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St Vital Arena Covid Protocol

Immunization Screening

On Sept. 3, the Province of MB  mandated that people age 18 and older attending indoor recreation facilities and fitness centres must provide their Manitoba Immunization card. This can be either in the form of a physical card or a QR code that is displayed electronically such as on a phone.  St Vital Arena will be implementing the following changes based on these new guidelines:


A table will be set up inside the arena the Main Lobby to check for proof of vaccination for everyone coming into the facility. People are directed to enter the arena through Main door on the East side of the building facing St Annes Road.

Should you need to enter the building at ground level, please have someone inform our screeners and they will meet you at the side door off of the parking lot. 

  • For SVMHA teams and events the screening will be staffed by SVMHA employees and volunteers. 
  • As it is with City of Winnipeg owned arenas, outside users of the arena will need to provide screeners to ensure all persons in the arena our in compliance and manage enter into the arena. 
  • In the case of ticketed events, such as the Junior Vics.  All persons entering the arena 30 minutes prior to game time must show proof of vaccination for all  over the age of twelve  years of age.

The following documents are considered valid proof of immunization in Manitoba:

  • Manitoba Immunization Card (either card or electronic)
  • National Defence Canada Covid-19 Vaccine Record / Card
  • Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) Travel Vaccination Record
  • An official document issued by a Canadian province or territory containing information of a person’s COVID-19 vaccination history

Please read through the following FAQs:

FAQ for information on immunization cards can be found here:

FAQ for immunization screening, including information on acceptable immunization documents for visitors from other provinces, can be found here:

Exceptions for immunization screening

  • For those involved in Minor Hockey, Youth under the age of 18. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult (i.e. parent, coach)
  • Authenticated proof of exemption (i.e.) signed letter from physician


Masks must be worn at all times while in the facility with the following exceptions:

  • While engaged in physical activity
  • A child who is under five years of age
  • A person with a medical condition that is unrelated to COVID-19, including breathing or cognitive difficulties, or a disability, that prevents them from safely wearing a mask
  • A person who is unable to put on or remove a mask without the assistance of another person;
  • A person who needs to temporarily remove their mask while in the indoor public place for the purpose of:
    • receiving a service that requires the removal of their mask
    • consuming food or drink
    • an emergency or medical purpose
    • establishing their identity

Please continue to practice social distancing  and limit your time in the dressing rooms prior and after icetimes. 

Please only arrive at the rink no sooner than 30 minutes prior to your icetime.

The maximun time persons can remain in dressings rooms after games or practices is 30 minutes. 



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St. Vital Minor Hockey  Association

St. Vital Minor Hockey Association

580 St Annes Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba - R2M 3G4