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Janas Rink Policies (updated 11/17/20)
11/17/2020
Janas Rink Polices ( Updated 11/17/20): NEW STARTING 11/17/20...
COVID Hockey Guidelines Updated 11/21/20
11/12/2020
Update 11/21/20 -- effective today NH players must have a negative...
Learn to Play Registration Now Open
08/24/2020
Registration is now open for the Learn to Play Program  Greater...
Use Amazon Smile to raise money for GLYSA
06/11/2020
Help raise money for our organziation whenever you shop at Amazon. ...
 
Janas Rink Policies (updated 11/17/20)

Janas Rink Polices ( Updated 11/17/20):

NEW STARTING 11/17/20 -   Effective immediately, no hockey bags are allowed into the rink.  All participants must arrive fully dressed.  This means you may only bring in your skates, gloves, helmet and stick.  Goalies are onlyexceptions to this rule and they must still enter rink  with as much equipment on as possible.

 

The Janas Rink will be back open as of November 7, 2020. With the guidance from the governor of Massachusetts, we will be opening under NEW STRICT guidelines. There will be some changes made to make sure that all Skaters, coaches, staff and rink employees are safe inside our facility. ALL PERSONS MUST SIGN IN USING OUR QR CODE LOCATED ON THE FRONT WINDOWS BEFORE ENETERING THE BUILDING. PLEASE SHOW “FORM COMPLETED” MESSAGE TO THE FRONT DESK AND HAVE YOUR TEMP TAKEN WHEN ENTERING

 

Here is a list of new protocols we will be following going forward until further notice:

** IF YOU SHOW ANY SIGNS OF BEING SICK, (COUGHING, SNEEZING, FEVER, BODY ACHES) STAY HOME!**

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO NOT ALLOW ANY PERSON IN THE FACILITY IF WE FEEL YOU MAY BE SICK

  1. ALL Skaters MUST be dressed in full gear before entering the building including skates when possible. Locker rooms will not be available for use. Please arrive no more than 15 Minutes prior to your ice time. If you are earlier than 15 minutes you will be asked to wait outside RAIN OR SHINE. PARENTS AND SPECTATORS MAY ONLY ENTER AT THE START OF THE GAME! NO EARLIER!
  2. ALL skaters must bring their own water bottles. If your water bottle is left behind it WILL be thrown away.
  3. ALL ARTICLES OF CLOTHING OR EQUIPMENT LEFT BEHIND WILL BE THROWN AWAY, RIGHT AWAY. NO LOST AND FOUND WILL BE IN USE. PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK YOU HAVE ALL YOUR BELONGINGS WHEN YOU LEAVE.
  4. We are allowing TWO (2) parents and siblings per skater into the rink to watch, Parents MUST stay 6’ apart and MUST wear a mask at all times while in the arena.
  5. All persons entering the building MUST wear a mask or face covering at all times. PLAYERS MUST WEAR MASKS DURING PLAY AND ON THE BENCH!!
  6. We have one way foot traffic through the building. You will enter through the front lobby doors and exit through the emergency exit at the side of the building near stands.
  7. ALL HOME AND AWAY TEAMS MUST SUBMIT A USA HOCKEY ROSTER TO THE FRONT DESK UPON ARRIVAL. NO TEAMS WILL BE ALLOWED TO PARTICAPATE WITHOUT A ROSTER.
  8. We will have hand sanitizer available throughout the building for staff and public use.
  9. The Pro Shop will NOT be open for foot traffic. Skate sharpening and tape will be available for purchase.  **CREDIT CARD PURCHASES PREFERRED**
  10. NO CONGREGATING IN THE BUILDING OR PARKING LOT. ARRIVE-PLAY-DEPART
  11. All locker room and shower areas will be closed until further notice. There will be chairs and “X” marks on the bleachers placed 6’ apart for your safety. When you find a seat and are ready to go, please stay in your seat until the ice is open for you. After you put your skates on please move your bag to the dedicated bag area near the exit. Players will come off the ice, remove your skates and leave immediately. NO GETTING COMPLETELY UNDRESSED. Parents are to leave as soon as play ends.
  12. ABSOLUTELY NO SPITTING IN THE BUILDING ON OR OFF THE ICE, SKATERS AND COACHES INCLUDED!  YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE FACILITY IF YOU ARE SEEN DOING SO.
  13. THERE WILL BE NO OUT OF STATE PLAYERS, TEAMS or SPECTATORS ALLOWED IN THE FACILITY.

We here at the Janas Rink are excited for you to be getting on the ice again. We ask that EVERYONE follow these rules and guidelines so we can continue going forward with hockey. We will be adjusting policies and guidelines as the State of Massachusetts tells us too.


by posted 11/17/2020
COVID Hockey Guidelines Updated 11/21/20

Update 11/21/20 -- effective today NH players must have a negative test within 72 hours of playing any hockey in Massachusetts.  
 

There were a couple updates from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts regarding COVID hockey restrictions.  The most positive news for our program is that our New Hampshire players are now able to return to play with the Hawks.    On the negative side, they have determined that the plastic splash guards are not acceptable to be used as a face covering. Gaiters are still OK -- get your Hawks Gaiter from Lisa Gleason (lgleason1230@gmail.com)

 

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by posted 11/12/2020
Learn to Play Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the Learn to Play Program 

Greater Lowell Youth Skating Association offers a "Learn to Play" program on Saturday mornings from 10am-11am at the Janas Rink.  

These are broken into six week sessions, but a player can join at any time. 

The cost for each session is $75, but will be reduced to $40 if registering after the mid-point of each session.  

For more information on the Learn to Play Program, please go to the Learn to Play webpage.     If you have questions, please feel free to contact the LTP Coordinator at .  

 

***To register online for Learn to Play please click here***

 


by posted 08/24/2020
Use Amazon Smile to raise money for GLYSA

Help raise money for our organziation whenever you shop at Amazon.   Their website is https://smile.amazon.com  -- When adding your charity, you can search for "Greater Lowell Hockey" and you will find the offiical listing for our organization as Great Lowell Youth Skating Assoc Inc

AmazonSmile customers can now support Great Lowell Youth Skating Assoc Inc in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.

  1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device
  2. Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into 'Settings'
  3. Tap 'AmazonSmile' and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process

If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app, update your app. Click here for instructions.

 

Learn more about Amazon Smile.

 

 


by posted 06/11/2020
Super Nick

 


FOREVER # 12
YOU WILL BE MISSED

GLYSA mourns the loss of one of our own. Nick was an incredible little boy who touched so many lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his loved ones.