The City of Brampton has some new – and slightly complex – rules concerning the wearing of masks at outdoor skating rinks.
As of now, non-medical masks or face coverings are mandatory on the ice for all participants over the age of ten.
However, participants of all ages continue to be required to wear a mask or face covering in all other areas of the skating enclosure, which includes washrooms, staging areas, and while waiting in line to check-in for a reserved skate.
The new rules come after City councillors recently tried to solve all issues concerning the wearing of masks at outdoor venues.
As well, the following other rules are still in place for the ice rinks:
• Reservations are required to limit entry and manage capacity.
• Enhanced passive health screening has been implemented for patrons prior to participating.
• 30 minute buffers between reservations have been implemented to allow for outgoing groups to clear out before incoming groups arrive.
• Increased signage is in place to remind residents of COVID-19 safety parameters, traffic flow, and recommended hygienic practices.
To skate at a rink you can do so in advance at cityofbrampton.perfectmind.com or by calling 905-791-2240.
Ice skating areas that are currently open are as follows:
• Gore Meadows Covered Outdoor Skating Rink
• Chinguacousy Park Skating Recreational Trail
• Gage Park Outdoor Skating Recreational Trail
• Mount Pleasant Outdoor Skating Rink
• Flower City Community Campus Outdoor Skating Rink
• Valleybrook Park Outdoor Synthetic Skating Rink
• Morris Kerbel Park Outdoor Skating Rink
• Earnscliffe Park Outdoor Skating Rink