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COVID-19 Return to Skate 

At the CBS Skating Club the safety, security, and health of our members is always our top priority. As we all know, Covid-19 is a serious concern to public health here in our province, across Canada and around the world. At our club we take this public health concern very seriously.

“NL Life with Covid-19” On April 30, 2020 the Government announced NL Life with Covid-19, a program to ease back on restrictions that have been imposed under the Public Health Emergency. The plan is for a 5 “Alert Level” program, with restrictions being eased and relaxed as the Government moves through the Alert Levels from 5 to 1. Regular movement through the various Alert Levels is not guaranteed, and reversion to a more restrictive Alert Level may be required depending upon the assessment of various factors.

While we are anxious to return to the ice, the CBS Skating Club and Skate Canada Newfoundland and Labrador will continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation and follow the guidance and recommendations of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. For more information visit:   Skate Canada NL website www.skatenl.com/covid-19.

Should you have any questions surrounding these precautions, please feel free to contact us. cbsskatingclub@hotmail.ca

 

Refund and cancellation policy have been updated on the Club’s website. https://www.cbsskatingclub.com/pages/Our-Club/Rules-Policies/

If the maximum numbers on the ice are reduced Home Club members will be given priority. 

 

We have implemented the following added precaution’s and guidelines.

Note: Guidelines will be evolving as there are changes in the recommendations from Skate Canada, Skate NL, Town of Conception Bay South and Government of NL. Most recent changes are marked in orange and will be noted at the bottom of this page.    

 

Illness Protocols

As per the Department of Health and Community Services guidelines no one is permitted into the facility:

  • If they have any of the symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in close contact within the past 14 days that have the below symptoms
    • Fever or signs of fever (including chills, sweats, muscle aches, lightheadedness), cough, headache, sore throat, painful swallowing, runny nose, diarrhea, loss of sense of smell or taste, unexplained loss of appetite, or small red or purple spots on your hands and/or feet.
  • If they have been diagnosed with Covid-19, are awaiting test results for Covid-19, or had close contact with a confirmed or probable case of Covid-19.
  • If they have returned to the province (outside the Atlantic Bubble) within the past 14 days.
  • If they have had close contact with anyone with acute respiratory illness and have travelled outside of the province (outside the Atlantic Bubble) in the past 14 days.
  • If they have been directed by Public Health to self-isolate.

If someone becomes sick or shows symptoms of Covid-19 then they are to isolate in the designated isolation room (change room 8) and don a mask (provided by the user group) until they can leave the facility.  Any instances of illness are to be reported to the Stadium Manager or Maintenance II staff immediately so that additional cleaning can take place.

 

Facility guidelines

  • Only 1 spectator/parent per athlete will be permitted in the facility at this time.
  • Water fountains are not available.
  • Only designated washrooms are permitted to be used by the user groups.
    • CBS Arena - Skaters to use the washroom in the referee rooms, spectator/parents to use the family washroom on the 1st floor  
  • The canteen is closed until further notice.
  • Follow directional arrows and signage posted throughout the facility.
  • Closed off areas of the arena are for employee access only.
  • Only skills and drills or non-contact side by side training, which can maintain the physical distancing guidelines are permitted.
  • Face masks or face shields are required to be worn by all individuals 5 and older before entering the facility unless there is a medical reason in which a face mask or face shield cannot be worn. The face mask or face shield must cover the persons nose and mouth completely.
  • Face masks or face shields can be taken off before going onto the ice surface.
  • Spectator/Parent are to sit in designated area (this will alternate between sessions). They are asked not to stand by the railings, glass or walk the track. Cooperation will reduce the cleaning time required for the Arena staff 
  • No off-ice or warm-ups permitted in the building at this time. 

 

 Building Entrance and Exit

  • The entrance will be opened no more than 15 minutes prior to the start of the session for Athletes, and Coaches.
  • Parents/spectators are asked to wait in their vehicle until the start of the session. This request is to eliminate the congestion in the entrance. If a skater needs assistance with their skates they should come rink ready.     
  • The doors will be locked again after ice time has started.
  • All individuals are to sanitize their hands in the front entrance prior to entering the facility.
  • Participants are to come with filled personal water bottles labelled.
  • All participants are to enter using the main lower entrance to the CBS Arena. RFM guidelines to be determined.
  • Social distancing is to be maintained in this area and participants may need to wait outside (while socials distancing) until the area is sufficiently cleared.
  • Exiting of the facility will be at the emergency door next to the lower washrooms at CBS Arena. RFM guidelines to be determined.
  • Individuals are not to exit out of the main entrance. Social distancing is to be maintained when exiting the building (single file) and coaches/volunteers are to ensure that participants maintain social distancing when exiting the building.
  • Covid-19 screening will take place daily with all volunteers, coaches and participants prior to their entry into the facility. 
  • Parents/spectators are to leave the facility immediately after end of session
  • Skaters  are to leave the facility within 10 minutes after their ice time.

