning on January 11, 2021 the state will follow a regional recovery approach with every region beginning in Phase 1.

EYH administration has met with arena management and EYH will be returning to on-ice activities starting Monday January 11, 2021. Specific details are being finalized along with schedules for the remainder of January 2021 for all EYH teams. Schedules will be post4ed on the EYH Master Calendar.

Under Phase 1 of this new plan, ice times will be limited to 45 minutes and the arena will maintain all of the protocols that were in place before this interruption started.

All operating procedures and policies for entry and use of the Everett Community Rink will remain unchanged.

 - Any Player/Parent not feeling well or displaying any of the known symptoms of COVID-19 must stay home.

- Players should plan to use the restroom at home before leaving for the rink.

- Players must arrive dressed in as much equipment as possible.

- Players/Parent or Guardian should arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to their scheduled ice time.

- No Parents/Guardian will be allowed in the building, except for the 10U age division and younger. One Parent/Guardian for 10U and younger players will be allowed to enter the building with their player to assist them in getting ready to go on the ice and then that Parent/Guardian must leave the building. 5 minutes prior to the end of the 10U and younger practice the Parent/Guardian will be allowed to return to help their player remove equipment and expedite their departure from the building to allow for required cleaning before the next scheduled ice time.

- Players/Parent or Guardian must wear a mask to enter the building and while in the rink and not on the ice.

- Player/Parent or Guardian will be temperature screened and sign-in at the entry to the rink to be assigned an individual seating pod to complete getting ready for going on the ice.

- At the completion of the ice time, players must return to their seating pod, put on their mask, remove their gloves & helmet, then complete their removal of skates and exit the building as quickly as possible to allow for required cleaning by the rink staff.

- EYH Coaches must wear a mask at all times inside the building both off and on the ice, no exceptions.

- EYH assigned Team Managers may be in the building during their teams ice time and must wear a mask at all times.

EYH practices will be required to return to the "Pod Practice" format. Players will be divided into groups of no more than 6. The ice will be set up into 4 or 5 stations with buffers or social distancing zones between them. Player contact within the pods will be kept to a minimum.

Stay well,

Christopher Raub, EYH Director - 425-239-7499 (voice & text)

Email: cmraub@comcast.net

www.everettyouthhockey.com

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Date: 12/31/2020 @ 10:55 am

December 30, 2020 

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced a one-week extension of the "Stay Safe–Stay Healthy" proclamation, along with the statewide restrictions imposed. The extension of the statewide restrictions will now expire on January 11, 2021. No changes were made in the proclamation aside from the expiration date.

"Our consistent mission has been keeping Washingtonians safe and ensuring health care system and hospital capacity," Inslee said. "We understand the profound impact COVID is having on our healthcare system, families, and businesses, but I am heartened by the number of Washingtonians who continue to do the right thing. If we continue distancing from others, wearing facial coverings and avoiding social gatherings, we will make it to the other side of this pandemic together.”

An updated reopening plan is currently being developed to provide a pathway for businesses and workers impacted by this order to reopen safely. The updated plan will be released next week. 

Read the full proclamation here

Media Contact 

Public and constituent inquiries | 360.902.4111
Press inquiries | 360.902.4136

https://www.governor.wa.gov/news-media/inslee-announces-one-week-extension-statewide-restrictions

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Date: 12/9/2020 @ 7:25 pm

EYH Families, 

On Tuesday 12/8/2020 Governor Inslee extended Proclamation 20-25.8, Stay Safe-Stay Healthy plan through Monday January 4, 2021. This is a result of the continued rise in COVID-19 cases across the state.  

As a result all EYH ice times during this same period are postponed. EYH will continue our “Stay Hockey Ready” campaign through this extension. Players and families are encouraged to participate and keep active while away from the rink. Outdoor small groups of 5 participants or less are allowed. 

Again EYH administration will be meeting with arena management and with EYH coaches to work on strategies and plans during this extension. EYH will continue to participate in the weekly Metropolitan Hockey League (MHL) conference calls and consult with both PNAHA and USA Hockey about plans for a youth hockey season after the current restrictions are lifted or modified to allow a return to on-ice activities. 

