Update for Nov 24: We are limited to 10 skaters at both locations. Those with an existing season ice pass will be given priority, but we often have open slots and continue to welcome new skaters. If you are interested, notify the club first so that we can confirm available space: https://coloradogoldspeedskating.org/join If you show up without being confirmed, we may not even be able to allow you to enter the building. Thanks for your understanding.
We're back to our regular season skating activities at Apex Arena in Arvada and World Arena in Colorado Springs. It's going to feel a little different, though. Measures will be taken to ensure that we comply with local, state, and federal health guidelines in the interest of everyone's safety.
Keep in mind that these guidelines could change as we go forward. As more things open up, a sense of normalcy sets in, and people seem to let their guard down. The SARS-CoV-2 virus is still very good at what it does--just as much as last spring during the worst of the pandemic. And "worst" could be quickly re-defined if we're not careful.
UPDATE OCTOBER 9, 2020: The state of Colorado has extended the statewide mask mandate for 30 days through at least November 10, 2020. This mandate includes people from different households gathering indoors to exercise. Our skating activities are included in that category.
With that in mind, here are our current expectations of skaters and skater parents:
It is imperative for everyone's safety that we stick to these rules. It's also important for the sake of our ice rink hosts. Let's not have the Health Department shut the rink down on our account because we didn't comply with the rules and guidelines.
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