 

Dressing Rooms, Lobby and Hallway

  • Upon entering the facility, participants will go to the designated seating areas. This seat will be the participants for the remainder of their ice time.
  • Seats are to be used to tie skates, fasten helmets and remove skate guards. Kit bag are to be kept neatly stored. Skaters are only to bring to the rink what they require to get on the ice.
  • Skate guards or street shoes will be left under the seat, where possible, when the participants are permitted onto the ice surface. For those users that require skate guards removed at the ice surface, social distancing on and of the ice must be maintained and skate guards, with their water bottle, are to placed on the board at the bench area, keeping social distancing in mind.
  • Participants are not to bring valuable items. The Town of Conception Bay South is not responsible for any lost or stolen property.

Ice Entry and Exit

  • Follow all signage and arrows in the facility to the ice entry location.
  • Benches may be used as long as social distancing guidelines are followed.
  • There is a separate entrance and exit to and from the ice surface. No other locations are to be used to access or leave the ice.
  • Social distancing must be maintained when entering and exiting the ice surface.

 

Hygiene and Cleaning

  • Be mindful of common surfaces and limit touch points as much as possible.
  • Maintain 2 meters from others at all times. User groups are required to ensure that this is being followed by all participants.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or into your elbow when coughing or sneezing.
  • Town employees will be scheduled to clean and sanitize the facility after each group completes their ice time. This will include frequently touches surfaces and washrooms.
  • CBS Skating Club will clean and sanitize their equipment and gear after their session, or each session if multiple ice times were booked. This includes, but is not limited to pylons, markers or audio equipment.
  • There are sanitizing stations at the exit/entrance in the hallways and by each bench

 

SKATE CANADA ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND WAIVER

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY:

  1. ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF INHERENT RISK I understand that participation in skating, figure skating, and any other sporting activities listed in the enclosed appendix (hereinafter the “Sports Activity”) is voluntary, and involves inherent risk during participation, including the risk of possible accidents, physical injury, or exposure to the COVID-19 virus or other infections or infectious diseases as a result of attending training, club events or competitive events. I freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, including but not limited to personal injury, disease transmission, death, property damage or loss, resulting from my participation. I have carefully considered the risks involved, and I have full confidence that reasonable precautions will be taken to ensure the safety and well-being of myself (or my son/daughter/child/ward).
  2. WAIVER I do for myself (or my child), and our respective heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns, hereby waive, release, and forever discharge Skate Canada and/or Skate Canada NL, all Regions of Skate Canada NL, CBS Skating Club, their officers, partners, agents, employees, servants, representatives, volunteers, coaches, officials, successors and assigns (the “Representatives”) of and from any actions, causes of action, complaints, demands and claims or any recourse whatsoever (“Claims”) that I have or may have in the future in any way connected with my (or my child’s) participation in the Sports Activity contemplated herein, whether in law or in equity, in respect of personal injury, illness or disease transmission, loss of life, or property damage of any kind or nature, and I do hereby discharge the Representatives from any such liability. This includes negligence, breach of contract or breach of any statutory or other duty of care.
  3. INDEMNIFICATION I further agree to fully indemnify and defend Skate Canada and/or Skate Canada NL, all Regions of Skate Canada NL, CBS Skating Club and any of their Representatives from and against any and all Claims brought against Skate Canada and/or Skate Canada NL, all Regions of Skate Canada NL, CBS Skating Club and any of their Representatives, including all related costs and expenses, and against any loss, costs, damages, or expenses which Skate Canada and/or Skate Canada NL, all Regions of Skate Canada NL, CBS Skating Club and any of their Representatives may sustain, suffer, incur, or be liable for resulting from, arising from, or in any way related to my (or my son/daughter/ward’s) participation in the Sports Activity. I also agree and undertake not to make any claim or take any proceedings against the Representatives set out above, or any other person or corporation which might claim contribution or indemnity under the provisions of any statute or otherwise from the Representatives set out above.
  4. SEVERABILITY The provisions of this Assumption of Risk and Waiver shall be deemed severable and if any provision or portion thereof is held invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, the remainder shall not thereby be invalidated, but shall remain in full force and effect. Acknowledgement: I am aware of the nature and effect of this Assumption of Risk and Waiver and I fully understand all of the terms and conditions above. I understand that I have given up substantial rights by signing this Assumption of Risk and Waiver and I am signing it freely and voluntarily without inducement. June 25 2020 Update #2 Page 11 Parent/Guardian: I certify that I am the parent or legal guardian of the participant named below and that I am entitled to his or her custody and control. I understand the aforesaid inherent risks that could arise from these activities, I grant permission for my son/daughter/ward to participate in the Sports Activity and other activities incidental thereto and I execute this Assumption of Risk and Waiver on behalf of myself and my son/daughter/ward.