Stay well,

Christopher Raub, EYH Director - 425-239-7499 (voice & text) 
Email: 
cmraub@comcast.net 
www.everettyouthhockey.com

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Date: 11/16/2020 @ 7:00 pm

EYH Families,
Due to Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 20-25.8, Stay Safe-Stay Healthy plan announced on Sunday 11/15/2020, the Angel Of The Winds Arena / Everett Community Rink are closed effective 12:01 AM Tuesday November 17, 2020 through until Monday December 14, 2020. This is a very unfortunate result of the recent rise in COVID-19 cases across the state. 
https://www.governor.wa.gov/sites/default/files/COVID19Phase2FitnessGuidelines.pdf

As a result all EYH ice times during this same period are postponed. Players and families are encouraged to keep active while away from the rink. Players can continue to build their skills off the ice. Outdoor small groups of 5 participants or less are allowed.

In the coming days EYH administration will be meeting with arena management and with EYH coaches to work on strategies and plans during this postponement period. 

https://www.angelofthewindsarena.com/about/coronavirus-covid-19-updates

https://www.governor.wa.gov/issues/issues/covid-19-resources/covid-19-reopening-guidance-businesses-and-workers

Christopher Raub, EYH Director - 425-239-7499 (voice & text)
Email: cmraub@comcast.net
www.everettyouthhockey.com

Date: 11/14/2020 @ 12:22 pm

EYH Families,
On Friday 11/13/2020 Washington State Governor Jay Inslee in coordination with the Governors of California and Oregon issued a recommendation for a 14-day quarantine for all individuals who travel to California, Oregon or Washington states from another state or country and individuals returning to California, Oregon or Washington states from non-essential travel. 

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/washington-california-oregon-urge-people-who-have-traveled-to-quarantine-for-14-days/


The Angel Of The Winds Arena/Community Ice Rink is implementing a 7 day quarantine for any person or team that travels out of Washington State. 

This 7 day quarantine from the Angel Of The Winds Arena / Everett Community Ice Rink starts the day the individual or team returns to Washington State. Individuals or teams may return to the Angel Of The Winds Arena / Everett Community Ice Rink on the 8th day after they return to Washington State.

This additional precaution has been put in place to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus along with the existing precautions, regulations and rink check-in requirements. These can be found and reviewed on the Everett Community Ice Rink webpage.

https://www.angelofthewindsarena.com/ice-rink

Christopher Raub, EYH Director - 425-239-7499 (voice & text)

Email: cmraub@comcast.net

www.everettyouthhockey.com

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Date: 11/1/2020 @ 1:46 pm

In alignment with the information released on October 6,2020 by Governor Inslee's Safe Start Washington plan for Professional Sports & Other Sporting Activities, EYH has reviewed the state COVID-19 risk assessment dashboard today November 1, 2020. Organizations are required to check the COVID-19 risk assessment dashboard on the 1st and 15th of each month. These risk assessments are county based. Unfortunately, as many of us have anticipated the COVID-19 rates per 100,000 people and positive test percentages are rising in Snohomish County. This rise over the last 14 day period has resulted in a move of the county rating from moderate on 10/15/2020 to a high rating today 11/1/2020. 

A high rating is defined as:

HIGH LEVEL COUNTY COVID-19 ACTIVITY is greater than 75 cases per 100,000 people over the last 14 days, or a greater than 5% positive test percent during the past week (>75 cases/100K/14 days OR >5% positivity)

As a result EYH is required to make changes to on-ice activities to help mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19. Effective Monday 11/2/2020 the following changes will be in effect until the next ratings date of 11/15/2020.

EYH practices will continue as scheduled as it is preferable for the groups to be stable over time. EYH practices will be required to return to the "Pod Practice" format. Players will be divided into groups of no more than 6. The ice will be set up into 4 or 5 stations with buffers or social distancing zones between them. Player contact within the pods will be kept to a minimum. In addition, no games may be play either internally or against any other organization during this 14 day period.

No spectators allowed in the rink, except for one Parent/Guardian/Caregiver for each minor-aged participant. Parent/Guardian/Caregiver must maintain physical distance of at least six (6) feet between each person and wear a mask or face covering while in the rink. No Parent/Guardian/Caregiver or spectators allowed for participants age 18 and older.

On top of state and local guidelines EYH also follows all regulations from USA Hockey, PNAHA and local leagues.

