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Our online booking system is up and running! This is for all racquet sports, the fitness centre and the swimming pool. Please remember to book before coming into the Club.

Instructions on how to book online:

Log into www.winnipegwinterclub.com
Click on "Click here Court Booking – Under Court Booking you will see all racquet sports 

For Fitness Centre and Swimming Pool:

Click on Capacity Booking (the 2nd tab beside court bookings)
Select Date and Area
Click on Book beside the time you would like like
Click on duration and choose length of visit you would like
Click on Book Slot

Please continue to call or email Reception to book the ice rink, clinics, and fitness classes

COURT BOOKINGS

Please be courteous and give your coach at least 24 hours notice if you cannot attend your lesson. It is impossible to fill in these sessions with only 1-2 hours notice.

FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER AT THE WINT

As we are coming up to  the last Friday of the month, join us the Ice Café for an amazing Prime Rib Dinner!

- REMEBER TO REGISTER! Only players who have pre-registered for the clinic are allowed to participate. No drop ins.
- Members can register for ONLY ONE CLINIC on days when back to back clinics are offered.
- If you are registered for a clinic but can't attend, please contact Reception and remove your name so members on the waiting list can be contacted.
- If you are on a waiting list for clinics that are full and not contacted to participate, you will be placed in the following week's clinic. We will contact you to confirm/remove your name for the next week's clinic

IMPROVING PRIME TIME BOOKING OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL MEMBERS

The Tennis Department, Management and booking site developer have heard many concerns about the difficulty in securing courts for casual play, especially during prime time hours. Please know that we are working diligently on many ideas and strategies to solve these concerns. We are hopeful we can tackle most of these concerns in the upcoming weeks. To avoid overloading and crashing the system with a massive change, we will instead make small adjustments each time and fix any bugs before we move on to the next adjustment. Thank you for your patience as we work and upload these adjustments.

IMPROVING PRIME TIME BOOKING - STARTING ON THE WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 31ST.

We are trying this first adjustment to help members get the chance to book in prime time.

Please note:
- Saturdays and Sundays will now be prime time all day from 7:00 am - 9:00 pm.
- Adjust your booking habits and weekend schedule knowing you can only book and play once a day in advance.
- A new category in the legend on the booking site will be created and called "Same day/extra booking".
- For those looking to play twice on the same weekend day, you may consult the booking page the morning of and if there is an opening, you may call Reception starting at 7:00 am same day and book. Reception will input the names     of your party using the new button. This will be on a first call, first serve basis.

IMPROVING PRIME TIME BOOKING - WHAT CAN YOU, AS A MEMBER, DO?

Be mindful that your fellow members also want to access and use the courts. Let's help each other out during these Covid times when no one is travelling and everyone is staying in town. Please help by:

- If you have already secured a match on any given day, please avoid booking a second match on the same day.
- Already playing a league match that day? Avoid booking the court again that day. Do it on a non league day.
- Not making a member court booking everyday. Try a clinic instead or explore a different sport in WWC!

REMEMBER.....

Stay home if sick, even mildly.
Wash/Sanitize your hands frequently and cover your cough with your elbow.
Physically distance yourselves when around people not from your household

We have now been playing Member Hockey for just under a month and we want to remind you to be practicing the fundamentals and abiding by our Club policies.

GAME SCHEDULE:

Mondays 8:00 pm-9:30 pm
Thursdays 7:45 pm-9:30 pm
Saturdays 3:00 pm-4:45 pm
Sundays 3:30 pm-4:30 pm

BOOKING IN ADVANCE

You can book up to 7 days in advance for Skills & Drills and Member Hockey by calling (204) 452-3311 or emailing the front desk 

VISITING THE CLUB

Be sure to review our Covid-19 Member Manual and RETURN TO MEMBER HOCKEY MANUAL.
Member Health – Under no circumstances should any person showing any symptoms of Covid-19 or general illness, or those who are under direction to self-monitor or self-isolate, be on the premises at any time. Common symptoms of Covid-19 are: Cough, Sore Throat, Fever, Weakness, Runny Nose, and/or Headache.
If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Barsky 

MEMBER ICE AVAILABILITY

There are 3 types of member skating times available. Be sure you know the rules for each type of session and contact the front desk to book in your visit. You must book in advance and can do this with the front desk. You can book up to 2 days before your desired skate time. Our schedule is also posted online for you to view available times. Make sure you know all protocol from our Covid-19 Member Manual before visiting.

GENERAL SKATING

General Skate times are set aside for the enjoyment of members. There are no sticks or pucks allowed on the ice at these times and children under the age of 7 must be supervised by an adult. Please check the skating schedule for General Skate Times.

