Dear Skating Family,
We recognize that the announcement today about professional sport teams being permitted to open training facilities has raised some questions within the skating community. Please note that the announcement today applies only to professional sports teams such as the Toronto Raptors, Toronto Maple Leafs etc. We have no indication from the Province of Ontario that this return to training will apply to amateur sport organizations.
The Province of Ontario also remains under a State of Emergency until May 19th and strict physical distancing and gathering restrictions continue to remain in place. In addition, the current suspension of activities by Skate Canada remains in effect until further notice. Skate Ontario is currently working to start developing materials that will outline modified delivery guidelines for programs and events for skating clubs and schools. We will liaise with multiple stakeholders in the creation of these guidelines including Skate Canada, coaches, club volunteers, officials and facility management. As these guidelines become finalized and we receive more information from the provincial government, we will be sharing them with the Skate Ontario Skating community.