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By KVHA, 03/16/20, 8:30PM EDT

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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.     

3-12-20 LCAHL Cancels Remaining Championships

ALL LCAHL Activities and Events (including the LCAHL Playoffs) have been suspended until further notice.  We have been in constant communication with our entire organization, including direct contact with members of the Detroit Red Wings.  We have decided in light of the recent amount of cancellations and suspensions of activities around the Country and with The Governor of Michigan declaring a State of Emergency, this is the best course of action at this time. 

We will update everyone with further details as they become available.

The LCAHL continues to monitor the evolving Coronavirus here in Michigan.  As most of you know, numerous Universities and events have been canceled or are being player without attendees.  The State of Michigan has declared a State of Emergency.  This declaration includes the release of “Community Mitigation Strategies”. Within the Mitigation Strategies, the Governor outlined guidelines for schools regarding large events and gatherings. We will use this template as a resource when making decisions for the LCAHL activities.

State Recommends Community Mitigation Strategies to help slow the transmission of COVID-19 in Michigan: https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/0,9753,7-406-98163-521463--,00.html

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3-11-20 USA Hockey Cancels National Championships, Disabled Festival

 
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 schoolyouthgirlsadult 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.

NOTE: There are games/tournaments played throughout the U.S. at the local level that include USA Hockey members that are not national-level events and are operated by districts, affiliates, local associations or even private operators. The decisions relative to those events are made at the local level. We continue to encourage all involved to engage with local health and medical professionals, and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization, in making educated decisions.