3-16-20 Consistent with Governor Whitmer's Executive Order issued today, Kensington Valley Ice House and Hartland Ice House will be closed until March 30, 2020.
3-12-20 Kensington Valley Hockey Association (KVHA) in cooperation with Kensington Valley Ice House (KVIH) and Hartland Ice House (HIH) continue to monitor and are carefully following guidelines as established by our state and local governing authorities.
KVIH & HIH are continuing to operate their facilities and programs as normally scheduled, with heightened efforts on enhanced cleaning of the following areas:
• Locker rooms • Benches/penalty boxes/scorekeeper’s box • Concessions areas • Restrooms • Lobby • Rental skate area • Vending machines and gaming areas • Performance training areas • All doors and doorknobs • All flat surfaces, including tables and countertops
Further, all events that would result in larger crowds, going with the governor's limit of over 250 people in one space, have been cancelled to lessen the overall attendance in the building.
KVHA's stance at the present time is as long as the rink is open, every team has the option to use their ice time as planned.
We are asking teams to use common sense and good hygiene. No sharing of water bottles, social distancing, limiting the amount of attendees/spectators, and staying home if you have any type of illness or are recovering from any type of illness, etc.
We are supportive of all families who do not feel comfortable participating and choose to stay home. It is difficult to create a rule that works for everyone so we would encourage everyone to do what they feel is best at this time.
We will continue to closely monitor the situation and will keep our members updated on any changes. If you have any questions, please contact us directly.
Please take a moment to review the Interim Recommendations to Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19 (March 11, 2020). A copy of this is also attached. You can stay informed by regularly visiting Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus.
Little Caesars Amateur Hockey League
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|Wednesday, March 11, 2020|
|USA Hockey Cancels National Championships, Disabled Festival|
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Hockey announced tonight it has canceled its series of upcoming National Championships, including high school, youth, girls, adult and sled, that were set to begin in various locations across the country on March 26. In addition, the organization also announced it has canceled its Disabled Hockey Festival, which was set to take place over two weekends (March 26-29 and April 2-5) in Pittsburgh, Penn.
“Safety of our participants has always been our top priority and with the current coronavirus situation, our executive committee unanimously decided to cancel these national events,” said Jim Smith, president of USA Hockey.
“We felt it was important to get the news of the cancellation out immediately,” said Pat Kelleher, executive director of USA Hockey. “We’re sure there will be many questions and we appreciate everyone’s patience as we together work through this unprecedented situation.
“While we're disappointed that we had to make this decision, we celebrate the success of USA Hockey teams across the country this year, as well as the time and effort so many people invested into these signature events. We’re thankful to our national sponsors, tournament directors, volunteers and so many others for their support in making hockey an enjoyable experience for all.”
USA Hockey will continue to provides updates regularly on the coronavirus situation at USAHockey.com.