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Town of Riverview / Parks and Recreation / Facilities / Byron Dobson Memorial Arena

See skating schedule below 

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COVID-19 guidelines (effective March 8, 2021)

UPPER ARENA

Each individual user group will be responsible to abide by the following procedures and guidelines for each scheduled use of a municipal ice surface. User groups are to follow their own governing bodies’ operational plan. 

  1. The Province of New Brunswick screening questionnaire process will be posed to every participant, coach and spectator regarding Covid-19 prior to entering the facility. If anyone answers 'yes' to any of the questions in the questionnaire, access will not be granted to the facility and the person should immediately follow the directions indicated on the questionnaire.
  2. User groups will collect contact information for all players, coaches, spectators and volunteers who are associated with each group booking to assist in any contract tracing. Each entrant of the facility shall register with name, ice surface and contact number to facilitate contact tracing should it be required by the health authorities.
  3. A community face covering is required in all areas of the arena with the exception of when the participant is on the ice surface. Social distancing of two (2) metres must be maintained at all times while walking in the arena. While seated, one (1) metre of social distancing is allowed in the stands.
  4. Participants will be directed to all entrances and exits of the facility. Signage will direct participants to and from their designated ice surface to control the flow of patrons.
  5. User groups will be permitted in the building 20 minutes prior to their ice time. They must go directly to their dressing room and remain in the dressing room until their ice time as well as until the other user group is off the ice surface and in their dressing room.
  6. User groups must exit the building 10 minutes after their session.
  7. Participants must come to the facility dressed in their equipment and ready for their activity.
  8. Dressing room showers will be closed for the season.
  9. User groups are not permitted to store personal equipment on the premises.
  10. User groups should sanitize equipment prior to and after their rental.
  11. Participants must use their own water bottles – absolutely no sharing! Please fill at home.
  12. Drinking fountains will not be available for use.
  13. Food and drinks are prohibited in all areas of the arena.
  14. Spectators/guardians will be limited to two (2) per participant and allowed to enter the building five (5) mins before the participant's ice time. Upon entering the facility, spectators/guardians must go directly to the arena stands and remain seated on the marked seating spots. It is assumed that two people sitting together are within the family bubble. You are asked to leave three (3) seats between you and the next group to ensure one-metre separation. Once ice time is over, spectators/guardians will exit the arena and wait for their participant outside the building. No waiting is permitted around the arena surface or dressing rooms to allow less restrictive flow for the next user group.
  15. Spectators/guardians are not permitted to stand by the rink glass for viewing.
  16. For parents who need to assist their children with skates, one (1) parent may enter early and enter the dressing room to assist. They must leave the room once finished.
  17. Entry to and exit from the lower arena is permitted only by the lower parking lot doors. Entry to and exit from the upper arena is permitted only by the upper doors on Biggs Drive.
  18. Both upper and lower mezzanines are closed to viewing for the season. The canteen is also closed.
  19. Individuals not accompanying a participant or who are not a coach, referee or volunteer will not be permitted to enter the arena.
  20. Any user group, spectator or guardian found not following the rules will cause  their user group's next ice time to be suspended or their season forfeited. 

 

LOWER ARENA

Each individual user group will be responsible to abide by the following procedures and guidelines for each scheduled use of a municipal ice surface. User groups are to follow their own governing bodies’ operational plan. 

  1. The Province of New Brunswick screening questionnaire process will be posed to every participant, coach and spectator regarding Covid-19 prior to entering the facility. If anyone answers 'yes' to any of the questions in the questionnaire, access will not be granted to the facility and the person should immediately follow the directions indicated on the questionnaire.
  2. User groups will collect contact information for all players, coaches, spectators and volunteers who are associated with each group booking to assist in any contract tracing. Each entrant of the facility shall register with name, ice surface and contact number to facilitate contact tracing should it be required by the health authorities.
  3. A community face covering is required in all areas of the arena with the exception of when the participant is on the ice surface. Social distancing of two (2) metres must be maintained at all times while walking in the arena. While seated, one (1) metre of social distancing is allowed in the stands.
  4. Participants will be directed to all entrances and exits of the facility. Signage will direct participants to and from their designated ice surface to control the flow of patrons.
  5. User groups will be permitted in the building 20 minutes prior to their ice time. They must go directly to their dressing room and remain in the dressing room until their ice time as well as until the other user group is off the ice surface and in their dressing room.
  6. User groups must exit the building 10 minutes after their session.
  7. Participants must come to the facility dressed in their equipment and ready for their activity.
  8. Dressing room showers will be closed for the season.
  9. User groups are not permitted to store personal equipment on the premises.
  10. User groups should sanitize equipment prior to and after their rental.
  11. Participants must use their own water bottles – absolutely no sharing! Please fill at home.
  12. Drinking fountains will not be available for use.
  13. Food and drinks are prohibited in all areas of the arena.
  14. Spectators/guardians will be limited to one (1) per participant and allowed to enter the building five (5) mins before the participant's ice time. Upon entering the facility, spectators/guardians must go directly to the arena stands and remain seated on the marked seating spots. Once ice time is over, spectators/guardians must exit the arena and wait for their participant outside the building. No waiting is permitted around the arena surface or dressing rooms to allow less restrictive flow for the next user group.
  15. Spectators/guardians are not permitted to stand by the rink glass for viewing.
  16. For parents who need to assist their children with skates, one (1) parent may enter early and enter the dressing room to assist. They must leave the room once finished.
  17. Entry to and exit from the lower arena is permitted only by the lower parking lot doors. Entry to and exit from the upper arena is permitted only by the upper doors on Biggs Drive.
  18. Both upper and lower mezzanines are closed to viewing for the season. The canteen is also closed.
  19. Individuals not accompanying a participant or who are not a coach, referee or volunteer will not be permitted to enter the arena.
  20. Any user group, spectator or guardian found not following the rules will cause  their user group's next ice time to be suspended or their season forfeited. 

 

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Skating Schedule (effective October 24, 2020 - March 28, 2021)

With regret, there will no public, child or youth skates offered at this time. Staff will monitor attendance figures to ensure COVID-19 guidelines are being followed.

Parent & Tot 

Mon – Fri

1:30-2:30 p.m. upper arena

FREE

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Seniors Skate

Tues & Thur

10:30-11:30 a.m. upper arena

FREE

-

Adult Skate

(19 yrs & over)

Thur  9:15-10:15 p.m. lower arena

FREE

Rink Rules and Etiquette

  • Be respectful of others and use appropriate language. 
  • No pushing, shoving, sitting on side boards, and racing of any kind.
  • Center ice area is for younger and inexperienced skaters. Children learning to skate with parents should use the center ice area.
  • Skate facing forward and in the same directional flow as other skaters.
  • Food, drinks and objects such as pucks, hockey sticks, strollers, sleds etc. are strictly prohibited. 
  • Everyone on the ice surface must be wearing skates. No boots are allowed.
  • All children under the age of 13 must wear a helmet.
  • Mobile device texting on the ice surface is prohibited.
     
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