September 27, 2021
The Red Deer Skating Club received the information that the City of Red Deer will be implementing the Restriction Exemption Program for sport, fitness and recreation. Please see attached documentation.
1. What this means is that as of Monday September 20th, all vaccine eligible participants (age 18 and older) and all visitors to any City owned property will require:
- Proof of vaccination through electronic or paper records
- Partial vaccination (single dose) as long as the dose was given 14 days before the session.
- Full vaccination
- Proof of a Privately paid negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of activity
- Documentation of a medical exemption
The facility staff will be checking paperwork or passports upon entry into any of their facilities.
2. Youth age 12-17 are not required to show proof of vaccination while visiting facilities to actively participate in sport, recreation and performing arts programs.
3. Youth age 12-17 must show proof of vaccination, medical exemption or a negative test result to enter a facility while not participating in activity. This includes as spectators or using the concourse and common areas.
4. Youth under 12 can access facilities for any purpose with out vaccination. They will need to screen for symptoms, are required to wear a mask and physically distance.
NOTE: Facility policy requires children under the age of 8 to have parent or guardian over the age of 16 on site. You many have someone else bring your child in to the class as long as they meet the requirements.
July 1, 2021
The Red Deer Skating Club is excited to announce that they will be running their summer Canskate, Prestarskate and Starskate/Competitive programs starting July 5th. We are OPEN FOR SUMMER!!! All skaters ages 3 and up welcome.
June 10, 2021
The Red Deer Skating Club is excited to announce that they will be running their summer Canskate, Prestarskate and Starskate/Competitive programs starting July 5th. We are currently in Step 2 and are set to begin programming within these restrictions and we hope and wait for Step 3. For guidelines please look under the program that you wish to put your child in to skate.
March 20, 2021
The Red Deer Skating is sad to announce they will not be running the Spring Canskate and Powerskate programs. To operate within the guidelines set out by the Alberta Government and Skate Alberta is too difficult. We are hoping for good news at the next announcement but it leaves us no time to create, advertise and open registration before the start date. We thank you for your support and we look forward to teaching your children how to skate in the near future. We plan to run our July and August Canskate program in a normal format. We are excited to get back onto the ice to do what we love. See you at the rink soon!
January 10, 2021
At this time the Red Deer Skating Club has made the difficult decision to cancel all winter (Jan - Mar 2021) Canskate and Powerskate programs. Refunds are in progress. The government guidelines are very restrictive and Skate Alberta is not allowing us to run these programs at this time. We are very dissappointed.
We look forward to offering Canskate and Powerskate in April and May as usual. And if the numbers continue to drop then everything should be in alignment for Step 3 of the relaunch in April.
We again thank you for your patience, flexibility and continued support.
January 6, 2021 - Government Announcement
The public health restrictions imposed over the past six (6) weeks, along with a State of Emergency declared by the Province has impacted our programming for this season. The most recent public health order included the closure of arenas for a minimum of four (4) weeks. The Province indicated the restriction would be in place until at least January 12, 2021. The City of Red Deer is moving forward with measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19, with the health and safety of their community as their top priority and they are required to temporarily close all indoor recreation facilities starting December 13th. The City of Red Deer has shared the following recent update:
“We will be closing our facilities for this period; however, we have made the difficult decision to extend the recreation and culture facility closure to January 30, 2021. Our decision to extend the closure dates allows us to plan for a return to operations more efficiently while giving us flexibility to adapt to any new, additional or extended provincial restrictions.”
Further to this, it was just announced January 6th that the closures are extended until January 21st.
The club shares in the disappointment this news brings, but as we have from the start of this pandemic the health and safety of all skaters, coaches, and volunteers continues to be a top priority. We opened our January to March registrations when Group Programs were actively running, in good faith that we would be able to offer our programming in some format. We are hopeful that we can get classes partially rescheduled but we will know more on January 21st and will be able to make specific plans for the rest of the season at that time.
If your child is currently registered for a January to March class our programs WILL NOT start the week of January 4th. We are hopeful that we can get classes partially rescheduled but we will know more on January 12th and will be able to make specific plans for the rest of the season at that time. As soon as possible we will make and share our plans with you. Rest assured that you will get a refund for any cancelled classes due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Thank you for your patience.
December, 2020 - Government Announcement
Hello Skating Friends and Family:
As announced yesterday by the Province there are enhanced measure put in place by our government affecting sporting activities. In light of the announcement the Red Deer Skating Club will not be continuing to offer our current Canskate, Powerskate and Adultskate Programs for 2020. We are moving forward to start our new programs in January 2021 and we are hopeful they run. The registration is open for these classes.
Over the next few weeks I will begin to process refunds for the classes that have been cancelled due to the pause implemented by the government. The refunded money will be credited to the payment card used at the time of registration.
While we understand the disappointment with this news, the club values our skaters well-being and our members are of the utmost importance. We hope to see you at the rink in the near future.
Thank you for your patience.
We wouldn’t be here without you!