COVID-19 Statement from KCYHA Board of Directors:
As we prepare for the 2020-2021 hockey season, we're all concerned about the safety of our players, coaches and everyone else who makes our game possible. We realize there are numerous concerns about how the season will unfold as the pandemic continues to evolve. At this time, based on guidance from USA Hockey, we are moving forward with plans for a full 2020-2021 season - but are also preparing for the contingency if the season is interrupted or suspended.
Each rink will implement safety procedures that are consistent with state and local regulations, as well as guidance from USA Hockey. These regulations are likely to be updated as the season progresses.
KCYHA plans to begin player registration for the 2020-2021 season on August 1st, based on the presumption that we will be able to play a complete season. As with prior seasons, registration fees can be either paid up-front, or in 5 monthly payments. We recognize that the pandemic has impacted many families financially. Many, but not all, of the costs that player registration fees support are only incurred when we are able to use the ice. We are committed to working with our member clubs to address refund requests quickly based on evolving pandemic impacts.
We are hoping for the best but also planning for different situations that could prevent us from playing the game our kids love. We appreciate everyone's understanding during this unprecedented time.
St Joseph Bode Ice Arena Mask Update -
The city of St Joseph has amended their mask ordinance concerning players on ice and off ice on the bench. The amendment addresses individuals actively engaged in organized, strenuous leagues or associations. If you are actively engaged, you do not have to wear a face covering. However, the bench area is still considered not actively engaged. Players and coaches will have to have a face covering on while on the bench, example bubble helmet, gator, mask.
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