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Game Guidelines

JV/Varsity Hockey

Please refer to school athletic department for COVID-19 related rules and regulations from Minnesota State High School League.  This will inform you on attendance policy, mask requirements, etc. for those games and practices.  Those rules/regulations MUST BE followed at our arena.

BW Blades Youth Hockey

2020-2021 Hockey Season COVID-19 Guidelines

Welcome to the 2020-2021 BWBYHA hockey season!  We are all excited about this upcoming season.  

This season will pose some different challenges that we have not dealt with previously.  The below document outlines guidelines that are to be followed during the season.  These could change at any given time and will be updated as needed.  Please defer any questions you might have to the BWBYHA Board of Directors.  Use the contact information below as needed.

Thank You,
BWBYHA Board of Directors 


  • BWBYHA will not be performing symptom checks at any of our practices, games, or tournaments.  We ask that all players, coaches and officials do so prior to leaving home.  
  • Face masks are not required but recommended.
  • Social distancing is highly encouraged both on and off the ice, in the locker rooms and facilities in general. 
  • Warm-ups will not be allowed within the facility before games, but can occur outdoors if a safe distance from each entrance. 
  • Teams will not be allowed in the arena more than 45 minutes before games as locker rooms will not be open until then and loitering will not be permitted.  Teams should leave immediately after each game. 
  • Water fountains may or may not be available based on the facility rules so come prepared. 
  • ONLY Players, Coaches, Team Managers and Locker Room Monitors are allowed in the locker rooms unless requested by a coach in emergency situations.  Not only is this a USA Hockey regulation (Safesport and Background check clear) but it's a helpful way to limit the spread. 


  • Spectators should arrive no more than 15 minutes before their scheduled event to prevent your contact with others who may be exiting from the prior event held at the arena.  Exiting the arena immediately after your event is required. 
  • Mask wearing at BWBYHA events is recommended.
  • Social distancing is highly encouraged both on and off the ice, in the locker rooms and facilities in general. 
  • Children must remain with their parent/guardian at all times.  Running around the rink will not be permitted. 
  • Concessions will be available but limited at this time.  Vending machines will be available.    

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**This document is subject to change.

Jason Schuler

BWBYHA President