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Port Credit Skating Club 

COVID-19 Return to Skate Protocol

                                                                          September, 2021


These Protocols are Port Credit Skating Club (PCSC) policies and are intended to enable a safe return to the sport during the COVID-19 crises.

These Protocols are based on current Ontario statutes and regulations, current public health requirements and directives, and Skate Ontario’s desire to make our sport safe for all.

These Protocols will be updated as further directives/regulations are updated.


In this document Person(s) refers to any PCSC member (skater, board member), Coach, Staff or Volunteer.

Requirements for registering for PCSC 2021-2022 Skating Season

  • The PCSC COVID-19 Return to Skate Policy must be accepted online at the time of registration.
  • No Person(s) shall be allowed to participate in any PCSC activity/program/event without accepting the policies and completing the Skate Ontario COVID-19 Waiver. 
  • Masks must be worn when inside the arena as per the City of Mississauga protocols and our ice contracts with the City. 
  • Masks are mandatory for all group lessons, including PreCanSkate and CanSkate as distancing cannot be maintained to deliver the program.
  • Coaches will all be wearing masks while delivering programs.
  • There may be times when a Coach deems it necessary for a skater to remove their mask. These instances will be dealt with individually. 
  • Exceptions for face covering requirements for medical reasons or disability will be accepted. However, unmasked skaters must be able to stand independently and/or recover from a fall independently, in order for coaches to deliver the program. 

Preventing COVID-19 Exposure 


  • A City Ambassador will be at the entrance screening and maintaining contact lists.  All are expected to comply and allow extra time upon your arrival for this step
  • Individuals must not attend any live training sessions or club activities if they:
    • Exhibit any COVID-19 symptoms, such as a fever, cough, difficulty breathing, or other symptoms identified by health experts
    • Have had close contact in the past 14 days with anyone with a confirmed case of COVID-19 

Anyone who answers yes to these questions should follow the current Province of Ontario Health Guidelines on testing and isolation.


Symptoms/Ill-health during or following a PCSC live activity/program/event

  • Person(s) developing any COVID-19 symptoms, such as a fever, cough, difficulty breathing, or other symptoms identified by health experts during or following a PCSC live activity/program/event must inform a session volunteer, a coach immediately or the Club President ( and may not attend/participate in any following live event until they are symptom free based on current Public Health guidance. Failure to comply will lead to the person(s) being denied access to any PCSC live activity/program/event until they have completed their quarantine and/or have been symptom free for 14 days.
  • Person(s) must immediately stop participation in club or skating school activities. The individual should be isolated from all others in a well-ventilated area, or outside, and provided with a non-medical face mask if one is available. The individual will be asked to collect their belongings and to safely exit the ice and skating facility.
  • The individual shall be sent home and instructed to follow public health guidelines regarding self-isolation and testing.
  • Any Person(s) that have been tested for COVID-19 must not participate in live club or skating school activities while waiting for the results of the test, or until cleared by Peel Public Health.
  • If no test was performed, or the COVID-19 test was negative, the individual may only return to live club/skating school activities once they no longer have any symptoms of COVID-19 and have received direction from Peel Public health.
  • Following a positive COVID-19 test, an individual must follow all public health guidelines regarding return to activities. The PCSC Health & Safety and Executive Committee will provide a list of members present with the infected/ill Person(s) to Peel Public Health upon request.


Communication Plan During COVID-19

  • As they have done throughout this COVID-19 Pandemic the PCSC Board of Directors will continue to inform and share as much information as is possible about the Return to Skate procedures and policies with the members and coaches.
  • This information will be shared via email and through a posting on the Club website. Members and Coaches will be informed as soon as possible of any modifications/restrictions or cancelations of programs/activities.


Protocol for Preparation for Skating

  • Skater must bring water bottles filled, water bottles cannot be filled in ice facility.
  • Change rooms with limited capacity, as well as, benches and chairs in the common areas for skaters to put on their skates will available.
  • Skaters may choose to dress and put skates on prior to arriving at the arena. 
  • Spectators are allowed in the upstairs viewing areas at the arena. However, they must wear a mask and maintain social distancing at all times. 
  • Parent/guardian must be available to pick-up the skater directly at the completion of their skating session.
  • It is strongly encouraged that all Person(s) wash or sanitize their hands upon entry to the facility and frequently while in facility.
  • Skaters must wait in the designated spot before accessing the ice. Skaters will need to maintain 2m physical distancing while waiting.

Protocol for Skating (on-ice)

  • Skaters must wait in the designated spot before accessing the ice. Skaters will need to maintain 2m physical distancing while waiting.
  • Skaters will enter the rink one at a time and clear the area of the door as fast as possible so that the next skater may enter.
  • As the session comes to an end, skaters will collect their belongings and exit the ice one at a time. 
  • Hands must be sanitized every time skater enters or leaves the skating surface.
  • Skaters/coaches will exit the arena facility promptly. While exiting the ice/arena facility 2m physical distancing between members must be maintained.

Refund and Credit Policy:

Credits (no refund) will be issued for missed sessions due to a positive COVID test result or due to self-isolation related to exposure during a live Port Credit SC activity/program/event.


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