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Skate Thompson COVID Protocols

Skate Thompson has prepared for the 2021/2022 season! The steps and protocols required in order to safely return to skating are outlined below. Please review and familiarize these protocols with your skater.


#1 – Review Return to Play Protocols for Participants
All participants must familiarize themselves with Return to Play Protocols for Participants and are responsible for staying up-to-date with Skate MB protocols as they evolve. These can be found at Skate Canada Manitoba Return To Play Protocols and Return To Skating Guidelines.   

 # 2 – Skate Canada Waiver Signed NO LONGER REQUIRED unless attending a competition or you are a Coach
All participants and spectators must complete the Skate Canada Manitoba waiver, and email the completed waiver to Skate Thompson gmail account. The waiver can be found here:   Skate Canada Waiver NEW 

 Skaters, coaches volunteers and program staff may not participate if they: 

  • Exhibit any COVID-19 symptoms, such as a fever, cough, difficulty breathing, or other symptoms identified by health experts. Please see the Government of Manitoba’s COVID-19 page : ‘The Symptoms of COVID-19’ tab for the full list of COVID-19 symptoms;
  • Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days;
  • For more information please visit


# 1 – Please use the NORTH Entrance ONLY to enter and exit the TRCC. Enter the building no earlier than 10 minutes prior to the start of your session.

# 2 - Skaters are asked to come dressed as much as possible with minimal belongings. Please bring your own water bottles, as water fountains will not be available. Participants must also supply their own Kleenex if needed and must dispose of used Kleenex in the provided receptacle immediately after use

 # 3  – Participants and Spectators must put a mask on prior to entering the building and sanitize their hands in the entrance. Skaters and spectators will then proceed to the arena doors to be screened in accordance with COVID MB government guidelines by a Skate Thompson volunteer.

# 4 - Off Ice Warm Up can only be done outside or in indicated areas where allowed and skaters must keep a 2 metre distance with other skaters

# 5 - There is currently 2 spectators (parent, sibling) per skater allowed at the TRCC during a session. Spectators are welcome to observe from the left side of the rink, keeping their masks on and following physical distancing guidelines.

# 6 - Smaller groups may have dressing rooms available: Skaters will proceed directly to the designated dressing room areas. Spaces will be marked in the dressing room and skaters should sit in designated spots. Skaters must place their bags under the benches prior to exiting the dressing rooms and they will then proceed to the designated area in the hallway to wait to enter the arena and ice surface. 

# 6 –  Skaters will line up at the designated areas in the hallway to wait for their entry to the ice. Please adhere to physical distancing  requirements during this time.  Any area exposed to personal items must be disinfected.

# 7 – For skaters, their masks can be removed once they enter the ice surface. They should place their masks in a paper bag in their pockets or with their skate guards in a designated area on the ice.


# 8 – Skaters may NOT enter the ice surface until areas have been sanitized and they are told they can enter the ice by a designated volunteer or Skate Thompson coach.

# 9 – Participants will be required to sanitize their hands upon entry to the ice unless hands were sanitized prior to putting on their gloves and the gloves have not been removed. 

# 10 – Participants may not access or use the player’s box. The only person in this area will be assigned coaches, volunteer and/or music player.

# 11 – While on the ice, coaches will determine their designated areas along the boards as per Skate Manitoba RTP. Skate MB strongly encourages coaches/choreographers to wear masks while on the ice.

# 12 – Coaches may move along/beside their student but must always maintain physical distancing and must wear a mask when not remaining along the boards.

# 13 – Skaters are responsible for maintaining physical distancing throughout the session to the greatest extent possible. Avoid all physical contact, for example shaking hands, high fiving or hugging, with other skaters/coaches. Keep a 2 metres distance from other skaters and coaches while on the ice at all times.

# 14 - Avoid touching your face during your skating session. Should you need to touch your face you must use hand sanitizer immediately after touching your face or blowing your nose.

# 15 -  Make spatial awareness a priority. Do not touch any equipment, including music playing equipment. One designated person will operate all equipment for all skaters.

# 16 - Should you begin to feel ill with any COVID symptoms tell a person in charge and leave the ice.

 # 17 - Participants must sanitize their hands after blowing their nose, coughing, or sneezing.


# 18 – Skaters must leave the ice immediately when their session is completed. This is required for disinfection to occur and for the mandatory space for the next participants to enter. Skaters must sanitize their hands and put on a mask when leaving the ice surface.

# 19 - Skaters using dressing rooms must go there immediately and take off their skates. Skaters must exit the dressing room because it will need to be sanitized. 

# 20 – Parents who are not in the facility for their skater’s session should ensure that Skate Thompson and the participant’s coach have up-to-date contact information.

# 21 - Make sure used clothing and gloves are washed immediately when you return home from training

# 22 – If a parent or skater is ill they should inform Skate Thompson immediately and submit a medical note via email to the Skate Thompson gmail account at



Vaccinations & Masks






Skate Canada Waiver will no longer be required for the new Skate Canada 2021-22 membership season, beginning September 1, 2021.

Skate Canada Waiver (PDF)

Skate Canada Waiver (Word)

Skate Canada Manitoba Waiver for Coaches & Officials

 NEW Skate Canada Waiver 09/2020


         ** E-mail signed waivers          to **  

    *Important: Include both pages of the waiver when submitting.*



    If you would like to volunteer for COVID    screening  email **

SCMB Return to Play Protocol as of July 30,2020 

Skate Canada’s Return to Skating Guidelines

How To Safely Use Masks










Skate Thompson

See you on the ICE!!