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More measures for outdoor rinks

Champlain Township introduced new rules for the municipality’s outdoor rinks as the region left lockdown. — file photo
Champlain Township introduced new rules for the municipality’s outdoor rinks as the region left lockdown.
file photo
Champlain Township has released new guidelines for outdoor rinks after the region entered the province’s orange “restrict” zone.

Residents using the rinks at Mill Street Park in Vankleek Hill, L’Orignal Park, and Miner Park in Hawkesbury were strongly encouraged to wear face coverings while on the ice. Only 25 people could be on the ice at a time, and people would be allowed to join on a first-come, first-served basis. 

“Be considerate and limit your time to 30-minutes when others are waiting,” the township said in a statement. Both skaters and spectators were required to maintain two metres of distance from anyone outside their household.

Public skating was permitted from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays, while hockey was allowed from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. On weekends, public skating was open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., while hockey was permitted from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Team sports were allowed, but no physical contact was permitted. The township asked residents to respect the schedule and recommended helmets. Those feeling unwell or showing symptoms of COVID-19 were asked to stay away.