Scotiabank Centre is reopening on October 3, for the Halifax Mooseheads' 2020-21 season home opener following approval of a comprehensive safe reopening framework that was reviewed by public health, occupational health and safety at the Department of Labour and Advanced Education and Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage. The framework is aligned with the QMJHL return to play health and safety protocols.
"We're thrilled to be reopening and welcoming our fans back to Scotiabank Centre," says Carrie Cussons, president & CEO of Scotiabank Centre. "We've been working in close collaboration with the Halifax Mooseheads to develop a comprehensive plan that allows us to safely host their season and allow fans to cheer loud and proud for their home team."
To ensure our fans, staff, and suppliers' health and safety, Scotiabank Centre will implement all standard health and safety guidelines related to non-medical masks, hand hygiene, physical distancing, and contact tracing. Additionally, the following enhanced protocols will be in place:
The facility will be divided into separate zones to maintain bubbles up to a maximum of 200 people with washrooms, concessions, and entrance/exit points.
Tickets will be sold in groups of up to 10 within the same bubble, respecting public health gathering guidelines.
Attendees will be required to wear non-medical masks at all times, except when consuming food and beverage.
Tickets will be mobile-only to minimize the requirement for close contact.
New cleaning and hygiene protocols have been put in place to ensure thorough and regular disinfecting of frequently touched locations and surfaces, including deep cleaning and sanitization prior to and post-event.
Contactless hand sanitizing stations will be located throughout the venue and at entry points with signage to reinforce the importance of hygiene etiquette.
The Mooseheads will be offering two separate bundles of 15 pre-selected games that will be available to Season Ticket Members on Tuesday, September 15th followed by 15-Game Pack Holders on September 17th. For more information visit HalifaxMooseheads.ca. Link our website to this: https://halifaxmooseheads.ca/ticket-information
"After an unprecedented spring and summer, the Halifax Mooseheads are thrilled to be on the verge of returning to the ice for another exciting season of QMJHL hockey. We've altered our schedule. We've changed our seating plan. We've worked hand-in-hand with our partners at Scotiabank Centre to provide a safe, responsible environment for players, fans, arena staff and members of our organization. We can't wait to get back to doing what we enjoy most: playing great hockey in front of the best hockey fans anywhere!" Bobby Smith, majority owner, Halifax Mooseheads.