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COVID-19 Health and Safety - Outdoor skating rinks

Stay home and away from others

  • If you’re showing symptoms or feeling unwell
  • If you have travelled outside of Canada in the past 14 days
  • If you are a close contact of someone who has tested positive or are waiting for test results for COVID-19

Masks and face coverings

At our outdoor skating rinks, you should wear a mask where it could be difficult to maintain a 2 metre distance from people outside of your household. For example, masks can be worn:

  • In seating areas, around firepits and in high-traffic areas.
  • From the parking lot to the skating rink
  • When putting skates on or taking them off
  • On the ice

You do not have to wear a mask if you meet any of the exemption criteria. Learn more about the Temporary Face Coverings Bylaw.

What we're doing to keep you safe

  • Managing the maximum number of people on the ice at the same time to allow for proper distancing

How you and your household can stay safe

  • Follow all current Public Health Orders
  • Avoid crowded areas
  • Maintain physical distancing whenever possible
  • Wear a face covering where it’s difficult to stay 2 metres away from others, even when you’re outside
  • Don’t gather or loiter in parking areas
  • Wash your hands with soap and water before, during and after your activity
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth and face
  • Cover coughs and sneezes in a tissue or your elbow
  • Carry and use your own hand sanitizer
  • Bring your own water bottle as there will be no access to a water fountain

Outdoor skating rink specific measures

  • The skating rink operator is responsible for setting the maximum number of people allowed at a time
  • At City-run rinks, signage will be posted with maximum participants allowed and guidelines for safe distancing practices
  • No outdoor hockey is allowed on City-run outdoor rinks