COVID-19 Policies

Braemar Arena is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all our visitors. Our goal is to mitigate the potential for transmission of COVID-19 in our facility, and that requires full cooperation from all visitors.

Changes to our operations and business practices reflect recommendations and requirements at the local, state and national level. These come from recommendations, requirements and policies from the CDC, MDH, DEED and the City of Edina.

All customers, guests, user groups, staff and visitors are responsible for implementing and complying with all aspects of these changes. 

Required Policies


The following are required policies for Braemar Arena until further notice:
  • Groups must have a COVID plan in place and on file with the arena and must have a process for tracking participants.
  • Groups not following arena, CDC, MDH and other guidelines or directions given by staff will have their future ice time removed for a period of time TBD.

Masks, Social Distancing & Capacity Limits


  • Starting July 25th:
    • For anyone not on the ice (fans, parents, spectators, vendors, penalty box workers, coaches on the bench) masks must be worn when they enter the building until the time they exit. State rules apply to any specifics about masks not detailed in this policy. Minnesota Department of Health Face Covering FAQ
    • For skaters, including coaches on the ice, masks must be worn up until the time they are ready to take the ice. At that point they can remove their mask and commence activity. Once a skater leaves the ice, masks are to be worn soon after removing their helmets and continue to be worn until they exit the building.
  • You may only use the exit designated for your assigned rink. Exceptions are made for ADA accessibility. Group leaders are expected to relay the appropriate exits to their group. 
  • Follow all traffic flow patterns.
  • Skaters will be allowed to enter the arena no more than 10 minutes before their scheduled time and must exit the arena within 10 minutes after their scheduled end time.
  • Maximum of one chaperone per skater. This includes siblings.
  • Do not enter areas that are sectioned off.
  • 25 skaters plus coaches are allowed on ice for practices. Games may be played as normal.
  • Maintain social distancing (6 feet) while in the building.
  • Games versus other teams are allowed.
  • No spitting.
  • Keep gloves on at all times.
  • No handshakes.
Locker Rooms & Bathrooms
  • Be ready to skate. Come as fully dressed as possible (including protective equipment) minus your skates.
  • Starting October 26, locker room usage will be allowed with the following stipulations:
    • Locker room doors will remain open at all times.
    • Two locker rooms will be assigned per ice time, use only those rooms.
    • The capacity limit of each locker room is posted outside the door. Capacity limits must be followed at all times. Capacity includes any combination of skaters, players, coaches and parents. Seating outside of the locker rooms will remain in place for those not able to secure a spot in the locker room.
  • Not all bathrooms will be accessible.
  • Starting September 28th: Hockey bags are allowed.

Food & Water

  • Water fountains will not be available so please be sure to bring a filled water bottle.
  • Concessions will not be open but additional vending machines are available

Customer Recommendations


The following are recommendations for customers entering Braemar Arena:
  • Drop and go. No chaperones should accompany skaters into the building if age and ability are appropriate.
  • All payments will be handled online or over the phone when possible.