On December 16th Alliance Hockey made the decision to pause all games effective December 17 through Dec 26th. Cambridge Minor Hockey decided to also include practices, off ice training and team activities in order to positively affect contact between players leading into Christmas and the Tournaments our players hoped to attend. As it turns out, those tournaments have since been cancelled which removes games during the Christmas week.CHMA has made the decision to not extend the hockey pause beyond the original December 26th date thus returning teams to the ice for practice until the games schedule begins January 2nd.
We understand that not all families have the same level of comfort as others when it comes to congregating in a team setting so we want to make it very clear that participation in practices are completely up to the discretion of each family. The CMHA Board will continue to monitor information from Public Health, the Ontario government, City of Cambridge and Alliance Hockey in an attempt to balance the wants and needs of our members with the best practices of these governing bodies.
Please continue to check the website and social media for updates to this very fluid situation.
John Morton, President, CMHA
From the City of Cambridge
In alignment with the new provincial measures, indoor city facilities will be operating at 50 per cent capacity to reduce transmission of the rapidly spreading and highly transmissible Omicron variant.
As of tomorrow (Sunday, December 19), City of Cambridge community centres, recreation centres, pools, and arenas will be open at 50 per cent capacity. Patrons are asked to “check before you rec” and to visit the city website for details on screening and vaccine proof requirements.
Proof of Vaccine Requirements
Beginning Dec. 20, proof of vaccination and valid government ID is required for youth participating in sport aged 12 to 17 years entering city recreation facilities. Everyone 12 and older entering a city recreation facility will be required to:
· show proof of vaccination or medical exemption (Provincial QR code required as of Jan. 4, 2022)
· show government identification (a picture or legible photocopy is acceptable)
· complete the COVID-19 health screening
· complete contact tracing information
These requirements are already in place for volunteers, parents and spectators (12 and older).
The City of Cambridge thanks all the sport groups who use City facilities for doing their part to offer sport programming in a responsible and safe manner. In response to the Provincial announcement, effective December 19, the following changes will take place:
· All tournaments with travelling teams are cancelled, until approximately January 28, 2022.
· Food service operations will be suspended to support mask wearing and reduce potential transmission until approximately January 28, 2022. Outside food and drink, with the exception of water for participants, is not permitted.
· In order to meet the 50 per cent capacity restriction, we are reducing the number of spectators per player at practices and games (1 parent/guardian per player where possible).
New Capacity Limits and Proof of Vaccine Requirements