South Huron updates on re-opening plan: Stephen Arena and SHRC skating

Posted on Thursday August 27, 2020

Following the guidance of the Province of Ontario and Huron Perth Health Unit, the Municipality of South Huron is continuing to implement its re-opening plan.

Staff are working with recreation user groups to adapt to the new normal. South Huron staff have committed to increasing cleaning practices and signage, and operational procedures have been changed to address the challenges associated with COVID-19.

Stephen Arena

Stephen Arena is being prepared to have operational ice as of September 28, 2020.

South Huron Recreation Centre

The South Huron Recreation Centre will start hosting public skating as of August 31, 2020. The following times will be available from Monday, August 31 – Thursday, September 3.

Senior/Parent & Tot Skate: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Public Skate: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Pucks & Sticks: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Please note the following safety measures put in place for public skating:

-          All visitors are required to wear a face mask in the facility when not in play/participating in physical activity.

-          Only 50 people are allowed on the ice surface at any given time. Individuals must sign in at the entrance before proceeding to the ice surface. There will be an attendance log at the entrance and this information will be used for contact tracing in the case of an outbreak.

-          Physical distancing is required at all times throughout the facility.

-          There will be no access to dressing rooms. Please come dressed and prepared. Benches will be available for individuals to put skates on.

-          Public washrooms will be provided in foyer.

-          Once you hear the buzzer that indicates the skate is over, individuals must leave the ice surface immediately. Individuals have 15 minutes after the sound of the buzzer to exit the ice surface and leave the facility.

-          For Pucks & Sticks, individuals must bring their own pucks and sticks. There is no physical contact and physical distancing rules must be followed.

Individuals are to enter the facility using the main entrance located on the west side of the building. These doors will be used for both the entrance and exit. Signage is posted for indication. We ask that you please read the signage posted throughout the facility and follow the arrows indicating traffic flow.

We thank you for your cooperation as we navigate to this new normal together. For complete information on the status of affected Municipal services and programs, please visit the COVID-19 page at or contact us at 519-235-0310.


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