Updated Return to Play Protocols – June 30, 2020

Updated Return to Play Protocols

We have updated and posted the Return to Play Protocols to reflect the new levels permitted on the ice as of Monday, June 29, 2020 onto the Skate Ontario website.

Please note the following updates to the document:

  • New levels Permitted on the Ice – STAR 1-4 all disciplines, CanPowerSkate and SYS Beginner levels and higher.
  • Putting Skates On – Skaters should follow facility guidelines with respect to putting their skates on. They may put their skates on / remove skates outside of the arena respecting physical distancing protocols and remaining at least 2m apart. Skaters can use their own vehicles, outdoor benches or bring their chairs (i.e. camping chairs). Alternatively, skaters may put their skates on / remove skates using open areas of the arena while following physical distancing guidelines and remaining at least 2m apart.
  • Off-Ice Classes – Off-ice classes may be conducted within the facility following facility and physical distancing guidelines that require remaining 2m apart. Off-ice classes may be conducted outside the facility following all provincial guidelines re: physical distancing/social circles.
  • Coaching Positions – Coaches and choreographers are recommended to coach from one spot on the ice or over the boards at rinkside. Coaches, choreographers and skaters must remain at least 2m apart from each other.

To view the document, please click here.

Minimum Program Delivery Standards

Minimum program delivery standards with COVID-19 considerations are now posted to our website. Please see below for the updated standards:


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