COVID-19

Keene ICE
COVID-19 Re-Opening Plan

Revised Keene ICE re-opening protocols:  Keene ICE has been operating safely for this season since July 25, 2021 with the following provisions:

  • Keene ICE has returned, almost entirely, to “business as usual.”
  • Effective 12/20/2021, all visitors MUST wear a face covering inside the arena at all times; on-ice participants are encouraged to wear face coverings on the ice but are not required to do so- they may remove face coverings when headed to the ice.
    • EXCEPTION: For public skating, participants ARE required to wear face coverings, even when on the ice.
    • There is no opportunity for debate; persons (10 y/o & older) unable or unwilling to wear facemasks will be asked to leave the building and may watch on LiveBarn
  • There are no time limitations on ice users in the building; there is no screening or contact tracing; locker rooms, washrooms, showers & water fountains are fully open; there are no COVID-19 related spectator restrictions; pre-registration is no longer required for public skate or stick-times
  • Water bottles and towels may NOT be shared
  • Users may NOT spit on the ice, benches or floors

Keene ICE will adapt its business processes in the following ways:

  • Hand sanitizer will continue to be available in multiple locations throughout the building and we encourage visitors to use sanitizer frequently
  • Locker rooms, benches and high-touch surfaces will be thoroughly disinfected at least once per day
  • Though we are experiencing staffing and supply chain challenges similar to many other industries, our pro shop & snack bar will operate normally to whatever extent possible

Keene ICE asks the following of its visitors:

  • PLEASE do not come to the rink if you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or if you have recently traveled to any area experiencing an abnormal surge in COVID-19 cases
  • Please get vaccinated or boosted for COVID-19 if you are eligible to do so. A resurgence of COVID-19 in our community could again restrict our ability to maintain normal operations
  • We REQUIRE all visitors to wear face coverings when inside our building; we can’t possibly assure visitors that other in the building are not positive for COVID-19
  • Please exercise reasonable precautions while in our building or in other community settings such as social distancing, face covering and hand washing whenever appropriate

These provisions are subject to change as necessary, to be determined by Keene ICE, The City of Keene and the State of New Hampshire

Version 14.0-12/20/2021