Return to Play Plan (Etobicoke Ringette)

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Etobicoke Ringette Return to Play - COVID Information

Etobicoke Ringette Association (ERA) is committed to following all current protocols and is willing to take additional steps on top of our municipality’s guidelines to ensure the safety of our members.

There are four components to ERA’s strategy:

  •  Understanding and implementing all protocols
  •  Communicating protocols to our members and families
  •  Developing the Implementation Plan and the logistics to ensure safety in all circumstances
  •  Having the tools in place to implement the Plan


Ministry of Health – Self Assessment Tool

City of Toronto – COVID Information

Ringette Canada – National Direction for the Return to Ringette

Ringette Ontario Return to Ringette Guidelines Version 2


Etobicoke Ringette received approval from Ringette Ontario to move to RO Stage 2 on September 16. 2020.

City of Toronto Arena Use Guidelines       Guidelines_for_Arena_Use_Service_Resumption_Aug_24


City of Toronto Sports Fields Guidelines    Updated_Guideline_Resumption_of_Service_-_Sports_Fields_Multi_Use_July_2._


Implementation Plan

Player Bubbles and Squads

During RO Return to Ringette Stage 2, the ERA has formed 3 bubble groups in the youth program; the bubble groups are U10 and under, U12 & U14, and U16 & U19.  During Stage 2 the ERA will not be offering Adult House League or our Learn-to-Skate/Play Program. The bubbles contain about 35 players in the two younger bubbles and about 30 in the U16 & U19 bubble.  Players are not allowed to cross bubbles once they have been placed in a bubble.

Each of the bubbles are divided into two squads.  The squads are not necessarily reflective of teams.  At the beginning of the season for extra safety, players are not allowed to cross over to other squads.  Later on, players may, on occasion, participate in another squad, but only within their bubble.  As of October 9th the squads were divided into mini-squads of 9 or less players to accommodate City of Toronto revised guidelines of a maximum of 10 people on the ice.

Coaches are permitted to participate in more than one bubble or squad but only when deemed necessary (as they will be wearing a face mask at all times while in the arena, both on and off the ice). 

Health and Safety Implementation and Monitoring within the squads involve the main coach and the off-ice Rink Monitors.  Typically, the off-ice Rink Monitors are mangers, trainers and volunteers from teams in previous years.


The maximum allowed on the ice or field is 25 participants including coaches.  Revised October 9th down to 10 for indoor rinks.


During Stage 2 only dry land exercise, skating, and skill development are allowed; there will be no scrimmages or games.  Physical distancing on the ice must be maintained at all times.

All players must wear a mask when inside the arena until their helmet is put on.  All others must wear a mask at all times while in the arena, unless exempted by Ontario or City guidelines.

All players have to bring their own hand sanitizer and water bottles.

No food or beverages in the arena.

Players are encouraged to arrive at the arena with as much equipment as possible already on.

Coach to keep the rings and shared equipment clean.

Only one parent/guardian is allowed to accompany a player into the arena.


Attendance Tracker for Events


The City of Toronto requires that the ERA keep a listing of all people who enter the facility. In order to do this, the ERA uses the TeamSnap to conduct attendance tracking. TeamSnap will be used to ensure that all players have RSVPed to an event no less than 48 hours in advance of the event.


Health Checks


All players wishing to join an ERA event will have to complete the health attestations in TeamSnap. It must be completed no more than 8 hours before an event.

Printed from on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 1:52 AM