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COVID-19 Updates and Resources

 

The Okotoks Skating Club will follow all COVID-19 related protocols/guidance documents outlined by: Skate CanadaSkate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut, Government of CanadaProvince of Alberta, and the Town of Okotoks. Where there is a discrepancy in the protocols/policies, the stricter protocol will take precedent. 

The following are the current protocols in place for all OSC programming. Please note these are subject to change.

  • OSC will adhere to maximum number of individuals permitted on the ice and at the ice surface.  This will include coaches and rink side volunteers.
  • Skaters must pre-register for all sessions for tracking purposes.  Drop-in will not be available.
  • As per the Town of Okotoks guidelines, skaters will be able to enter the building no earlier than 10 minutes before their scheduled session time and must vacate the building immediately following their session.
  • Please arrive ready to skate. Due to social distancing protocols dressing rooms will not be available to change in or put skates on.  ALL Skaters must have skate guards at every session as entry and exit doors are subject to change and may not always be on a blade friendly surface.
  • Personal belongings should be left in your vehicle when possible. There is no access to OSC lockers at this time.
  • Do not share any items such as water bottles, phones, etc.
  • There will be signage in the arena to help you navigate on and off the ice. All registered skaters will receive specific instructions regarding navigation prior to your first session.
  • As per the Town of Okotoks guidelines, at this time the facility allows skaters 10 and under to have one parent attend the session with them (no siblings).  All spectators must sign in on the contact tracing log, wear a mask, physical distance, and enter at your own risk
  • No spectators are allowed in the facility for skates over the age of 10
  • Skaters should maintain a 2-metre distance from other skaters and coaches.
  • All coaches will wear a face mask or face shield while on the ice. 
  • Skaters are not required to wear a mask while skating but MUST wear a mask when entering/exiting the building. Skaters need to leave their mask on until they are on the ice.  We are not a cohort, so masks and physical distancing are required.
  • If you feel ill or have symptoms of illness, do not attend your session. Notify the club by emailing registrar.osc@gmail.com.
  • All skaters will be asked health screening questions and have attendance recorded on contact tracing log.
  • We will have multiple volunteers for each session to assist skaters needs and ensure skaters enter and exit the building safely.


At the beginning of the fall session of skating, each athlete, coach and ice level volunteer will need to sign the Skate Canada Assumption of Risk and Waiver, which is presented when you register through Uplifter. Participants will not be permitted on the ice surface until this form is completed.

Prior to every session, a coach or volunteer will conduct a verbal health screening with all participants. Overall results of this screening will be recorded onto a Contract Tracing Log, which the OSC will keep on file for 4 weeks. If a skater, coach or volunteer answers YES to any of the questions, they will not be permitted on the ice and will be asked to go home and visit the AHS Online Health Assessment Tool. A copy of the screening questions will be provided to skaters prior to their first session.

CanSkate – minimum age to register is 5 years old. Skaters must be able to get up on their skates independently.  Skater must be able to skate backwards and be mindful of social distancing protocols.

  • All Skate Canada Guidelines and Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut Protocols must be met for all CanSkate sessions during COVID-19
  • All coaches and program assistants must wear a non-medical mask and gloves at all times. Gloves and masks should be changed in between sessions
  • Participants MUST arrive at the rink with skates on, fully dressed and ready to get on the ice. Program Assistants and Coaches will be unable to aid in putting on / taking off skates
  • Physical distancing must be maintained with skates on/off in the facility unless a sport cohort has been formed by the club/school
  • Educate skaters to use physical distancing protocols when passing skaters
  • Skaters must not have shared contact of any teaching aid or prop

PreCanPower – minimum age to register is 5 years old.  Skaters must be able to get up on their skates independently.  Skater must be able to skate backwards and be mindful of social distancing protocols.

  • All Skate Canada Guidelines and Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut Protocols must be met for all PreCanPower sessions during COVID-19
  • All coaches and program assistants must wear a non-medical mask and gloves at all times. Gloves and masks should be changed in between sessions
  • Participants MUST arrive at the rink with skates on, fully dressed and ready to get on the ice. Program Assistants and Coaches will be unable to aid in putting on / taking off skates
  • Physical distancing must be maintained with skates on/off in the facility unless a sport cohort has been formed by the club/school
  • Educate skaters to use physical distancing protocols when passing skaters
  • Skaters must not have shared contact of any teaching aid or prop

 

Forms

 

Skate Canada Assumption of Risk Waiver

Health Screening Questionnaire

OSC Response Plan

Coach/Volunteer Checklist

Skater Checklist

Volunteer Duties

OSC ILLNESS POLICY

OSC OUTBREAK PROCEDURE

First Aid