There are many protocols our club, including coaches and participants, need to follow to make this a successful session. The steps and protocols required in order to safely return to skating are outlined below. Please be patient and work with us cooperatively by being informed and providing documentation where required. 

Club executives and coaches have the authority to ask skaters, members, volunteers, coaches, parents/guardians, etc. to leave if they are not following any of our outlined protocols or the protocols of our facilities.

Additional information, including Skate Canada Manitoba’s COVID-19 FAQs, can be found at the bottom of this page.

Skate Winnipeg COVID Contact:


#1 – Review Return to Play Protocols for Participants
All participants must familiarize themselves with Return to Play Protocols for Participants and are responsible for staying up-to-date with Skate MB and Skate Winnipeg protocols as they evolve. These can be found at and Skate Canada Manitoba Protocols.

#2 – Every day, prior to building entrance, participants will have to complete the Manitoba Shared Health COVID-19’s Self Screening Tool:

Skaters, coaches volunteers and program staff may not participate if they: 

  • Exhibit any COVID-19 symptoms, such as a fever, cough, difficulty breathing, or other symptoms identified by health experts. Please see the Government of Manitoba’s COVID-19 page, ‘The Symptoms of COVID-19’ tab for the full list of COVID-19 symptoms;
  • Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days;
  • Have travelled outside of province in the last 14 days – Please see the current Government of Manitoba Phase for regulations pertaining to travel within Canada; OR.
  • Travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days. 

#3 – Participants including spectators must sign in on the session record form provided daily.

#4 – Please enter the building no earlier than 10 minutes prior to the start of your session.

#5 – Participants must practice social distancing in dressing rooms (limit 8 per room). Skaters must come dressed with the exception of helmets and skates. Parents may assist skaters outside of dressing rooms on benches or chairs provided.

#6 – Participants and Spectators must wear a mask in the facility at all times when not engaged in physical activity on the ice. We strongly encourage mask use on ice sessions. See updated Mask Guidelines as of August 8, 2021.

#7 – Upon building entry, participants will be required to sanitize their hands

#8 – Skaters will line up at the designated areas in the hallway to wait for their entry to the ice. Please adhere to physical distancing requirements during this time.

#9 – Skaters may NOT enter the ice surface until areas have been sanitized and they are told they can enter the ice by a designated volunteer or Skate Winnipeg coach.

#10 – Participants will be required to sanitize their hands upon entry to and exit from the ice. 

#11 – Please bring your own water bottles, as water fountains will not be available.

#12 – Participants must also supply their own Kleenex and must dispose of used Kleenex in the provided receptacle immediately after use. Participants must sanitize their hands after blowing their nose, coughing, or sneezing.

#13 – Participants may not access or use the player’s box. The only person in this area will be assigned volunteer and/or music player.

#14 – Beginning July 20, 2020 coaches may move along/beside their student but must always maintain physical distancing and must wear a mask when not remaining along the boards.

#15Skaters are responsible for maintaining physical distancing throughout the session to the greatest extent possible.

#16 – Skaters must leave the ice immediately when their session is completed. This is required for disinfection to occur and for the mandatory space for the next participants to enter. Skaters must remove all items from the dressing room within 10 minutes of completing the session.

#17 – One Spectator per skater in allowed in the Dakota Community Centre per DCC guidelines.

#18Parents not in the facility should ensure that Skate Winnipeg and the participant’s coach have up-to-date contact information.

#19 – If a parent or skater contracts COVID-19 they should inform Skate Winnipeg immediately and submit a medical note via email to