Free Public Skating Resumes in Geraldton and Longlac

The Geraldton Community Centre and the Longlac Sportsplex have been reopened for 2020-2021 Winter Season.

Free Public Skating will begin at both facilities on Saturday, October 24, 2020. 

Municipal staff have also been busy preparing for the re-opening of the Municipal Community Centres in Beardmore and Nakina.  In addition to the regular reopening procedures and maintenance that occur each year, risk assessments regarding COVID-19 have been completed on each of the facilities.  

Please note that changes to operations & usage have been implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Procedures have been developed and approved and will be clearly posted at each Centre.

  • All visitors must perform a passive screening (self-assessment) prior to entry in accordance with posters that will be posted on entry doors.
  • Hand sanitizer is required to be used upon entry. 
  • Masks are required unless on you are on the ice surface skating.
  • Social distancing protocols must be adhered to on and off the ice (“Social Bubbles” permitted.)
  • All those entering the facility must register with a Municipal worker for contact tracing purposes.
  • Municipal staff will be enforcing the guidelines, and their authority is always to be respected.
  • Only 25 people are allowed on the ice at any time.  Entrance will be on a first come, first served basis. 
  • All skaters under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
  • Only 1 parent/guardian per child will be permitted to enter the facility. No other observers (including siblings) are permitted.
  • The Municipality will not be loaning any skates and/or helmets.
  • Skate mates will be available for use (no sharing) and must be returned to the designated area after use.
  • Participants are to arrive at the facility 15 minutes prior to the start of Public Skating.  No entry will be permitted once skating begins.
  • Participants are to leave the facility promptly (within 15 minutes) after the end of Public Skating.
  • At this time, no viewing will be allowed in the upstairs halls for the Longlac and Geraldton Arena Ice Surfaces.
  • No gathering or loitering in parking areas or public areas before, during, or after any activity.
  • No gathering or loitering in facility for any reasons unless approved by the Municipality.
  • Currently, bottle fill stations, water fountains and canteens are not available for use.


If you have any questions, please call the Municipal Administration Office at (807) 854-1100. 

Friday, October 23, 2020