Both the fields and the rinks at the Edge are open under Massachusetts Phase 3 protocols. Adults (over 18) are currently restricted to skills sessions/practices only. Youth sports activities are governed by the sport in accordance with State guidelines which can be found at below.
Note: If you are an Achieve Physical Therapy customer, please check with them directly for hours and appointments. They are a separate business (owners, etc.) and are not associated with The Edge Sports Center. As an essential business the are open and seeing patients.
SPORTS & RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES ALLOWED DURING PHASE III, STEP 1
The ability to participate in sports and recreation activities is determined by a combination of (1) risk of transmission of COVID-19 inherent in the sport or recreation activity itself and (2) level of risk associated with the “Type of Play”. In Phase III, Step 1, subject to the limitations and guidelines set forth below:
• Sports and activities included in the Lower Risk category can participate in Level 1, 2, 3, 4 type of play.
• Sports and activities included in the Moderate Risk category can participate in Level 1, 2 and 3 type of play.
• Sports and activities included in the Higher Risk category can participate in Level 1 type of play
STANDARDS FOR SPORTS & RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES IN PHASE III, STEP 1
Risk Level: Sports and recreation activities are categorized as “Lower Risk,” “Moderate Risk,” and “Higher Risk.”
Lower Risk sports and recreation activities are characterized by:
• Sports or activities that can be done with social distancing
• Sports or activities that can be done individually
Examples: Batting cages, tennis, pickleball, swimming, catch, disc golf, golf, individual biking, surfing, horseback riding, individual sailing, fishing, hunting, motor sports, yoga & no contact exercise classes, gymnastics
Moderate Risk sports and recreation activities are characterized by:
• Sports or activities that involve intermittent contact, but with protective equipment or mitigating measures in place that may reduce the likelihood of respiratory particle transmission between participants (e.g., wearing masks, modifying play)
Examples: Baseball, softball, crew/sailing (2-3 people in a boat), track and field, cross country, running clubs, team swimming, volleyball, dance class, fencing, field hockey, no-contact lacrosse
Higher Risk sports and recreation activities are characterized by:
• Sports that involve close, sustained contact between participants, lack of significant protective barriers, and high probability that respiratory particles will be transmitted between participants.
Examples: Football, wrestling, soccer, rugby, basketball, lacrosse, ice-hockey, competitive cheer, martial arts, crew/sailing (more than 3 people in a boat), ultimate frisbee.
Type of Play: The following types of play are defined by level from least to greatest risk.
• Level 1: Individual or socially distanced group activities (no-contact workouts, aerobic conditioning, individual skill work, and drills)
• Level 2: Competitive Practices (Intra-team/group games, contact drills and scrimmages)
• Level 3: Competitions (Inter-team games, meets, matches, races, etc.)
• Level 4: Tournaments (Outdoor only)
For the purposes of these guidelines, a “Competition” is defined as multiple participants or two teams competing against one another in a single contest. A competition includes, inter-team games, matches, shows, meets, and races.
A “Tournament” is a formal contest that consists of multiple games between multiple persons or teams, that might include multiple stages, played in a condensed period of time, such as over the course of a single day or multiple days in a row.
In Phase III, Step 1, only outdoor Tournaments are allowed for Lower Risk Sports.
Competition and Tournament Organizers must adhere to the following:
• Outdoor Competitions & Tournaments: No more than 25 players on any surface/playing areas for team/group sports. No more than 100 people including participants, players, coaches, volunteers, spectators in the aggregate in, on, or surrounding any surface/playing area or start/finish lines at any one time, provided that there is adequate space for all participants, players, coaches, volunteers and spectators to maintain at least six feet social distancing, recognizing that for some moderate risk sports intermittent contact may occur for players. Spectators must wear facial coverings and maintain six feet of social distance at all times. For competitions and tournaments in the water, the aforementioned limitation applies to any applicable activities on land. No spectators allowed for sports and activities played by individuals 18 years and older.
• Indoor Competition Capacity: No more than 25 players on any surface/playing areas for team/group sports. No spectators allowed for indoor competitions for sports and activities played by individuals 18 years and older. If an indoor facility has a chaperone or spectator viewing area which allows for at least six feet social distancing between spectators and the presence of spectators plus players/coaches as well as staff does not cause the facility to exceed more than 40% of the maximum occupancy for the indoor facility, then 1 spectator per player under 18 years old are allowed to attend. Spectators must wear facial coverings and maintain six feet of social distance at all times.
• For facilities with multiple fields, surfaces, courts, organizers should set Competition and Tournament schedules with a buffer to prevent the overlap of participants and to allow for disinfection of equipment and cleaning of commonly touched surfaces, if necessary. Games should end in a draw if time expires.
Dear Edge and East Coast Wizard Families and Customers:
Dear Edge and East Coast Wizard Families and Customers:
As we progress through Phase 3 of the State Re-opening plan the following guidelines and protocols will be in place.
Below are key safety points we will operate under for Phase 3 of the re-opening. We will continue to monitor safety guidelines from the CDC and State of Massachusetts daily to determine if we need to adjust our protocols as the situation changes. Based on the State Guidelines issued August 7, 2020 the following protocols must be followed at the Edge Sports Center.
- Skaters are strongly encouraged to arrive dressed to skate before entering the Edge. If possible, skates should be put on before entering the building.
- Skaters and hockey players should bring their own water bottles.
- Locker Rooms will be open during Phase 3. Locker room time should be limited to 15 minutes prior to ice time, and masks must be worn in the locker rooms. Showers will continue to be closed.
- No parents or spectators are allowed to remain in the building or around the field areas. Masks and social distancing are required at all times when inside the buildings.
- We will require all class, freestyle, and public skaters to wear a mask or face covering at all times except when on the ice. Please have the mask on before entering the building and do not remove it until you have exited. All coaches, officials, and staff must wear a face covering at all times in public areas of the building, including while on the ice.
- Skaters should use the main lobby to enter the rink and exit the rink directly to the parking areas through the emergency exits. There is no returning to the lobby after skating. Upon completion of each event, customers must leave the building as quickly as possible. There is no loitering in the lobby or other areas of the rink.
- All public areas of the rink (locker rooms, lobby, restrooms, etc.) will be cleaned and disinfected frequently throughout the day. If you see an area that needs cleaning please notify the rink staff.
- Please make frequent use of the hand sanitizer available in the lobby and hand soap in the bathrooms.
- Social distancing guidelines are to be followed at all times and in all areas of the building. It is the responsibility of all customers to follow the guidelines.
Thank you again,
The Edge Sports Center Team