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Maplewood Parks & Recreation News

Posted on: December 28, 2020

Safe Skating while at our skating rinks

IceHouse

As long as weather allows, staff will be flooding rinks and maintaining ice regardless of the warming house status. As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation, along with state guidelines, visit our Skating Rinks webpage for updates, so you are aware of what to expect.

  • Anyone with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 (including fever, cough, or difficulty breathing) should stay home and not engage in outdoor activities.
  • If you arrive at a rink and see that it is busy, consider choosing a different option. This will allow you to maintain social distancing. Also, consider visiting at off-peak times, such as mid-week, or early or late in the day on a weekend. Rink locations are listed below.
  • Be sure to dress for the weather, and be prepared to meet your own warming needs. Keep in mind that you will need to rely on your vehicle for warming during the warming house closures.
  • Consider bringing snacks and water with you.
  • At locations that would usually have staffed warming houses, we have made accommodations in the following areas:
    • Additional satellite toilets
    • Additional seating outside
    • Lights will be turned on and off nightly according to the schedule on the website even when warming houses are not open
  • Practice social distancing (stay at least 6 feet from people from other households).
  • Avoid congregating in common areas or sharing seating with non-household members.s long as weather allows, staff will be flooding rinks and maintaining ice regardless of the warming house status. As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation, along with state guidelines, visit our Skating Rinks webpage for updates, so you are aware of what to expect.

Notes for Warming house open paragraph of safe skating article:

  • We are planning to open warming houses on January 11th if guidance allows.
  • We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and state guidance and post any updates on our Skating Rinks webpage.
  • Warming houses will have a very limited capacity so the focus of usage will be on short warm ups only.
  • For the safety of the warming house users and staff the following policies will be in place and required for warming house usage during the 2021 season.
    • All patrons must wear a mask when using the warming house.
    • Upon entering please sanitize your hands (sanitizer provided).
    • All users will be limited to 15 minutes of “warm up” before being asked to rotate out of the warming house to allow for those waiting outside to come in to warm up.
    • Find an open seat and if there is not an open seat please wait outside for someone to leave.
  • Arrive as fully geared up as possible.
  • Please use the benches outside for any final suiting up prior to skating.
  • There will be no storage of personal belongings in the warming house. Please place any personal belongings on the shelf outside of the warming house while skating.
  • Please help us provide a safe environment by following the modified rules of warming house usage this year.


RINK LOCATIONS:

*Warming house, lights, hockey and pleasure rinks:

*Warming houses closed until Jan 11           

Afton Heights    63 N Sterling St 

Four Seasons     1685 Gervais Ave

Gethsemane     2401 E 7th St

Wakefield           1860 Hazelwood St


Pleasure Rink Only:

Edgerton             2001 Bradley St

Harvest                 2561 Barclay St

Kohlman              1000 County Rd C

Playcrest              2390 Lydia Ave

Pleasantview     1100 Marine St



 


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