Earl Nichols Health & Safety Protocols

We at Gazdig Power Plus Skating are closely monitoring government policy changes and centers for disease control (CDC) guidelines, government mandates, City of London, and public health advancements and will continue to make changes as necessary or appropriate to our protocols and procedures.

Update October 16, 2020

As everyone is aware starting on Monday October 19th we will allow one parent/guardian per participant to stay and watch their child on the ice. There are a few items that I would like to highlight.

· We are limited to one parent/guardian per participant. This rule will be strictly enforced. We are limited in the numbers that are permitted to be within the arena and therefore cannot allow additional parents, guardians, grandparents or other siblings of the participant to stay in the arena.

· Every parent/guardian that enters the arena is required to complete the attached City of London COVID Health assessment and present it to our staff at the front entrance. This form will be reviewed by our staff prior to allowing you to enter the arena.

· Upon entry use the hand sanitizer at the entrance to the arena

· If you are assisting your child to get ready to go on the ice we ask that you stay in the dressing room with your child until it is their ice time. Once the child goes onto the ice surface you may proceed to the designated viewing area and social distance from the others in that area.

· If you are not assisting your child to get ready we ask that you ONLY enter at the start of their ice time and go directly to the designated viewing area and social distance from the others in that area. Attached is the designated spectator area for Nichols Arena.

· At the conclusion of the ice time you are to leave the arena immediately.

· NO outside food or drink is permitted into the arena including coffee, tea, etc….

· Masks are to be worn at all times while in the arena.

· No gathering in the lobby or other common areas.

It is REALLY important to emphasize the need for everyone to follow these rules. We want to allow the parents to enter to watch but if the rules are not being followed we may need to revisit it.

Thanks for everyone’s help in ensuring we are providing a safe and inviting arena for our children to be active.


Mike Vandertuin

City of London Arena Rules

September 21, 2020

  • Access ONLY for on-ice participants. NO PUBLIC ACCESS
  • Entry is permitted 15 minutes before your ice time. All participants are to enter through the designated entrance door. Check in with staff inside the door and proceed directly to your dressing room.
  • Masks must be worn at all times in the facility and dressing room. Prior to going on the ice participants can remove their mask, leave the dressing room maintaining a 2m safe distance and enter the ice surface. Once back in the dressing room the mask must go back on.
  • Dressing Rooms will be available and assigned for each group. Maximum for each room is dependent on the arena and posted outside the dressing room. Additional seating is available outside the dressing room or in the lobby if needed.
  • Users are encouraged to come fully dressed for their ice time
  • SPECTATORS ARE NOT PERMITTED. A maximum of 1 parent/guardian may enter the dressing room with their participant if assistance is required to get on the ice. They must maintain their distance from other individuals outside their household. After assistance is provided and they are on the ice the parent/guardian is required to leave the arena. They may re-enter once the session is complete. (Until update October 19, 2020)
  • Participants must remain in their dressing room until their ice time. Waiting and lingering in the hall is not permitted.
  • Follow directional signage once inside the facility to maintain flow of traffic and appropriate distancing.
  • All participants must depart the facility within 15 minutes after coming off the ice surface. No lingering in the facility. Follow the directional signage to the appropriate exit.
  • Showers will not be available.
  • RESPECT THE RINK – No spitting, no Littering, take out what you bring in!
  • NO Outside food or drink permitted in the facility.