Please read the below documents before visiting the Sixteen Mile Sports Complex to skate on Skate Oakville ice.

Nov 27 Protocol Update

Daily Instructions – please see the Rink Entrances portion of this page for information on where to enter.

Skate Ontario Waiver – This will be completed on the first invoice per skater for the 2020-21 season. This policy must be accepted at the time of registration in order for skaters to step on the ice.

Daily Health Screenings – To be completed DAILY only on days you are coming to the rink. Must be completed separately for each individual entering the facility. This cannot be completed in advance, must be done the SAME DAY you are coming to the rink. You can print and complete a paper form, or fill it out online, both formats are linked below.

Daily Health Screening Questionnaire  OR Online Daily Health Screening Questionnaire

 

Attention Parents/Guardians: As of Monday, November 16, 2020, Parents/Guardians, siblings, and spectators are no longer permitted inside the building due to restrictions on the number of people permitted inside a facility. If your skater needs assistance to tie their skates, this must be done outside before entering the facility.

As of 12:01am on Monday, November 16, 2020 Halton is a RED/CONTROL Zone.

  • Maximum TEN (10) people per facility (8 skaters, 2 coaches)
  • NO Spectators (parents/guardians, siblings etc.)
  • NO Parents/Guardians, Siblings etc are permitted inside the facility for any reason or at any time
  • Skaters & Coaches may not enter the building more than TEN (10) minutes before the session begins.
  • Skaters must only use the assigned seating prep area for their session
  • Skaters/Coaches will NOT be permitted on the ice if they are late, regardless of if it is 2 minutes late or 10 minutes late
  • Skaters & Coaches must exit the building IMMEDIATELY after their session ends, no one is permitted in the hallways once a session has started
  • Skaters are NOT to wait around for friends, siblings, or coaches after their session ends.
  • Masks are required for skaters until they step on the ice, Coaches are required to wear masks at all times
  • Skaters requiring assistance to put on their skates must put their skates on outside the facility
  • NO Dressing Room use permitted
  • Skaters and coaches not on the next session MUST EXIT the facility BEFORE the start of the session.

Every rink inside the Sixteen Mile Sports Complex is operating as a separate facility with separate entrances. In order to ensure we can continue to provide sessions to our members, and continue to ensure the health and safety of skaters, coaches, members, staff and Town of Oakville staff, these procedures MUST be followed.

Rink #1 Entrance Protocols

Rink #2 Entrance Protocols

Rink #3 Entrance Protocols

 

All other areas of the Upper Concourse of the Sixteen Mile Sports Complex are OFF LIMITS to all Skate Oakville coaches, skaters and members. Anyone found in the upper concourse away from the Rink #1 entrance will be reported to Skate Oakville staff and is subject to disciplinary action, up to and including suspension from current sessions and/or future registrations. Any skaters/coaches found outside of the specified areas for their rinks are subject to disciplinary action.

 

Skaters are not permitted to register for sessions that overlap on the two rinks, this means you cannot register for a 2:00pm session on Rink #1 and the 2:30pm session on Rink #2. This is due to health and safety protocols and to avoid crossover from two separate rinks.

 

Attention Parents/Guardians: As of Monday, November 16, 2020, Parents/Guardians, siblings, and spectators are no longer permitted inside the building due to restrictions on the number of people permitted inside a facility. If your skater needs assistance to tie their skates, this must be done outside before entering the facility.

The Town of Oakville has opened up the Sixteen Mile Sports Complex and granted Return to Play status to Skate Oakville based on the guidelines and protocols provided and communicated to our members. Unfortunately, even as we stress the need for adherence and respect, we have several members that have made it a requirement to develop disciplinary protocols so that we may ensure these privileges are not in jeopardy for the majority that are respecting the protocols.

In the event the Return to Play protocols in place at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex are not adhered to or respected, the following action will be taken.

  1. A communication to the person/parents of the violation will be delivered. This will be considered a first communication that there is a problem and the actions will not be tolerated.
  2. If this continues, a second communication will happen, and this will be considered a warning that should the actions continue they will be suspended from activity as well as not be permitted near the facility.
  3. On the third instance, they will be asked to leave the premises immediately and not permitted to return until notified by the COVID Oversight Group. The COVID Oversight Group will review the situation and determine if a suspension is warranted and the length of the suspension.

 

These actions are in place to protect the health and safety of all participants including skaters, coaches, parents and staff.

Do I need to complete a Daily Health Screening Questionnaire?

