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UPDATED COVID- 19 Information



Bolton Ice Palace allows one spectator per player into the facility for practices and games

Rink management is staying proactive to avoid a shutdown of play


The COVID-19 Wavier  is required to be completed by all individuals who enter the rink, this applies to all coaches, players, spectators and officials.

Masks must be worn at all times(no exceptions)

*By coaches on the ice and the bench

*By players on the ice during both practice and games

*By officials

Practice and Game Procedures for Players, Coaches and Officials: 

Entering the Rink:

  • Skaters, Coaches and Officials cannot not enter the rink until 15 minutes before the start of your ice time
  • Goalies may enter the rink up to 30 minutes before a game or practice time to get dressed and must remain in their assigned locker room or dressing area
    • It is recommended goalies get as much gear on as possible prior to entering the rink
  • Only skaters, coaching staff and officials will be permitted in 15 minutes before the game 
  • Spectors may enter the rink 5 minutes beofre game time.
    • If a skater needs assistance tying their skates coachesa re available for assistance. Parents may tie skates in the lobby.


  • WAIVERS AND HEALTH QUESTIONAIRES MUST BE COMPLETED EACH TIME YOU ENTER THE RINK, even if you are there multiple days in one week (there are no exceptions)
    • Please include a contact phone number on the bottom of the waiver, this is used in the event contact tracing needs to be completed
  • You should bring the completed COVID-19 Wavier to the rink and your skater can put it on the table in the lobby.  This will avoid unnecessary congrating for form completion while parents are helping tie their players skates.


Changing area/locker rooms:

  • Skaters must enter the rink MOSTLY DRESSED.  They will be able to put on helmet, gloves and skates in the rink….NO Exceptions! 
  • Goalies can get dressed in the rink and remain in their assigned locker room / dressing area
  • Skaters and Goalies MUST WEAR A MASK AT ALL TIMES!! There are no exceptyions to this and game suspensions will be issued for violations.
    • ​If a player / goalie wears a mask attached to their helmet they must wear an alternative face covering when their helmet is not on.
    • If a player / goalie wears a standard face mask (not attached to the helmet) at no time should the mask be off

Locker Rooms and Dressing Areas

  • Locker Room and Dressing Areas assignments will be posted in the lobby on the monitor
  • Home teams will be using the locker rooms. Two locker rooms will be assigned per team. Coaches will split teams up between both rooms. 
  • There will be designated spots for sitting in locker rooms. 
  • Players will exit through external exit doors in the locker room area after games and practices
  • Away teams will have two sections to get dressed (A & B)



  • There is one (1) spectator allowed per player in the rink. There are no exceptions.
  • No siblings are allowed in the rink

Live Barn is up and running in the rink for practice and game viewing


Everyone on the property must be social distancing and wearing face masks, this includes outside

If you are unable to follow these guidelines, you will be asked to leave.


We appreciate your patience as the COVID climate is ever evolving and we are all navigating a new way of life during this unprecedented time.

Please know that procedures can and will likely continue to change as the season progresses. 

The safety of all hockey families who enter the rink is of the utmost importance and we are doing everything possible to keep everyone safe while still having the ability to continue enjoying the season. 


If you have any questions please reach out to

Thank you, 

ECHO Board of Directors

by posted 08/28/2020


Congratulations to Coach Amber for being voted the 

2020 GottaLoveCTHockey Impact Coach of the Year!!!


Coach Amber with ECHO co-Presidents Gary Gordon and Brian Wry 

and the ECHO 8U Mite B team



Visit the Gotta Love CT Hockey website to see Coach Amber being surprised with her award 


by posted 02/02/2020
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