As we prepare to move into Phase 3 in accordance with the guidelines put in place by the State of Virginia, we just wanted to take the time to send you an update on the policies and procedures that will be in place at the MedStar Capitals Iceplex.
Regardless of what phase we are in, the safety and well-being of our customers and employees will always be our number 1 priority!
Here is just of a reminder of some of the things we have implemented in the facility that will carry over to Phase 3.
Screening of all individuals entering the facility for any programming including temperature check
Added sneeze guards in areas that require customer and employee interactions
20+ Sanitation Stations with hand sanitizer
Added signage around the facility to encourage physical distancing and enhanced hygiene behaviors
Higher frequency of disinfecting all high contact areas in the facility
To ensure the safety of our customers and employees, we have implemented the following safety measures to comply with state and CDC guidelines.
General Guidelines for all MedStar Capitals Iceplex Activities
Every activity we are offering will be registered for through the OpenSports app. This allows us to maintain an accurate count of exactly who and how many people are in the building at a given time. If you haven’t done so already, create an account as soon as possible so you are able to register for appropriate activities.
All individuals will enter the facility through Slapshot’s Corner and will be required to have their temperature measured by a no contact thermometer. Individuals who have a temperature above 100.4 will not be permitted access to the facility or allowed to participate in any of our activities.
Each participant registered for an event is allowed ONE parent/guardian to accompany them into the rink. In order to provide the safest environment for our customers and employees, it is important for us to limit the number of people in our facility.
We ask that you arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before your activity start time so that we are able to get the previous group out of the rink and have ample time to clean the rink before your arrival. You may be required to show proof of purchase of your session. Please have the OpenSports app downloaded on your phone in case we need to review any activities.
Athletes should bring their own CLEARLY LABELED FILLED WATER BOTTLE for all activities.
Carry on sized bags will now be permitted in the facility and are to be left at your designated number.
Face coverings are mandatory in the facility. They may be removed when on the ice. Our coaches will be required to wear a mask while on the ice.
We highly encourage that all skaters come fully dressed to the rink for their activity. Locker rooms may be available depending on the activity. While we would like to have everyone be able to dress in a locker room, we do not have enough locker room space to properly socially distance everyone.
We will continue to have benches set up inside each rink to allow skaters to put on their skates prior to getting on the ice. For those who would prefer to come fully dressed to the rink there are chairs outside for you to put your skates on prior to entering the facility.
Upon the conclusion of an activity, skaters will be asked to leave the building immediately so we have ample time to disinfect between customers and activities.
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