It’s not all doom and gloom in Calgary in December.
While the province’s new health orders have restricted outdoor gatherings, Calgarians and members of their household are still allowed to enjoy some of the best vacation pleasures in town.
One of those staples in winter is skating in the Olympic Plaza, which is adorned with a huge Christmas tree and an extremely Instagram-like light installation.
Of course, like any other outing these days, there are some rules that must be followed to keep the public safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The City of Calgary issued a press release outlining what residents must do to keep the square safe this winter.
According to the publication, there are only 100 skaters allowed on the ice at any given time, and when there are full skaters in line. Those who ice skate are only allowed to do so for up to an hour.
When on or off the ice, you need to be two meters away from anyone outside of your household. It is highly recommended that you wear face covering.
The release notes state that off-peak skate hours are Monday through Wednesday and Thursday and Friday mornings – expect a queue if you arrive at any time on the weekend!
The Olympic Plaza ice rink is located on 8th Avenue SE 228 and is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.