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Outdoor Off Ice Training during Return to Play (Phase 1)

(updated June 29)


Dear Canmore Skating Club members and parents,

We hope that you are doing well amidst all that is going on right now. Most importantly we wish you and yours to be safe and healthy.

The following program is intended for all Pre-STAR and higher skaters who are 8 years of age or older.

We recognize that many of our skaters are anxious to get back to the ice and so are we; with that said, nothing is more important than everyone’s health. The process of re-opening arenas is currently slated for Phase 3 of the provincial re-launch. In the last weeks Skate Canada has released Return to Skating Guidelines and the Provincial Government has just released Guidelines for Outdoor Organized Sports and Recreation. The CSC has worked very hard to come up with a plan that will abide by these guidelines so all can feel at ease and we can finally get back to some organized activity.

With permission from the Town of Canmore we are excited to announce that we are working through the steps to offer our skaters off-ice training in the green space at Canmore Ranch and Town of Canmore. If there is sufficient interest and Facilities/Outdoor Spaces can be found, we may be able to offer more sessions in the weeks ahead.

Initial session:




Monday, June 8

5:30 – 6:15

Canmore Ranch

Thursday, June 11

5:15 - 6:00

Elizabeth Rummel Sports Field

Tuesday, June 16

5:15 - 6:00

Outdoor Rink, Cougar Creek

Thursday, June 18

5:15 - 6:00

Elizabeth Rummel Sports Field

Tuesday, June 23

5:15 - 6:00

Outdoor Rink, Cougar Creek

Thursday, June 25

5:15 - 6:00

Elizabeth Rummel Sports Field

Tuesday, June 30

5:00 - 5:45 TIME CHANGED Cancelled

Outdoor Rink, Cougar Creek


The plan is to have two coaches present, each leading a distinct group of skaters (Kendra – STAR 1 – 3; Robin STAR 4 and up). Skate Canada Return to Skating Guidelines and Government of Alberta – Guidance for Organized Outdoor Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation guidelines will be followed to the best of our ability. Off-ice activities are covered by your Skate Canada Accident Insurance.

Guideline highlights:

  • All participants must be Skate Canada Members. Groups will be limited to 15 people or less
  • Physical distancing of at least 2 metres from others (unless from the same household) is a must and anyone not respecting these guidelines will be asked to leave immediately
  • Transportation to and from the session should be arranged so only members of the same household or cohort family share rides. It is highly recommended that you wear a mask if taking public transit.
  • Common greetings of hugs or handshakes are not permitted. When walking to and from the designated workout area, physical distancing must stay in effect. No socializing or communing in the parking lot before or after the sessions.
  • Washrooms and change rooms may not be accessible. Please keep that in mind prior to leaving the house
  • All equipment, (if used), such as therapy bands, yoga mats, water bottles, etc. must be brought to the session by the participant and used only by that participant. As a reminder, all equipment should be cleaned and disinfected after each use.
  • It is recommended that all participants carry and use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol content
  • All participants should follow proper respiratory etiquette (such as sneezing or coughing into the crook of your elbow), no spitting, no clearing of nasal passages, hand hygiene and physical distancing
  • Only guardians and/or families of participants can spectate. Spectators are not allowed to enter designated participant-only spaces. Overall attendance including participants, coaches and spectators cannot exceed 25 individuals. Spectator families must maintain the 2-metre physical distancing from each other or they will be asked to leave the viewing area.
  • It is recommended that all participants download the ABTraceTogether contact tracing app to assist with contact tracing in the event an outbreak should occur.

We understand that although your skater(s) are anxious to resume group activities, it is up to you, the parent, to decide how you feel about letting your child participate. If you choose to participate, please register through the Canmore Skating Club website Registration and select either the STAR 1-3 group or STAR 4 and higher group.  You will not be asked to pay upon registration, instead, your account will be billed $12 per session attended.  Registration helps the Club better understand the need and interest for this program and helps your coaches plan the best possible sessions for you.

As always, should you have any questions, you can direct them to


Stay safe, be well,


Canmore Skating Club



In order to participate both skaters and parents/guardians must agree to the following:

  • I will not attend and acknowledge that I will not be allowed to participate if I am (or anyone in my family or cohort family) is experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms such as a fever, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose or sore throat. Refer to for a more complete list of symptoms or use the COVID-19 Self Assessment Tool.
  • I will not attend and acknowledge that I will not be allowed to participate if I have a compromised immune system.
  • If I or (anyone in my immediate circle of contact) am diagnosed with COVID-19, I will notify CSC immediately and not participate until I have received the go ahead from a doctor or have a certificate indicating I can resume activities.
  • I acknowledge that there is a risk of contracting COVID-19 while participating in activities organized by the Canmore Skating Club and that I will be required to agree to an “Accident and Liability” waiver before participating.

Canmore Skating Club Accident and Liability Waiver: It is understood and agreed that the Canmore Skating Club, Skate Canada and the Town of Canmore shall not be liable for injury, loss or sickness and disease (including COVID-19) occasioned by the member while travelling to or from or participating in skating practices, competition, or other activities, nor shall they be responsible for any damages or losses caused by the member during the same time. The member and/or member's parent(s)/legal guardian agrees to indemnify the Canmore Skating Club, Skate Canada and the Town of Canmore and hold it harmless from any claims or demands in respect of such loss or damage. The Supervisor on duty also has my permission to take my child for medical attention if required.   

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