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Covid-19 Rules and Regulations

This page has the most up-to-date rules and regulations regarding Covid-19 and De Pere Ice Arena and Cornerstone Community Center

De Pere Youth Hockey utilizes both rinks for games and practices, so it is important to know the rules of each rink as you will most likely play at both during the season.

The DPYH Board has been working through the summer to ensure we can safely play hockey this year and has developed a COVID-19 Policy.  Please help us keep our local rinks open and our players on the ice by following all the safety protocols of the Policy, most importantly –

  • Players may NOT attend a DPYH warm-up session, tryout, practice, or game if showing any symptoms of COVID-19 or if family members are showing symptoms or awaiting test results.  These symptoms include:  fever greater than 100, cough, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell, congestion or runny nose, chills, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, headache, fatigue, muscle or body aches, sore throat.
  • Players may NOT attend a DPYH warm-up session, tryout, practice or game if quarantined from school for any reason or time period.

As part of the COVID-19 Policy, DPYH will be utilizing a flow chart, COVID-19 Exposure Protocol, to determine if a player or coach needs to be removed from participation and for how long.  The flow chart addresses, among other things, how to handle close contacts, symptoms, and positive or negative results.  Reporting of a close contact or of a positive test result must be completed within 24 hours of receiving the information.  Additionally, reporting will need be given verbally or through electronic communication to the Head Coach and Team Manager and in writing via the DPYH COVID-19 Reporting Form available on this page.  DPYH will be fully cooperative with the local health departments if contact tracing is needed.

It’s been a long road, but we finally made it; let’s get back to hockey!

DPYH Covid-19 Reporting Form

The purpose of this reporting form is to communicate all close contact and positive Covid-19 results to help minimize the spread and continue with a successful 2020-2021 DPYH season. 

Either before or after filling out this form, PLEASE be sure to contact your team manager immediately and do not attend any practices or games until further communication and decisions are made.

Please fill out one form per Skater if there are multiple siblings affected.



Covid-19 Waiver for 2020-21 Season

Before your skater can take part in any activities with De Pere Youth Hockey, please complete the waiver regarding Covid-19 by clicking on the link below.


De Pere Ice Arena Rules

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Cornerstone Community Center Rules

Current Cornerstone Rink Rules will be enforced with the youth as well as others entering the facility.  Please follow to help keep everyone safe:

Expectations of Players, Coaches, and Supporters- 

  • Follow all posted rules at each facility GBAYHA utilizes or visits
  • Practice Social Distancing in all locations throughout the rink
    • Players will enter and leave from the Rink  doors of only the rink they are scheduled to skate on, Rink 1 lower entrance, Rink 2 lower entrance or Rink 3 main entrance. 
    •  Players should follow instructions and signage as they enter. 
    •   Players should arrive no more than 10 minutes before the ice time start, and will need to leave within 10 minutes of their ice time end. 
    •  Players need to get dressed at home, skates can be put on inside the rink locker rooms, any player that does not want to use the locker rooms may use the open areas in Rink 2 to get skates on.  Locker room doors will remain open at all times. 
    • Parents and spectators will only be allowed in the rink only for Games, Hockey Initiation Program and Learn to skate.  Parents and Spectators should not enter until the game time. One Parent per Mite will be allowed for practices. 
    • Players will need to be able to tie their own skates or where skate guards into the rink. If they need to be tied by a parent or adult, that person should leave as soon as the skates are tied. 
    • It is now mandatory that face masks be wore anytime you are in the building and off the ice. Including in the locker rooms. 
    • Limited public restrooms are available in the locker room 1 and 2 hallway at the west end of the building, no public areas are open, Track closed, Lobbies Closed, private locker rooms for HS teams are closed. 

DPYH Covid-19 FAQ Sheet

The attached document will go over the most commonly asked questions.  Please review and if you have further questions, please contact Chris Dewsnap at

DPYH Covid-19 Policy

The attached document covers the DPYH policy guidelines regarding Covid-19.  Please review and if you have further questions, please contact Chris Dewsnap at

DPYH Covid-19 Exposure Protocols

The attached document covers the DPYH Covid-19 Exposure Protocols regarding Covid-19.  Please review and if you have further questions, please contact Chris Dewsnap at