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Home Rink: Northford Ice Pavilion

Our home rink for the 2020-2021 season is Northford.  It's centrally located and offers excellent facilities including a snack bar,  a large lobby seating area, an onsite pro shop, and hockey training resources including MB Sports and Bar Down Sniper Academy.

We value our partnership with  Northford and look forward to a successful season!

Northford Ice Pavilion
24 Firelite Place
(203) 484-4054

COVID Protocols for Northford Ice Pavilion

Keeping our families safe and healthy is our priority.  Hockey rinks across the state have worked closely with the Connecticut Health Department to create guidelines.  We ask that all of our members support the policies designed that keep us safe and allow us to continue playing hockey.

Below is an overview of the Northford Ice Pavilion and Shoreline Sharks guidelines. Please review,  respect, and follow the protocols. 

COVID Guidelines Revised: 11.06.20

Northford Ice Pavilion

  • One (1) spectator allowed
  • A waiver must be signed by all players, coaches, and spectators.  DOWNLOAD HERE
  • Players and rostered coaches will be allowed to enter the rink 15 minutes before their game/practice time.
  • Gameday volunteers (scorekeepers, locker room monitors, and team managers) will be allowed to enter the rink 15 minutes before game time.
  • Please get partially dressed outside – this means only helmets, skates, and goalie pads should be put on inside of the rink. All other equipment should be put on in the parking lot before entering the rink.
  • Teams will be allowed to use locker rooms; however, it is recommended that the locker room capacity does not exceed eight (8), and the door remains open at all times.  Please make sure your team undresses quickly after their game and leaves the arena ASAP. Showers will not be permitted. Locker room assignments can be found on the TVs in the lobby.
  • Attendees will enter through the front of the rink and exit based on the rinks defined traffic patterns.  Attendees should not be exiting through the lobby.
    • Red Rink exits on the side of the building
    • Blue rink exits in the back of the building
    • White rink exits near the picnic benches
  • NO Tailgating or group gatherings outside of the rink.
  • Team warm-ups will still be allowed, but players must wear masks and maintain social distancing.
  • Masks
    • Masks shall be worn at all times by EVERYONE (players, parents, and family members).
    • Players must wear masks during practices and games, including while on the ice and bench.
    • Coaches will be required to wear masks at all times, including games and practices.
    • Masks should be worn correctly - this means that they must cover both your nose and mouth.
  • Attendees must practice social distancing both inside and outside of the rink. 
  • The rink has sanitizing & cleaning throughout the day, including locker room and bench cleaning after every session.

Additional Guidance

  1. No one should attend a game or practice if experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.
  2. If a player or family member tests positive or has direct contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19, you must notify the Sharks at AND stay away from all team events until you receive a return to play approval from the Sharks Director of Hockey Operations.  We will observe all HIPPA laws related to privacy.
  3. Team Managers are accountable for contacting the "away" rinks when teams travel and communicating any additional regulations.
  4. Team Managers are accountable for communicating with visiting teams.
  5. Check out the USA Hockey resources.