Annual winter break is here; no competition allowed until Jan. 2

Rampart Steamboat Springs hockey generic

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The annual winter break is here, meaning no games, meets or matches will be held from now until Jan. 2.

There is also a practice restriction over the break. No practices can be held from Dec. 24-27, or on Jan. 1. This period is also a no-contact period between coaches and players.

Practices are allowed from Dec. 28-30 — not Dec. 31, as it is a Sunday — but any that take place over that time must be on a voluntary basis. No coach may compel a player to participate in practice over this period.

The break ends on Jan. 2, and so regular practices and competition can resume on that day.

Here's the calendar in bullet form:

Winter break info

  • Dec. 24: Winter break begins. No games, no practices.
  • Dec. 25: No games, no practices.
  • Dec. 26: No games, no practices.
  • Dec. 27: No games, no practices.
  • Dec. 28: No games. Voluntary practice permitted.
  • Dec. 29: No games. Voluntary practice permitted.
  • Dec. 30: No games. Voluntary practice permitted.
  • Dec. 31: No games. No practice, as it is a Sunday.
  • Jan. 1: No games, no practices.
  • Jan. 2: Winter break ends, normal calendar resumes.