To our valued members,
We hope that all of our members and their families are staying healthy and safe during these unprecedented times. We are missing the ice dearly, as we sure you all are as well, and look forward to the day when we are able to see each other again. It certainly has been a very long haul this time.
When Skate Ontario announced that clubs would be able to move forward with offering day camps that include skating activity during stage 1 of the Reopening framework, we were excited and optimistic. Unfortunately we have encountered a road block. Participating in indoor sport activities, even when a part of a day camp, seems to be a grey area for many municipalities including Peel. Peel Public health has denied our requests to move forward with our Stage 1 and 2 camps at this time in a public facility.
At this point, we are moving forward with next steps for our training programs.
Stage 2 Off-Ice Outdoor & Virtual Training
We are excited to announce that starting in Stage 2, we will be able to train outdoors in-person in groups of up to 25 participants. The opportunity to train, even off the ice, with our skaters in person is definitely very exciting. We will be sharing information shortly regarding our off-ice program that will run from July 5th to July 23rd. This program will include a mix of virtual and in-person off-ice classes including jump classes and fitness classes. Skaters will have the option of registering for the fitness, the jump-class program or the all-inclusive program. This program is open to skaters at the Bronze level or higher. Classes will take place between the hours of 4:00 and 6:00pm. Please watch for an email later this week outlining the program and registration dates in full.
Stage 3 On-Ice Training
Our intention is to resume on-ice training once we are in Stage 3, which means a potential start date of July 26th. Plans are in motion and we hope to share tentative schedules, pricing, and registration information with our members as soon as possible. Unfortunately we likely won’t know all of the regulation details for Stage 3 (ie: maximum training group size, levels permitted to train etc,) until closer to the start date, which does make it difficult to plan, but we are going to do our best to keep you informed each step of the way.
While we are frustrated and disappointed that we aren’t able to return to the ice during Stage 1 or 2, we are hopeful for the future and excited about being able to plan for the return of on-ice programming in Stage 3.
SCBC will continue to update members on any changes to the situation and plans to move forward. We encourage you to follow our social media channels @SkateSCBC on Instagram and www.facebook.com/SkateCanadaBramptonChinguacousy. You can also visit the City of Brampton website for up to date information on how they are handling the situation: www.brampton.ca.
The SCBC Office remains closed through the duration of the facility closure and we will continue to monitor emails during this time. If you have any other questions please contact SCBC Vice-President Dan Wilkinson at [email protected].
Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.
-SCBC Staff and Board