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COVID-19: Daily update on changes to programs and services

For immediate release: September 9, 2020 - 4:00pm
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The City is doing its part to flatten the curve of COVID-19 cases in Saskatoon. We have made many staffing and service changes so our employees can safely deliver services to residents and to make sure people remain physically apart from one another. This way we can all work together by staying apart – it will protect the health of essential frontline healthcare staff, core service workers and first-responders. These actions in turn protect all of us. 

City indoor rinks opening soon   

It is time to pack away the summer toys and unpack your skates because the City’s indoor rinks will soon be opening for the season! 

Opening Dates: 

  • ACT Arena (107-105 Street East) 

  • Currently open for rentals 

  • Public skating begins Sunday, September 13 

  • Parent and Tot skating begins Tuesday, September 15 

  • Kinsmen Arena (1405 Avenue P South) 

  • Opens for rentals Friday, September 11 

  • Cosmo Arena (3130 Laurier Drive) 

  • Open for rentals Monday, September 28 

  • Public skating begins Friday, October 2 

  • Parent and Tot skating begins Monday, October 5 

  • Archibald Arena (1410 Windsor Street) 

  • Open for rentals Thursday, October 1 

  • Public skating begins Sunday, October 4 

  • Parent and Tot skating begins Wednesday, November 4 

  • Lions Arena (2205 McEown Avenue) 

  • Open for rentals Thursday, October 1 

  • Public skating begins Sunday, October 4 

  • Parent and Tot skating begins Tuesday, October 6 

Public Skating – Book a Visit 

To view all available public skating times and locations, as well as to pre-book your session, visit http://leisureonline.saskatoon.ca, under the ‘Book a Visit’ option. Please note that there will be a limited number of walk-in spots available for each session, but that there may be line-ups, so pre-booking is strongly encouraged. Public skating sessions may be booked up to two days in advance, beginning on Friday, September 11 (if booking a session for Sunday, September 13). 

To adhere to capacity limits - 30 skaters at a time - and to allow for proper physical distancing, public skating will only be offered in scheduled 45-minute sessions, with each session including admission and exit times. There are scheduled breaks between each session to allow for proper sanitization of all common areas.  

Parent and Tot Skating 
 
To view the 2020-2021 Parent and Tot skating schedule for all City facilities, visit saskatoon.ca/indoorrinks starting next week. Pre-booking is not necessary for Parent and Tot skating; if you and your child would like to attend a session, simply arrive at the designated rink in advance of the scheduled start time. All participants will be required to fill out the sign-up sheet prior to stepping out on the ice surface.  

Know before you go!  

Protect yourself and others from COVID-19 while visiting indoor rinks by following these guidelines: 

  • Do not come to the rink if you are sick.   

  • Use of a face mask is recommended when visiting an indoor rink, even while skating. 

  • Always stay 2 metres apart from those not in your group.   

  • Wash or sanitize your hands regularly, especially after touching shared surfaces.  

  • Follow instructions from staff, as well as what is displayed on City signage.  

  • Washrooms and change rooms are available, with physical distancing requirements in place.  

  • Children 6 years of age or younger must be accompanied by a responsible person 16 years of age or older. A maximum of two preschoolers per adult is allowed.   

  • Other regulations are in place and are outlined on our website.  

Admission rates have remained unchanged this season, and are as follows:   

  • Adult (19 and over) - $5.75  

  • Youth (6 to 18) - $3.75  

  • Preschool (5 and under) - Free  

  • Family - $11.50   

  • Parent & Tot – Free   

All indoor rinks will open in full compliance with the guidelines and restrictions as required by the Chief Medical Health Officer and regulated under the Government of Saskatchewan’s Re-open Saskatchewan plan.   

Visit saskatoon.ca/indoorrinks for additional information. 

Please visit saskatoon.ca/covid-19 for timely updates from the City of Saskatoon on everything you need to know to stay safe.