Skate Canada Brampton Chinguacousy is committed to providing a healthy and safe training environment for our skaters. We will continue to work closely with Skate Ontario and the City of Brampton to ensure that up to date protocols are in place and followed closely at all times.

If you have any questions regarding these protocols please reach out to Dan Wilkinson at vp@skatescbc.ca.

To our skaters and SCBC families,
It is with very heavy hearts that we write this to confirm what most of you have likely already heard. As of Monday, November 23rd at 12:01am, Peel Region will be entering a lockdown for a period of 28 days. Unfortunately, this means that Cassie Campbell Community Centre will be closing.
All regular programming will continue Friday, Saturday and Sunday of this weekend. Programming from November 23rd through until December 20th will be cancelled. This includes all StarSkate, CanSkate, Ice Dance, and Ticket Ice sessions. Your accounts will be credited for all missed sessions due to this lockdown. Credits can be used towards future programming, which we hope to resume in the new year. If you have any questions regarding these credits or your account please reach out to John Chandler at jc@skatescbc.ca.
Our online Fitness classes will continue via Zoom until December 17th. We are also exploring other options to stay connected as a skating family throughout this lockdown.
We are so appreciative of your continued commitment and dedication to our club despite what has been a very challenging season. Thank you for trusting our staff, board, and coaches to provide a safe and positive training environment for your skaters. We are devastated to cut our sessions short once again and hope that it is just temporary.
Stay healthy and safe! We hope to see everyone back on the ice again soon,
SCBC Staff & Board

 

To our valued SCBC skaters and families,

We hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.

This morning we were informed that the City of Brampton has made the decision to put a cap on the number of individuals permitted for all indoor athletic training at a given time. While initially informed that the Provincial government regulation changes for Peel wouldn’t affect our programming, the municipality made the difficult decision this morning to move forward with lowering the max numbers permitted in indoor training facilities. This is effective immediately.

As a result of this announcement, we are in the process of re-distributing our sessions and working on a schedule that will accommodate all current StarSkate students. This process will take some time and as such we are cancelling all regular sessions from Tuesday, October 13th through Friday, October 16th. Your accounts will be credited for these missed sessions.

StarSkate sessions will begin again this Saturday, October 17th once our new schedule has been prepared and communicated to all members.

An update regarding our CanSkate program will come shortly.

We are also evaluating options for our scheduled StarSkate Assessment Day on October 22nd and will be communicating next steps for this shortly. Ticket ice sessions are still running this week at a reduced capacity.


Thank you for your patience and flexibility while we work hard to continue to provide safe training opportunities for our athletes. Please continue check your email inboxes frequently for any further updates. We hope you are enjoying your “extended” Thanksgiving break! We appreciate your commitment and dedication to SCBC and the sport of skating during these uncertain times.

-SCBC Staff and Board

Please read the below documents before visiting Cassie Campbell Community Centre to skate on any SCBC Sessions.

Daily Instructions – Instructions on what to do before you arrive at the rink and policies and procedures while at Cassie Campbell Community Centre.

Skate Ontario Waiver – This will be completed on the first invoice per skater for the 2020-21 season. This policy must be accepted at the time of registration in order for skaters to step on the ice.

Health Screening Questions – You no longer need to bring a form with you to the rink. We have moved to passive screening, anyone wishing to enter the facility must be able to answer “No” to all the questions. If you answer yes to any questions, you must stay home.

A detailed traffic flow policy has been implemented at Cassie Campbell Community Centre to prevent overlap of groups and contact with other facility users. Arena users will have their own dedicated entrance and exit that is separate from other rental groups in the facility.


Building Entrance and Exit
The only entrance for arena users will be the West entrance beside the police station as noted on the map below. All skaters and coaches must enter through this door. There is a parking circle for skater drop off and pickup.

Individuals may enter the building no earlier than 10min prior to their scheduled start time.


Personal Protective Equipment

Peel Public Health requires use of non-medical masks in public buildings unless exempt by due to medical reasons. All individuals must wear a face covering when entering and exiting the facility. Masks may be removed by coaches and athletes for the duration of their on-ice session. Skaters are highly encouraged to wear skating gloves as well. Spectators are asked to wear face masks in the viewing area.


