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Dear Members and Clients

In these uncertain times for our organization, our communities, and our world, we want to assure our Communiskate family that we are all in this together. First and foremost, we are taking the health and safety of our staff, participants, coaches, and the greater community its number one priority.

This is an unprecedented time for all of us and there is no playbook to refer to. We need to follow the lead of our government officials and health care authorities and do our part to overcome this pandemic together.

We know our community is eager to get back on the ice. The provincial government have released the ban on operations of Communiskate, as a result we are open for business as of Tuesday June 16th. As a result of this announcement we will be lifting the suspension of Communiskate operations, with restrictions. 

For operations to resume the below restrictions must be adhered to:

  • Coaches will ensure that all participants and family members agree that if they are sick or symptomatic, they will stay home
  • Maximum of 15 skaters in the building and one the ice including coaches
  • Staggered arrival and departure to allow for cleaning in between groups half an hour versus 15 mins to allow staff to look after the cleaning and the ice maintenance
  • The coaches/assistants will work with their skaters on the entry and exit program, someone at the front door to allow skaters in once the prior group is gone and encourage a speedy exit. Entrance doors will be locked at all times
  • NO games or scrimmages only player fitness/development sessions
  • NO spectators, it is a drop and go program as of now
  • Dressing Rooms will be closed skaters are required to come to the rink dressed.  Ensure you have skate guards, Communiskate does have some in the Pro Shop if you require. We will provide social distancing seating (2 meters) in a clearly marked open area for players and coaches to lace up skates - this will be monitored by the on-ice coaches.
  • NO hockey bags to be brought into the facility - carry your helmet, gloves, and skates in or in a small duffle bag and go to the area designated to tie up skates. 
  • The younger groups that cannot tie their own skates and need assistance will be required to completed prior to coming into the facility
  • Water Bottles will be filled at home and marked with players name and under no circumstances will they be shared - water fountains in arena will be turned off
  • Coaches/Instructors pylons to be used for skater on ice placement - 2 meters apart
  • The coaches and participants are required to follow the rules outlined; they will be monitored by our arena staff to ensure that the process is being followed. If they are not being adhered to, they will be excused from the facility
  • It will be the renter’s responsibility to forward the rules of Communiskate to the parents and participants and they are required to follow them.  An acknowledgment via email that the rules have been read and will be followed from each parent/participant is the responsibility of the renter to have on file
  • Interior arena washroom will remain open and sanitized after each booking IF UTILIZED by arena staff
  • All common areas will be properly sanitized by arena staff between each usage
  • Hand washing station will be at the entrance and hand sanitizer throughout the facility 

As information is released and further best practices for facilitating skating are developed, we will continue to update you.

Thank you for taking the necessary precautions and doing what you can to limit the spread of COVID-19. By working together and going the extra mile, as an organization and as neighbors, we can make a difference. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Have fun and stay safe!

Paula Runge, Executive Director

Communiskate Inc

201 Great Plains Road

Emerald Park SK

S4L 1C3

Phone 306-540-7704