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COVID-19 update May 15th, 2020

To our Mariposa skaters and families, please take some time to read the following information from Skate Ontario regarding Doug Ford’s announcement about Phase 1. We continue to wish you all health and safety while we anxiously await our return to the ice.

Dear Skate Ontario Skating Family,

Today the Ontario government released their guidelines for Stage 1 of the Framework for Reopening our Province. In the guidelines, they have indicated that figure skating is one of the sports that is permitted to resume activity.

The following are the parameters for figure skating as defined by the government:

Must be conducted by a recognized Provincial Sport Organization, National Sport Organization or recognized national provincial training centre with return to play protocols in place

Must be executed using physical distancing measures and without spectators

While this is a huge step forward for our sport, it obviously raises many questions.

Please understand, the announcement today is NOT approval for Skate Ontario clubs and skating schools to begin operation at this time. This is not a green light for skating to resume on May 19th.

We know everyone is anxious to resume skating. We are pleased by today’s announcement and ask for your patience as we move forward. Skate Ontario is awaiting further information from the government and public health on specific recommendations and details related to today’s announcement.

We’d like to remind you that the choices all of us make in the coming days will determine our ability to move towards having all skaters back on the ice in Ontario in the near future. We will communicate and publish guidelines and additional information as they are available.

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I have been bringing skaters to the Mariposa Seminar for 18 years. Every year is a fabulous experience for both my skaters as well as myself. It never ceases to amaze me how professional everyone is and how willing this team of coaches is to share information to both the skaters as well as the coaches at the seminar.
— Charleen Cameron, St. Margarets Bay Skating Club —