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Important Season Information Updates

Please find below some important details regarding the 2020-2021 hockey season that we hope is helpful. The response to registration has been extremely positive reaching capacity or even more in some age groups and we are thankful to have you a part of our Sno-King family this season.  Our staff has been working very hard to define what the start of the season looks like balancing tryouts and evaluations, opening the new Snoqualmie facility and incorporating Covid-19 safety guidelines & protocol into all that we do.  Our top priority continues to be delivering a positive experience with quality skill development & training while keeping players and their families safe.  Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation as we navigate through these important decisions together. 

When will I receive the Rec Evaluation schedule for my player? 

Rec Evaluations will be released in the coming day or two. Evaluations will take place starting as early as September 8 and likely be completed by the end of September. More details will be shared by the age group division leads very soon.   

What does the September schedule look like?

The month of September will be focused on setting up the season with the completion of tryouts and evaluations for all age groups.  Currently 12u A1, A2, A3, 14u A3, 18u A1 tryouts are all underway with 10u REP being planned for September 11th-13th.  Our goal is provide ice time to all players in the month of September.  In order to do this all ice sessions for all age groups in the month of September will run 45 minutes to allow for the completion of evaluations and tryouts. 

When will we receive the preliminary Fall practice schedule?

We are targeting a preliminary Fall practice schedule to be released the week of Sept 8th. The Fall schedule will be implemented in early October. We ask for your continued patience and flexibility as we evolve the season plan in accordance with CDC and state guidelines.  While the preliminary fall schedule does not include league games at this time, we intend to use the weekend ice slots to enable all teams to have the same number of ice slots as in previous years.  Age groups will vary in size to allow for more quality small group instruction, facilitation of safe social distancing practice plans while allowing enough space for player development. Initially, all ice slots are being scheduled for 45 minutes in combination with an additional off ice training session. This initial plan will be regularly reviewed as guidance evolves and we ask for your continued patience and understanding to navigate through ice allocation for all players and teams. 

Will there be Sunday goalie clinics?

Yes, we are planning to offer the Sunday goalie clinics in late September.  Darin Campbell will sharing more details as we share the preliminary practice schedule.

Will there be evaluations for the 8U-12U rec girls only program?

There are no evaluations required for the 8U-12U girls teams. They will receive designated ice sessions in the month of September before the fall practice schedule begins.

Will there be games this season?

We are staying connected to our affiliates MHL and PNAHA to keep up to date on season game plans, tournaments and travel potential.  The MHL has no current plans for games at this time but is meeting regularly as guidance evolves. The PNAHA has a league meeting planned for mid-September. We will continue to stay connected so we can plan accordingly for any future changes and evaluate the possibility of competitive games.

When will the Snoqualmie facility be ready for use?

We are excited to share that construction is almost complete.  Once we receive our temporary certificate of occupancy, we will be able to allocate ice slots accordingly. We are hopeful to receive this in the coming week or two.  In addition, we are planning for a special virtual opening celebration in mid-October for our players, families and the community. Stay tuned for more info in the coming weeks. 

What are the current cleaning and safety protocol in the arenas?

Sno-King will continue the current cleaning policies and safety guidelines for the upcoming season. We will frequently and consistently clean and sanitize areas that people come in contact with while in the arena.  These areas will be sanitized and cleaned at least once each hour or after each use. We will also limit the amount of people in the arena to the number deemed safe by government restrictions. Both employees and all guests entering the building will continue to have their temperature's taken each day and must have a completed waiver on file for entry.  We will follow the health department COVID-19 guidelines for employees in the workplace. You can view all of our cleaning and safety protocol HERE.

Are spectators allowed inside the rinks?

Unfortunately, at this time, there are no spectators allowed in the facilities.  This is in accordance to recent state guidelines.

What if my player/child requires help before or after practice. 

Players ages 8 and under may have one parent to assist and escort their player to their designated practice.  Those parents will be required to wear a mask at all times and follow our safety procedures while inside the rink.  

How will the facilities be monitored for SafeSport compliance? 

All staff and coaches are required to be SafeSport compliant in their roles and will be available to monitor, assist and support players as needed.