Changing Areas

Skaters are encouraged to arrive “skate ready” fully dressed and with skates on if possible. There will be limited access to changerooms on site. There will be three (3) designated areas for skaters to put on / take off their skates if they require to do so at the facility:

  1. Chairs will be set up 6ft apart from one another outside the building entrance door
  2. Two changerooms per session will be available for a limited number of skaters to put their skates on while practicing social distancing. Dressing rooms will be assigned for each session and skaters who require use of a changeroom are asked to check in with the session rep upon arrival as to their dressing room assignment.
  3. Chairs and benches will also be available just inside each arena entrance.

 

As there are no rubber mats in the outdoor changing area or lobby of the facility, a pair of hard skate guards will be required by all skaters if arriving with your skates on or using the outdoor changing area. You can purchase these at any figure skating store or sports store:


Skater Check-In
Parents are asked to drop their skaters off at the sliding door entrance to the arena pad they are scheduled to skate on. A volunteer or SCBC board member will check in skaters at these entrances and will also accompany them back for pickup at the conclusion of the session.


Spectators

One parent or guardian per athlete will be permitted into the building. There will be a standing room only viewing area on the second floor above the stands. Please note the stands are CLOSED to access at this time. A limited number of chairs will be available in accessible seating for those who require a seat. Spectators are asked to practice social distancing and keep their masks on at all times.


Washrooms

  • Skaters and coaches will have access to the washrooms which are between arena A and B.
  • Spectators will have access to the public washroom near the community rooms.

Is my skater required to wear a mask or gloves during their session?

Peel Public Health requires use of non-medical masks in public buildings unless exempt by due to medical reasons. All individuals must wear a face covering when entering and exiting the facility. Masks may be removed by coaches and athletes for the duration of their on-ice session. Skaters are highly encouraged to wear skating gloves as well. Spectators are asked to wear face masks in the viewing area.


What happens if a skater shows symptoms or tests positive for Covid-19?

Please refer to the Skate Ontario Return to Play (see page 13) for information on policies and procedures should an individual have any symptoms and/or test positive for Covid-19. Contact information for the SCBC Covid-19 Oversight committee is listed below.


Are change rooms available for skater use?

Yes change rooms are now open however skaters are still encouraged to arrive “skate ready” fully dressed and with skates on if possible.

There will be limited access to changerooms on site. There are three (3) designated areas for skaters to put on / take off their skates if they require to do so at the facility:

  1. Designated chairs that are set up outside the building entrance, OR
  2. Two change rooms are assigned per session – please check with the session rep for the change room assignment. Skaters are asked to keep their masks on and practice social distancing at all times while using change rooms.
  3. Chairs and benches will also be available just inside each arena entrance.

Can I watch my skaters session?

Skaters under 18 years of age are permitted to have 1 parent/guardian present for sessions. The parent/guardian must respect all policies and procedures, including physical distancing and the use of non-medical face masks, or they will be immediately removed from the facility. There is a standing room only viewing area on the second floor above the stands. Please note the seating in the stands are CLOSED to access at this time. A limited number of chairs will be available in accessible seating for those who require.


My child is brand new to skating, can they join the CanSkate program?

At this time our coaches are required to follow all social distancing guidelines in place by the Province of Ontario and as such are unable to provide any hands-on assistance.

Skaters must be able to stand, move, and recover from falls independently. Prior experience with skating either in a recreational, or other organization program is required for participation in our September to December program.

If you have any questions regarding your child’s eligibility/suitability for our CanSkate program please contact Operations Coordinator Andrea Nesbitt at andrea@skatescbc.ca


We would like to inform you of the individuals who will be acting as the COVID-19 Oversight Group as we transition back to skating activities. The following people will comprise this COVID-19 Oversight Group.

Dan Wilkinson – SCBC Vice President – 416-936-4891 – vp@skatescbc.ca

Adam Collis – SCBC PR Chair – 905-334-1974 – prchiar@skatescbc.ca

John Chandler – SCBC Administrator – 905-450-5581 – jc@skatescbc.ca

Should you have any questions about any aspects of the Return to Play protocols or other policies and procedures related to COVID-19, please contact one of the individuals above.