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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. 
  • 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 during 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.


Bob Johnson Hockey School

Online Registration

Preliminary ScheduleBob Johnson Hockey School Website

Dates: July 19-25, 2020

Ages: 7 and older; must have at least one year of organized hockey experience

Location: Dobson Ice Arena, Vail

Limited to the first 90 participants.

Dobson Arena hosts an exciting youth hockey camp every July. Bob Johnson Hockey School has become as annual reason for many families to vacation in Vail in the summer. The camp focuses on the fundamentals of hockey and offers three hours of on-ice instruction with an additional hour of instruction off the ice. Coaches include Mark Johnson, head coach of the 2010 Women's Olympic Ice Hockey team silver medalist and also a player on the 1980 Olympic Team who pulled off the Miracle on Ice.

Category  Cost 
Skater Tuition $675

Vail Mountaineer Hockey Club

Goalie Tuition $195
*Cost of tuition goes up $100 if registering after June 1  


Vail Mountaineers Precision Skills Clinic

Dates: July 26 - July 29, 2020

Times: TBD

Cost: TBD

Location: Dobson Ice Arena, Vail

Squirts/Girls U10; PeeWee/U12 Girls; Bantam/HS/U15 & U19 Girls

Power on Ice with Tara Lane

**Summer Power Skating Clinic** Flyer and Registration Form

Dates: July 14 - August 14, 2020. Please see flyer for specific dates and times.

Ages: Squirt - Adult

Cost: $335

**Pre-Season Power Skating Clinic** Flyer and Registration Form

Dates: AUgust 27 - September 1.

Ages: Squirt - Adult

Cost: $350 REC, $385 TRAVEL. Prices increase after August 10.

Location: Dobson Ice Arena, Vail

Power On Ice is a power skating program designed to help hockey players with their skating skills.  This includes technique, speed, power, agility, balance and quickness.  Please see flyer for Tara's credentials.