“We had a maximum of 30 on the ice this year, due to provincial guidelines, but in previous years we drew between 90 and 100 people on some Saturdays,” she said. “So our numbers were down, but we had a maximum of 30 almost every Saturday at the Access Communication Center.”
With a number of other sports and activities canceled due to the pandemic this year, Gormley said the support of their sponsors, which allowed them to continue offering free public skating to residents, was extremely valuable.
“Especially this year, it was very important to offer an activity that residents could do with their families and go out and exercise,” she said. “This is a great program, and with the support of these nine service clubs we are able to offer it free to residents of North Battleford.
With a maximum capacity of 30 skaters allowed per session, masks remain mandatory for the last two skating sessions of the year, and helmets are recommended. All children must be accompanied by an adult and registration for contact tracing purposes is required upon entering the facility.
To learn more about the free skating season this year, click here.
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