Skate Ontario would like to provide the following updates regarding our Return to Play Protocols. As per the Provincial announcement on Friday November 20th, the regions of Peel and Toronto have been moved to lockdown. As such, arenas and community centres in these regions are ordered to be closed.
The Province has provided a very limited exemption for skaters to continue training that are working towards qualification for the next winter Olympics. Therefore, Junior and Senior skaters who have qualified to participate in the 2021 Skate Canada Challenge leading to the 2021 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships are permitted to continue training within lockdown zones. This training must be executed following the training group restrictions within the Red Zone of a maximum of 10 individuals (including skaters and coaches).
Clubs and skating schools in the Red zone are considered to be within Stage 2. As such, the Maximum Training Group Size is 10 individuals on the ice, including skaters and coaches.
Clubs and skating schools in the Orange, Yellow and Green zones are considered to be within Stage 3. As such, the Maximum Training Group Sizes remain as they are published in the Skate Ontario Return to Play Protocols (Version 5.0 – October 16, 2020).
All Skate Ontario clubs and skating schools should continue to communicate with their facilities and diligently maintain all other Skate Ontario Return to Play Protocols. Skate Ontario will continue to provide Return to Play updates every two weeks, unless other changes or announcements are made in the meantime. Should you have questions related to this, please contact the Skate Ontario Club Support Services.