COVID-19 POLICY

GLACIER SKATE ACADEMY

COVID-19 PHASE 2 PROTOCOL

Safety is GSA’s top priority. GSA will continue to work with the Stumptown Ice Den, the City of Whitefish, and US Figure Skating partners to implement steps to provide a safe environment for skaters and families and help protect others in our community. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will continue to work diligently to follow national, state, and local healthcare recommendations.

GSA encourages families and skaters to use the following resources available through US Figure Skating, the State of Montana, and CDC to encourage best practices and help answer any questions regarding the novel coronavirus:

● https://www.usfigureskating.org/news/article/returning-rinks

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html

● https://dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/cdepi/diseases/coronavirusmt

 

We know everyone is excited to reunite with their skating family. Together, we will ensure that you feel confident and safe in your return to the rink.

 

During Phase 2 restrictions, the following health and safety measures will be administered at all GSA youth skating events:

  • The use of face coverings (e.g., masks) in public settings, including Stumptown Ice Den, is required to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. For more information, please visit: Whitefish Mask Ordinance

  • Social distancing is expected at the rink for all spectators in accordance with Whitefish City Guidelines.

  • No more than 50 skaters and coaches are allowed on the ice at any time.

  • Spectating is discouraged in the lobby viewing area. We encourage spectators to use the stands
    and maintain adequate social distancing (staying 6-feet from others) at all times.

  • Locker room assignments will be made.

  • Stumptown Ice Den is in charge of sanitizing throughout the day. Please remind your skater to vacate the locker room as soon as possible when done skating.

  • Showers are closed.

  • No sharing of water bottles. Remove water bottles after the session.

  • Hand sanitizer is available at the front desk. Please wash your hands and keep clean. Avoid face
    touching.

  • Concessions are closed (skate sharpening is available).

  • If your session is done, please leave the facility to make room for the next user group.

     

***Please do not come to a GSA event/practice/camp/etc. if you have had contact with a positive exposure or if you have these symptoms:
 

● Fever or chills 

● Cough

● Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 

 

● Fatigue

● Muscle or body aches

● Headache

● New loss of taste or smell

 ● Sore throat

● Congestion or runny nose 

● Nausea or vomiting

● Diarrhea

GSA is offering skating opportunities for those who are interested in youth sporting activities and is not to be held responsible for anyone who contracts COVID-19 while participating at these events. The user assumes the risk of exposure to all infectious diseases while participating in GSA activities. The user assumes full responsibility for participation in GSA activities and will adhere to the above conditions in the attempt to protect themselves and others against the spread of infectious diseases. If at any time, the user feels threatened or unsafe, they shall remove themselves and report any misconduct to the appropriate authorities.

Thank you for your diligence and cooperation to maintain a safe and healthy environment for all our skaters, family, and staff.

Glacier Skate Academy Board of Directors