 

 

HEALTH SCREENING FOR ANYONE ENTERING THE FACILITY

The Covid-19 pandemic poses some unique challenges and our goal is to ensure the safety and health of everyone. Everyone has a role to play in reducing the spread of Covid-19.

By my signature(s) below, as part of my registration, I agree to adhere to the following guidelines:

All athletes and parents must not participate in skating program unless you are able to answer NO to each question at point of registration and every scheduled session thereafter

  1. Do you – or anyone else in your family have:
    • Fever higher than 38°C in the past 2 days?
    • Current cold or flu symptoms in the past 2 days?
    • Any difficulty breathing in the past 2 days?
    • Stiff neck or headache with a fever in the past 2 days?
    • Vomiting or Diarrhea in the past 2 days?
  2. Are you experiencing unusual levels of tiredness, lethargy, low energy?
  3. Are you experiencing any other symptoms of illness?

Everyone has a role to play in reducing the spread of Covid-19

While the CBS Skating Club & third-party buildings, such as municipal or private facilities will have extra safety measures in place, it is up to everyone to protect their own health. It’s an individual responsibility. I also agree to the following:

  • All CBS SC policies and procedures as well as extra safety procedures and expectations
  • Hand Hygiene: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol based hand sanitizer in the absence of soap and water with at least 60 per cent alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Respiratory Etiquette
  • Social Distancing
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay at home if you are sick.

 

To be completed at Registration. Agreed upon by entering facility prior to every session. Everyone entering must confirm their agreement with the volunteer. 

 

 

COVID-19 Expectations Agreement for Coaches & Program Assistants

The Covid-19 pandemic poses some unique challenges and our goal is to ensure the safety and health of everyone. Everyone has a role to play in reducing the spread of Covid-19.

By my signature, I agree to adhere to the following guidelines:

Social Distancing Requirements

  • All individuals are advised to avoid crowds and maintain a two arm’s length distance from other people. We ask that even those within the same bubble maintain this distance at the arena in order to avoid confusion for the volunteers required to monitor adherence to guidelines.

Hand Hygiene and Respiratory Etiquette

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer in the absence of soap and water with at least 60 per cent alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Hands carry and spread germs. Touching your eyes, nose, or mouth without cleaning your hands or sneezing or coughing into your hands may provide an opportunity for germs to get into your body. Keeping your hands clean through good hygiene practice is one of the most important steps to avoid getting sick and spreading germs. Cover your mouth and nose when you cough, sneeze, or blow your nose. Put used tissue in the garbage. If you do not have a tissue, cough, or sneeze into your sleeve, not in your hands.

Monitoring Your Health

  • As a member of Skate Canada, you must monitor your own health and follow all public health directives by the province. You must declare to CBS SC any close contact exposure to any person who is a presumed or confirmed case of Covid-19. If you are unsure of these protocols, please see the NL Covid19 website. If you have symptoms such as runny nose, cough, fever or breathing difficulties isolate yourself, inform your CBS SC immediately and you will be advised to contact NL Public Health.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick
  • Advise CBS SC and stay at home if you are sick

Masks

  • Coaches and Program Assistants should wear masks on ice at all times unless actively skating and not directly communicating with skaters (i.e., demonstrating).
  • Masks must be worn in all public spaces within the arena

 

Track Updates

September 6th - Use of dressing rooms, clarification of spectators entering the facility, and clarification of masks for Coaches and Program Assistants

September 7th - Clarification on Parents assisting with skates. No Off-Ice or Warms inside the building.

September 15th -  Update on waiver requirement