COVID-19 Update March 15, 2020 9:15 pm
Dear Calalta Members,
As City of Calgary Mayor so eloquently stated ‘clean hands, clear heads and open hearts’!
It is with much sadness that we are suspending all of our programs and skating sessions effective Monday March 16, 2020 due to the state of local emergency called by the City of Calgary. This includes both Jimmie Condon and COP arenas.
We will be in contact with you tomorrow with information about your account to reflect the cancelled sessions.
If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]
Be well and take care yourselves! We’ll miss you all!
President Calalta Figure Skating Club
All Calalta programming is currently cancelled starting March 16 2020, due to COVID-19. Please watch your email for more information. You will receive credits for all programming cancelled because of the virus.
Stay safe, stay warm, stay healthy
With Jimmie Condon arena re-opening for regularly scheduled sessions on March 16, we ask that you and your skater remain vigilant with washing hands, staying home if you are sick and sneezing/coughing into your sleeve (more tips listed below).
As most people are aware by now, the Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) has been detected in over 60 locations internationally including Canada and the United States While the severity of this virus is considered low at this time it is important for Calalta skaters and their parents to be informed and prepared.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Those with COVID-19 may experience flu-like symptoms ranging from mild to serious. Symptoms may take up to 2-14 days after exposure and usually include fever, cough, difficulty breathing and pneumonia in lungs.
How does it spread?
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person between people who are in close contact with one another or through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It is also possible that a person can contract the virus by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose or eyes.
Alberta Health Services recommends the following everyday preventative actions to help prevent respiratory illnesses, including the flu and COVID-19, from spreading:
• Wash your hands often and well • Avoid touching your face, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands. • Avoid close contact with people who are sick • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched • Stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill • Wipe those runny noses (from skating) and toss that tissue in the garbage! • When sick, cover your cough and sneezes and then wash your hands
We ask that you speak with your children and ensure they follow the above instructions.
Calalta has instructed the coaches and off ice instructors to wipe down any equipment they may have used in their classes and remind skaters to use tissues to wipe those runny noses (and not sleeves or gloves). The City of Calgary will continue to maintain and clean its facilities according to standard operating processes and Alberta Health Service standards.
If you have further questions, please see your medical professional or call Health Link at 811
Thank you for your support!
Calalta Figure Skating Club
Programming expected to return the middle of March at Jimmie Condon!
Watch your emails for updates
URGENT NOTICE REGARDING PROGRAMMING AT JIMMIE CONDON
There has been a mechanical breakdown at Jimmie Condon and our ice and off ice is cancelled as of Friday January 31, 2020.
The City will be removing the ice to fix the mechanical breakdown. We will be closed at Jimmie Condon for a minimum of 3 weeks.
There will be make up sessions at various locations, please work closely with your coach regarding which make up sessions are available for your skater.
You will receive credits on your account for all time missed due to this unforeseen mechanical failure.
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience; the City is doing everything possible to get Jimmie Condon back up and running.
COME SKATE WITH US!