September 19, 2021
RE: Proof of Vaccine
Dear Skating Families,
As most of you already will know, the provincial government has announced that beginning September 22, there are new requirements for individuals entering indoor recreation facilities.
Therefore, in order for the Skating Club to protect its members, coaches and staff, as well as comply with government protocols, as of September 22, 2021, all spectators, community members of the Athletic Centre (AC) and skaters (who are 18 years or older) will need to provide proof of full vaccination along with identification to access any program or service operated by KWSC at any location. There are a few exemptions:
- Children under 12 years of age
- Skaters under 18 years of age who are actively participating in a KWSC program
- Individuals with a medical exemption and a written document form a physician or registered nurse extended class or nurse practitioner
All other public health measures (i.e. masking, physical distancing, health screening, etc.) continue to apply to all. This proof of vaccination can be provided either electronically or with a paper copy. The Athletic Centre Membership Services Staff in the AC office will now be asking for ID and proof of vaccination. KWSC has also implemented a Vaccine policy for staff, volunteers, coaches and fitness instructors.
The following new process will be implemented on September 22 at Manulife Sportsplex (formerly RIM Park)
Skaters (under 18) arrive at Manulife Sportsplex a maximum of 15 minutes before their session. Enter through the AC doors (regardless of which rink they will skate in), they should proceed to the rink where they will be skating.
Coaches and/or fitness instructors will continue to take attendance and do a health screening with skaters.
Skaters 18 years of age or older, should proceed to the Athletic Centre Membership Desk to provide their identification and proof of vaccination. Then proceed to the rink.
KWSC is allowing one spectator per skater (in order to ensure capacity limits set by the cities are met). Spectators should complete their health screening online before entering the building. The link is here or can be found on the main page of KWSC.org. It is an orange button.
Spectators (of any age) should proceed to the Athletic Centre Membership Desk to provide their identification and proof of vaccination. Then proceed to the rink.
The City of Waterloo is allowing 15 minutes to leave the building after your session. We are recommending that during more heavily populated sessions such as CanSkate, skaters leave the building in their skate guards to save time exiting the rink. We are still awaiting further instructions for City of Kitchener rinks and other rinks in Waterloo (outside of Manulife Sportsplex).
Thank-you for continuing to work with us to provide a safe and positive place for youth and adults to learn to skate and develop their skills.
Kitchener Waterloo Skating Club
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Region of Waterloo Public Health - https://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/health-and-wellness/2019novel-coronavirus.aspx
Ontario Ministry of Health- https://www.ontario.ca/page/ministry-health
Public Health Agency of Canada - https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health.html
Skate Ontario - https://skateontario.org/
Skate Canada- https://skatecanada.ca/