Douglas N. Everett Arena
COVID-19 Guidelines for Ice Season
Ice operations will resume at the Everett Arena starting September 8th in accordance with all CDC, State of New Hampshire, and City of Concord guidelines for COVID-19.
The arena will be taking special precautions in the interest of public safety, including:
- Locking building doors until 20 minutes before scheduled hockey practices and 15 minutes before public ice skating and stick practice.
- Using the main / front entrance to enter the building and the side doors near the river to exit the building.
- All guests completing a screening for COVID-19 before entering the building.
- Requiring masks or facial coverings while in the building with the exception of while on the ice. Masks must be put back on when exiting the ice.
- Maintaining social distancing while on and off the ice.
- Implementing signage for the public to follow when entering and exiting the ice during public skate. All skaters must skate in the same direction.
- Skate rentals and skate aide walkers (limited supply) will be thoroughly disinfected after each use upon returning to the Pro Shop.
- Limiting public ice skating to 50% reduced capacity.
- Limiting adult and youth stick practice to 20 skaters and 2 goalies.
- Limiting to only one parent / guardian allowed (no siblings) to spectate to accompany a child at youth stick practice, hockey, and ice skating. Families can only come to open skate if they are all skating on the ice. Two parents / guardians (no siblings) allowed for hockey games. Parents / guardians are allowed to enter the building 5 minutes before sessions or games. Parents / guardians must leave the building immediately once session has ended.
- Stick practice players must enter the ice through the players bench.
- Visit Concord Youth Hockey Association's (CYHA) website for their full list of guidelines.
- Visiting youth hockey teams must hand in screening form provided by CYHA prior to being allowed access to the arena.
- Hockey players must stay in their locker rooms until arena staff notifies them it's clear to enter the ice.
- Hockey players exiting the ice must immediately go to their locker rooms and will have 15 minutes to change. Players in Locker Room C & D will exit out the back door of their locker room. Players in Locker Room A or B will wait until notified by arena staff to exit out the side building doors.
- Referees will use Officials Room and Upstairs Meeting Room to change for games.
- Score box will only be authorized for use by the score keeper, time keeper, and announcer. Score box and balcony will be closed weekdays except for games.
- Prohibiting spitting, communal food, and sharing of water bottles.
- Providing hand sanitizing stations throughout the facility.
- Working with additional staff to ensure increased cleaning and disinfecting.
- Improving ventilation and air quality with MERV 13 filtration and increased outdoor air circulation.
- Only Everett Arena staff will be authorized to let people into the building.
For more details, please view our Public Skating & Stick Practice COVID-19 Guidelines and Hockey COVID-19 Guidelines.
Please follow these new guidelines so we can all safely enjoy ice skating, hockey, and stick practice. Public safety is our first priority and we ask everyone to please stay home if they are not well. Learn more about ice skating and stick practice by visiting www.concordnh.gov/skating.
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From mid-March to mid-September, the arena hosts dry floor events. From mid-September to mid-March, the arena operates as an ice arena and hosts ice skating activities such as public ice skating, stick practice, and hockey games.
In the 1930’s, Concord citizens formed a not-for-profit corporation, The Concord Ice Skating Arena, Inc., to build and operate an indoor ice skating arena. The arena was built in 1965 and named after Doug Everett, a 1932 Olympic Silver Medalist, for his skill in skating and hockey as well as his civic and business leadership. In 1981, the City of Concord acquired the Everett Arena and the facility is now owned, operated, and maintained by the General Services Department. The arena’s mission is to provide a safe, attractive, and well-operated multi-purpose facility for the Concord community at competitive rates of other facilities in the region.