Updated: 10/17/20


In response to Covid-19 we would like you to note a few updates:

  • We have updated our cleaning procedures following CDC & EPA guidelines.
  • Installed sanitation and wash stations in convenient locations and on the player benches. 
  • We have implemented max occupancy limits for the lobby and on ice.
  • We have removed the temporary dressing rooms to allow for more open space.
  • Please come to the rink dressed. You may change into your skates in the lobby and proceed to the ice.
  • Use of the lobby will be limited to 10 minutes prior to the start of a session and one must vacate the facility 5 minutes prior to their scheduled session. No lingering in the lobby.
  • Please reserve locker room #1&2 for goalies who cannot come dressed!
  • Please maintain a minimum 6-foot social distance in the spectator area. 6′ distance marks have been provided in the lobby and on the player benches please use them.
  • As per city code, face coverings are mandatory in the lobby, while getting dressed/ putting on your skates. You may take off your face covering prior to active strenuous play (i.e. hockey only) if you choose to. Many players are choosing to wear a cloth mask either under or over their hockey helmets. We support and encourage this! We want to encourage players and refs to take whatever means necessary to protect the environment from their droplets while still being able to exert themselves.  i.e. putting a mask on the outside of a helmet cage to contain sneezes and as a reminder not to spit might be a good alternative to wearing a face covering if one chooses to do so. 
  • All other ice activities require a mask.
  • No spitting on the bench or ice!
  • We ask that all skaters to self-screen:
    • STAY HOME if you are sick or have been exposed to an infected individual.
      If anyone answers “yes” to any of the questions
      below or has a temperature above 100.4 Fahrenheit, they should not be allowed to
      1. Have you or anyone in your household had a sore throat, cough, chills, body aches,
      shortness of breath, loss of smell, loss of taste, fever at or greater than 100 degrees
      Fahrenheit in the last 21 days?
      2. Have you or anyone in your household been tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting results?
      3. To the best of your knowledge have you been in close proximity to any individual who
      tested positive for COVID-19?
      4. Any individual answering “yes” or having a temperature above 100.4 should follow their
      physician’s recommendations for when it is safe to return to activity.
  • Please come dressed, ready to play! To limit your time in the lobby!
  • Please sanitize or wash your hands upon entering the facility.
  • Do not share water bottles, or other equipment.
  • Spectators are limited to max 30 in the lobby, and only 1 spectator per skater. Please do not exceed this occupancy. Please consider being dropped off and encourage no spectators.
  • These measures are subject to change. The PIR plans to enforce and  abide by the city, state, and CDC safety precautions that  may be in place at the time we open and hold sessions..
  • Our goal is to still offer  recreational physical activity in the safest way possible. Do you have an idea on how we can improve our procedures please email: manager@palouseicerink.com
  • References: CDCCity of MoscowU.S. Ice Rink Association and the health department.

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