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COVID-19 Update - Oct 27, 2020

October 27, 2021

RE: COVID-19 Protocol Update

Dear Skating Families,

It has been a very safe fall at the Club. We are pleased that our COVID-19 case numbers in our province continue to hold steady. 

You may have heard the announcement today from the provincial government about capacity limits. Here are a few changes and reminders about KWSC programs:

Proof of vaccination is required from all adults in order to enter any sports facility in the Region. Therefore, the KWSC and/or the City will be asking for proof of vaccination. Our primary goal is to provide the safest possible environment for our skating families.

Masks are mandatory in the building. Skaters/coaches do not need to wear them when they are exercising (on or off ice) but the Club recommends they do in order to better protect themselves.

Health screening (can be digital, paper or verbal depending on the rink) must be completed when coming to any KWSC program.

If you skate in RIM Park (at any rink), enter the facility through the Athletic Centre entrance (not the RIM Park Main Entrance). A KWSC representative will do your health screening (for all who enter: coaches, KWSC staff, skaters, spectators, choreographers, etc.) and ask for your proof of vaccination (only spectators 12 and over, and anyone 18 or older) upon entry. Spectators and Coaches must sign in at the desk. Coaches only need take attendance of skaters since skaters (like all others who enter) will be health screened at the Athletic Centre entrance.

If you skate at a Kitchener rink, a City Ambassador will greet you at the entrance. They will check for proof of vaccination from spectators 12 and over, and anyone 18 or older upon entry. Spectators and coaches must also do their health screening via the KWSC survey located on the KWSC website (all spectators 12 and over). Coaches do health screening and take attendance of skaters.
 

If you skate at a City of Waterloo rink other than RIM Park, a City Ambassador will greet you at the entrance. They will check for proof of vaccination from spectators 12 and over, and anyone 18 or older upon entry. Spectators and coaches must also do their health screening via the KWSC survey located on the KWSC website (all spectators 12 and over). Coaches do health screening and take attendance of skaters.

Coaches will continue to take skaters attendance in all rinks that are not RIM Park.
          Activa Sportsplex                    
          Albert McCormick                                                   
          Don McLaren Arena                                                                   
          Grand River Arena                                                                     
          Kitchener Memorial Auditorium (The Aud)             
          Lions (Kitchener) Arena                                                     
          Moses Springer Arena                                                                 
          Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex                                 

The Cities of Waterloo and Kitchener are no longer requiring physical distancing in change rooms, and the showers are available for use in the change rooms.

As well, the provincial government has lifted capacity limits for sports and recreation facilities. Therefore, there is no longer a limit on spectators allowed in the building.  

For Kitchener skaters and coaches, please continue to access the spectator health screening survey on the homepage of our website (www.kwsc.org).

I greatly appreciate your patience as the KWSC staff and coaches continue to respond to the restrictions with safety at the forefront.

Debra Brown
Executive Director
Kitchener Waterloo Skating Club

For regular updates, please go to our website (www.kwsc.org) and on Facebook

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us at 

For more information about COVID-19, please consult the kwsc@kwsc.org following trusted resources:

Region of Waterloo Public Health - https://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/health-and-wellness/2019-novel-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/

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