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Visiting the BOR

Arrival & Departure Process –

  • All visiting team members and coaches must have a signed BOR waiver to present to screener before entering the facility. Waivers are linked below.  
  • A USA Roster or some form of a Contact Tracing Form needs to be presented/completed BEFORE anyone can enter  the BOR.  NO PLAYER or COACH can enter until this is presented to the COVID screener at the door. Emailed forms will NOT be accepted- THEY MUST BE PRESENTED AT THE DOOR. Any player who is not attending the game must be crossed off the list.  Everyone entering the rink will have their temperature taken as well as be asked some Covid-19 Symptom questions.
  •  A Contact Tracing Form must include:
    • First Name
    • Last Name
    •  A blank field to record temperature
    • Phone Number
    • The roster must be in alphabetical order.
  • All skaters should arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled ice time and must vacate the facility within 15 minutes after the scheduled ice time and line up at the main entrance. Players will leave from their designated changing area. 

BYSA & BOR COVID Rules & Waivers

Please familiarize yourself with BOR Rules linked below. 

BOR COVID Rules & Policies

The following waivers must be signed and handed in prior to playing at the BOR.  




BYSA Hockey COVID-19 return to play guidelines 2020/21

We are all excited to see our kids back on the ice.  However, there will be multiple changes this year.  It is imperative that we all follow these guidelines and rules to keep rinks open, keep our kids on the ice and keep our community safe.  The health and safety of our volunteers, participants and families is our number one priority.  

BYSA hockey will be adhering to all state and local COVID-19 guidelines. 

Many of us are excited to return to play, but others may be apprehensive.  If a player, parent or family are not comfortable returning to play - DON’TThese guidelines are not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  

Implementing the VSAHA Return to Play Guidelines will require the cooperation of all coaches, parents and players.  BYSA’s goal is to create a safe environment.  Parents must make the decision for their child to return to play.  As a parent, if you are not comfortable at any time with your child returning to play - DON’T Players and families will be responsible to adhere to, and respect the social distancing requirements and contact guidelines that we have established.   

BYSA promotes the “arrive, play, and leave” protocol.  No gathering in groups before or after practices or games.  

Out of state travel-  BYSA teams, and players thereof, will be restricted to play only within the State of Vermont.

  • Prior to arriving at the BOR

    • All players, coaches, officials, volunteers and spectators must complete a health and temperature check prior to arriving at the facility, and will fill it out online.  

    • Health check questions : if you answer yes to either question, you must stay home

      • 1 - Have you been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19?

      • 2 - Do you feel unwell with any symptoms consistent with COVID-19?  For example, cough, fever, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea

    • Home temperature check - if your temperature is >100, you must stay home

    • Players and coaches must arrive dressed and prepared to enter the ice after putting on skates. Large hockey bags will not be allowed in the BOR.  Please plan to bring only essential equipment in a smaller bag.

  • Arriving at the BOR

    • Enter through the BOR main entrance.  If more than 2 players are ahead of you, you will be directed to wait outside until it is ok to enter.  

    • Follow masking guidelines

    • Temperature checks at the entrance.  Persons with a temperature > 100  will not be allowed to enter

    • Players will be directed to their dedicated team area.

    • One parent/guardian may accompany each player (age 12 and under) to their team area to help tie skates and then must leave the BOR through posted exits. 

    • 6U and 8U players will be allowed one parent/guardian per player to stay in the designated team area to assist that child with anything needed during the on-ice period.
      • Parent must stay in designated dressing area.
  • During Practice/Games

    • Players and coaches will be expected to follow masking guidelines at all times

    • Players should leave all personal equipment in their hockey bag or car.

    • Players will enter the ice at dedicated entrances associated with their team’s area

    • Players and coaches will observe physical distancing recommendations while on the ice

  • Leaving the BOR

    • Players and coaches will have 10 minutes to remove skates, pack up and exit the facility. 

    • Players should disinfect helmets, sticks and skates after each practice/game

  • Important points: 
    • If, at any time, you do not feel comfortable having your child participate - DON’T
    • BYSA continues to promote the “arrive, play and leave” protocol
    • No gathering in groups before or after practices or games
    • High traffic areas will be disinfected with approved solution after each practice session or game
    • Spectators will not be allowed during practices
    • Social distancing guidelines will be followed during games
    • BYSA will be following the current limits on indoor event size, currently 75.  
    • All BYSA players, coaches and families must adhere to guidelines of the host arena and host association

In the event we have a COVID-19 positive case, the Player Safety Coordinator will consult with the VT Department of Health and communicate to any players, coaches, officials and volunteers who had close contact with that person notifying them of a positive test.  Every effort will be taken to maintain the confidentiality of any person with a positive test.  

These guidelines are changing constantly. Below are some additional resources for reference.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact our Player Safety Coordinator, Sara Bylow, at

VOSHA Training

All volunteers with BYSA must complete this training. Please submit your certificate of completion to our safety coordinator, Sara Bylow.

Sara Bylow

Player Safety Coordinator