COVID-19 Updates and Resources
Foothills Skating Club is ready to return to the ice. We have been working through the recommendations and restrictions from the Alberta Government, Skate Canada Alberta-NWT and the Oilfields Regional Arena and are confident that we can continue to provide quality programs while ensuring Covid-19 safety measures are in place.
Please read carefully through all documents and links
- FSC will adhere to maximum number of individuals permitted on the ice and at the ice surface. This will include coaches and rink side volunteers.
- Skaters must pre-register for all sessions for tracking purposes. Drop-in will not be available.
- As per the Oilfields Regional Arena guidelines, skaters will be able to enter the building no earlier than 10 minutes before their scheduled session time and must vacate the building immediately following their session.
- Please arrive ready to skate. Due to physical distancing protocols dressing rooms will not be available to change in or put skates on. ALL Skaters must have skate guards at every session as entry and exit doors are subject to change and may not always be on a blade friendly surface.
- Personal belongings should be left in your vehicle or at home when possible. There is no access to FSC lockers at this time.
- Do not share any items such as water bottles, phones, etc.
- There will be signage in the arena to help you navigate on and off the ice. All registered skaters will receive specific instructions regarding navigation prior to your first session.
- As per the Oilfields Regional Arena guidelines, at this time the facility allows skaters to have one parent/guardian to enter the facility, follow all physical distancing protocols and assist their skater with the sign in and to put on skates. Parents/Guardians are NOT allowed to stay in the building during their skater’s session. They will be allowed back into the building 10 min prior to the session end to assist skaters with their skates and sign out. All spectators must sign in on the contact tracing log, physical distance, and enter at your own risk
- Skaters should maintain a 2-metre distance from other skaters and coaches, where possible.
- All coaches will wear a face mask or face shield while on the ice.
- If you feel ill or have symptoms of illness, do not attend your session. Notify the club by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- All skaters must complete health screening questionnaire either through the Google Doc or on paper and this must be accepted by a Coach prior to getting on the ice.
- All skaters will have attendance recorded on contact tracing log.
At the beginning of the fall session of skating, each athlete, coach and ice level volunteer will need to sign the Skate Canada Assumption of Risk and Waiver, which is presented when you register through RAMP. Participants will not be permitted on the ice surface until this form is completed.
CanSkate – minimum age to register is 5 years old. Skaters must be able to get up on their skates independently. Skater must be able to skate backwards and be mindful of social distancing protocols.
Prior to every session, a volunteer will conduct a verbal health screening with all participants. Overall results of this screening will be recorded onto a Contract Tracing Log, which the OSC will keep on file for 4 weeks. If a skater, coach or volunteer answers YES to any of the questions, they will not be permitted on the ice and will be asked to go home and visit the AHS Online Health Assessment Tool. A copy of the screening questions will be provided to skaters prior to their first session. All spectators will be recorded onto a Contact Tracing Log as well.
- All Skate Canada Guidelines and Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut Protocols must be met for all CanSkate sessions during COVID-19
- All coaches and program assistants must wear a non-medical mask and gloves at all times. Gloves and masks should be changed in between sessions
- Participants MUST arrive at the rink fully dressed and ready to put on skates. Please get your skater to use the bathroom before coming to the facility. One parent/guardian can assist with putting on skates, but must then exit the facility. Parent/guardian will be allowed entrance back into the Arena 10 min prior to the session’s end to remove skates and collect their skater. Program Assistants and Coaches will not aid in putting on / taking off skates
- Physical distancing of 2 meters should be maintained when possible.
- Educate skaters to use physical distancing protocols when passing skaters
- Skaters must not have shared contact of any teaching aid or prop
- We will have volunteers for each session to assist skaters needs and ensure skaters enter and exit the building safely.
Please see the following links.
For all up to date information please check out the website that our section has in place for the AB/NWT/NUN section.