Orono Arena (Newcastle Village Minor Hockey Association)

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Orono Arena 

Orono Minor Hockey home rink is the Orono Arena & Community Centre, Orono

Arena Managers - Elaine Dillon (Administration), Steve Parker (Operations)

Arena Protocols (as of September 16th, 2020)


Entry/Exit:  Enter through the main doors (North-East corner) and proceed through the lobby.  For players and coaches, the exit is the north-west door leading back into the parking lot.  For spectators when allowed, they enter the east viewing area from the lobby and exit through the east viewing area doors.


Upon Arrival:

  • Players, parents and bench staff are directed to stage outside the main entrance with one team lining up along the east wall and the second team lining up along the south wall.  Areas are designated with ground stickers to ensure physical distancing. 

  • Players are asked to come dressed.  Chairs will be provided in the arena cold area at the west end of the arena to put skates on.  

  • Teams will be permitted to enter the facility 10 minutes prior to the start of their ice time.  

  • All persons entering the arena will be required to fill out a health screening questionnaire which will be available at www.oaaa.ca or they can scan a QR code to fill in the form.  The QR code will be available at the entrance of the arena.  The team manager will be responsible for ensuring compliance with the health screening protocols. 

  • Each player must have their own water bottle

  • There is no use of the dressing rooms or the showers at this time.

  • Players and bench staff must proceed directly through the lobby to the cold area where the chairs are located.  Spectators when permitted must proceed directly through the lobby to the east viewing area.  There is no loitering in the lobby area.


 While Participating:

  • Players benches are available for use during games only.  For practices, the players may use the boards by the benches to keep their water bottles but may not use the players bench.

  • All bench staff are required to wear masks pursuant to current bylaws for indoor spaces.


Spectators/Parents:

  • At this time, there is one parent/guardian/adult allowed into the facility for each player.  The spectator is allowed to watch the game/practice from the stands so long as they are wearing a mask and physically distance themselves from the other spectators.  The maximum number of spectators in the arena at one time is twenty in order to keep the arena capacity at or below provincial limits.  



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