Statements Regarding COVID-19 and RCFHL
Updated August 7th
Captains, Players, and Staff…
After careful consideration of the situation, it is with great sadness that we must announce that the remainder of the current season (Winter 2020) has been canceled.
We deeply care about the health and safety of our players, fans, staff, and families of all those involved in the league. With everything going on in the world right now and Covid hitting a little too close to home in the league, we have to make the responsible decision to shut things down for the foreseeable future.
We will reevaluate the situation at the end of this month to get an outlook for when we can start the next session.
Stay safe during these tough times and we assure you RCFHL hockey will be there in the future when things return to as normal as possible.
Updated August 2nd
CAPTAINS AND PLAYERS!!
It has been brought to our attention a player in the league has tested positive for COVID-19! We will not release names to protect players privacy. That being said tonight (August 2nd) is being postponed for one week!! We will take this day by day and figure out the situation from there!
Updated July 17th
Here is the COVID-19 Liability Waiver. ALL participants will be required to provide a signed copy of the waiver before they will be allowed entry to Skatium.
Updated July 11th
Players & Staff
As planned, we are still on to resume our season starting next week on July 19th. Schedule will be finished up over the weekend!
We have a few policies and guidelines that we are going to have all members of the league follow.
1. ALL players (subs included) MUST have a waiver signed before they are eligible to play. We will send out the waiver to all captains on Monday or Tuesday for them to print out and have players sign.
2. We will be doing temperature checks before you enter the facility. We are going to have a contactless forehead scanner. If you are at 100.4 or above, we will ask you to leave the facility.
3. No players are allowed in the building until 15 minutes prior to the game they are playing in. We may give goalies a few minutes more just so they can get ready prior. If a game is running late, we will notify the captain or a representative of the team.
4. Masks are REQUIRED in the building unless you are playing. This is established by St. Louis City and County
5. If you are feeling ill or unwell in anyway, PLEASE do not show up. We feel that you all will cooperate but we just wanted to keep this out.
Staff will also be cleaning the benches in-between games to remain as sanitary as we can, so when the prior game ends please do not put your bags, gear, water bottles, etc. Until we complete sanitizing the benches.
Just to remind everybody, we will be doing 3 weeks to get everybody to 9 games, then playoffs the week after. It will be a 5 team playoff as we explained to the captains prior to the season.
We look forward to seeing all of you next week!!
Updated June 16th
Attention Players and Staff!!
After doing research and checking over the phases in the City of St. Louis, we have got the fantastic news that we are able to resume play! We got in touch with Skatium and the return date will be Sunday, July 19th. We will be spending the next couple of weeks working on the policies and guidelines that we have to follow, once it is finalized we will release that information directly to you! We also will be updating the schedule on the website in that same time frame.
Keep updated here for anymore information regarding it. As we said in our last update last month, we will be playing only 3 of the final 4 weeks, followed by the playoffs the following week. We intend to start the next season very shortly after (probably only a week of in-between).
If you have any additional questions, feel free to reach out and we will answer them as best as we can!
We look forward to seeing you all very soon!
Updated May 4th
Attention Players and Staff,
We have been in communications with Skatium in regards to getting our season resumed and it’s looking very positive. We’re hoping to be up and resuming in the next few weeks (probably towards end of the month). We are going to continue to monitor the guidelines by the CDC and the City of St. Louis, and will have to take precautionary measures. Once we have more information we will share that.
Per talks with the Skatium and scheduling, we will be playing 3 of the 4 weeks that are remaining. Everybody will get 9 games and we will still have a playoff and championship at the end of the season.
Once the ban in the city is lifted, we will hopefully be able to be up and running very shortly after. We will continue to keep you informed as we hear more!
Hope to see you all back at the rink very soon!
Updated March 21st
Captains and Players,
As many of you probably expected, due to the continuous spread of COVID-19 and everything the CDC has released regarding it, we will not be playing tomorrow night (March 22nd). We are hoping to get up and running as soon as possible, but at this time everything is up in the air.
Once we know more information we will let you know. Thank you for your patience and understanding! Stay safe and stay healthy!
Updated March 14th 4:00pm
***Attention Players and Staff***
After heavy consideration, myself and Raine have decided to cancel tomorrow (March 15th) night in regards to the COVID-19. While we regret doing this, we have to look out for the safety of our players, our staff, and anybody who does come to attend games and hangout. We’ve been keeping an eye out on other sports leagues (ice hockey, indoor soccer, etc.) and many of them have also canceled in the area, and we feel that we have to follow in those footsteps.
We have not cancelled any other weeks following this weekend, as we are going to be on a week to week basis to see how the Coronavirus plays out over the week. We hope that everybody stays safe during this time, and we hope to be back on the floor as soon as we can.
Thank you for your time, and we will keep you updated as we progress. ***
As everyone is aware, Coronavirus has become front and center in the media spotlight and in our community.
At this time, we are still moving forward with our season as planned, however, we will continue to monitor the situation as it plays out and take precautions to ensure the safety of all of our players and staff members. At this time, these measures include no sharing of beverages and stick taps to the other team instead of a handshake line.
We will be following the guidelines of local health organizations regarding events and we encourage everyone to maintain the appropriate health practices recommended by the CDC and other health organizations.
If there are any further questions please contact the league page or contact your friendly neighborhood commissioner.
Thank you and stay safe.