Recreation Complex Relaunch

Posted on Thursday September 17, 2020 at 11:22AM

We are happy to advise that we have now started our phased relaunch of the Arctic Spas Recreation Complex.

There will be no drop ins allowed at this time, only organized sports and classes to start.

The current proposed schedule is as follows:

Phase 1 September - Relaunch of the arena  -  Hockey -  evenings and weekends

Phase 2 October -  Relaunch of Field house - Pickle Ball and organized exercise type classes - Day time

Phase 3 No timeline currently  - Bowling 

Phase 4 No timeline currently  - Weight room

Phase 5 No timeline currently  - Programming and birthday party packages

By using a phased approach to the relaunch, we hope to ensure things go as smooth as possible and allow a period of time following start up of the various areas, in which we can review and adjust our guidelines and procedures as needed. 

Access will be by the front lobby doors only, there will be no access from the Library entrance into the lobby area of the building.  Anyone entering that is not part of a sports cohort, will be required to complete a Covid declaration form for tracking purposes and flow through to the area will be one way - exit will be via the doors by the arena dressing rooms. (Covid tracking/registration will be handled by the teams). A requirement for face masks and social distancing will be in place for spectators.

While we understand this may frustrate users that everything will not be available straight away, the safety of your families and recreation staff is paramount.

With an expected second wave in the fall and cases of Covid-19  in the Province starting to climb again, we really don’t know what that may mean for recreation as things progress. We will follow the recommendations/regulations of the Chief Medical Officer, and we will have to be flexible, and make changes at short notice possibly, and constantly review processes and procedures.

With your help, we will work through the processes together. 

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The ice is in and looks great.  Kudos to our staff.


Author: Town of Thorsby


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