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Update to Facility Guidelines

In accordance with California state guidelines, effective Friday, August 21, all skaters (including players, coaches and other participants) are required to wear a face covering while on the ice at all Rinks facilities and Great Park Ice. Face coverings remain required for all guests throughout the facilities. Face coverings should be changed if they become wet, stick to the face of a skater or obstruct breathing. We recommend that skaters bring multiple face coverings to each session.

The state guidelines for face coverings can be found here as well as on the California Department of Public Health website. The guidelines provide exceptions for wearing a face covering, including the below:

  • Children under two years old
  • People with a medical or mental health condition or other disability that prevents wearing a face covering
  • People who are hearing impaired where seeing a mouth is essential for communication
  • People who are eating or drinking if they are at least six feet away from others

There exist varying opinions regarding wearing face coverings during exercise. Nevertheless, we are required to comply with state regulations which includes requiring skaters to wear face coverings while on the ice. Each skater and parent are encouraged to monitor their own physical limitations and plan accordingly. More information about safely wearing face coverings during exercise can be found on the CDC website (such as here and here) as well as other health and government agency websites.

The health and safety at The Rinks and Great Park Ice is our number one priority. We appreciate your understanding during this time as we continue to follow California and Orange, Los Angeles and San Diego County guidelines to keep all of our customers, skaters, coaches, participants and staff safe and healthy.

 

Art Trottier

Vice President, ICE Management, LLC

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