As of Friday, July 3, 2020, Colorado Gold Speedskating will get back to doing what we all love as our summer season gets underway at World Arena. 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 JULY 16, 2020: The state of Colorado has issued a statewide mask mandate, to include 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 World Arena. Let's not have the Health Department shut the rink down on our account because we didn't comply with the rules and guidelines.
World Arena Ice Hall requires that all of our skaters and skater parents read and understand the following:
"The Ice Hall operates and maintains its premises to protect against the exposure of the COVID-19 virus or any other communicable disease in accordance with federal and state guidelines. As noted by government health officials, complete isolation from the virus is impossible. Accordingly, the Ice Hall cannot and does not promise to eliminate the risk of exposure to COVID-19 or any other communicable disease and cannot and does not promise that Patrons will not contact COVID-19 or any other communicable disease. The Patron acknowledges that the Ice Hall has informed him/her that the Ice Hall is not risk-free, that it is possible that the Patron may contact COVID-19 or any other communicable disease during his/her presence at the Ice Hall, and that the Patron freely chooses to enter and/or reside in the Ice Hall with awareness of the associated risks."
Colorado Gold Speedskating is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The club provides the general public the opportunity to discover the sport of speedskating by providing instruction, rental skates, safety equipment, and dedicated ice sessions. All Colorado Gold board members and coaches are volunteers. One-hundred percent of fees, dues, and donations collected go entirely to supporting our program costs in the form of ice usage fees, rental skates, and safety equipment.
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