Ice season officially returned on Tuesday, September 8 with some new procedures and precautions in place in accordance with all CDC, State of New Hampshire, and City of Concord guidelines for COVID-19.
The arena will be closed to the public until 20 minutes before a scheduled hockey practice or game and 15 minutes before a stick practice or public ice skating. All guests will complete a screening for COVID-19 before entering the building and will be required to use the main entrance to enter the building and the side entrance to exit the building. Masks or facial coverings will be required while inside with the exception of while on the ice. Social distancing will be maintained and signage will be implemented for the public to follow when entering and exiting the ice. All skaters must skate in the same direction during public skate sessions. Public ice skating will be reduced to 50% capacity. Adult and youth stick practice will be limited to only 20 skaters and two goalies. Only one parent / guardian (no siblings) will be allowed 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) are allowed for hockey games. Parents / guardians are allowed to enter the building 5 minutes before practice sessions or games. Parents / guardians must leave the building immediately once the session has ended. Hockey players will be instructed to stay in locker rooms until notified and then will be returned immediately to locker rooms post session. There will also be hand sanitizing stations throughout the building, staff will clean and sanitize at an increased rate, and MERV 13 filtration has been installed to improve air quality.
Starting Tuesday, public ice skating hours will be 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday. Saturday hours will begin on October 10. Admission is $6 for ages 14 and up and $5 for ages 13 and below (kids 3 and under are free). Skate rentals will be available in the pro shop for $5. Skate rentals will be thoroughly disinfected after each use. View our 2020 Public Ice Skating Flyer
Adult stick practice (ages 14 and up) will also be starting Tuesday. Practice hours will be 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Additional hours will be available Monday through Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. through November 25th. Admission is $10. Helmet and gloves are required, full equipment is recommended. View our 2020 Adult Stick Practice Flyer.
Youth stick practice (ages 13 and under) will be starting on September 11th. Practice hours will be Friday afternoons from 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. through November 27th. Admission is $10 and full equipment is required. View our 2020 Youth Stick Practice Flyer.
Find more information about the arena’s ice season and a full list of new arena guidelines at www.concordnh.gov/arena.