Return to Skating

Posted in Covid-19 / Return to Skating

Dear Clubs and Coaches,

Our Return to Skating guidelines will be presented to the Board of Directors on Saturday, June 13th, 2020.  We have received approval from the SK Provincial Government to resume Figure Skating; therefore we would like to provide you with some key points from our proposed "Return To Skating” Plan so that your club and/or facility can start thinking and planning on how figure skating may return to your rink.

  • With limited ice availability, we encourage that coaches/clubs follow Skate Canada recommendations in prioritize athletes in this way:


  • The activity must always comply with the physical distancing, cleaning and sanitizing measures, and recommendations issued by federal, provincial and municipal government authorities, including the arrival, time spent on site and departure of skaters.
  1. High Performance Athletes (national and international)
  2. Competitive (Section level)
  3. STARSkate
  • CanSkate and CanPowerSkate Programming should not be taking place at this time.
  • Limit your activities to practice and private lessons or lessons with small groups. If lessons with small groups occur, social distancing measures must be followed.
  • No more than 15 people (including skaters & coaches) may be on ice or in rink at anytime.
  • Skaters, coaches and program staff may not participate if they:

           o   Exhibit any COVID-19 symptoms, such as a fever, cough, difficulty breathing, or other symptoms identified by health experts.

           o   Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.

           o   Are considered vulnerable or at risk (elderly individuals, immunosuppressed persons, individuals suffering from serious health problems, notably high blood pressure,                    pulmonary diseases, diabetes, obesity and asthma).

  • Skaters, coaches and program staff will have a daily verbal screening for symptoms upon arrival at the building and before participation. This could be executed by an adult supervisor (coach), who will also make sure that social distancing guidelines and traffic flow are being followed.
  • Dressing rooms should not be used. Skaters and coaches should put skates on in an open area marked for social distancing. 
  • Parents should not be in the building and should drop off and pick up skaters at designated times.
  • Have only 1 person operating the music equipment, video, harness or any other teaching aids. Make sure to clean and sanitize any equipment immediately after use.
  • Used facial tissue and/or Kleenex must go directly into the garbage can after use. No used tissues allowed on the rink boards.
  • Keep a record of all skaters and coaches on each session, so that you can contact them if needed, for example, if an infected person used your facility.
  • All skaters must sign a waiver before stepping on the ice.  All waivers must be “filed” with the Section Office

 A final "Return to Skating” Plan Document will be distributed once we have received approval from Skate Canada – Saskatchewan Board of Directors.

 If you have any question regarding the "Return to Skating” Plan please contact [email protected]