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Thank you to all of the participants who signed up and attended our first Member Hockey: The Ultimate Shinny game Monday night.
Although the game looks a little different, it is so awesome that during a global pandemic, we can still play the game we love!

Keeping our members, staff and Club protected is our top priority.
Your committee and management came up with a return to play plan that supports this and also allows us to find a new way to play.
After seeing our plan in action and because of your diligence in following our safety protocol, we are pleased to let you know we will be updating some of our policies!

Effective immediately:
- Games are 5 on 5
- There are 14 players and 1 goalie permitted per side which will open up more spaces for members to play.
An additional bench will be added behind each player's bench to facilitate the additional players.
Even though these adjustments are being made, we remind you of the importance of following all safety guidelines in both our Club's Covid-19 Member Manual and our Return to Play Member Hockey Manual.

GROUP SKATING LESSONS

Our group skating lessons begin on October 17th and October 19th.
With reduced group sizes, spaces are filling fast. Be sure to register early and let’s work on our skating this fall just in time for the awesome Winnipeg winter season!
Registration can be completed with the front desk or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Junior Lounge is open and ready to PLAY, CREATE, IMAGINE and EXPLORE with you safely.

Book in for your visit with the Front Desk up to 3 days in advance.

The Junior Lounge is an area designed for children too old for babysitting, but too young to be unsupervised while parents are exercising or dining. Fun after-school and weekend activities include games, crafts, sports, homework help and more.

Ages: 5-12

Drop In: $7 per visit

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday 4:00-7:30 pm
Friday 4:00-7:00 pm (followed by Munchkin Mania)
Saturday 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Family Month Passes
Includes unlimited visits per month (excludes Munchkin Mania)
Cost: $60 for 1 child $10 for each additional child
Please register for these passes by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

BEFORE YOU VISIT

Our Babysitting Centre & Junior Lounge will be open for Members. In order to follow safe social distancing guidelines, we are limited to 5 children in each of the areas at one time.Our ratio is 1:5.

When signing up for a babysitting time slot, you may choose to arrive late or pick up your child early however, you will be charged for the full time slot you booked in for. This is due to limited spaces available as well as sanitization requirements in this space.
Please limit the items you are sending to the Babysitting Center on a daily basis to jackets and lunch kits only. ABSOLUTELY NO TOYS OR BLANKETS FROM HOME.
Temperature will be taken of all children visiting the Babysitting Centre and Junior Lounge

Drop off and Pick up Procedures

⎯  Arrive to the Babysitting Centre and Junior Lounge no earlier than 10 minutes before your booked time. You will not be permitted inside until your scheduled time.
⎯  Upon arrival to the Babysitting Centre and Junior Lounge, you will line up to have your child screened for entry
⎯  No one will be allowed inside the Babysitting Centre or Junior Lounge except for authorized staff and children.
⎯  Once screening/questionnaire has been completed and approved, a staff member will take your child to put their belongings away, assist them in washing their hands and get them settled in a room.
⎯  Pick up of your child can be done at any point within your booked time. You must be prompt with pick up at the end of your scheduled time.
⎯  Once a time slot has ended and children have been picked up, staff will sanitize before the next group is permitted to enter.
⎯  Parents will not be permitted inside the Babysitting Centre or Junior Lounge.
⎯  We will adjust these guidelines and ease restrictions to the center as information and comfort levels change.

Snacks

Send enough food for your child to snack. Please make sure that you include an ice pack to keep items cold as we will not be refrigerating any items.
⎯  Label all items.
⎯  Please do not send food that needs to be heated up.
⎯  Send your easiest-to-open containers to encourage the children to open on their own, if possible.
⎯  Lunch kits are to remain in your child’s cubby.

Illness Policy

We will not accept sick children.
If your child arrives with any symptoms of illness, they will not be permitted into our Babysitting Centre or Junior Lounge.
Should your child become ill during their visit, we will notify you to come pick them up immediately.
Due to the nature of our operations as it relates to any pandemic, exclusion and limited exposure to the other children and our staff is very important in preventing the spread of illness.
Symptoms include but are not limited to:
○ Cough
○ Fever
○ Runny nose, nasal congestion
○ Sore throat
○ Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
○ Headache
○ Muscle aches
○ Feeling unwell/fatigued
○ Poor appetite
○ Difficulty breathing/shortness of breath

If your child falls ill at the center, we will take the following steps:
o Staff will utilize PPE
o Isolate the child in a separate area
o If the child will tolerate, we will have them wear a surgical mask
o Perform a temperature check and assess other symptoms

Registrations are now being accepted for the Manitoba Provincial Junior Squash Team. The team is comprised of both our Elite Jr. team and our Junior Futures team. If your child is between the ages of 8 and 18 and is interested in taking part, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at Squash Manitoba with your interest. If you have any questions on our provincial program, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

HOUSE LEAGUE

Our Monday Night House kicked off this past Monday. The league runs almost every Monday night and can be joined at any time, it's never too late. Each week, players that respond to the weekly email saying they would like to play, get set up with a match at a set time. It's a great way to keep active with a set weekly squash game and a great way to meet new squash playing partners!

JUNIOR PROGRAMS

Our fall session of Junior programs has kicked off. Our Pee Wee/Munchkin group on Saturdays at 11:00 am still has some room available. If your child is between 4 and 8 and would like to give squash a try, they are welcome to try out our group for a week or two before deciding if they want to stay. Junior racquets, glasses and balls are used for this program. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign up or for more info.

Out of respect for other WWC Members, we ask that if you are no longer able to make it to a class you have registered for that you please cancel your spot at least 12 hours prior to the class taking place.

CHANGES TO SOME CLASS MAX GROUP SIZES

As we continue to evaluate all our fitness programming, some class sizes may increase or decrease in the coming weeks and months. Due to member feedback and discussions with the instructor our Wednesday 6:15 am and our Friday 6:30 am classes have both increased max capacity to 12 participants.

CLEANING PROTOCOLS

Please be sure that you are picking a towel and bottle of disinfectant as you enter the fitness area to spray down all equipment and touch points prior to and after use. We also ask that you put the towel in the laundry bin and the spray bottle in the red container as you exit the gym.

THANK YOU FOR DOING YOUR PART!

From all of us in the Fitness Department,  we want to say thank you all very much for everything you all have been doing to keep the WWC staff and other members safe. From physical distancing to new protocols, we greatly appreciate the extra effort everyone is making.

We are in a Pandemic. Please follow ALL guidelines and protocols that we have put in place, no exceptions. We have these in place to protect our Club, its members and its employees!

Please keep in mind that everyone's level of caution is different and what you may perceive as being okay may not be for others. We all must continue to work together to ensure the Club is a safe and comfortable environment for everyone to enjoy.

With active cases of COVID-19 continuing to fluctuate in Manitoba, we would like to remind all Members to remain diligent in following procedures and play your part in ensuring the safety of all members and employees of the Winnipeg Winter Club. Please remember the following:

• Do not visit the Club if you are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 or generally feeling unwell. If symptoms persist get tested and have a confirmed negative result before returning to the Club.
• Do not visit the Club for 14 days if you have recently traveled to Eastern Canada (east of Terrace Bay) or internationally.
• Maintain physical distancing of 2 metres from other members, guests, and employees with the exception of brief interactions and those you are dining with.
• Wash or sanitize your hands frequently and upon entering and exiting buildings.
• Cover coughs and sneezes.