YES. All skaters, coaches, staff, and parents/guardians who are entering the facility MUST complete a Daily Health Screening Questionnaire AND be able to answer “NO” to ALL of the questions. If you answer “YES” to any questions, DO NOT come to the rink.

Do I need to sign in for my session?

YES. All skaters and coaches are REQUIRED to sign in for each session they attend.

Why do I have to sign in for my session?

Per COVID-19 policies and procedures, and regulations set by governing bodies, all skaters and coaches MUST sign in for sessions they are attending for contact tracing purposes. In the event that someone on your session tests positive for COVID-19 we must be able to inform you of this information.

Can I use the washroom during my session?

Skaters and coaches are permitted to use the washroom before or after their session, while they are inside the building. Skaters and coaches are NOT PERMITTED to leave the rink and enter the hallway during sessions. Washrooms are for emergencies only.

Can I watch my skaters session?

NO. As of Monday, November 16, 2020, we are not permitted to have parents/guaridians, siblings, friends, spectators etc, inside the facility for any reason. Only staff members, coaches, and registered skaters are permitted inside the facility.

 

The Town of Oakville has announced a re-opening date for the Sixteen Mile Sports Complex. Starting June 22, 2020, Sixteen Mile Sports Complex will allow schedules ice rentals to Skate Oakville by appointment only. The Town of Oakville’s top priority continues to be the health and safety of the community and the town staff.

Skate Oakville is currently working on a plan for re-opening and return-to-play protocols in conjunction with the Town of Oakville, and following guidelines provided by Skate Ontario.

As more information becomes available, we will update our members and will post the necessary information on this page.

Please be patient as we work to have our skaters return to the ice and work to have this information released to you. If you have any questions, please email office@skateoakville.ca

Starting June 22, 2020, Sixteen Mile Sports Complex will allow scheduled ice rentals to Skate Oakville by appointment-only. The Town of Oakville’s top priority continues to be the health and safety of our community and town staff.

  • Following Skate Ontario safety protocols, registered skaters under the age of 18 must enter the facility with a guardian.
  • At this time, figure skating is the only ice sport with provincial approval to return to play.
  • With its permanent home at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex, Skate Oakville is the only local organization approved to return to the ice under these provincial guidelines.
  • Information about Skate Oakville programs and COVID-19 updates can be found at http://www.skateoakville.ca/covid-19/
  • The Town of Oakville has a comprehensive recovery process in place that aligns with the Province’s gradual phased-in approach.
  • As provincial guidelines are updated, the Town of Oakville will continue to look for opportunities to expand programming in a safe and responsible manner.
  • For more information on the town’s efforts to support the community in response to COVID-19, visit oakville.ca.

 

Skate Oakville FAQs

Why is Skate Oakville allowed to rent ice but we can’t?

At this time, figure skating is the only ice sport with provincial approval to return to play.

With its permanent home at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex, Skate Oakville is the only local organization approved to return to the ice under these provincial guidelines.

 

When can Skate Oakville skaters get back on the ice?

Starting June 22, 2020, Sixteen Mile Sports Complex will allow scheduled ice rentals to Skate Oakville by appointment-only. Town of Oakville’s top priority continues to be the health and safety of our community and town staff. Following Skate Ontario safety protocols, registered skaters under the age of 18 must enter the facility with a guardian.

 

Where can I find more information about Skate Oakville’s reintroduction of programs?

Skate Oakville is contacting athletes with updates about the reintroduction of limited programming. Information and COVID-19 updates can be found at http://www.skateoakville.ca/covid-19/

 

Can I put my child in a Learn to Skate program/camp?

Only competitive level skating is permitted at this time. Information about Skate Oakville programs and COVID-19 updates can be found at http://www.skateoakville.ca/covid-19/

 

Can my team rent ice if we physically distance?

At this time, figure skating is the only ice sport with provincial approval to return to play. Ice sports groups should check with their local sports organization or governing body for COVID-19 updates.

 

What is the town doing to make sure all athletes and staff are safe?

Town of Oakville’s top priority continues to be the health and safety of our community and town staff. The Town of Oakville is following all provincial safety measures, Skate Ontario Return to Play Protocols, plus internal health and safety protocols.

 

When will more rental opportunities be announced?

The Town of Oakville has a comprehensive recovery process in place that aligns with the Province’s gradual phased-in approach. As provincial guidelines are updated, the Town of Oakville will continue to look for opportunities to expand programming in a safe and responsible manner.

 

Where can I find more information about restored programs and services?

For more information about what’s open and what’s closed, including the town’s efforts to support the community in response to COVID-19, visit oakville.ca.