The Parent-Child Skate Program is for participants 3 years and up who are new to ice skating. The 30-minute class structure combines movement-oriented activities designed to teach specific skating skills in a fun group setting. Participants will become familiarized with the basic fundamentals of skating including how to move on the ice, body positioning, skating stride, stopping and starting. The parent/adult accompanying the child should be a confident skater.
- CSA-approved helmets are required for both children and parents on the ice.
- Hockey equipment is not mandatory. No sticks allowed on ice.
- Appropriate outdoor clothing.
Mondays 4:45 – 5:15 pm (30 minutes)
January 11 – March 22, 2021 – no class Monday, February 15, 2021 (Louis Riel Day)
Registration opens December 1, 2020
Selkirk Rec Complex
Age Range and Skill Level:
3 years and up
Resident $55.00 per session
Non-resident $68.75 per session
Proof of residency will be required upon registration
Minimum participants = 9 (9 child/9 parent) per session
Maximum participants = 12 (12 child/12 parent) per session
COVID Compliance Plan:
Facility Requirements and Access
- All program participants and visitors must self-screen before entering the facility.
- Everyone entering the facility must wear a mask.
- While waiting to enter the facility, all visitors must comply with physical distancing guidelines.
- Upon arrival, all visitors must use hand sanitizer.
- Program participants and 1 visitor will be permitted entrance to the facility through the Players Entrance 20 minutes before the start of their lesson. The Program Instructor will allow entrance to participants and screening questionnaire will be completed.
- Participants and their 1 visitor will then proceed to the assigned dressing room(s).
- Dressing rooms are limited to 11 people or less unless otherwise noted.
- Shower and water fountains will not be available.
- Program participants may remove their mask once they have entered the ice surface and remain mask free until they leave the ice surface.
Sport/Activity Return to Play Details
*Note: Our Parent Child Skate program is designed and delivered in-house and independent from Skate Canada programs. We have however referred to COVID-19 protocol from the National Sport Organization to guide us in the safe delivery of the City of Selkirk skating programs.
The activity must always comply with the physical distancing, cleaning, sanitizing measures and recommendations issued by federal, provincial, and municipal government authorities, including the arrival, time spent on site and departure of skaters.
Group sizes have been determined based on consultation with the Regional Provincial Health Inspector and in referencing the practices of Skate Canada guidelines. Group sizes are limited to ensure that physical distancing measures can be followed.
Skaters, instructors, and program staff may not participate if they..
- Exhibit any COVID-19 symptoms, such as a fever, cough, difficulty breathing, or other symptoms identified by health experts. Please see the Government of Manitoba’s About COVID-19 page.
- Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
- Travelled outside of the province in the last 14 days – Please see the current Government of Manitoba Phase for regulations pertaining to travel within Canada.
- Travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days.
Instructors and program staff will..
- Encourage skaters to respect physical distancing of 2 metres, recommended by government authorities.
- Put in place measures to limit physical contact between all on ice participants.
- Limit instructor/skater contact; instructors should not physically help students up unless the student in unable to get up on their own.
- Where sport specific training cannot maintain the physical distancing requirement of 2 meters that contact must be kept between participants (including skater to skater, instructor to skater, etc…) to a maximum of 15 cumulative minutes per session.
- Any equipment used on the ice must be disinfected before and immediately after each session.
Skate Canada COVID-19 Response Page – https://skatecanada.ca/covid-19-response/
Skate Canada Manitoba COVID-19 Response Page – https://mbskates.ca/covid-19-response-page/
Government of Manitoba COVID-19 Website – https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html
Selkirk Recreation Complex, Return to Play Protocol – https://www.myselkirk.ca/parks-recreation/recreation-facilities/selkirk-recreation-complex/