All operating procedures and policies for entry and use of the Everett Community Rink will remain unchanged.

The Angel Of The Winds Arena webpage is update with all the rules and regulations for usage during this COVID-19 Phase 2 re-opening. There is a video that has been created too. https://www.angelofthewindsarena.com/ice-rink

 - Players should plan to use the restroom at home before leaving for the rink.

 - Players/Parent or Guardian should arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to their scheduled ice time.

 - Players must arrive dressed in as much equipment as possible.

 - Players/Parent or Guardian must wear a mask to enter the building and while in the rink and not on the ice. Parent/Guardian must maintain 6 ft social distancing space from others, except their player while in the building .

 - Player and Parent or Guardian will sign-in at the entry to the rink and be assigned an individual seating pod to complete getting ready for going on the ice.

 - At the completion of the ice time, players must return to their seating pod, put on their mask, remove their gloves & helmet, then complete their removal of skates and exit the building as quickly as possible to allow for required cleaning by the rink staff.

The specific link for the video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaPYVUGLyfY&feature=youtu.be

As everyone is continuing to move forward and navigate through our lives and these regulations the local leagues are working together to build schedules and safely operate league play as allowed by each county within each 14 day period. We understand the frustration that comes with constant changes and unknowns and appreciate everyone’s patience, understanding and cooperation as we work together to continue to safely operate and give players the opportunity to keep playing the great sport of hockey.

To help everyone see and understand all these regulations and requirements, EYH has added a new "County COVID-19 Ratings" webpage to the EYH website.

https://www.everettyouthhockey.com/covid-19-ratings

On this webpage you will find links to the Washington State COVID-19 Risk Assessment Dashboard, the Professional Sports & Other Sports Activities COVID-19 Requirements, Washington state COVID-19 County Rating Metrics, an up to date chart with the current COVID-19 risk assessment ratings by county (for counties with youth hockey programs in Washington State) and a link to the Sporting Activities Frequently Asked Questions guide.

Everyone's health and well being is of utmost importance to EYH. Please remember, if you are sick or not feeling well do not come to the rink. When in the rink, a mask must be worn at all times by parents or guardians. Players should not share water bottles, uniforms, towels, or snacks and must wear a mask in the rink before getting on the ice and directly after getting off the ice as they prepare to leave the rink. 

Thank you in advance for your cooperation with these changes.

Stay well,

Christopher Raub, EYH Director - 425-239-7499 (voice & text)

Email: cmraub@comcast.net

www.everettyouthhockey.com

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Date: 10/6/2020 @ 3:30pm

EYH Community,

On October 6, 2020 the following changes to Governor Inslee's Safe Start Washington plan Phase 2 Sporting/athletic activities guidance K-12 schools and non-school youth and adult were released based on Moderate Level County COVID Activity defined as >25-75 cases per 100,000 cases per 14 day trend and < 5% positive test results. These will take effect on Tuesday October 6, 2020.

Changes going into effect Tuesday October 6, 2020

1. No spectators allowed except one (1) adult parent/guardian for each minor-aged participant allowed inside building during scheduled ice time. Parent/Guardian must maintain physical distance of at least six (6) feet between each person.

2. All individuals must wear masks while inside the building. Masks required for athletes/participants directly before and directly after sporting activities and strongly encouraged whenever not engaged in strenuous activity. Parent/Guardian must wear facial coverings per the Department of Health facial covering order. Coaches, referees/umpires, trainers, managers, spotters, and any other paid or volunteer staff must wear face coverings at all times, with an exception for referees that need to run in the field of play.

3. Team sports specific training guidance: Guidance applicable to ALL sporting activities at ALL county risk levels: Ice Hockey has been defined as a medium risk sport within the Washington Safe Start Plan.

 - Stay home when sick or if a close contact of someone with COVID-19.
 - Six (6) feet of distance should be maintained among athletes when not engaged in sporting activities, huddles and team meetings must be physically distanced.
 - Athletes should not share water bottles, uniforms, towels, or snacks and should not spit (saliva, sunflower seeds, etc.)
 - Scrimmage, intra-team competitions, and league games allowed for both low and moderate risk sports. More information forthcoming as local leagues develop and release plans.
 - No tournaments allowed.

