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Return To Play

Based on the province’s public health orders that take effect on Friday February 12, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., teams and individuals will be permitted to practice and play games on outdoor rinks and individual players can receive one-on-one instruction at indoor facilities.

Hockey Manitoba has released Version 5 of our Return to Play (RTP) plan which includes updated Phase 3 protocols. Phase 3 of the RTP plan permits members to participate in outdoor practices, outdoor games as well as indoor one-on-one skill development beginning Friday February 12, 2021. 

Please click here to view the Province of Manitoba’s current Public Health Orders.

For more information on provincial restrictions click here.

The health and safety of our community and Hockey Manitoba members is of utmost importance and we will return to play when it is safe to do so. Physical distancing, mask wearing, proper hygiene, and screening are necessary steps that must be practiced in order to return to hockey safely and will assist in reducing the risk to the hockey community.

Hockey Manitoba releases Version 4 of Return to Play Plan – November 5, 2020

Hockey Manitoba Return to Play Update on Winnipeg Health Region – November 2, 2020.

Hockey Manitoba releases Version 3 of Return to Play Plan – October 8, 2020

Hockey Manitoba Return to Play Phase 3 Update – October 1, 2020

Hockey Manitoba Return to Play Update – Mandatory Face Masks – September 28 2020.

Hockey Manitoba releases Version 2 of Return to Play Plan – September 28, 2020

Hockey Manitoba releases Version 1 of Return to Play Plan – August 12, 2020

Based on the recommendation by the Province of Manitoba, Hockey Manitoba and its Board of Directors have made the decision to not allow sanctioned tournaments or events to take place at this time.  Travel permit applications will also not be accepted for out of province travel at this time.

Hockey Manitoba’s Return to Play Plan incorporates the current requirements outlined in Stages 1 – 4 of the Government of Manitoba’s Restoring Safe Services Plan, health and safety guidelines from Hockey Canada, and programming, registration and sanctioning for Hockey Manitoba.

Part of our commitment includes an ongoing and regular review of our RTP protocols based on the latest recommended COVID-19 health precautions, which will help to enhance the positive hockey experience under the province’s health directives.

The Return to Hockey Plan has three phases:

    • Phase 1 – On-ice skill development (non-contact), online meetings and clinics, non-sanctioned activities
    • Phase 2 (approved August 12, 2020 and will begin with sanctioned activity starting on September 1, 2020) – on-ice skill development (non-contact), drills, team tactics, online or in-person clinic, tryouts
    • Phase 3 (approved on a regional/league basis October 1, 2020) – regular season competition (contact), game play (contact), practices (contact), travel

Hockey Manitoba continues to strive towards placing our members in a safe and healthy environment. Physical distancing, mask wearing, proper hygiene and screening are necessary steps that must be practiced in order to return to hockey safely and will assist in reducing the risk to the hockey community.