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.
- At the Rinks at Summit Centre, the number of people on the ice is limited to 25 skaters including coaches on STARSkate, Excel and Synchronized Skating Sessions. The number of people on the ice is limited to 25 skaters including coaches and program assistants on Canskate sessions
- One Skate Canada certified coach must be in attendance on all sessions.
- Effective December 10, 2020, participants ages 22 and older may only participate in indoor sports with 2 people (one skater, one coach).
Preparing to Skate:
- Arrive 15 minutes before your session is scheduled to begin.
- Off ice warm up is to be done outside of the Rinks at Summit Center on the sidewalk area.
- Enter through designated doors. Proceed directly to the dressing room assigned to
you by the Covid Officer. 11 skaters are permitted in each dressing room.
- 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 and use it before and after skating.
- 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 not permitted.
- Other than reusable water bottles, no other food or drink should be brought into the facility.
- Effective December 10, 2020- All skaters and coaches are required to wear a mask upon arrival at the arena and while in the dressing room preparing to skate. Masks must be worn to the ice surface where they may be removed while skating. At the conclusion of the skating session, skaters are required to wear a mask when they leave the ice, and keep their mask on while taking off their skates and leaving the arena.
- Effective December 10, 2020, volunteers must wear a mask at all times while in the
- If you cough or sneeze, do so in a tissue or in your sleeve. Dispose of tissues in the garbage can 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.
- Effective December 10, 2020, no spectators are permitted for any skating session.
- Avoid all physical contact with other skaters and coaches.
- Avoid touching your face during your skating session.
- Effective December 10, 2020, you must maintain a 3m distance from other skaters and coaches when skating and at all times inside and outside of the arena.
- 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 and dance skaters must not touch each other and stay 3m apart at times while on and off the ice.
- Effective, December 10, 2020 for Synchronized Skating, no physical contact will be permitted.
- STAR 1-5 Assessments are now permitted.
- STAR 6-Gold Assessments may be permitted in a virtual assessment format.
- 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 volunteers in attendance at each session. The information collected will include contact information, so that they can be contacted if needed. This information may be shared with the Rinks at Summit Centre under the Gatherings and Events Public Health Order.
- All skaters, parents, coaches and volunteers must give written consent by completing and signing a waiver. Waivers will be collected and stored. A copy of the waiver is attached.
- Coaches and volunteer music players will be provided with gloves, masks and disinfecting wipes.
- Effective December 10, 2020, patrons picking up or dropping off skaters must disperse immediately. No gathering is permitted whatsoever and physical distancing must be maintained.
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!