COVID-19

FINAL SKATE WINNIPEG 2020 SUMMER SESSION COVID-19 PROCEDURES (NEW July 3rd)
**Be sure to read the entire linked document to familiarize yourself with these new procedures and policy requirements necessary to participate in Skate Winnipeg Summer Skating School.

http://skatewinnipeg.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Final-Procedures-COVID-19-Summer-Process-Skate-Wpg.pdf

Skate Winnipeg is working hard to prepare to for a 2020 summer session.

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 – president@skatewinnipeg.ca

STEPS & PROTOCOLS REQUIRED:

#1 – Review Return to Play Protocols for Participants
All participants must familiarize themselves with and make sure that you follow the recommendations listed in the Skate Winnipeg 2020 Summer Session COVID-19 Procedures (above) and the Skate Canada Manitoba Protocols.

#2 – Skate Canada Waiver Signed
All participants must complete the Skate Winnipeg waiver. Everyone who enters a facility where Skate Winnipeg’s programs are scheduled is required to submit a waiver. This includes skaters, coaches, volunteers, board members, Program Assistants, spectators, parents, officials, etc. If you are there for Skate Canada programs or figure skating related activities, you must to complete a waiver. Skate Canada’s waiver can be found here: Skate Canada Manitoba Waiver.
**E-mail signed waivers to waivers@skatewinnipeg.ca**
*Important: Include all three pages of the waiver when submitting.*

#3 – Every day, prior to building entrance, participants will have to complete the Manitoba Shared Health COVID-19’s Self Screening Tool found here: 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 15 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.

#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 – Skate Manitoba strongly encourages coaches /choreographers to wear masks while on the ice.

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

#11 – Until further notice, Skate Winnipeg will not be using the dressing rooms during summer session. If we use the dressing rooms, additional time between groups and users is necessary and would reduce your ice time.

#12 – 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.

#13 – 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.

#14 – Participants will be required to sanitize their hands upon entry to the ice.

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

#16 – 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.

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

#18 – While on the ice, coaches will determine their designated areas along the boards as per Skate Manitoba RTP. Coaches may move along/beside their student but MUST always maintain physical distancing

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

#20 – 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.

#21 – No spectators are allowed in the facility at this time. Parents of younger children should remain available nearby and 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 vice.president@skatewinnipeg.ca.

#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 http://skatewinnipeg.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Skate-Winnipeg-2020-Summer-School-Drop-In.pdf.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: