Follow Up to Provincial Announcement – November 13

As the situation in Ontario with the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve rapidly, we recognize this is a stressful and challenging time for our Skate Ontario clubs & skating schools.  The Government of Ontario announced updates today to its COVID-19 Response Framework that impact many municipalities.  We’d like to confirm the following information as it relates to the implementation of the COVID-19 Response Framework within Skate Ontario clubs & skating schools:

  • The Green, Yellow and Orange zones are considered to be within Stage 3.  As such, the Maximum Training Group Sizes remain as they are published in the Skate Ontario Protocols (Version 5.0 – October 16, 2020).
  • The Red zone is considered to be Stage 2.  As such, the Maximum Training Group Size is 10 individuals on the ice, including skaters and coaches.

Clubs and skating schools should continue to communicate with their facilities and diligently maintain all other Skate Ontario Return to Play Protocols.  The Government has indicated that it will be reviewing zone designations every 14 days.  As such, Skate Ontario will provide a Return to Play update every 2 weeks, unless other changes or announcements are made in the meantime.  Should you have questions related to this, please contact Skate Ontario Services at

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