Skating

UPDATED MAY 5, 2021: The facility is operating as outlined in the Public Health Measures from the Alberta Government.

All participants will be notified directly and a pro-rated credit will be placed on your account to use a future date.  Email programs@vivo.ca for questions.

IMPORTANT TO KNOW: While visiting in-person at Vivo, Mask coverings are now mandatory to be worn at all times. Go to our ‘What is Open’ page for the latest details on all of our programs & services.

Healthy Habits For The Arena

Complete the 3 Step Checklist to access & use Vivo– before your visit, during your visit and after your visit.
Practice physical distancing of 3 metres from all staff and other guests at all times.
Masks are mandatory inside. Please keep your face covering on in the change room and on the rinks.

What’s OPEN For Skating

  1. Skate Lessons are now open for registration
  2. Arenas can be booked for households or one-on-one coaching sessions with a certified coach, instructor or trainer. Email rentals@vivo.ca for all inquiries.

Skating Lesson Access

  • You will be assigned a number that correlates to a location in our arena to put your equipment on.
  • Before your visit complete and follow the Healthy Habits listed on this page.
  • Prior to each visit fill complete the online Health Screen.
  • Come dressed to play so all you need to do is add your skating specific equipment on, and remember a filled water bottle.

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT LESSONS:

No spectators at all will be permitted to remain in the facility during lessons.

Parent-assisted classes: If parents are in the water or on the ice with their children, they can be in the class with their children.

  • All parents participating in a lesson will be required to wear a mask during the class.

In recent conversations with Alberta Health Services, we have found out that this includes parents assisting their children in the water during swimming lessons.

All other classes: parents will be required to leave the facility during their children’s lesson. If parents need to assist their children with changing in the change rooms five min before classes start or finish.

Rules and protocols are subject to change based on mandates from the government.

Spectators In The Arena Information

Skating Protocols

  • All skating equipment is cleaned, disinfected and sanitized regularly in accordance with Alberta Health requirements.
  • Shared equipment has been removed.
  • When you are waiting to skate, physical distancing markers will be in place to ensure your safety.
  • In person experiences for all classes have been limited to ensure social distancing.
  • Drop-in Experiences – The space you sign up for is the number you would go to within your class. If you book number 2 your station will be set-up for you at number 2.
  • All stations are at minimum 2 meters apart.
  • Showers are not available at this time.
  • Change rooms are currently closed.
  • One-way directional flow in and out of our spaces to reduce the risk of accidently bumping into someone.
  • The number of classes, times and layout of classes has changed to ensure time for proper disinfection.

Our skating policies

  • All children on the ice are required to wear a CSA approved helmet. During Parent and Tot lessons, all adults participating in the lesson with their child are required to be confident skaters.
  • Adults are not required to wear helmets on the ice; however, it is recommended as this will role model safety practices to the children.
  • Avoid the following items on the ice:
    • street shoes
    • bike helmets
    • hot beverages
  • To ensure the longevity of your skate blades, ensure you walk on the rubber surfaces, and avoid the cement or metal surfaces with your skates as this dulls the blades and affects your skating experience.