Vernon, B.C. – The Vernon Vipers are looking forward to having fans back in Kal Tire Place for this year's training camp, exhibition and regular season games. However, proof of full vaccination and photo ID will be required for anyone 18 or over, while ages 12-7 will be required to show their vaccine passports only (NO EXCEPTIONS) to enter the arena.
Full vaccination will be needed to attend all games during the 2021/22 season, beginning with the first exhibition game on Tuesday, September 21st against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks.
The decision comes in support of the province of British Columbia’s COVID-19 proof of vaccination program announced last week by Premier John Horgan, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister of Health Adrian Dix. It was also recently announced that the Vipers can only allow 50% capacity in Kal Tire Place.
The vaccination program requires all guests, employees, and event staff to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination prior to entry into Kal Tire Place.
The following rules must also be adhered to for training camp and the exhibition schedule:
- There will be NO STANDING ROOM available. NO standing by the rails.
- You must sit in your assigned seat. You can only leave your seat to go to the washroom or the concession.
- You must wear your mask at all times while in Kal Tire Place (exception to lower mask to eat or drink food)
- The Vernon Vipers will not tolerate any verbal or physical abuse of its staff or volunteers. You may be asked to leave if this happens.
Training Camp Schedule:
Team Red Practice 1:00-2:30pm on Friday September 17
Team Gold Practice 3:00-4:30pm on Friday September 17
Intra Squad Game 1:00pm -2:30 pm on Saturday September 18
Intra Squad Game 11:00am-12:30pm on Sunday September 19
Exhibition Game Schedule:
Tuesday September 21 vs Salmon Arm 7pm
Saturday September 25 vs Penticton 6pm
Saturday October 2 vs West Kelowna 6pm
**EXHIBITION TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE STARTING SEPTEMBER 20TH STARTING AT 10AM!**
For exhibition games - we're going to ask fans to purchase their tickets from the main ticket window at the front of the building. You will then be asked to go to one of the two lines to the far-left main doors. At that time, you will need to have your picture ID and proof of vaccination to enter Kal Tire place (see diagram below). Once you are admitted we ask that you go to your seat immediately and please do not wander around the arena.
Recreation Services will have additional concessions open to help with congestion.