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Outdoor ICE

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

We have taken enhanced health and safety measures for you, our customer, and for our employees. You must follow all posted instructions while visiting City of Moose Jaw facilities. Non-medical masks are always required to be worn in the shacks. Every person who visits an outdoor recreation area must follow public health orders to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.

By entering the building, you and your family are confirming the following:

  1. I do not have any unexplained, new, or worsening symptoms (of any severity) that may include one or more of the following: cough, runny nose, sore throat, flu like symptoms, shortness of breath, muscle aches or joint pains, fatigue, or fever (38 C or 100.4 F)
  2. I have not travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days.
  3. I do not have a positive test for COVID-19.
  4. I have not been exposed to someone who is under testing for COVID-19 or has been confirmed to having COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  5. I will maintain 2 metre physical distancing.

We will need your help to ensure we create the safest environment possible.

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • One household at a time in the shacks.
  • Enhanced cleaning by City of Moose Jaw staff.
  • Nets are not allowed and will not be provided on the outdoor rinks until further notice.
  • Gathering limits of 30 on the ice

SKATING GUIDELINES

  • Supervisors are in control on the ice and in the shack.
  • Foul play including games such as crack the whip or tag are not allowed.
  • When hockey players and skaters are using the rink at the same time, split the ice surface in half, skaters on one end and have the hockey skills on the other half.
  • Everyone must respect the rink, the shack, the other users, and the Outdoor Rink Supervisor.
  • Absolutely no smoking, drugs or alcohol in the shack or on the ice surface.
  • No smoking in the park, shack or on the ice surface.
  • Pets are not to be in the shack or on the ice surface.
  • Vehicles are not allowed in the parks, unless there is a gravel parking area.
  • It is highly recommended that everyone wears a helmet.
  • Due to your safety, strollers, chairs, sled or toboggans are not permitted on the ice.

COVID-19 REGULATIONS

  • Any kind of organized or pick-up hockey is not permitted.
  • 30 maximum skaters on the ice at one time (socially distanced by 2 metres
  • Limit gathering with other people when entering and leaving the shack or ice surface.
  • If the shack or outdoor rink is busy, come back when it's not as busy or use another outdoor rink.
  • Practice proper hygiene.
  • Ensure frequent hand hygiene for everyone, before during and after outdoor play.
  • Spitting and other similar activities are not permitted. 
  • Carry and use alcohol-based hand sanitizers approved by Health Canada before and after activity. 
  • Do not share equipment or personal items. 

USE OF MASKS

  • Participants must wear a mask in the shacks as per the Public Health Order, and it is recommended to wear a mask on the ice where physically distancing cannot be maintained.

More Information

  • Please see the Province of Saskatchewan website for more details on the Provincial Public Health Orders and the Reopen Saskatchewan plan at saskatchewan.ca

Weather permitting, Parks & Recreation strive to have the outdoor rinks ready annually for the Christmas season. The lights are on daily from 5:00pm – 10:00pm once the outdoor rink is deemed ready for use.

OUTDOOR RINKS

Priority 1 Outdoor Rinks – with Snow removal, scraped and flood twice a week and heated shack hours weather permitting.

East End Rink: 9th Avenue & Ominica Street East – Closed

Sunningdale Rink: Daffodil Drive – Closed

Moose Square Rink: 600 Block Stadacona Street West – Closed

West End Rink: 10th Avenue & Athabasca Street West – Closed

Smith Park Rink: 1200 Block Hastings Street – Closed

Regal Heights Rink: 1400 Block 13th Avenue Northwest – Closed

Priority 2 Outdoor Rinks – Snow removal, scrape and flood once a week

Kinfield Rink: 100 Block Grandview Street West – Closed

Clark Gillies Rink: Ross Crescent & Oxford Street East – Closed

Westheath Rink: Wellington Dr. & Spadina Dr. – Closed

Wood Lily Rink: 466 Wood Lily Drive – Closed

Priority 3 Outdoor Rinks – The skating pads will be cleaned and flooded once a week on a variable schedule based on the completion of maintenance on the Priority 1 and Priority 2 rinks.

Henleaze skating pad: 1100 Block Henleaze Ave – Closed

Elgin Park skating pad: 8th Avenue & Hall Street West – Closed

Community Association Outdoor Rinks

Kinsmen West Park skating pad: Meier Drive (Maintenance and Program administered by the Sunningdale/VLA/West Park Community Association) - Closed

CROKICURL

Kinsmen Sportsplex: 855 MacDonald St W - Closed

Crokicurl combines two iconic Canadian pastimes, crokinole and curling, to become an exciting new outdoor sport! Crokicurl bookings are available online at www.moosejaw.ca, with the City of Moose Jaw app or call 306-694-4483 to book your spot.  There is no cost for Crokicurl, and bookings are only for household members.  No mixing of groups or families at this time.

Crokicurl - Rules

Crokicurl - Score Sheet

WAKAMOW VALLEY OVAL

Kiwanis River Park Skating Oval: 305 River Drive (Wakamow) – Closed

The public is welcome to skate on the Oval anytime during the operating season. The oval is a Priority 1 Outdoor Rink and the heated shelter at the Oval is open to the public.

To view Hours of Operation for the Oval please visit Wakamow Valley website at www.wakamow.ca or facebook.com/WakamowValley

To book the Kiwanis River Park Pavilion located at the skating Oval, please contact Wakamow directly at (306) 692-2717.

When the Kinsmen Speed Skating Club is using the Oval, it is requested that the public skate on the inside lanes so that the club can practice on the outside lanes. No sticks and pucks are allowed on the ice when the Kinsmen Speed Skating Club is using the Oval.

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