AFSC Response to COVID-19
**Print, Sign & Return: Skater-Parent-Volunteer Waiver**
Aldergrove Skating Club OUR RESPONSE to COVID-19 (Fall 2020)
(from Skate Canada BC/YK Return to Play for Figure Skating Guidelines and Township of Langley Protocols)
Please click HERE for a pdf version of the document including appendices.
Before you Skate: Do not skate if you:
- exhibit any COVID-19 symptoms, such as fever, cough, difficulty breathing or other symptoms identified by health experts.
- if you or someone in your household has been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
- if you or someone in your household has travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days.
- It is highly recommended that if you are a person who has been identified as vulnerable or at risk, you should consider not participating in Skate Canada programs. A vulnerable or at risk person is someone who is immunosuppressed, or is suffering from high blood pressure, pulmonary disease, diabetes, obesity or asthma.
- Skaters, coaches and volunteers will have a daily verbal health screening for symptoms upon arrival at the entrance of the building.
- Only skaters registered for the session may participate. No buy-ons will be permitted.
- All session registration and payments must be done online. No bookings or payments in person at the facility are permitted.
- As of August 10, 2020, the number of people n the arena is limited to 14 skaters including coaches. One Skate Canada certified coach must be in attendance on all sessions.
Preparing to Skate:
- Arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before your session is scheduled to begin.
- Off ice warm up is to be done outside of the Aldergrove Credit Union Community Center on the sidewalk area outside of the Aldergrove Skating Club office.
- Enter through the designated doors. Proceed directly to the dressing rooms. Do not stand in the lobby.
- Skaters must use assigned dressing rooms. It would be best to arrive dressed to skate with only skates to be put on in the dressing room.
- Bring hand sanitizer. Each participant should bring their own hand sanitizer.
- Do not share equipment (gloves, water bottles, hand sanitizer, towels) with other skaters or coaches.
- Bring a full water bottle. Access to water fountains is restricted.
- Other than reusable water bottles, no other food or drink should be brought into the facility.
- Consider wearing a mask and/or gloves while skating.
- If you cough or sneeze, do so in a tissue or in your sleeve. Dispose of tissues in the garbage can located in the tunnel leading to the ice immediately. Use hand sanitizer if you cough or sneeze.
- Avoid touching door handles, gates, benches and other objects where the virus could survive.
- While waiting to go on the ice, stay in the dressing room until it is your time to go on the ice. Stand at the designated markers and stay away from others.
- Parents of STAR skaters must stay outside of the building. Once approved by the TOL EOC, a limit of one spectator per skater is permitted in the building if necessary.
- Avoid all physical contact with other skaters and coaches.
- Avoid touching your face during your skating session.
- Make spatial awareness a priority. Try to keep a 2m distance from other skaters and coaches while on the ice.
- Do not touch equipment, including music playing equipment. One designated person will operate the music equipment. Music equipment will be disinfected between sessions using a store-bought disinfectant product - Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, which is on the BCCDC List of Disinfectants with Evidence for Use Against COVID-19.
- Pairs, dance and synchro skaters must not touch each other and stay 2m apart at times while on and off the ice.
- Absolutely no spitting.
- STAR 1-5 and STAR 6-Gold Assessments will not be permitted at this time.
- Wash your hands carefully with soap and water.
- Leave the arena within 15 minutes of the end of your skating session.
- Exit arena through the designated exit and maintain physical distancing requirements.
- The Aldergrove Skating Club will keep a record of all skaters, coaches and once approved by the TOL EOC, parents and volunteers in attendance at each session. The information collected will include contact information so that they can be contacted if needed.
- All skaters, parents, coaches and volunteers must give written consent by completing and signing a waiver. Waivers will be collected and stored.
- Coaches and, once approved by the TOL EOC, volunteer music players will be provided with gloves, masks and disinfecting wipes.
- Once approved by the TOL EOC, an area in the arena will be designated for spectators. This will be a standing area. There will be no seating area.
Aldergrove Skating Club Office Use:
- The Aldergrove Skating Club office will be restricted to 2 people at one time. Physical distancing requirements must be met while in the office space.
- Hand sanitizer will be provided to be used when entering the Aldergrove Skating Club Office.
- Surfaces and high-contact areas in the Aldergrove Skating Club Office will be wiped down with a store-bought disinfectant product-Lysol Disinfecting Wipes or Lysol multipurpose cleaner, both of which are on the BCCDC List of Disinfectants with Evidence for Use Against COVID-19, at the end of each day of use, by the coaches in attendance that day.
- Signage will be posted to remind skaters, parents and coaches of the club policy on Office Use.
If you have questions, please ask! There are a lot of new protocols in place to keep our skaters, coaches and the skating community safe. We are all in this together!