Open Shinny Resumes in Geraldton and Longlac

Open Shinny is scheduled to begin at the Geraldton Community Centre on Monday, November 2 and the Longlac Sportsplex on Friday, October 30. Seasonal Shinny passes can be purchased at the Greenstone Administration Office or any Ward Office. Daily passes can be purchased at the Centres upon sign-in.

Free Public Skating (All Ages, Adult Skate, Parent & Tot) began at both facilities on Saturday, October 24, 2020. 

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.
  • Participants are to arrive at the facility 15 minutes prior to the start of Shinny. No entry will be permitted once skating begins.
  • Participants are to leave the facility promptly (within 15 minutes) after the end of Shinny.
  • NO BODY CONTACT IS PERMITTED.
  • No spitting is permitted on the ice or in the player’s box.
  • 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.

Shinny Schedule 

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

Thursday, October 29, 2020