Sno-King Youth Hockey Families,
This afternoon, Gov. Jay Inslee announced changes to the state’s reopening plan, Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery. More specifically, the Puget Sound region we reside in (Snohomish, King, Pierce) is now eligible to enter Phase 2 beginning this coming Monday February 1. There are several new operational changes including increased building capacity and moderate risk sport competitions/games now permitted. Staff is quickly pivoting to evaluate these new details and determine next steps. This includes engaging with other local associations to discuss re-starting league game play as well as reviewing all ice schedules with the hopes of adding back other Sno-King programs such as our Adult Hockey League. We’ll share more information as we work through these important changes while also considering managing future Phase setbacks.
For the immediate short term, there will be NO CHANGES to the existing youth hockey practice schedule for the week of Feb 1-7. Our Hockey Director, Doug Kirton will work with coaches to provide relevant hockey updates as they apply to practice format and game play. Please check Sports Engine for up to date schedules and reach out to your coach if you have any questions.
While moving to Phase 2 is exciting news for many, the safety of our players and families remains our top priority. Staff and coaches are working diligently to set positive examples for our players and teams. We recognize wearing masks on the ice is a new adjustment and we thank you for your cooperation. Please ensure to follow the preventive measures and guidelines so we can continue to operate responsibly and keep everyone healthy and safe.
Important COVID-19 safety guidelines REMAIN in place:
Thank you for your continued support as our hockey season continues to evolve.
Clayton Rodgers, Executive Director