First, the good news! The Lewis Estates Community League have been planning facility operations during COVID-19 for some time. We have changed the footprint of the ice, added additional, safely distanced seating for households outside, and are working at adding multiple ice surfaces to maximize the availability of the facility. We have many volunteers working to ensure the community has a safe, outdoor recreational facility to be used by the community throughout the winter. We continue observe all measures put in place in the interest of public health, and expect our community league members to do the same. Having said that, please familiarize yourself with the rules below and be a good community steward!
Enhanced Public Health Measures We have updated our operations in response to the Government of Alberta's enhanced public health measures. Effective immediately, the following rules are in place for all ice surfaces:
Only 10 people allowed at any given time on each ice sheet
Only free skate activities allowed
No organized sports, and No hockey (includes pick-up games, and shinny)
Indoor amenities (bathrooms and changerooms) are closed.
Rules of Use
All skaters using the facility and ice surfaces must have current EFCL skate tag clearly visible on their immediate person (Free with community league membership, if you haven't received you can request them here)
All skaters must obey on premises signage.
All skaters must maintain physical distance at all times
DO NOT enter any of the ice surfaces if experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms
Use of the ice rink is at your own risk. Failure to comply with public health orders may result in a $1000 fine (up to $100,000 in the courts)
No smoking, no alcohol, and no offensive language permitted
All skaters under the age of twelve years must wear CSA approved helmets and be supervised by persons age sixteen years or older
No hockey until further notice
Mandatory CSA approved helmet on large ice rink for all skaters
Ice surfaces will be closed when weather is above 0*C and below -23*C
Persons caught vandalizing the facility will be banned from the facility and charged
All infractions of the rules will be dealt in the manner deemed appropriate by LECL Board members
Do not remove any equipment that is provided by LECL
Please respect the facility by depositing your waste in the receptacles provided
What Happens if We Don't Follow the Rules
Well thanks for asking! We expect the members of our community to play their part in creating a safe, fun facility to be enjoyed by others. We respectfully ask you observe and even help us enforce the rules. We do have a team of volunteers that will be checking in often. If of our volunteers encounter a potentially unsafe situation, we will be forced to close the rink for the remainder of the day. Repeat occurrences may result in facility closure for the season.
Facility Group Bookings Given the capacity restrictions the expected increase in demand over the coming weeks, we are not taking any bookings at this time. In the event the restrictions change, we will revisit this policy. Thank you for your interest.
But What About.... ? If you are unsure of any of our rules and would like some clarification, first ask yourself if you are simply looking for an explanation that provides a loop hole. It is in all of our best interest to follow the rules before us, to preserve the access we have. If you consider your question, and still require clarification, by all means reach out via Facebook or contact us directly.
Thank you for your cooperation and we hope you enjoy your time at the rink!
Lewis Estates Community League assumes no liability regarding injury while using the provided ice surfaces. Please refer to the above "Rules of Use".
Many thanks to Mike, the Facilities Director and all the volunteers – for the countless hours that you put in to make this happen. We would not have had this awesome ice to skate on if not for you! See you all again next winter!
Lewis Estates Community League (LECL) was incorporated in 1993 as a society representing over 2,200 households.
We focus on taking steps to improve our offerings by enhancing programs, events, and further developing the parkland within our boundaries.