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 Club Lead Contact:
Jim Malcolm, President – firstname.lastname@example.org
STEPS & PROTOCOLS REQUIRED:
#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 skatewinnipeg.ca and Skate Canada Manitoba Protocols.
#3 – Every day, prior to building entrance, participants will have to complete the Manitoba Shared Health COVID-19’s Self Screening Tool: https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/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.
#4 – Participants must provide their coach (through the coach’s preferred method of communication) their temperature reading as well as any new COVID-19 related symptoms no earlier than 2 hours prior to the start of their session, and no later than 1/2 hour prior to the start of their skating session.
#5 – Participants will be checked in and verbally screened by a Skate Winnipeg volunteer at the entrance to the building.
#6 – Please enter the building no earlier than 10 minutes prior to the start of your session.
#7 – As per Skate Canada guidelines, skaters are asked to put their skates on outside the building and enter ‘ice ready’ with minimal personal belongings (such as water bottle, Kleenex, gloves). Leave skate bags and other items in the car. Dressing rooms will be available for use only in case of inclement weather (see Skate Winnipeg Inclement weather guidelines above in blue).
#8 – Participants are encouraged to wear a mask when in the building, until they are on the ice surface. They will be able to place their materials in the designated spaced areas in the arena.
#9 – Upon building entry, participants will be required to sanitize their hands
#10 – 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.
#11 – 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.
#12 – Participants will be required to sanitize their hands upon entry to the ice.
#13 – Please bring your own water bottles, as water fountains will not be available.
#14 – 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.
#15 – Participants may not access or use the player’s box. The only person in this area will be assigned volunteer and/or music player.
#16 – While on the ice, coaches will determine their designated areas along the boards as per Skate Manitoba RTP. Skate MB strongly encourages coaches/choreographers to wear masks while on the ice.
#17 – 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.
#18 – Skaters are responsible for maintaining physical distancing throughout the session to the greatest extent possible.
#19 – 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. Upon leaving the ice, skaters will exit through the hallway and immediately leave the facility. No loitering.
#20 – Spectators are now allowed in Dakota Community Centre per DCC guidelines. In addition to DCC guidelines, all spectators must complete the Skate Canada Waiver and follow Skate Winnipeg guidelines as outlined in: https://skatewinnipeg.ca/2020/07/dakota-cc-spectators-now-welcome/.
#21 – Parents not in the facility should ensure that Skate Winnipeg and the participant’s coach have up-to-date contact information.
#22 – If a parent or skater contracts COVID-19 they should inform Skate Winnipeg immediately and submit a medical note via email to email@example.com.
#23- “Drop-in” for skaters is not permitted. Skaters wishing to sign-up for individual sessions should contact their coach no later than Thursday of the preceding week. Coaches will be made aware on Thursday evening each week of openings for the following week. Coaches will provide a list of skaters requesting individual sessions. Where demand exceeds open spots, priority will be given to Skate Winnipeg skaters. Coaches will be informed of skaters who have been approved for individual sessions on Friday and skaters will receive notification to register. Registration must be completed by 5pm on Saturday for the coming week. See https://skatewinnipeg.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Skate-Winnipeg-2020-Summer-School-Drop-In.pdf.