Modified Arena Procedures

Ramsey County arenas aim to provide the best experience while still meeting public health best practices to keep all arena patrons safe. 

Arena COVID-19 policies have been developed with recommendations and guidelines from the executive orders issued by Governor Walz, the Minnesota Department of Health's Guidelines for Youth and Adult Sports, Minnesota Department of Education for high school activities, Minnesota Hockey and USA Hockey. 

Updated Jan. 19, 2022.

General requirements and guidelines

  • Anyone with symptoms of illness or who have family members with symptoms of illness, has tested positive for COVID-19, or has been exposed to a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, should stay home and not participate in team activities. CDC and Minnesota Department of Health rules and guidelines for self-quarantine should be followed.
  • Face coverings/face masks must be worn inside Ramsey County facilities, including lobby areas, restrooms, bleachers, seating areas and common areas by all skaters, coaches/instructors, volunteers and spectators at all times.
    • Individual teams or associations are not subject to the face covering/mask policy during their rental time in their rental space (which may include the rink, locker rooms and/or a turf field). Wearing face coverings or masks is still highly recommended during rental times. Players, coaches, instructors and volunteers must still wear face coverings or masks while entering and exiting the arenas and in all common spaces.
  • We recommend skaters, coaches/instructors and spectators limit their time inside the facility and skaters arrive partially dressed ready to play when possible
  • Arenas located within Saint Paul that have concession stands are not subject to the city of Saint Paul's vaccination/testing requirement for spaces of public accommodation (Executive Order January 13, 2022, 2022-5). Visitors are not required to show proof of vaccination to purchase and consume concession stand food. We recommend limiting consumption of food and beverage to the area surrounding the concession stand when possible.
  • Proof of vaccination is not required for entry into arenas at this time.

Health and safety

Anyone with symptoms of illness or who have family members with symptoms of illness, has tested positive for COVID-19, or has been exposed to a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, should stay home and not participate in team activities. CDC and Minnesota Department of Health rules and guidelines for self-quarantine should be followed.

It is recommended that all skaters, coaches/instructors, volunteers and spectators self-screen at home prior to entry into the arena. We recommend using the CDC Coronavirus Self-Checker.