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COVID-19 News & Resources


On August 24, Minnesota Hockey announced that on September 1, 2020 it will move to Phase 3 of its Return to Play Guidelines.  As Minnesota Hockey associations, Cottage Grove Hockey Association is prepared to  follow the Minnesota Hockey guidelines while adhering to the guidelines set forth by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and local government and rink officials. 


Ice Arena Protocols (Cottage Grove)

Level Min IN / OUT Bag(s) Locker Rm(s) Dressed Spectators @ Practice(s) Spectators @ Game(s)
• Bantam / 15u
• Peewee / 12u
• Squirt / 10u
• (11 and older )
10 min(s) Allowed Allowed Yes
(Highly recommended)
No Yes
(Two (2) per player)
• Mite / 8u
• Mini-Mite / 4,5,6u
• (10 and under)
10 min(s) Allowed Allowed Yes
(Highly recommended)
(One (1) per player)
(Two (2) per player)
Updated as of 10.21.20

Enter and Exit Points

  • North – Enter either door on the outside of the players benches. Exit through the players bench.
  • South – Enter by locker rooms 1 & 2 and exit through the players bench.
  • West – Enter by the small door by the Zamboni gate, small door by locker rooms 14 & 15 or through the players bench. Exit through the hallway by the Ref Room.
Note: These will be marked and signed at the ice arena as well

CGHA COvid Plan

CG Ice Arena Locker Room(s)

D8 Rink(s) Protocols

This video shares key guidelines and procedures from the Minnesota Hockey Return to Play Guidelines, which are designed to help provide a safe environment when returning to the rinks.

Minnesota Hockey has released its Return to Play Guidelines, following the announcement by the State of Minnesota that organized youth sports can resume activities beginning Monday, June 1.

Remember we can contribute to helping eliminate COVID-19 by doing these four things:

  • Physical Distance
  • Wash Hands and Practice Safe Hygiene Habits
  • Clean Surfaces and Equipment Between Uses
  • Staying Home When Sick or Experiencing Any Symptoms

The knowledge and circumstances around COVID-19 are changing constantly and, as such, Minnesota Hockey will continue to provide updates and resources as more information develops.

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