Proof of vaccination required beginning Sept. 20

In accordance with the Provincially mandated health restrictions announced Wednesday, the City of Airdrie will implement the Restrictions Exemption Program effective September 20, 2021.

The City was faced with the difficult choice, like other businesses, to operate at 1/3 capacity or implement the Restrictions Exemption Program. By implementing the program we’re able to keep more of our citizens active in recreation and culture opportunities. Read more about the Restriction Exemption Program here: https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions.aspx

As the full details on this program are released by Alberta Health, we expect information will continue to evolve and change over the coming weeks.

Most importantly, we know this is a divisive topic. We understand not everyone will agree. But we thank you in advance for your patience and your kindness to our staff who have not chosen to implement these restrictions but who are asked to help enforce them.


What are the requirements?

Starting Monday, September 20, proof of a single dose of vaccination or a negative rapid covid test will be required to enter Genesis Place, Ron Ebbeson Area, Plainsmen Arena, Bert Church Theatre and the Town & Country Centre. Starting October 25, the requirement will change to needing a double dose. These requirements do not apply to City Hall, Airdrie Transit or the RCMP/Municipal Enforcement building as these are considered businesses that need to be accessed for daily living by Alberta Health.

A staff, volunteer or security team member will ensure vaccination/testing requirements are met for everyone entering the building.

Masking and distancing requirements remain in effect for all staff and patrons.

Indoor recreation

For those 12 and older to access Genesis Place or any of our arenas, proof of a single dose of vaccination or a negative rapid covid test from within the last 72 hours will be required. Starting October 25, the requirement will change to needing a double dose. Children 11 and under do not require anything to enter the facility.

Children’s programming

If you need to assist your child with changing, tying skates, etc. you will need to show proof of vaccination or the negative covid test to come into the facility to assist them. If you are not vaccinated, you can have vaccinated family/friends assist. If the program you’re registered in is through the City of Airdrie, we will refund you. If it is through another organization renting out City space, please contact them directly with regards to your options. To request a refund for a City of Airdrie program, please email recreation.wellness@airdrie.ca

Facility Rentals

Our staff will work with user groups to ensure requirements are met.

 

Arenas

Important information:

Fall/winter (Sept 1 to Mar 31) ice requests are due to the Rental Office by March 15. Final schedules will be sent to all groups prior to September 1.

 

Spring (Apr 1 to Jun 30) & Summer (Jul 1 to Aug 31) ice & dry pad requests are due to the Rental Office by November 15. Final schedules will be sent to all groups prior to February 28.

Please forward your rental requests to rentals@airdrie.ca

City of Airdrie offers five indoor ice surfaces at three arenas for hockey, ringette and figure skating. There are also dry pad rentals available in the spring and summer.

    1. Ron Ebbesen Arena
    2. Plainsmen Arena
    3. Genesis Place Twin Arena

There are also a number of outdoor rinks available for public use.

The City of Airdrie offers free public skate times at all of our arenas.

 

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