Health And Safety Protocols

Return To The Ice

We are very pleased to welcome you back to skating!  Things are looking a little different this fall so please read through the information carefully.

NEW: Due to new Health & Safety protocols, Skaters living outside Vancouver Coastal Health region are not able to register for lessons with Grandview Skating Club at this time. We hope the situation changes soon!

Please review Vancouver Parks Board Arena Policy Minor Sport Arena Guidelines which includes all arena guidelines.

Also, stay in tune with Skate Canada’s latest COVID-19 Information HERE.

When you arrive at the arena, please do the following:

  • You must arrive a minimum of 20 minutes before your scheduled ice time.  Meet the Grandview parent volunteer at the Trout Lake arena door located at the bottom of the stairs.  Once you have joined the line, a volunteer will ask you to respond to a Covid-19 questionnaire at the beginning of each session.  These questions will be answered verbally.  
  • Ten minutes before your scheduled ice time, a city host will open the facility doors and will direct you to the designated waiting area. Make sure you arrive early. Dressing rooms will not be available so skaters should arrive dressed and ready to go.
  • One family member will be permitted to enter the facility to assist younger skaters with tying of skates but will not be allowed to remain inside the facility.  No spectators are permitted in the bleachers.
  • When your ice time ends, you will have 5 minutes to remove your skates and gather your belongings.  Family members of younger skaters may re-enter 3 minutes prior to the end of the session to assist with untying of skates.

What should I bring – CanSkate & CanPower

  • Each skater must bring their own water bottle.  You will not have access to any water fountain. 
  • Each skater should have a helmet, gloves and skate guards if they are coming to the rink with skates on.

What should I bring – STARSkate

  • Each skater must bring their own water bottle.  You will not have access to any water fountain. 
  • Please bring a small plastic bucket/caddy to hold your water bottle, skate guards, small pack of tissues, and a small bottle of hand sanitizer.  The bucket/caddy can be placed on the boards.  This is necessary as skaters will not be allowed to access their bag during ice time.

Rules and Guidelines

Physical distancing is very important.  On and off the ice, please make sure to keep 2 mt apart from others.

  • Skaters living outside of the Vancouver Coastal Health Region are not able to register for classes with GSC at this time. 
  • Skaters must wear gloves and dispose of tissues immediately after use.
  • Skaters are not permitted to share water bottles (which must be pre-filled), clothing or equipment.
  • Anyone showing any symptoms of COVID-19 (including fever coughing, chills, shortness of breath, sore throat, new muscle aches or headaches) will be prohibited from entering the facility.
  • Anyone who has travelled from outside Canada in the last 14 days will be prohibited from entering the facility.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

We look forward to seeing you on the ice!