Covid-19 Information

(UPDATED: June 2, 2021) We are excited to have you return and join us in creating new and exciting experiences!  In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Boss Ice Arena, University of Rhode Island, and Spectra Venue Management have worked together to create a comprehensive plan in preparation for opening our doors safely when we can. 

Our new procedures and protocols will be in place to best protect you, and everyone inside the facility.   Please check back often for updates on opening as we implement guidelines to ensure your safe return.



 Team members and visitors are required to wear a face mask/covering while at the Boss Arena.

Stay Home if Sick:

Guest should stay home if they:

  • Are sick or have COVID-19 symptoms (such as fever, a sore throat, chills, cough, shortness of breath, congestion, nausea, or vomiting). 

  • Have been in close contact with an individual diagnosed or exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms within the past 14 days. 

  • Have been directed to self-isolate or quarantine by a health care provider or public health official. 

  • Are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test. 

Social Distancing:

Fully vaccinated community members and visitors will no longer be required to maintain physical distance while at the Boss Arena. People who are unvaccinated must continue to practice a physical distance of 3 feet at all times both inside and outside the arena.

Wash Hands:

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the restroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. 


Air Filtration:

Enhancements included the replacement of current HVAC filters with higher MERV-rated filters that capture more air contaminants. We will be using a final filter with a MERV-15 rating and a pre-filter with a MERV-9 rating. These filters are typically used in hospital and cleanroom applications and will assist in maintaining clean airflow throughout the Boss Ice Arena.

Also, when weather conditions allow, we are able to take in as much outside air as possible which would help in circulating new fresh air in addition to our filters in place.

Cleaning and Disinfecting Procedures:

Following recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and local authorities, we are focused on the disinfection of high-touch surfaces, such as doorknobs, escalators, elevator buttons, and bathrooms. Spectra at the Boss Ice Arena has purchased Victory Innovations Electrostatic Disinfectant Sprayers that will be used to get a deeper and broader reach of disinfecting all areas of the venue.

Hand Sanitizer Stations:

Hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the facility.

Social distancing entrance and exiting:

Entrance & Exit procedures may change for various events to utilize additional space and reduce the volume of guests in specific areas.  As guests return, we are continuing to limit crowding in all areas of the facility.  Please check the event page for more information about a specific event.

Staff Training:

All Boss Ice Arena staff have received training on CDC recommended guidelines and procedures, as well as the personal protective equipment necessary to do their job.  All part-time staff, as well as vendors, are required to follow all safety guidelines inside and on the grounds of the Boss Ice Arena.


While we have taken enhanced health and safety measures to protect our venue guests. There is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the CDC, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By entering the venue, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19, and Venue disclaims any and all liability related thereto.

In accordance with the guidance and recommendations set forth by the CDC and local health officials, we respectfully request that all guests continue to monitor potential symptoms before deciding to attend in-person events.