Health And Safety Protocols

Return To The Ice

We are very pleased to be able to welcome skaters on the ice and to continue with our skating program.  However, due to COVID-19, our operations have changed and will continue to adapt as the health and safety protocols are updated.   Please read through the information carefully.

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 arena door for a verbal Covid-19 questionnaire. 
  • No family members are permitted in the lobby so skaters should arrive dressed and ready to go.
  • Coaches or volunteers will be there to help before and after skating.
  • All skaters age 8 and above must wear masks inside the rink lobby, but are allowed to take them off while skating.

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!