August 18, 2020
RE: Updated Regulations for Spectators at Membertou Sport and Wellness Centre
Dear Valued Patrons,
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused our facility to closely monitor our daily operations, and remain flexible to the ever-changing provincial and community regulations.
As of August 10, 2020, we have both ice surfaces operating at the Membertou Sport & Wellness Centre, however due to many spectators not following our facility’s COVID-19 distancing rules, and our responsibility to adhere to public health protocols, we are updating our operations as of Monday August 24, 2020.
Beginning on Monday August 24, 2020, parents, guardians and spectators of any kind are not permitted to watch practices, camps, or play.
An exception to this rule is parents/guardians of the U7-11 leagues and younger (IP, Novice and Atom). One parent or guardians will be permitted to take their player into the facility, assist them with necessary equipment (skate tying, securing helmets, etc.), and then will be kindly asked to respect the rules and leave their child to go on the ice, and return to pick them up in the parking lot following their ice time.
We understand this may cause some initial getting used to on the part of players and the parents/guardians. However, to adhere to the necessary regulations, it’s a step we must take to ensure the safety of our community. It’s a step we must also take to ensure our facility can remain open during these uncertain times.
This rule in no way impacts ice times – all practices and play will continue as scheduled.
We thank those spectators who did respect the rules from the outset, and hope you can understand our responsibility to ensure health and safety for all.
If or when the provincial regulations loosen, we will be reassessing our ‘no spectators’ policy and will provide an update to our patrons at that time.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation on this matter.
Paul Carroll, General Manager, Membertou Sport and Wellness Centre
Richard Paul, Chief Operating Officer, Membertou Development Corporation