Update: 20-Nov-2020 4:00PM

Recent changes to SOMHA COVID protocols as follows:

  • No spectators will be allowed in either arena from 20-November-2020 up to and including 07-Dec-2020. This includes both games and practices.
  • U7 parents are deemed 'essential'. One parent per player will be allowed in the facility - no siblings permitted.
  • Masks continue to be mandatory
  • For Game Day - teams are allowed: Covid Ambassador x 2 (1 male/1 female), Manager, HCSP, Coaches, Players and 1 person to live-stream the game
  • Essential game staff includes: Officials, Timekeepers and Referee in Chief

The below noted directives (originally issued 12-Nov-2020) still apply:

After discussion by the SOMHA Board and in response to feedback from the Town of Oliver Recreation Facilities staff, please be advised:

  • From this point forward, masks are mandatory for everyone who enters either arena (Oliver Arena or Osoyoos Sunbowl Arena).
    • This applies to both practices and games.
    • Players are required to have masks (a) when entering the Facility, (b) at all times while in dressing rooms / common areas and (c) while exiting the Facility
    • Players are allowed to remove their mask to put on their helmets and enter the ice surface (the "field of play")
    • Coaches are allowed to remove their masks during practices while on the ice surface (the "field of play")
    • Players are required to have masks on in dressing rooms during ice clean / game delays
    • Parents / support staff who are present in the building are required to have masks on at all times.
  • Teams are required for everyone in the dressing room to wear masks. If SOMHA receives a specific complaint from the arenas on a team violating these requirements, they will be subject to further action from the discipline committee.
  • Masks will be required for visiting teams as well.
  • U13 and up teams may enter the facility and use dressing rooms 30 minutes prior to the game in both Oliver and Osoyoos.
  • At U11 and down, players are still expected to come as fully dressed as possible, with the exception of final jerseys if needed, skates tying and helmets in the dressing room.
  • If teams include female players, a female team volunteer (parent / guardian / manager / safety / other) must be present and considered 'essential team personnel' in the facility. This is to support the situation where a female player requires off-ice assistance (dressing rooms, isolation rooms, etc.)

The intent of this directive is not be be heavy-handed with our membership. Rather, we are attempting to provide as simple and clear a directive as can be given during these challenging times. Quite simply - everyone needs to have on a mask while entering and using the Facilities - no exceptions (save on-ice play)


Playing In Osoyoos?  Town of Osoyoos Arena Guidelines (pdf) , Town of Osoyoos Contact Tracing (pdf)

Playing In Oliver? Oliver District Arena COVID-19 Guidelines Oct 27 (pdf), Oliver Game Day Guidelines (pdf), Covid Tracking (pdf), Covid Tracking (xlsx)

Playing In Penticton? PMHA Game Day Procedures Oct 28 2020 (pdf) , PMHA Game Day Contact Tracing Form (xlsx)

Playing In Trail?

Playing In Summerland? Summerland Covid - Oct 21 (pdf)

Playing In Kelowna?

Playing in Castlegar? Game Day CMHA Complex Arena guidlines (pdf) (must be submitted 24hrs prior to game)


We will add - and update - this information as it is received.