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Hockey Alberta Update on Covid Isolation and Quarantine Requirements - January 7, 2022

Please refer to our home page news article for the new Government of Alberta isolation and quarantine requirements in regard to Covid.

HA Update on Covid


Reminder of November 15th QR Code update - November 12, 2021

This is a brief reminder that the Alberta Government has made changes to the type of vaccine record that will be accepted at facilities participating in the Restriction Exemption Program.  Effective Monday, November 15, 2021 the Alberta vaccine record with QR code will be the only valid proof of vaccination for Alberta residents plus Valid identification (drivers license, etc.) that matches the vaccine record will still be required for adults 18yrs and older. Vaccine record with QR code can be accessed at

For information regarding out of province visitors and international travellers please visit Alberta Government Covid-19 Public Health Actions.

Question or concerns can be directed to


Additional information point 2 of the November 1, 2021 message  - November 4, 2021

The total building capacity for Plainsmen is 998 (715 ice surface/stands & 283 lobby) however, officially 1/3 capacity of the entire arena would be 332 (which would never be reached based on normal usage).

After a conversation with the Fire Dept this week, the City of Airdrie has put the maximum capacity for viewing specifically at 166, based on seating in the stands and standing viewing in the SW/NW/SE corners. 

Therefore 1/3 of total viewing should be 55 and people must separate out by 2m from themselves and other cohorts.  


City of Airdrie Arena REP Update - November 1, 2021

There are upcoming changes to the Restriction Exemption Program at Genesis Place and City of Airdrie Arenas that are important to note.  

  1. As of November 15th, required by the Province of Alberta, the only valid Alberta proof of vaccination accepted at City facilities will be the Alberta vaccine record QR code. Valid identification (drivers license, etc.) that matches the vaccine record will still be required for adults 18yrs and older. Exemptions still apply for youth in sport activities and adults who can produce proof of negative COVID-19 test or proof of medical exemption.
  2. As of November 5th, the Plainsmen Arena will no longer be participating in the Restriction Exemption Program as all adult-use has been consolidated to the other arenas. Thus, anyone is able to access the facility under CMOH Order 44-2021. Specific guidance to be followed at this arena includes mask use at all times (except when participating on the ice surface) and maintaining physical distancing of 2m between your cohort and others in all areas (viewing areas, lobby, change rooms, etc). Ron Ebbesen and Genesis Place continue to participate in Alberta’s Restriction Exemption Program.
  3. As of November 5th, all Genesis Place arena users will need to enter through either the Fitness or Aquatics Entrances (photo attached). By consolidating two adjacent screening points we are able to greatly reduce the financial burden that is being shouldered by Airdrie taxpayers for security guards. The Arena doors will serve as an exit only but may not be propped or accessed by those entering the rink.


Thank you for assistance, patience, and courtesy towards our front line staff/screeners as we all navigate what we hope to be the last season of COVID19 restrictions. 

 City of Airdrie Arena Rules - September 27, 2021

The Province has updated guidance on the Restriction Exemption Program to ensure consistency after a week of conflicting interpretations by Public Health Officers across the Province. A couple of points that specifically impact sport user groups in City facilities are included below and should be communicated to your membership.
  1. Coaches, instructors, trainers, referees etc. for youth activities, who are 18 years or older, are subject to the public health measures or REP requirements in the facility. Thus, there is no exemption and must demonstrate proof of vaccination, medical exemption or negative covid test result. We'll adjust our screening process beginning on Monday, September 27th.
  2. Youth are subject to physical distancing at all other times when not engaged in the physical activity (e.g. locker rooms, common areas etc.). The accountability on this will rest with user groups and organizations will need to determine their own plan which may be audited by a Public Health Officer.
Please review the entire Restriction Exemption Program guidance so you are better able to help educate your members. Oct 8, 2021 Updated - Covid-19 Information on the REP Requirements
We will continue to send out information from Alberta Health as restrictions/guidance are clarified or shift.

 City of Airdrie Arena Rules - September 20, 2021

The City of Airdrie is implementing the Restriction Exemption Program as of September 20, 2021.  

Youth (12-17 years) are exempt from demonstrating proof of vaccination, medical exemption or negative COVID-19 test accessing a facility with a Restriction Exemption Program in place as long as they are there for the sole purpose of taking part in activity. Volunteers, such as coaching staff, will also not be required to show proof of vaccination, medical exemption or negative COVID-19 test in order to perform their activity-related responsibilities within our facilities. 

Participants should still ensure that they are screening for symptoms by going through the Alberta Health daily checklist.


All other vaccine-eligible visitors/spectators 18 years and above, and those 12-17 years not participating in sport, must still produce proof of vaccination, medical exemption or negative COVID-19 test result within the last 72 hours, prior to entering a City of Airdrie recreation facility.

Here is a link, to easily download your proof of vaccination card.

As the City of Airdrie further reviews the restrictions and consults with public health in the coming days guidelines may be adjusted, please be patient as we all navigate this challenge time. 

City of Crossfield Arena Rules - September 22, 2021

Crossfield town Council discussed the Restriction Exemption Program (REP) last night and at this time they have decided that the REP will not be implemented at the Pete Knight Arena. Therefore, the Pete Knight Arena and its users must adhere to the restrictions that have been implemented in the most recent public health orders.

Unfortunately, this means that adult user groups will not be permitted to use the Pete Knight Arena at this time.

For youth user groups using the Pete Knight Arena, this means:

  • Indoor group classes, training and competitions are permitted, but participants are required to:

-         Screen for symptoms

-         Maintain 2 metres distancing, except youth while engaged in physical activity

-         Wear a mask, except youth while engaged in physical activity

  • Spectator attendance is restricted to 1/3 fire code capacity, attendees are limited to a single household or 2 close contacts if living alone and must be masked and maintain 2 metres physical distancing

 In summary:

  • We will not be asking for proof of vaccination, medical exemption or negative COVID-19 test to access the building
  • We ask that all patrons including spectators, players, skaters, coaches, team officials, etc. screen for symptoms before coming to the arena
  • Masking (including while getting changed in dressing rooms) and physical distancing will be required except for youth who are participating in physical activity
  • Adult user groups will not be permitted at this time
  • Spectators will be limited to 1/3 capacity

 Please note that this could change at any time depending on public health orders, issues with following current restrictions, etc.

 Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work to understand these new restrictions and rules.


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