On October 1st, public skating at the Cardel-Recreation Complex-Goulbourn in Stittsville will start-up again following Ottawa Public Health guidelines. The skating schedules will be available at ottawa.ca starting September 29th to allow for skate time reservations.
The skating capacity is 25 skaters on the ice at any one time with a 50-minute skating time. Reservations for a skating time should be made up to two days in advance. Payment options for the admission fee varies. For further information, please visit ottawa.ca. However, public skating is on a first-come, first-served basis and pre-purchasing a ticket or membership doesn’t guarantee admittance.
Children aged 10 and under must be accompanied by one parent or guardian – on-ice or as a spectator. Other skaters are limited to bringing one spectator. Use of the player benches are restricted to the skaters only – while maintaining physical distancing.
While masks are not required on the ice, they must be worn throughout the building. Skaters and spectators must also maintain two-metre physical distancing from people who are outside of their social bubble or household. Change rooms will be open but skaters are encouraged to arrive dressed to skate. Access to the arena and changerooms will be allowed 15 minutes prior to the skate. Remember, a CSA-certified hockey helmet is required for children aged 10 and under.
Additional arenas will open on October 15 for more public and specialized skating sessions by reservation.
Hockey programming, including shinny and adult pick-up, are included in the fall recreation e-Guides at ottawa.ca/recreation. Registration opens October 5 at 9 pm.
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