COVID-19 Policies

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Belfry & CYDA Related COVID-19 Updates

View/download the Columbus Youth Development Association (CYDA) COVID-19 policy.

View/download the Belfry Hockey and Columbus Youth Development Association COVID-19 Parent/Player Consent Form.

Chiller Ice Rinks COVID-19 Guidelines:

Parts of the below linked document do not apply to ice skating/hockey, but are part of the Governor’s overall Order. Specific steps that The Chiller has taken in accordance with these guidelines are noted in green throughout the PDF.

– 2020 Chiller Ice Rink Guidelines & Best Practices

Newark Ice arena COVID-19 Policies:

With the recent surge in COVID-19 numbers, the Lou & Gib Reese Ice Arena (LGRIA) will be placing stricter COVID-19 guidelines back in place.  How long these regulations will be in place is unknown, but what we do know is we do not want to close and we absolutely want to keep all our users as safe as possible.  These requirements for use of the LGRIA will start effectively this Saturday morning (11/14/20).

In addition to the rules already in place requiring social distancing and masks throughout the facility (see link below), we are returning to the no locker room usage policy.  Locker rooms will not be available for your players and coaches starting this Saturday (11/14/20).  Players will once again be REQUIRED to come to the facility dressed ready to play.  What this means is players MUST have their equipment on minus skates, helmets, gloves.  There will be no exceptions to this rule.  Dressing in the arena and lobby will not be allowed.  If a player is not dressed, they will be asked to leave until they are properly dressed.  We will place chairs and benches around the arena to help keep social distancing while putting our skates and helmets on.

Additionally, we will be returning to our 15 minutes prior, 15 minutes after rule.  What this means is you are ONLY allowed to enter the rink no earlier than 15 minutes before and must leave within 15 minutes after.  Please note, this will be enforced.  This will greatly help us limit the number of people in the building allowing us proper social distancing.  At this time, we will be asking parents to not hang around the arena during practices.  Please plan to drop your player/skater off, if they need help with skates, please do so, and then return as they prepare to leave the ice.  For games, we are requesting only one guardian per player, but absolutely no more than two per player.  We ask that you please stay social distanced from others and if you are not feeling well, please do not enter the facility.

Please understand we are doing this to try and keep the building open and usable for your player/skater.  We feel and understand the need for your players to have an outlet but we need to do so in the safest manner possible.  We truly feel the inconvenience of this will keep us open and playing the sport your player loves to play!

– 2020 Newark Ice Arena COVID-19 Protocols

Key Notes:

Masks MUST be worn in the arena at all times.  The only exception is when on the ice. Masks can be removed for players and coaches immediately before entering ice and must be worn immediately after leaving the ice.

Cleveland Barons Bus Arena COVID-19 Policies:

View the COVID-19 policies that are in place at the Cleveland Barons Bus Arena.

Additional COVID-19 Resources:

Visit the Ohio Department of Health website if you have questions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. is the State of Ohio’s source for updated, accurate information to help you prepare for and protect against coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 .

The Ohio Department of Health call center is ready to answer your questions about COVID-19 by contacting 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).