Dressing Room Policy - Effective February 1, 2024, News (Quinte West Minor Hockey Association)

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Jan 24, 2024 | Kim Thurston | 1187 views
Dressing Room Policy - Effective February 1, 2024
Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) has implemented a new Dressing Room Policy that will come into effect on February 1, 2024.

To read the memo sent to associations, please click here.

The new policy requires all players to wear "minimum attire" in the dressing room at all times.

The recommendation for minimum attire has been defined by OHF as covering "waist to upper thigh but, at minimum there needs to be coverage of the buttocks and genitalia and the chest area of the participant.

Ideally minimum attire above the waist should include clothing or a base layer covering most of the body between the neck and waistline, it must, at minimum, include clothing that covers most of the upper torso, such as a sports bra."Recommended:- boxers/ boxer-briefs;- shirtRequired:- genitalia & buttocks covered (e.g. bikini briefs, but not thongs)- chest covered (e.g. sports bra)Note that these directives do not apply to the showers of the arenas, however bathing suits are now recommended in showers.

Teams are not permitted to vary from this policy, or hold votes to deviate from this policy (i.e. the whole team is male and agrees to go topless. This is not permitted by OHF).

The basis of this policy relates to Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion. By introducing this new policy, there is no longer a requirement for a youth to ask for an accommodation (e.g. gender, sexuality, religion, self-esteem/ body image, etc), and disclose personal/ sensitive information to their coaches or teammates.  Quinte West Minor Hockey will continue to support individuals who request a separate change area.
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