***RECENT UPDATE: GAMES WILL BE PLAYED WITH FULL ROSTERS AND COACHES. THE 25 PERSON CAP IN PA HAS BEEN LIFTED FOR THE TIME BEING SO WE WILL BE MOVING FORWARD WITH FULLY ROSTERED GAMES W/ ALL PARTICIPANTS ON THE ICE/BENCH!***
Travel Champs is looking forward to hosting our next tournament soon! We are working hard to come up with as a safe plan to continue to host our events for you and your team!! Please take a look at our general plan in place in order to maintain a safe and wonderful environment. Please remember that the area guidelines are ever changing and we are behooven to the rules of the area and rinks in which the tournament is being hosted. We will keep our teams updated on any guideline change. Please understand that in an effort to stay safe there may be some less than ideal circumstances. We will do our best to find alternate viewing situations if we are in a situation where spectators are not allowed. We are also asking people to maintain their social distance, we are working on ways to minimize our physical contact, and are sanitzing all of our surfaces. The rinks will also be sanitizing all areas of use for the players. Masks will currently be required for all spectators (when allowed) workers, and coaches and players prior to entering the ice surface. Warmups are to be done outside of the arena. Please have players come to the arena as dressed as possible for the game.
Team, official, and staff safety, coupled with a fun and competitive player environment, is top of mind as we continue to move forward with both our tournament season. After speaking with our rink partners and USA Hockey officials, we have collectively decided to operate our tournaments under the following guidelines: Please remember we live in an ever changing current situation and these policies could change
Fans and Spectators: After much conversation with our rink partners, and announcement via the Pennsylvania’s Governor’s Office and the PIAA (Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association) on July 30, 2020 prohibiting fans at all K-12 fall sporting events, there will be no fans or spectators allowed within the building(s) for any tournament games at this time. If your player requires assistance with dressing/undressing you are allowed in the building, but will need to exit once your assistance is no longer needed. This is subject to change as we are continually communicating with our rink partners and monitoring the ever-changing conditions. Additionally, we are currently exploring multiple alternate viewing options.
General Foot Traffic: Our partnering rinks will have signage directing players, coaches, and personnel to and from the rink via a one-way foot traffic flow. Please follow the signage and directions as presented. Everyone within the rink will be required to wear a mask. This includes players while they are getting dressed. Masks can be removed prior to entering the ice surface.
Pre & Post Game Speeches: All pre and post game speeches should be done outside prior to game. Coaches are not permitted to gather a full team together in a single locker room.
Apparel: Please let tournament attendants handle the materials as much as possible to be able to show you sizes/designs!
Pro Shops & Skate Sharpening: Pro Shops will open and operating per facility guidelines.
Tournament Standings and Stats: Tournament scores and schedules will only be available online via our website.
Refund Policy: If your event is cancelled due to state restrictions, a full refund will be processed to the manager listed. Please let us know if it would need to be made out to a different person/organization than is on your registration form. If your team must cancel due to COVID restrictions in your neighborhood or on your team, a full refund would be processed up to 2 weeks prior to the event. Within that 2 week time period, a tournament credit would be offered to your team or organization later on in the season.
The above guidelines are non-negotiable and we believe imperative for the safety of our tournament guests and rink staff.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate in reaching out to either of us.
The TC Team