COVID Protocols & Procedures

Effective Monday, October 25, 2021

The health and safety of our participants, families, staff and all guests is very important to us. We will continue to adhere to and adjust COVID policy as necessary based on state, county, city and federal guidance so we can continue to deliver hockey and skating to our community.

The latest full Washington State Department of Health Amending Order regarding face coverings, dated 19th of August, 2021, can be found here. The latest full King County Public Health Order regarding vaccine verification, dated 15th of October, 2021, can be found here.

As of 10/25/2021:

  • All guests remain home if feeling sick, have cold, flu or COVID like symptoms or have recently been in contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID.
  • All guests and staff over 5 years of age are required to wear facemasks, regardless of vaccination status, while in our facility.
    • Consistent with WA State guidelines, masks are not required while actively participating in on-ice activities
  • As mandated by King County Public Health Order, people ages 12 and older must be fully vaccinated or have a current negative COVID test for activities at Sno-King Ice Arenas.
    • All guests ages 12 and older must be prepared to present proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or have a current negative COVID test per King County guidelines.
    • You do not need to show identification with proof of vaccination.
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Frequently Asked Questions:

As a business which operates within King County, which includes other ice facilities, we are required by law to adhere to this mandate or risk closing. While we may or may not agree with this mandate, it was put forth by King County and not Sno-King.

Sno-King facilities in Kirkland, Renton and Snoqualmie will include visible signage to guide customers on what to do upon arrival.

No, the requirements do not apply to children under 12 years old.

Any facility operating within King county is required to follow this mandate.

Please refer to the FAQ on King County Vaccination Verification Mandate.

This Local Health Officer Order is effective starting October 25, 2021. The entire order is not expected to be permanent. No later than six months from October 25, 2021, this policy will be reviewed for possible extension based on future outbreak conditions.

Please refer to the FAQ on King County Vaccination Verification Mandate.

Proof of vaccination includes: CDC COVID-19 vaccine record card or photo of vaccine card, printed certificate or QR code (available at the end of September) from, other official immunization record from within or outside the U.S., including from your health care provider. A photo or photocopy of this card is also acceptable.

Please refer to the FAQ on King County Vaccination Verification Mandate.

Any type of COVID-19 test administered by a testing provider can be used. Testing providers are required to use FDA-authorized or approved COVID-19 tests. The negative result must be within the past 72 hours. Rapid tests used without the supervision of a testing provider will NOT be accepted. (Some examples of types of FDA-approved or authorized include: PCR, TMA, NAAT, molecular, antigen, and lateral flow. This is not an exhaustive list.)

Staff will put forth their best efforts to be reasonable without confrontation or escalation.
The following vaccines are accepted for verification and have been authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or World Health Organization (WHO): Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson/Janssen, AstraZeneca, Sinopharm-BBIBP, Sinovac, and Novavax. All other COVID-19 vaccines are not accepted.
Yes. 12-year-old children may participate if an adult can state that the child is in the process of getting vaccinated. 12-year-olds are required to be vaccinated, but we recognize that it takes additional weeks after they turn 12 to complete all shots and be fully vaccinated.
The customer/patron must provide vaccine verification or a negative COVID-19 test at each visit.

You can share your voice by contacting King County representatives.

Please be courteous and kind to staff as they balance existing job duties along with this new mandate to help keep our facilities open for our members and families.

Please email our Covid Task Force at [email protected]. We will do our best to respond within 24-48 hours.

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