Return to Play - January 31st 2022, News (Belmont, Aylmer, Dorchester Blazers)

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Return to Play - January 31st 2022
Submitted By Craig Spence on Sun 01 30, 22
We are excited to get back to the rink!!!

As of January 31, 2022, Belmont Aylmer and Dorchester arenas will be re-opening at 50% capacity. This will include ice pads, gymnasiums, track and meeting rooms. 

Please refer to the BADGHA website calendar for your team's schedule.
Coaches will be contacting players and parents to provide further details. 

All patrons looking to enter arenas will still be required to do the following:
1.Show proof of vaccine via QR code ONLY
2.Provide a piece of government-issued identification
3.Complete the facility screening using the QR code or the documents provided at  the arenas. 

The following is from OWHA

OWHA Commencing January 31, 2022,

OWHA teams may resume sanctioned hockey activities that include games and practices providing they are in compliance with all OWHA requirements, including but not limited to OWHA updates that are available on the OWHA web site.


1) The OWHA, PHUs, municipalities may have policies and procedures that are more restrictive than the rules in the Regulation and the most restrictive requirement must be followed.

2) Please be reminded that protocols such as masking, physical distancing and QR codes for vaccinations and active screening remain in place.

3) Please be advised of the following NEW Information:
a. The total number of members of the public who are permitted to be in an indoor area of the facility at any one time shall not exceed 50 per cent capacity.
b. The total number of members of the public who are permitted to be in an indoor spectator area of the facility at any one time shall not exceed 50 per cent of the area’s usual seating capacity or 500 persons, whichever is less.
c. Every indoor spectator must remain seated while consuming food or drink.
d. The requirement for a facility to record the name and contact information of every member of the public who enters the facility has been revoked. As a result, the OWHA does not require such records to be taken or kept. See also Note #1 above.
e. The process and timing of managing positive COVID-19 tests, exposure to COVID-19, requirements for symptomatic individuals, requirement, and length of quarantine and/or isolation and other scenarios related to COVID19 are to be managed in accordance with current national, provincial and PHU policies and procedures and the most restrictive requirement must be followed

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