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Covid-19 Policy

If you have been to the Atlanta Ice House and test positive for COVID-19 within 7 days of your visit, you must call the facility to report this information (404-800-2150).  If you are exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19, please do not visit the facility.

In keeping with the CDC recommendations concerning the Covid-19 virus, the Atlanta Ice House  has decided to limit the number of skaters on the ice at any one time to 125.

This number is well below the CDC recommendations of 10 people per 500 square ft. of a building.

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Atlanta Madhatters COVID Update

Due to the recent COVID outbreak among our Junior hockey team and based on our ongoing conversations with the Cobb and Douglass Department of Health, and in response to the recent article in the AJC, we are providing this current update on our ongoing COVID management and response plan.

First and foremost, the entire team at the Atlanta Ice house and the Atlanta Madhatters organization, frames our COVID strategy always with the safety and well-being of all our players, their families, our staff, and patrons as our priority.

We believe the COIVD protocols we have put in place are the best and most comprehensive in Atlanta. From a mandatory facemask requirement when entering and while inside our facility, to mandatory temperature checks for all who enter, UV sanitizing of all locker rooms and benches, high traffic area wipe downs with sanitizing solution on a regular basis, social distancing markers in the floor areas, limited number of players in the locker rooms and weekly facility deep cleanings, we take every effort to mitigate exposure while ensuring we provide a facility and experience that is safe for everyone here and for our players on the road.

As part of our weekly COVID protocol, we continually review the latest CDC , state and local guidelines for Georgia, as well as the guidelines outlined by the local and state authorities of any team that is scheduled to visit us or that we are scheduled to travel too.  

Over the weekend of September 26th and 27th, the Junior Hurricanes Premier and Elite hockey teams traveled to Georgia for games against our Madhatters Juniors. Several of the Hurricanes players and staff tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the trip and were left at home, following USPHL protocol. The remaining players and staff, who we were told had tested negative, were allowed to make the trip and play. It is our understanding that after returning from the weekend, several more players on the Jr. Hurricanes team also tested positive. Following that weekend, several of the Madhatters players tested positive for COVID.  

The moment we received notice that our first player had received a positive COVID test result, we immediately took the following steps:

  1. We notified all players and their families, and immediately instructed all players to isolate and follow quarantine protocol.
  2. All team activities including practices were canceled.
  3. All scheduled games for the weekend of 10/2 and weekend of 10/10 were postponed.
  4. We coordinated initial testing for all remaining team members and follow up testing is scheduled.
  5. We initiated a facility wide deep-clean and sanitization.
  6. We communicated directly with the local health authority and have maintained an open channel throughout this process.

The COVID situation remains fluid and we continue to monitor our players. We are continually looking for ways to further improve on our COVID management and response strategy by leveraging guidance from the local health board, feedback from our parents and additional input from our leagues and we have adjusted our protocol to include the following:

  • All Madhatters Junior players and staff will be tested on a weekly basis
  • Any player or coach in our youth hockey program that shows symptoms must get tested and test results supplied to Management.
  • We are reducing practice times and eliminating all multi-team ice times for youth hockey teams for the foreseeable future.
  • We are increasing time between practices to allow for cleaning and sanitization.
  • We have added PlaySight TV to our rink to allow for free streaming and remote viewing of all practices and games held at the Atlanta Ice House.
  • We have expanded our mandatory mask policy:
    • All visitors MUST wear a mask to enter and that mask must always remain on while inside our facility
    • All players and coaches MUST wear a mask while in the locker rooms
    • All coaches MUST wear a mask while on the bench
    • All public skaters and ice skaters MUST wear a mask while on the ice; the total number of skaters on the ice will be restricted

  • As a reminder, all visitors must have their temperature scanned upon entering the facility. If you leave and re-enter, the process will be repeated. This includes all hockey teams, coaches, and parents from Madhatter travel teams, House League teams and all visiting organizations.
  • Any person who fails to follow our Mask & Temperature Check policy will be asked to leave the Atlanta Ice House.

The Atlanta Ice House maintains a COVID protocol that we believe exceeds all other rinks in the Atlanta market. While we will continue to do our part to regularly clean and sanitize our facility daily, please remember that this virus is transmitted from person-to-person. We all need to do our part and remember to:

  1. Wear your mask.
  2. Wait 6-ft apart and maintain social distance.
  3. Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.  

As a rule, if you believe you or your child may have been exposed or are experiencing any symptoms, please self-isolate, get tested and let our management know.  These actions can protect our players, families, friends, and neighbors while this virus is still circulating.

The Atlanta Ice House is Atlanta’s Choice for

A Socially Responsible and Safe Place to Skate.