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COVID-19 Black Diamond Phase Rules and Guidelines for the Dobson Ice Arena 

These rules are to preserve the health and safety of our ice rink participants and staff and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Includes public skating, freestyle sessions (figure skating), skating clinics, hockey clinics and any other skills-and-drills oriented use. Modified non-contact game play is allowed. Below is a partial list of protocols; please click here for a comprehensive list of Dobson Ice Arena COVID-19 protocols.

  • If you are sick, please stay home.
  • Per state mask order and Eagle county health order: All guests, ages 3 and older, are required to wear a cloth face covering that covers their mouth and nose at all times while in Dobson Arena, including while skating. Effective July 17, 2020.
  • Skate sharpening is available. All skates must be prepaid and left overnight for service. We will not sharpen skates the same day.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled ice time. No one will be allowed to enter the building prior. All guests will need to exit the building within 15 minutes of exiting the ice.
  • All groups renting the ice will need to provide Dobson staff a roster of all participants designated for each session prior to the day of rental. Anyone who is sick or displays any symptoms of illness will not be allowed to enter. 
  • As many interior doors as possible will be propped open to reduce the number of high-touch areas. This will include locker rooms, restrooms, and ice rink gates when applicable. Ice rink gates will need to be secure during hockey use for safety purposes.
  • All registrations, rental fees, and payments will be made online. Guests will only need to check-in at the skate rental counter to confirm payment and registration. Staff will wear masks. 
  • All participants will need to be supervised for skating clinics or hockey clinics. Staff will monitor public skating. 
  • Guests are encouraged to bring their own water bottle. Water fountains will not be available, however the water bottle fill station will be available. 
  • No water bottle sharing. No spitting or nose blowing is permitted on the ice. Please use a trash can or tissue if needed.
  • All organized skills and drills will abide by social distancing guidelines. 
  • All player benches, penalty boxes, and the scorer’s box will be off limits. 
  • Participants will be given 10 minutes to change out of skates and any gear before leaving the designated staging areas to exit the building. 
  • All personal equipment and items must be taken from the arena with the skater. Skaters are not allowed to leave gear at the arena for later sessions in the day. 
  • Chairs, benches and high-touch points will be treated with disinfectant in between transitions.
  • No group will have more than 25 skaters, excluding coaches, at any given time.  
  • A parent or guardian is allowed to enter the arena with their skater and tie skates. They may then remain in the bleachers during abiding by social distancing. All guests will exit through the upper, west doors.
  • Anyone who cannot comply with social distancing and Dobson Arena protocols will be asked to leave and/or not permitted to participate in the future.

 

Dobson plays host to corporate events, concerts and various groups throughout the year. Past events include concerts featuring The Fray, Ziggy Marley, Big Head Todd and the Monsters and Leftover Salmon, the Lippizaner Stallions and E.A.G.L.E.S. State Gymnastics Championships, and groups such as the Future Business Leaders of America. Contact Dobson by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 970-479-2271 to schedule your next group or corporate event.