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Skate Mariposa Return to Play Protocols

In conjunction with Skate Ontario, The City of Barrie and the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, please refer to Mariposa (seen below) and Skate Ontario Return to Play Protocols that must be followed by all Mariposa Members upon returning to the ice.

Skate Mariposa’s Return to play Protocols

  • The maximum number of people allowed on the ice surface at any given time is 10 people, which must include one or two coaches.
  • There will be no access to dressing rooms. All skaters must come to the arena fully dressed. Please bring only necessary items into the rink.
  • Participants will be granted entry to the rink a maximum of 15 minutes before their scheduled ice time and must exit immediately after the next group goes on the ice. If there isn’t a group on after your session, you must exit the facility immediately after leaving the ice.
  • We discourage parents/guardians from accompanying skaters in the facility for the safety of the arena staff, skaters, coaches and mitigating risk of community spread.
  • All participants entering the facility must wear a face mask. Skaters will be permitted to remove their face mask when they enter the ice surface but must put the mask back once their session is completed.
  • All participants  must be screened by the coach of the session before entering the facility. If this screening has not been completed, you will not be granted access to the facility. Please refer to this self-assessment as a sample of what the screening will be.
  • Social distancing must be maintained at all times on the ice surface. Skaters and coaches must remain 6 feet away at all times. Contact disciplines will not be permitted example: Pairs/Dance or Synchro.
  • The washrooms are for emergency use only. It is not a change room.  It will be limited to one person at a time with disinfected regularly. Users must sanitize their hands outside the washroom before entering and wash their hands thoroughly after using the washroom.
  • Participants must bring their own filled water bottle.
  • Participants are asked to bring their own tissues.
  • Participants and parents/guardians are not to take pictures/videos outside or inside the rink for the purposes of and uploading on social media for the time being.Please leave one empty parking space in between cars in the parking lot.
  • Mariposa office will remain closed.
  • All participants must complete the Skate Ontario Waiver and upload to Mariposa at the time of online registration.
  • Upon registration, all payments must be made in advance on the website or via e-transfer and paid in full by Sunday at 3pm. No cash or cheques will be accepted.
    All fee are non-refundable.

An individual becomes unwell with symptoms of COVID-19

• If an individual becomes unwell with symptoms of COVID-19, or if someone is aware of an individual that becomes unwell with symptoms of COVID-19, that individual must immediately stop participation in club or skating school activities.
• The individual should be isolated from all others in a well-ventilated area, or outside and provided with a non-medical face mask if one is available
• The individual shall be sent home and instructed to follow public health guidelines regarding self-isolation and testing
• The facility should be informed in order to determine if any areas need to be closed off and/or require additional cleaning/disinfecting
• A member of the COVID-19 Oversight Group should be informed of the situation and should contact the individual or their parent/guardian to determine if next steps are being taken regarding testing

An individual is tested for COVID-19

• Any individual that is part of a club or skating school that has been tested for COVID-19 must not participate in club or skating school activities while waiting for the results of the test
• The club/skating school will consult the Session Participation tracking sheets to inform other club/skating school members who might have been in close contact with the individual
• Any club/skating school members who were in close contact with the individual should not participate in club/skating school activities and should follow public health guidelines until the diagnosis of COVID-19 is ruled out by health professionals

An individual tests positive for COVID-19

• If an individual tests positive for COVID-19, they should inform a member of the club/skating school COVID-19 Oversight Group
• The COVID-19 Oversight Group will work where requested with the facility and public health officials to assist in contact tracing. The Session Participation tracking sheets may be used to assist public health officials in informing other club/skating school members who may have been in close contact with the individual
• Any club/skating school members who were in close contact with the individual should not participate in club/skating school activities for 14 days and should follow public health guidelines regarding self-isolation and testing
• It is recommended to also inform all club/skating school members of a positive COVID-19 result within the club/skating school setting
• The club/skating school should inform and work with the facility in the case of a positive COVID-19 result and determine if any additional cleaning/disinfecting should be performed as per the facility’s guidelines
• The club/skating school will inform Skate Ontario of a positive COVID-19 diagnosis by e- mailing

We would like to inform you of the individuals who will be acting as the COVID-19 Oversight Group as we
transition back to skating activities. The following people will comprise this COVID-19 Oversight Group.
Paul Matheson Co-Owner 705.321.3414
David Islam Co-Owner 705-241-4171
Azure-Dee Perkins Office Team 705-721-1223
Trinette Goarley Office Team 905-925-0871
Should you have any questions about any aspects of the Return to Play protocols or other policies and
procedures related to COVID-19, please contact one of the individuals above.

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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 —