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    New Occupancy Restrictions

    Yesterday, the Governor and Secretary of Health of Pennsylvania announced enhanced COVID-19 mitigation and enforcement measures.  As a result, the Lancaster Ice Rink is now limited to 10% of its occupancy capacity.  Programs will be affected as follows:

    • Firebirds Games/Practices - No spectators
    • RRFSC Freestyle Ice - 40 person limit in building
    • RRFSC Show Practice - No spectators
    • Learn to Skate - No spectators (except with permission for very young children)
    • Learn to Play Hockey - One parent
    • Sunday Afternoon Public Skate - Cancelled
    • All other programs - No change

    The Governor's diktat also includes a "robust enforcement plan" consisting of fines and business closures for non-compliance.  While none of us are happy about the new restrictions, we request the cooperation of our patrons in order to keep the rink open.

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    Weekend Public Skates- Postponed

    Due to new capacity limits on indoor gatherings, Public Skates on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoons will be postponed until further notice. 

    Week day Public Skates are still on as usual, but at a very limited capacity.

    All sessions are first come, first serve. No reservations. 


    Please check back after the holiday break for any new updates.




    Expanded Government-Imposed Face Mask Requirements - UPDATE

    As of Friday, November 20, 2020 all Lancaster Ice Rink users will be required to wear a face mask onto the ice.  This requirement has been imposed on the rink by the Governor and Secretary of Health of Pennsylvania. 

    However, based on updated PA Department of Health guidance, athletes can lower their mask during play to allow for unimpeded breathing.  All LIR users are requested to wear a mask onto the ice but may lower it at their discretion while on the ice in keeping with update PA DOH guidance.

    Please scroll to the bottom of the following link to see the updated DOH guidance:

    LCYAHL Board of Directors

    New Youth Hockey Game Dressing/Undressing Protocol

    In order to help mitigate a general uptick in COVID-19 cases and forestall a hockey shutdown as occurred in Massachussets, the AAHA has directed a change to locker room policy.  Until further notice, players are to come to the rink dressed and not use locker rooms.  In order to meet this requirement, the Lancaster Ice Rink has developed a youth hockey game dressing/undressing protocol that will be used beginning on Sunday, October 25 until further notice.  Please see the attached printable documents for details.

    Chad Neiss II Memorial Scholarship Fund

    Chad Neiss II ("Bomber") played hockey for the Lancaster Firebirds from 1999 through 2013.  He was a beloved member of the Firebirds hockey community.  While he played hockey with an edge, toughness and grit, off the ice, he was a caring person who would go out of his way to help anyone.  While he had many great memories over his 14 years playing, his most memorable was scoring the game-winning goal at the 2009 Philadelphia Regional Silver Sticks tournament, sending the team to Port Huron for the finals.  The Chad Neiss II Memorial Scholarship Fund is set up in his honor to help youth hockey players that need financial assistance afford the awesome game that Bomber loved so much.

    To Donate to the Chad Neiss II Memorial Scholarship Fund please click here

    Lancaster Ice Rink - Program Notes

    As of Monday, July 27th all Lancaster Ice Rink programs will take place as scheduled with the exception of daytime public skate and open hockey.

    Daytime public skate and open hockey are CANCELLED until Mid-September.  This is being done to allow arena staff to do hot weather ice maintenance on a daily basis.  We apologize for this inconvenience.

    Mark Cheyney
    President - LCYAHL 

    Lancaster Ice Rink COVID-19 Green Phase Guidelines

    Lancaster Ice Rink will re-open on Saturday, June 27th.  In order to provide as safe an environemnt as possible, the Board of Directors and general manager have developed COVID-19 protocols pursuant to applicable CDC and Pennsylvania guidelines.  This development process also included advice from Rink Management Services Corporation (industry expert), a director of health and safety for a national corporation and an epidemiology expert.

    Below, you will find two documents:  LIR Re-Opening Guidelines and Self-Screening Protocol.  Please read and famiarize yourself with the contents of these two documents before coming to the rink.  When you arrive at the rink, please follow all protocols.  If you have any questions, please email GM Spencer Fiel at

    LCYAHL Board of Directors

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      Lancaster Firebirds

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      Spencer Fiel

      General Manager

      Phone: 717-581-0274

      Larry Courville

      Lancaster Firebirds Hockey Director

      Phone: 717-490-2378

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