GENERAL HOCKEY

General Hockey times are set aside for the enjoyment of members. Sticks and pucks are allowed on the ice during these times, skaters are required to wear a helmet and children under the age of 7 must be supervised by an adult. Pick up hockey is not allowed during General Hockey. This ice is not meant to run a practice session. No pylons or other equipment is permitted. If you are looking to run a skills practice session, you can rent ice privately. Please check the skating schedule for General Hockey and Skate Times.

OPEN ICE

Open Ice is shared between all members whether you are just coming for a skate or also bringing your stick and puck. This ice is not meant to run a practice session. No pylons or other equipment is permitted. If you are looking to run a skills practice session, you can rent ice privately. Please check the skating schedule for General Hockey and Skate Times.

COVID-19 ARENA PROCEDURES **UPDATED**

-No drop ins. You must book with the front desk prior to visiting up to 2 days in advance.
-There is a maximum of 16 people permitted on the ice at one time.
-Arrive no more than 10 minutes before your scheduled time for General Skating, General Hockey and Open Ice. Leave at end of your scheduled times to reduce your time at the Club. Do not congregate in the parking lot before or after your ice time.
-Members must enter and check in through the main entrance of the Club for all ice times.
-No equipment including pucks will be loaned, be sure to bring all of your own items.
-Adhere to all distancing rules.
-Sanitize your hands before entering the arena.
-Skate tying can be done in the Skating Lounge, but otherwise, arrive already dressed or visit your men’s or ladies’ locker areas for changing before and after your skate.
-No arena dressing rooms are provided during Open Ice, General Skate or General Hockey.
-You must bring your own water bottle, water coolers are not available at this time.

From now until October 29th complete our Halloween colouring page for a chance to win an awesome prize! Print the picture here or pick up a copy during your next visit to the WWC. Open to all members 0-16 years old.
Drop off your colouring sheet to the front desk or submit via email to Jessica. Winners will be contacted on October 30th and prizes will be available for pick up from the Front Desk of the WWC.

NO DROP INS

Reminder that all visits to the Babysitting Center and Junior Lounge must be booked in advance. You must arrive to pick your child promptly at the end of your booking time. You can book up to 7 days in advance with the Front Desk.

CHILD PICK UP

Reminder that spaces are limited and sanitization is integral to the safety of this space for all visitors. Parents must arrive promptly at the end of their booked time to pick up their children.

UNATTENDED CHILDREN

Just a friendly reminder that any child under the age of 12 must be supervised by an adult when visiting the WWC.

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.
⎯ Your child will be temperature screened at the front desk prior to entry into any of our care facilities.
⎯ 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:
-Staff will utilize PPE
-Isolate the child in a separate area
-If the child will tolerate, we will have them wear a surgical mask
-Perform a temperature check and assess other symptoms

BABYSITTING HOURS

Monday - Friday

9:15 am-10:45 am
11:00 am-12:30 pm
12:45 pm-2:15 pm
2:30 pm-4:00 pm
4:15 pm-5:45 pm
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Saturday

8:00 am-9:30 am
9:45 am-11:30 am
11:45 am-1:00 pm

JUNIOR LOUNGE HOURS

Monday - Thursday

4:00 pm-7:30 pm 

Friday

4:00 pm-10:00 pm

***NEW HOURS***

Saturday

9:00 am-1:00 pm

Even though it’s not called Munchkin Mania anymore, we still have tons of fun planned Friday nights! Join us Friday night in the Junior Lounge for some fun activities and a movie that will start at 6:00 pm every Friday night. Want to order dinner? We can still do that too! Just let us know when you arrive that you would like to eat with us. Drop In: $7.00 per visit

We are very happy to now have our full fall Fitness Programming up and running. With 6 more fitness classes starting last week alone, we now can offer a little something for everyone.

MO-VEMBER QUICKLY APPROACHING

Yes, yes, yes!  It is that time of year again to lather up, shave and then let that MO or MOustache grow to it's fullest to raise awareness for issues related to men's health. More details to be presented in the coming weeks.

NOVEMBER FITNESS CHALLENGE

We will be bringing in different challenges each month over the next few months as we gear up for our annual WWC February Fitness Challenge. For November, we will be introducing the 2000 meter timed rowing challenge. Check out next week's newsletter for further details ahead of the November 1st start date.

CLASS SIZES, REGISTRATION, AND CANCELLATION REMINDERS

To help keep our members feeling safe and comfortable, complimentary class sizes will be subject to change without notice going forward. We also want to remind everyone that you can sign up for the fitness classes up to 7 days prior to the class. If you need to cancel your booking,  please do so at least 2 hours prior to class starting as a courtesy to other members who may be on the wait list.