EYH will maintain the current practice schedule and team assigned ice times in an effort to minimize risk of exposure to all.

All Angel Of The Winds arena procedures and processes for entry, use of, and exiting the rink will remain unchanged.
The Angel Of The Winds Arena webpage is update with all the rules and regulations for usage during this COVID-19 Phase 2 re-opening. There is a video that has been created too. All is on this page: https://www.angelofthewindsarena.com/ice-rink
 - Players should plan to use the restroom at home before leaving for the rink.
 - Players/Parent or Guardian should arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to their scheduled ice time.
 - Players must arrive dressed in as much equipment as possible.
 - Players/Parent or Guardian must wear a mask to enter the building and while in the rink and not on the ice. Parent/Guardian must maintain 6 ft social distancing space from others, except their player while in the building .
 - Player and Parent or Guardian will sign-in at the entry to the rink and be assigned an individual seating pod to complete getting ready for going on the ice.
 - At the completion of the ice time, players must return to their seating pod, remove their gloves & helmet, put on their mask, then complete their removal of skates and exit the building as quickly as possible to allow for required cleaning by the rink staff.
The specific link for the video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaPYVUGLyfY&feature=youtu.be

All above are subject to additional changes from Governor Inslee's office. EYH and Angel Of The Winds Arena will continue to monitor these updates and communicate updates as needed.

Stay well,

Christopher Raub, EYH Director - 425-239-7499 (voice & text)

Email: cmraub@comcast.net

www.everettyouthhockey.com

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Date: 8/8/2020 @ 3:45pm

EYH Community,

On August 3, 2020 the following changes to Governor Inslee's Safe Start Washington plan Phase 2 indoor recreation were released and will take effect on Monday August 10, 2020.

Changes going into effect Monday August 10, 2020

1. No spectators allowed. Only participants may enter the facility. In certain instances, one parent/guardian will be allowed to assist their child finish getting ready for their ice session, then must leave the facility. After the ice session, the parent/guardian will be allowed back into the building to help their player remove their skates, helmet and gather their belongings to exit the building.

*EYH participants in the 10U and younger age division will be allowed 1 parent/guardian to help them finish getting ready, and then leave the building. They are not there as spectators but to help their children be able to participate. 

2. Greater emphasis on mask wearing: All individuals must wear masks while inside the building. Masks should only be removed on ice if conducting strenuous physical activity and then need to be put back on immediately after. 

*EYH coaches must wear masks at all times - including on-ice (unless strenuous activity makes it difficult to breath).

3. Team sports specific training guidance: High and medium contact sports such as hockey, soccer, cheerleading, dance, and basketball are limited to practice, with no games or competitions allowed. Practice is limited to groups of five, not including the coach or trainer, if applicable, with no contact and a minimum of six feet of physical distance between participants at all time. No spectators are allowed for practices.

*EYH will expand the number of players per pod at the 12U and younger ages to 5 players plus a coach. 14U and older will remain at 4 players plus a coach.

All above are subject to additional changes from Governor Inslee's office. EYH and Angel Of The Winds Arena will continue to monitor these updates and communicate updates as needed.

Thank you,

Stay well,

Christopher Raub, EYH Director - 425-239-7499 (voice & text)

Email: cmraub@comcast.net

www.everettyouthhockey.com

Date: 7/30/2020, 6:32 am

EYH Community,

The announced rollbacks to Phase 2 fitness guidelines originally set to take effect today 7/30/2020 have been delayed.

There are no changes at this time but we expect guidance next week. 

In the meantime, EYH will continue to schedule practice ice times using our current "Practice Pods" plan. Information regarding player assignments for upcoming ice times will be communicated directly to players/families.

See news article below:

https://www.goskagit.com/news/local_news/inslee-delays-restrictions-on-gyms-fitness-centers/article_ed537ada-ef7f-54f1-bbda-6552b5b3bad8.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=user-share

Stay well,

Christopher Raub, EYH Director - 425-239-7499 (voice & text)

Email: cmraub@comcast.net

www.everettyouthhockey.com

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Date: 7/27/2020, 10:35 am

EYH Community,

Governor Inslee announced Phase 2 rollbacks to some activities on Thursday July 23, 2020.

https://coronavirus.wa.gov/news

EYH and Angel Of The Winds Arena are waiting for official guidelines to be posted and will make any required adjustments at that time.

