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CCA Figure Skating Club COVID-19 POLICIES


Updated September 22, 2021


These guidelines have been prepared by the Fames Community Arenas (FCA) facility staff and the CCA Figure Skating Club (CCA FSC) board of directors in accordance with the current policies directed by the Government of Alberta and the City of Calgary. Current public health restriction information can be found here.

To ensure we can return to the ice in a safe and healthy way, please abide by the guidelines detailed below. Questions and concerns can be directed to 



CCA Figure Skating Club coaches, skaters, and families must not enter the FCA facility if they are sick, have been travelling, or if they have been in contact with someone who is sick or has been exposed to the virus. Symptoms to look for include: fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, nasal congestion, headache, chills, muscle aches/pain, new loss of taste or smell, fatigue, and a general feeling of being unwell.

Families are encouraged to use the Alberta Health Services self-screening tool before each visit to FCA.


Restriction Exemption Program

If order to operate our programs safely and effectively, the Flames Community Arenas and the CCA Figure Skating Club are implementing the Restriction Exemption Program.

Effective Monday, September 20, anyone entering the Flames Community Arenas facility and thereby all CCA Figure Skating club participants, coaches, and spectators aged 18 and older must show proof of vaccination or show proof of a negative COVID test within 72 hours of each ice session.

  • Does not apply to youth and children under the age of 18, but does apply to all spectators and/or parents doing dropoff.
  • A single vaccine dose is acceptable until October 25 as long as the first dose was received two weeks prior to the ice session.
  • After October 25, proof of double dose is required.
  • Only privately-paid COVID19 PCR or rapid tests will be accepted. Tests from AHS or Alberta Precision Labs will not be accepted.
  • Anyone over 18 will be required to show ID that matches the vaccine proof.
  • Astrazeneca combination vaccines will be accepted.
  • The Oilympics Restaurant and Lounge will be open under the same restrictions as above.


Types of Vaccine Proof

The following types of vaccination records will be accepted:
  • printed vaccine card or screenshot of vaccine card from Alberta MyHealth (available HERE as of September 19)
  • paper copy of vaccination record from AHS or pharmacy
  • digital copy of vaccination record from AHS or pharmacy (picture or PDF)
  • screenshot of vaccination records from Alberta MyHealth app or website
ID to verify the name on the vaccination record will be required for anyone over 18.
We will not keep or store any of this information. We are working on a way to identify people so that proof is not required every time. 

Mask Requirement

Per the City of Calgary Face Coverings Bylaw, face masks will be required for all persons entering the FCA facility, except children under the age of 2. Skaters will not be required to wear a mask while on the ice, but must remember to wear a mask if they leave the ice surface for any reason.


Rink Capacity & Spectator Areas

Because of the implementation of the Restriction Exemption Program, our programs will operate at normal capacity. Spectator areas are open, but please ensure you maintain 2m of physical distancing between households. 


Arriving at the Rink

Vaccination rules apply to all persons who enter the FCA facility, including spectators and parents doing dropoff. Please arrive early, especially during the first week as we anticipate a bit of a delay in order to check records. 


Change Room Facilities

Change room facilities will be available for use, but due to physical distancing requirements, arena foyers will also be used. Skaters are strongly encouraged to arrive at the arena dressed and “rink ready” as they may be required to change in a common area. Dressing room washrooms will be available for use. Please take note of the posted schedule upon arrival to see which changing areas we have been allotted.


Physical Distancing

Skaters and families are asked to respect physical distancing in all on-ice and off-ice spaces and to wait until hallways are cleared before entering.


FCA Facility Information

As per the FCA facility, in addition to the above, the following other measures have been put in place:

  • The lost and found program will be suspended. Any found valuables will be held at the office for pickup.
  • The Oilympics restaurant and lounge are open and opetating under the same restrictions listed above.
  • Vending machines, ATMs, and water fountains are available for use, but should be used with caution at your discretion.
  • Public washrooms are closed. Toilets located in the change rooms are open and should be used at your discretion.


Rapid Response Plan

Please ensure your contact information is up to date in our website so that we are able to contact you in the event of an emergency.

Once a COVID-19 illness has been identified within the CCA FSC programs or the FCA facility, the CCA FSC and the FCA will effect:

  • Immediate isolation of the participant from others, including arrangement for safe travel home (e.g., no public transit).
  • Cleaning and disinfecting of all equipment and surfaces that may have come into contact with the symptomatic participant.
  • Performance of hand hygiene by remaining participants.
  • Notification to Alberta Health Services of the incident.
  • General Announcement of the incident to CCA FSC and FCA patrons through CCA FSC website, FCA website, social media platforms, and internal signage.


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The CCA Figure Skating Club is not affiliated with, or endorsed by Skate Canada. No relationship between the two entities exists, implied or otherwise.