Keene ICE is excited to implemented an automated screening solution that will strengthen our compliance with GOFERR guidance and assist in our ability to communicate with guests regarding public health matters. All guests entering the building will be required to accurately complete a COVID-19 screening on-line during the day of their visit before arriving at the arena. That screening will provide a qr code that guests will use to access our entry system, record their temperature and grant access to the building. Persons without smartphones may complete the screening using another device and print the qr code before arriving at the rink. Persons refusing to participate in the screening or unable to complete the screening will not be allowed into the arena. Qr codes are unique to each individual, each day. Screening is available each day after 12:00am at https://keeneice.icovidscreen.com/visitors
Friends, to be consistent with other local community efforts to deter the spread of the COVID-19 Virus, we have made the difficult decision to end the 2019-2020 season one week ahead of schedule, on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Here are the important details:
-All public skating sessions (including Sunday, 3/15) are CANCELED.
-Keene Youth Hockey Player Evaluations scheduled for this week are POSTPONED; re-schedule dates for the Summer will be announced as soon as possible.
– All stick times are CANCELED.
-Learn to Skate Sessions for 3/16, 3/19 & 3/23 are CANCELED. Participants will be issued a credit for those sessions and will be contacted in the coming weeks by the skating director.
-Freestyle skating sessions for Monday 3/16 are ON but have been moved to 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
-The KFSC Under the Sea SKating Show scheduled for 3/21 & 3/22 is POSTPONED; make-up dates will be announced as soon as possible.
-The arena will CLOSE for the season at 10pm on Monday, 3/16/2020.
-Despite already being one of the cleanest recreation and event facilities in New England, Keene ICE has taken extra precautions to protect our community members who have participated in activites at the arena over the last several days or will be on Sunday and Monday which include the installation of additional hand sanitizer stations, “bleach bombing” doors, handles, benches & other items frequently touched by the public, additional cleaning regimen for public & locker room areas and the removal of coffee & condiment dispensers and other utensils from public areas.
-For community members with events or activities at the arena on Sunday & Monday, we ask are making 3 simple requests:
1. If you are or have been ill, please do not come to the rink.
2. Please wash your hands and utilize hand sanitizer stations before coming to the rink and while at the rink.
3. Please limit close personal contact with other attendees at the rink.
-The ice will be out from 3/17/2020 until mid-June 2020 when our Summer schedule begins. We will continue to monitor community health developments and will revise these plans if necessary.
-During the ice out session, we perform regular and preventative maintenance of the building including a deep cleaning as well as hosting a number of excellent community events at the arena. The Monadnock Women’s Expo (originally scheduled for 3/28/2020) has been RE-SCHEDULED for Sat, 5/16/2020. Other scheduled events will be evaluated on an event-by-event basis with event organizers taking best available information into account and decisions will be posted.
-We want to thank our home teams, rink users, advertisers and sponsors for making 2019-2020 a terrific season at Keene ICE. We wish you all health and wellness in the coming weeks and look forward to seeing you all again. You may contact us with questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com #ThinkRink
Enrollment is going on now for our 2nd session of learn to Skate. Session begins October 22nd and runs for 6 weeks. Cost is $95 for the 6 weeks and includes rental skates each week. For more information:https://keeneice.com/learn-to-skate/
Applications are now being accepted for the Noah King Ice Hockey Scholarship.
Noah King developed his love for skating on the local ponds and outdoor rinks throughout the Monadnock Region. At the age of 11 or 12, Noah became a youth hockey player in Keene, and later skated for Keene High School. Like many New Englanders, hockey remained a passion for Noah into adulthood, and he played in leagues in Boston in the years following high school. While Noah had a love for all sports, hockey was his favorite, and his love for skating never ceased. Whether watching a game, playing in high school, or just skating on the pond, he found great joy, and created great memories, from skating.
Tragically, Noah lost his life much too early, and left behind a loving family and many friends. The Noah King Scholarship was created by Noah’s family and friends, in tribute to Noah, to provide financial support, in the form of a $500 scholarship (awarded annually), for a child who is interested in playing youth hockey in the Keene Youth Hockey organization. The goal is to create an opportunity, which might not otherwise exist, for a child to participate in the Keene programs and, like Noah, develop a lifelong love of the game.
Did you ever want to drive a Zamboni? Now’s your chance! Keene ice is looking for a Part time operations person. Hours are mostly nights and weekends. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 603-499-8873