In the meantime, The Angel Of The Winds Arena and EYH will continue to operate under the current Phase 2 plan. EYH ice times planned for Tuesday 7/28/2020 and Wednesday 7/29/2020 will be held following the current EYH Phase 2 plan in place. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have around this potential change.

Stay well,

Christopher Raub, EYH Director - 425-239-7499 (voice & text)

Email: cmraub@comcast.net

www.everettyouthhockey.com

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Date: 7/15/2020, 5:00 pm

EYH Community,

The Angel Of The Winds Arena webpage is update with all the rules and regulations for usage during this COVID-19 Phase 2 re-opening. There is a video that has been created too. All is on this page: https://www.angelofthewindsarena.com/ice-rink

The specific link for the video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaPYVUGLyfY&feature=youtu.be

Please read and watch the video to be prepared when you arrive at the rink.

Thank you.

Stay well,

Christopher Raub, EYH Director - 425-239-7499 (voice & text)

Email: cmraub@comcast.net

www.everettyouthhockey.com

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Date: 07/11/2020, 9:20 am

EYH Community,

The opening of the Everett Community Ice Rink at Angel Of The Winds Arena has been delayed due to technical issues getting the ice installed. As a result the opening date will be Thursday July 16, 2020.

The rink will open under phase 2 of Governor Inslee’s Washington Safe Start program. EYH and the Everett Community Ice Rink have developed plans for a safe opening under phase 2 to ensure the health and safety of all players, coaches, families and arena staff.

EYH will invite registered players to participate in scheduled ice times during July through mid-August to allow everyone the opportunity to learn and understand the new procedures and behaviors while inside the arena both on and off the ice. EYH encourages players/families to register as soon as possible for the 2020-2021 season as there will be a limited number of players per ice time able to participate during these early pre-season sessions. Players and Coaches must be registered with USA Hockey for the 2020-2021 season, then register with EYH for the 2020-2021 season. EYH will host virtual meetings to review these plans and address questions and concerns. There will be a meeting for parents/families prior to the return to the ice. 

Registration for the EYH 2020-2021 Youth Hockey Program is now open. The link to the registration website can be found at the top of the "2020-2021 Program Overview" page on the EYH website.

https://www.everettyouthhockey.com/program-overview

The COVID-19 pandemic and the regulations around it are based on the current infection rate of the area and as a result can change rapidly. Please visit the COVID-19 webpage on the EYH website and/or the Washington State Coronavirus website for the most current information.

https://www.everettyouthhockey.com/covid-19

https://coronavirus.wa.gov/

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Date: 06/28/2020, 4:18 pm

EYH Community,

We are excited to announce that the Everett Community Ice Rink at Angel Of The Winds Arena is in the process of readying the building for a planned re-opening date in mid-July. The re-opening date is in coordination with Governor Inslee’s Washington Safe Start program and Snohomish County’s plan to apply for Phase 3 during early July. The re-opening means that EYH will be returning to the ice too. EYH plans to open registration for the 2020-2021 season on Wednesday July 1, 2020. The health and safety of all players, coaches, families and arena staff are of the utmost importance to EYH and the Angel Of The Winds Arena. EYH is making plans to start the 2020-2021 season as early as possible to maximize the ice time opportunities for all registered players under the current COVID-19 regulations and requirements. EYH will start the 2020-2021 season as soon as the rink re-opens. EYH will invite registered players to participate in scheduled ice times during July through mid-August to allow everyone the opportunity to learn and understand the new procedures and behaviors while inside the arena both on and off the ice. EYH encourages players/families to register as soon as possible for the 2020-2021 season as there will be a limited number of players per ice time able to participate during these early pre-season sessions. Players and Coaches must be registered with USA Hockey for the 2020-2021 season (link) to successfully register for the EYH 2020-2021 season. EYH and the Angel Of The Winds Arena have “Return to the Rink” plans in place. The plans will be shared through the EYH website after the 2020-2021 registration is open. In addition, EYH will host virtual meetings to review these plans and address questions and concerns. There will be a meeting for coaches and a meeting for parents/families prior to the return to the ice. 

