Southern Alberta Skating Academy will be following any COVID-19 related protocols/guidance documents outlined by:
- Skate Canada
- Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut
- Government of Canada
- Province of Alberta
- City of Lethbridge
Where there is a discrepancy in the protocols/policies, the stricter protocol will be used.
As of September 1, 2020, here are some of the important pieces of information from these protocols/guidance documents:
- Southern Alberta Skating Academy does not run any programs as cohort sports, this means that all skaters, coaches and volunteers must maintain a 2 metre distance
- Maximum of 25 individuals are allowed on the ice (50 at the ENMAX Centre). This includes any coaches or rink side volunteers
- Maximum of 50 spectators who must be in the designated spectator area
- Only 1 family member allowed in the dressing room to assist with skate tying
- Everyone must wear a mask anytime they are not on the ice – includes spectators and volunteers
- Skaters must pre-register for all sessions for tracking purposes
- Please COVID check yourself and your skaters prior to coming to the arena
- Please follow the posted signs in the arena and leave the arena as quickly as possible after your ice time
- Enter the building no earlier than 15 minutes before your scheduled time
- Personal belongings should be left in your vehicle if possible (only bring essential items into the arena)
- Do not share any items including water bottles, phones, etc.
- Skaters should maintain a 2 metre distance from other skaters and coaches
- If you are feeling unwell please do not attend training
Before resuming skating, each athlete, coach and ice level volunteer will need to sign the Skate Canada Assumption of Risk and Waiver which is available when you register through Uplifter or can be printed from this link. Participants will not be able to enter the ice surface until this form is completed.
Prior to every session, a coach or volunteer will conduct a verbal health screening with all participants. Overall results of this screening will be recorded onto a Contract Tracing Log which will be kept for 4 weeks. If the participant answers yes to any of the questions they will not be permitted on the ice and are asked to go home and visit the AHS Online Health Assessment Tool. Here is a list (as of July 1, 2020) of the questions that will be asked.
|1.||Does the person attending the activity, have any of the below symptoms?||CIRCLE ONE|
|Shortness of breath / Difficulty breathing||YES||NO|
|Runny nose / Nasal congestion||YES||NO|
|Feeling unwell / fatigued||YES||NO|
|Nausea / Vomiting / Diarrhea||YES||NO|
|Unexplained loss of appetite||YES||NO|
|Loss of sense of taste or smell||YES||NO|
|Muscle / joint aches (unrelated to training)||YES||NO|
|2.||Have you, or anyone in your household, traveled outside of Canada and have or had any of the above symptoms in the last 14 days?||YES||NO|
|3.||Have you, or your children attending the program had close, unprotected contact (face to face contact within 2 metres/ 6 ft) with someone who is ill with cough and / or fever?||YES||NO|
|4.||Have you, or anyone in your household been in close, unprotected contact in the last 14 days with someone who is being investigated or confirmed to be a case of COVID-19?||YES||NO|
Amanda Hillier, Skating Director at Southern Alberta Skating Academy will be responsible to store all Skate Canada Assumption of Risk and Waivers and Contract Tracing Logs. If you are unwell, develop COVID-19 or are exposed to someone who has COVID-19 please contact Amanda immediately at 403-795-6599. Amanda will follow predetermined protocols to notify external stakeholders (City of Lethbridge, Section, etc.) and SASA skaters, coaches, parents and volunteers as needed.