Return to Play

viaSport is working with the Province of British Columbia and the amateur sport sector to support organizations to operate safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. All sport activities in B.C. must follow B.C.'s Restart plan Step 3 and the PHO Orders.

Full announcements can be found here:


As British Columbia public health authorities develop guidelines to lift some restrictions on gathering in a responsible way, the Abbotsford Female Hockey Association has been working with viaSport, the Province of British Columbia, PCAHA and the City of Abbbotsford to understand the recommendations our Chief Provincial Health Officer and how they best apply within sport.

A Return to Hockey Plan that has been developed for our association in order to ensure:

  • health and safety of all individuals is a priority
  • activities are in alignment with provincial health recommendations
  • modifications to activities are in place in order to reduce the risks to each sport organization and its participants
  • our sport is united and aligned on a plan to reopen throughout the province

While we do hope things will return to normal in the near future, currently this Return to Hockey Plan will be the new normal until we are advised otherwise by public health authorities.

If you choose to participate, you must follow the guidelines in the Return to Hockey documents linked below.

Our Return to Hockey Plan is based on current public health guidance. While we are all doing our best to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19, while the virus circulates in our communities it is impossible to completely eliminate the risk. Each participant must make their own decision as to whether it is in their best interest to resume participation at this time. You must take into account your own circumstances and make the decision that is right for you. Should you choose to join us, we require your full cooperation with our Return to Hockey Plan.


BC Public Health Orders and Restrictions

Facility Rules for Visiting Teams

Return To Hockey - COVID 19 Rev6

Return to Hockey - BC Hockey

COVID-19 Participant Agreement

Participant Checklist - AFHA

City of Abbotsford COVID 19 Arena User Groups Safety Plan