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Can you believe all that we have experienced over the last 3.5 months? I often have a take a moment to pause and remember that through all of this we have remained as healthy as we can and with family. Of all the negatives, the positives have been amazing!

As a parent, I spent more time with my little family in the last 3 months than I did in the 12 months prior! With the business of working, volunteering, hockey, dance and so on... life moves faster that we can handle it sometimes. What a valuable experience this has been to teach us to slow down.

The other change many of us experienced with having extra time was using that time to workout. I enjoyed seeing different people present at the Zoom classes and the pictures of temporary home gyms that were set up. But most rewarding was seeing and hearing our members say that they were grateful to return to the Club, a small piece of normalcy returned to our lives. Working out was certainly a savior for some at home and hopefully we can support you in continuing that feeling at the Club.

As we shift into July and the dog days of summer, remember that we are here, and supporting you through this season of transition. We have done so much to ensure that we remain open and keep our members feeling safe. Thank you for letting us be with you during this season of change. Stay healthy.

Babysitting will be closed on Wednesday, July 1st, Thursday, July 2nd and Friday, July 3rd. We will begin summer hours on Monday, July 6th. Be sure to go over your Covid-19 Member Manual prior to visiting. Book in for your care through the Front Desk for either of the available booking times: 900 - 11:00 am or 11:30 am - 1:30 pm.

DAY CAMPS ADDITIONAL SPOTS OPEN!

Our Junior Lounge Day Camp Program is perfect to have your children engage in a creative, exciting, and safe small group setting. We have many projects, activities and games planned for the upcoming month to grow and learn together. 
Ages 6+
Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Cost: $45 per day $200 per week


ADDITIONAL SPOTS NOW AVAILABLE!

Members will receive priority registration in camps.
Non Members: Although we have not opened registration to non-members at this time, we are allowing non-members to be added to a waitlist for camps. If guidelines change and it is safe to increase our capacity, we will reach out to all non-members on the waiting list. If members have not filled all the spaces, we will contact those on the waiting list 1 week before the start of camp with availability. 

Please view the Junior Lounge section of our Covid-19 Member Procedure Manual here prior to registering.

ZOOM CLASSES

I loved staying connected with you through Zoom while we were shut down and look forward to continuing that! Our final gym class is taking place on Tuesday, June 30th. We will continue to run our other creative learning and art classes throughout the summer. Contact Jessica Barsky to get added to the list for the Zoom invitation codes. 

There will be no Skills & Drills session on Wednesday, July 1st as the Club is closed for Canada Day.

NO PRIVATE SKATING LESSONS 

There will be no private or semi-private skating lessons on Thursday, July 2nd as the Club will be open reduced hours. 

RINK REMINDERS 

  • No drop ins 
  • Arrive no more than 20 minutes before your scheduled time. Leave at the 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.
  • 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
  • NO SPITTING

MEMBER ICE USE

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 can book up to 2 days in advance. Our schedule is also posted online for you to view available times. Make sure you know all the appropriate protocols from our Covid-19 Member Manual and have signed your Member Declaration before your first visit.

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 with multiple people. 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.

As members have begun to adjust to the new COVID-19 procedures and become more comfortable being at the Club, it is important to remind everyone to not slip into old habits and that the Club being open does not mean we are back to business as usual.

Personal practices, such as proper hygiene help reduce the risk of infection or spreading infection to others:
      * Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the washroom and when preparing food.
      * Use alcohol-based hand sanitizers if soap and water are not available.
      * Keep hand sanitizers out of reach of children and always supervise them when using hand sanitizers. Ingesting even small amounts of sanitizer can be fatal.

When coughing or sneezing:
      * cough or sneeze into a tissue or the bend of your arm, not your hand.
      * dispose of the tissues as soon as possible in a lined wastebasket.
      * wash your hands right away.
      * avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.

We need to continue to be diligent in adhering to our new procedures. Not doing so could put our members & employee's health at risk as well as open up our Club to potential fines, closures and public scrutiny. Clubs are subject to random inspections from the Province. We need EVERYONE to abide by the new protocols put in place.

UPCOMING HOLIDAY HOURS

July 1st Canada Day – CLUB CLOSED
Thursday, July 2nd 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday, July 3rd 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday, July 4th  8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday, July 5th 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

 

A fourth week of the summer Tri-Racquet Camp has just been added to the schedule! It will run August 31st - September 4th. Registration is available through the website and the Front Desk.

WEEKS 1 THROUGH 3 OF TRI-RACQUET CAMP

Our first 3 weeks of summer Tri-Racquet camps are almost totally full. Weeks 1 and 2 are full and week 3 has one spot remaining  Our camps have made a number of adjustments this year to comply with COVID-19 regulations. Some of these include a reduction in our total numbers, the total group divided into two groups, temperature checks upon arrival and hand sanitization before and after each sport and break. Racquets will be assigned participants for the week so that equipment is not being shared amongst the participants. We will have waiting lists for each week where our members will be given priority. For more information or to register please visit us on the website or call the Front Desk. 

BALL MACHINE

For anyone looking to do a little solo squash practice, our ball machine is available to use. To book the machine, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,