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Four municipal ice rinks will reopen in Calgary on Monday

CALGARY – Four municipal ice rinks – George Blunden, Optimist, Stew Hendry and Henry Viney – will reopen on Monday but will not continue as normal.

“The public can expect a different experience when they return to city-run recreational facilities,” said Michelle Tait, superintendent of recreational activities in Calgary, in a statement released last week.

“We are helping to ensure the safety of employees and customers by implementing the terms of use for COVID-19 users in accordance with provincial public health guidelines. This includes access by appointment, physical distancing, collecting restrictions, hand hygiene and staying at home when you have problems with Covid19 symptoms. “

On June 9, the province announced that gyms would be included in Phase 2 of Alberta’s relaunch plan starting June 12.

On Thursday, the city set its tentative schedule for its facilities.

Another five arenas – Ed Whalen, Jimmy Condon, Joseph Kryczka, Max Bell and Rose Kohn – are expected to reopen on August 4th.

The arenas at Norma Bush, Shouldice and Stu Peppard are already open, but with dry pads instead of ice.

When it comes to water centers, Bob Bahan, Canyon Meadows, Glenmore and Killarney will be open by July 20th at the latest. Four locations for spray parks and paddling pools will open at the beginning of July.

If you are thinking of using the links, all city golf courses, including driving ranges and putting greens, were open as of Friday. Tennis courts, running tracks, playing fields and the bicycle velodrome are also available.

While Glenmore Reservoir reopened to the public on June 15th, Glenmore Sailing School will remain closed and boat rentals will not be available this summer.

Calgary Recreation laid off 75 percent of its workforce in the spring in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The City of Calgary is offering outdoor day camps for children between the ages of six and twelve starting July 6th. Registration is currently in progress.

For a full list of recreational facilities and their reopening status, see City of Calgary Recreation.

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