Know before you go: arenas

Non-medical masks required

As part of Strathcona County’s efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, non-medical masks (face coverings) will be required for people (10 years of age and older) entering all County-owned buildings (including recreation centres) and transit, effective August 4, 2020.

Updates and notices

To visit a recreation centre, you must have a pre-booked activity time slot, group booking, or program registration. Learn more including new procedures in place and what to expect when you arrive.

Arenas will be re-opening for group bookings only following a phased approach. Dates listed below are targets and may be subject to change.

  • Glen Allan Recreation Complex - now open
  • Sherwood Park Arena and Sports Centre - now open
  • August 4 - Millennium Place arenas
  • August 10 - Ardrossan Recreation Complex (west arena)
  • August 18 - Strathcona Olympiette Centre (large ice)  
  • August 28 - Ardrossan Recreation Complex (east arena)
  • September 15 - Moyer Recreation Centre 
  • September 23 - Broadmoor Arena 
  • October 12 - Strathcona Olympiette Centre (small ice)

Guidelines in place

As we re-open our arenas, we ask for your cooperation and commitment to follow the guidelines below: 

  • Maintain 2-metre physical distancing between people, except those who reside in the same household or who belong to an existing cohort. 

  • Stay home if you are sick or displaying any symptoms of COVID-19. 

  • Follow the prescreen procedures posted at the facility and outlined by staff. 

  • To maintain adequate physical distancing, you may be directed to use a modified facility entrance and exit. Please refer to posted signage and staff guidance. There may also be dedicated entry and exit points for spectators. 

  • The maximum capacity of the ice surface is 50 people, including players, coaches and officials. 

  • Players are encouraged to arrive with their required equipment on as dressing room space will be limited to accommodate adequate physical distancing. There will be a specified area for coaches and players to put skates on. Groups or teams may be provided with more than 1 dressing room to allow for adequate space where possible. Please refer to posted capacity limits on the dressing rooms. 

  • Players and coaches can enter the facility 10 minutes before their booking and exit the facility 10 minutes after their booking. All spectators should exit the facility as soon as the booking time slot has ended. 

  • Shower facilities are not available. 

  • Indoor warm-up space is not available.   

  • There will be 30 minutes between each booking to allow for the safe entry and exit of facility users, and adequate time to disinfect areas. 

  • Practice sneeze/cough control and respiratory etiquette. Participants should refrain from spitting and clearing their nasal passages during activities.  

  • There is limited spectator space.  Available seating has been marked using AB Health guidelines of 2-meter distance between people.  Children from the same family may sit with their caregiver. 

  • Sport organizations are responsible for keeping track of all participants for each activity for a period of 2 weeks for the purpose of contact tracing in the event of an outbreak. 

  • Masks are recommended for spectators. 

  • Try to minimize contacting high-touch point surfaces such as door handles and going in and out of dressing rooms. 

  • Bring a pre-filled, labelled water bottle. Bottle fillers are available but drinking fountains are not available. 

Dates and details may be subject to change.


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Last updated: Wednesday, August 05, 2020
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