Stay well,

Christopher Raub - EYH Director

425-239-7499 (voice & text)

cmraub@comcast.net

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Date: 06/02/2020, 6:50 pm PDT

EYH Community,

We are planning for a return to the rink, however there are several things to consider in developing a return to hockey in the context of COVID-19. EYH’s and the Angel of the Winds Arena’s first consideration is the health and well being of everyone, including arena staff, players, coaches, parents and all the extended families. Any plan to return to on-ice activities will follow state and local government guidelines, recommendations from the CDC in addition to any guidance from USA Hockey and the Pacific Northwest Amateur Hockey Association (PNAHA).

The Safe Start Washington program calls for a 4 phase approach to re-opening activities.

https://www.governor.wa.gov/sites/default/files/SafeStartWA_4May20.pdf?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Use this above link to learn more about the Safe Start Washington re-opening plan.

On June 1, 2020 Snohomish County applied for a variance to enter Phase 2 of the Safe Start Plan. The Washington State Secretary of Health must approve the Snohomish County waiver before a move into Phase 2 is official. Once in Phase 2, the county must sustain the Phase 2 requirements for three weeks before being allowed to apply for Phase 3. The earliest phase in which the arena will open is Phase 3. When Phase 3 is reached in Snohomish County, the arena plans to begin the opening for business process within the Phase 3 guidelines. Any opening would be on a limited use basis and as a result EYH’s use of the rinks in the arena would be limited too.

When EYH is allowed to return to the rink, things will be different. There will be changes that will effect almost every aspect of everyone's use of and interaction within the arena. These changes will affect each family's preparation before leaving for the rink, while at the rink, and leaving the rink. EYH and the arena are currently developing a plan for a return to the rink. Once a date is set for the opening of the arena, the return to the rink plan will be completed and shared. 

Thank you,

Christopher Raub, EYH Director - 425-239-7499 (voice & text)

Email: cmraub@comcast.net

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Date: 03/29/2020, 9:17am PDT

EYH Community,

Due to the continuing developments around the COVID-19 pandemic, the EYH Advisory Committee has made the following updates in addition to previously communicated EYH planned programs and events.

Here are the updates:

  • The 2020 EYH Spring League has been cancelled (full refunds will be made to all players/families who registered)
  • The 2020 EYH Spring Clinics have been cancelled. (full refunds will be made to all players/families who registered)
  • EYH annual awards and player achievement awards will be mailed in early April through the USPS to each individual player.

EYH will continue to monitor this rapidly changing situation and work closely with the Angel of the Winds Arena management team to assess the need for any additional changes to the EYH programs going forward.

Any additional communications will be sent through the EYH website email system.

Resources:

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

https://www.pnaha.com/page/show/1271448-pacific-northwest-amateur-hockey-association

https://www.usahockey.com/playersafety

https://snohomishcountywa.gov/5589/COVID-19-Response

Thank you,

Christopher Raub, EYH Director - 425-239-7499 (voice & text)

Email: cmraub@comcast.net

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Date: 03/12/2020, 9:34am PDT

EYH Community,

As you are aware the COVID-19 virus has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. Local, State and National governments have issued directives and guidelines for everyone to follow to mitigate the spread of this virus and to protect the health and well-being of all.

As a result, USA Hockey and the Pacific Northwest Amateur Hockey Association (PNAHA) have cancelled all festivals, tournaments and national championship events for the 2019-2020 youth hockey season.

Based on these directives, guidelines, and actions and out of an abundance of care for all, EYH is taking the following actions:

  • All scheduled ice times starting 3/12/2020 through 3/31/2020 are cancelled
  • The EYH 8U Tournament and 6U Jamboree are cancelled (3/21-22/2020)
  • The EYH Skills Competition is cancelled (3/28/2020)
  • The EYH Season Celebration is cancelled (3/29/2020) (awards will be announced via email)

EYH will continue to monitor this rapidly changing situation and work closely with the Angel of the Winds Arena management team to assess the need for any additional changes to the EYH programs going forward.

Any additional communications will be sent through the EYH website email system.

Resources:

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

https://www.pnaha.com/page/show/1271448-pacific-northwest-amateur-hockey-association

https://www.usahockey.com/playersafety

https://snohomishcountywa.gov/5589/COVID-19-Response