Rink Protocols

The New Normal at World Ice Arena

We’re so happy to welcome you all back to the rink after such a lengthy, unexpected hiatus. We hope you all weathered the current storm in good health and are ready to get back on the ice.

Our joy at seeing you won’t, however, distract us from making sure that we all stay healthy. To that end, we have a series of protocols that we’ve set up, in accordance with the CDC and the New York State and Queens County Health Department, which will ensure that you can skate and stay safe.

The following is a comprehensive outline of our safety plan. Please take some time to review it so you’ll know what we want you to expect when you’re back at the rink. If you have any suggestions or recommendations, we’d love to hear them.

World Ice Arena Rink Protocols for Safety On and Off the Ice

  1. Our safety procedures begin even before you come to the rink:
    • All skaters and coaches will sign our Acknowledgement of Risk and General waivers at the time of event purchase
  2. Arriving skaters and coaches will stop at the entrance to check in (to confirm the skaters and coaches presence on our rosters) before gaining rink admittance
  3. A limited capacity is permitted on the ice during any given time slot. No exceptions.
  4. All hockey players and coaches, excluding goalies, must arrive at the rink fully dressed.
  5. Skaters and coaches will enter the rink no sooner than :15 minutes before their event begins, and go to assigned “Staging Area,” sit on benches at designated distances to put on skates (and helmets).
    • Each bench has a blue “X,” each one six feet from the next, to mark those designated distances
  6. Masks are mandatory for all skaters on and off-ice.

We know you understand that it’s necessary. Hopefully, not far down the road, things will reset and we can go back to the “old” normal.

As always, thanks for your help,
World Ice Arena Management Team

As per New York City regulations, all children 5 and over need at least one dose of vaccination to enter the facility. In order to stop the spread of the virus, we will continue to enforce masks on and off the ice.

Please be advised that we will be performing a scheduled system upgrade Thursday, September 30th, 2021 at 08:00 PM EDT which will cause a disruption lasting a few hours.
All logged-on users will have their session terminated by the upgrade and will need to log on with your email address on file and click "forgot your password?" to get started.

Please note, we will be starting our classes next week instead of this week. Thursday classes will begin on Thursday January 13, Friday classes will begin January 14, Saturday classes will begin January 15 and Sunday classes will begin January 16. Stay safe!