BEFORE EACH SESSION PLEASE BE SURE TO REVIEW THE SKATE ONTARIO HEALTH SCREENING
UPDATED FEB 2021
- • Only one accompanying adult will be permitted for each participant
• There is a limit of space
• Reservations can be made on Thursdays from 6:45am and on for the following Sunday to Saturday (online or by phone) (week of Feb 17-20 will be open on Tuesday, February 16th at 9am) Link To ActiveNet - Port Hope Recreation Sign Up Page
• If you have ever had yourself or any of your family members registered in any of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture programs such as swimming lessons, reserved swims, reserved skates, fitness, children’s programs, please DO NOT create a new account. Use the email address you have and click forgot password. If you are unsure, you can call in for the first week and have a staff check for your account and update any outdated information to ensure you aren’t in our system multiple times
• Only those reserved and on an attendance sheet at least one day prior to the booking time will be permitted into the facility as this is the Provincial guidelines that all accompanying parents/guardians must be reserved in advance
• You can check your family schedule by clicking “my account” at the top right of the screen (once you are logged in) and then scroll to the bottom right and click “view family schedule” (there are instructions online as well as a tutorial video)
• As prior to lockdown, accompanying guardians will not be permitted into the facility until the ice time begins, must stay in the stands/seated and must leave the arena through the new exit door which is the south door by the refs room. Please be diligent in ensuring there is no cross over in the hall or that area as it is a tight spot. We need to use this exit while we have snow and ice.
• Skates cannot be put on or taken off at the benches beside the ice.
• Parents are not allowed inside of the dressing rooms.
ALL SKATERS MUST WEAR A MASK AT ALL TIMES WHILE ON THE ICE AND IN THE ARENA. PARENTS ARE ALSO REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK WHILE IN THE BUILDING.
Your skater has waited a long time to get back on the ice and now the time is almost here. Like most things these days, our procedures at the rink will look a little different. This email contains some important information about screening, attendance, dressing rooms, family spectators and the exit location. Please read through all of the details prior to the first day that your child skates.
- A PHFSC executive member will meet all skaters outside at the blue lines on the sidewalk. Please maintain an open area to the entrance doors as there will be swimming participants coming into the building as well and they will need a clear path with distancing to enter.
- Attendance will be taken using our registrant list and Covid screening questions will be asked of everyone before entry. The attendance list will be kept by the PHFSC in case it is required for contact tracing at a later date.
- Parents can attend as spectators but will only be allowed into the facility at the time that their child's ice time starts and must exit out the north east door (back of the building) as soon as the skaters have cleared the ice and gone to the dressing rooms. Spectators names and phone numbers will be taken by arena and/or customer service staff and this list will be kept for at least 30 days by Municipal staff
- Skaters are to enter the facility with their coach or PHFSC volunteer and proceed to the designated dressing rooms (9 per room and 2 rooms per age group). Any overflow will have to use room 5. Skaters must stay in the dressing rooms until their ice time and not leave early.
- The dressing room hall is a one way traffic flow. When skaters go to the ice, they will go down the hall toward the score clock to access the ice. When skaters leave the ice, they will come off between the stands and go back directly to their dressing rooms.
- Skaters will remain in their dressing rooms until the next group is on the ice to avoid any crossover in the hall. They will proceed down the hall again together to the score clock and walk along the end of the ice pad to the north east door (back of the building). They will walk along the back of the building to the parking lot. There are cement barriers up to restrict traffic in this area for the safety of participants/spectators.
Skaters should come to the arena ready to skate so that minimal time is needed in change rooms. Putting on skates at home or in the car and wearing guards into the building is a suggestion.
If you have any questions, please ask the PHFSC executive member at the rink.
Don't forget your masks!
We're looking forward to seeing our skaters and families at the rink and on the ice again!