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STARSKATE OFF ICE TRAINING

posted Feb 21, 2021, 10:05 PM

Off Ice training will resume this week.  Please check your email for important information regarding off ice training groupings. Skaters will have in person off ice training 1 day every second week.

STARSKATE OFF ICE TRAINING

posted Feb 16, 2021, 9:27 PM

There will be NO OFF ICE training on Wednesday, February 17th.  Stay tuned for more information regarding Off Ice for the rest of the season, which will be coming shortly.

RETURN TO PLAY UPDATE FEBRUARY 16TH

posted Feb 16, 2021, 9:26 PM

Russell Skating Club Return to Play Protocols REVISED

UPDATED February 16th, 2021

IMPORTANT INFORMATION! Please read.

1. Skaters may arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before their scheduled ice time.

Skaters are to dress at home with the exception of helmets and skates. Skaters who

arrive directly from school may use facilities to change within their 15 minute time frame.

Skaters who can tie their own skates may put them on in the assigned change room

while maintaining physical distancing.

2. 1 parent per family will be permitted in the arena bleachers during sessions, in

order to adhere to maximum building capacity. Please see separate email regarding

parent spectator times for each program. Parent must sign in and answer screening

questions or show pass for screening, in order to enter through the main doors, direct to

the bleachers, and will exit the bleachers through the doors located beside the

bleachers. CanSkate participants must come ready to go on the ice with skates and

helmets on and skate guards which will be removed upon arrival at the rink. You will only

be allowed to put your child’s skates on at the benches just inside the main arena doors

at this time.

3. Skaters will enter through the main entrance and go to the dressing rooms, when

leaving, skaters will exit at the doors nearest the public washrooms and do not return

through the main lobby. Parents of CanSkate participants will be able drop their skaters

off inside the front doors, at the screening table. Board members, coaches and Program

Assistants will supervise and assist children to enter the ice area upon arrival and to exit

the side door upon parent arrival. Parents will be asked a security question at pick up of

their skater.

4. The EOHU Screening Questionnaire must be answered on the day of the participant’s ice

time. It is mandatory to have a team representative at the door actively screening

every individual that enters the facility. The representative has to arrive prior to the

participants and can ask the screening questions to every individual that attempts to

enter the facility or individuals can show the “pass” notification that they receive on their

mobile device via the online tool or a print copy of the pass notification (please make

sure that the date is correct).

• For children and youth, use the COVID-19 School and Child Care Screening Tool.

• For adults, use the COVID-19 Self-assessment Tool.

This must be done before EVERY ice session, for ALL programs. If not completed or passed

participant cannot enter the facility. It can be answered verbally upon arrival to the rink.

5. Attendance and participant contact numbers will be taken as skaters enter the arena and

tracked for 30 days.

6. Everyone entering the arena must WEAR A MASK. Masks are only removed to go on

the ice, masks are put back on as soon as helmets are taken off. If participant does not

have a mask, they cannot enter the facility.

7. Skaters must leave the facility within 15 minutes of getting off the ice.

8. No more than 12 participants per change room. Showers in the dressing rooms may

NOT be used.

9. Maximum of 24 participants on the ice at one time (includes coaches) for STARSkate

and 24 participants including coaches and PAs for CanSkate at this time.

10. Do not share personal items (e.g. water bottle, kleenex). Water bottles must be filled

prior to arriving at the arena. You must take dirty tissues with you when you leave.

As the situation with the pandemic continues to evolve, Russell Skating Club will

be required to adapt as restrictions are eased or tightened, with guidance from

Russell Township, EOHU, Skate Ontario and the Province of Ontario.

RETURN TO PLAY UPDATED FEBRUARY 15TH, 2021

posted Feb 15, 2021, 4:34 PM

Russell Skating Club  Return to Play Protocols 

UPDATED February 15th, 2021

IMPORTANT INFORMATION! Please read. 


  1. Skaters may arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before their scheduled ice time. Skaters are to dress at home with the exception of helmets and skates. Skaters who arrive directly from school may use facilities to change within their 15 minute time frame. Skaters who can tie their own skates may put them on in the assigned change room while maintaining physical distancing.


  1. NO PARENTS OR SPECTATORS are permitted in the arena past the sign in desk at this time, regardless of program, due to numbers allowed in the facility.  CanSkate participants must come ready to go on the ice with skates and helmets on and skate guards which will be removed upon arrival at the rink. You will only be allowed to put your child’s skates on at the benches just inside the main arena doors at this time.


  1. Skaters will enter through the main entrance and go to the dressing rooms, when leaving, skaters will exit at the doors nearest the public washrooms and do not return through the main lobby. Parents of CanSkate participants will be able drop their skaters off inside the front doors, at the screening table.  Board members, coaches and Program Assistants will supervise and assist children to enter the ice area upon arrival and to exit the side door upon parent arrival. Parents will be asked a security question at pick up of their skater.


  1. The EOHU Screening Questionnaire must be answered on the day of the participant’s ice time. It is mandatory to have a team representative at the door actively screening every individual that enters the facility. The representative has to arrive prior to the participants and can ask the screening questions to every individual that attempts to enter the facility or individuals can show the “pass” notification that they receive on their mobile device via the online tool or a print copy of the pass notification (please make sure that the date is correct).


 

 This must be done before EVERY ice session, for ALL programs. If not completed or passed participant cannot enter the facility. It can be answered verbally upon arrival to the rink.


  1. Attendance and participant contact numbers will be taken as skaters enter the arena and tracked for 30 days.


  1. Everyone entering the arena must WEAR A MASK. Masks are only removed to go on the ice, masks are put back on as soon as helmets are taken off.  If participant does not have a mask, they cannot enter the facility.


  1. Skaters must leave the facility within 15 minutes of getting off the ice.
  2. No more than 12 participants per change room. Showers in the dressing rooms may NOT be used.


  1. Maximum of 24 participants on the ice at one time (includes coaches) for STARSkate and 24 participants including coaches and PAs for CanSkate at this time.


  1. Do not share personal items (e.g. water bottle, kleenex). Water bottles must be filled prior to arriving at the arena. You must take dirty tissues with you when you leave.


As the situation with the pandemic continues to evolve, Russell Skating Club will be required to adapt as restrictions are eased or tightened, with guidance from Russell Township, EOHU, Skate Ontario and the Province of Ontario.

RETURN TO LESSONS

posted Feb 14, 2021, 5:02 PM

The Eastern Ontario Health Unit will be returning to the Orange Zone, effective Tuesday, February 16th.  We expect to be able to return to lessons on Wednesday, February 17th, and are awaiting further guidance from the municipality and EOHU regarding return to ice protocols.  We will provide updates as we receive more information.

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