Here are the rules for skating at Calgary's Olympic Plaza

Dec 14 2020, 2:24 pm

It’s not all doom and gloom in Calgary this December.

While the new public health orders from the province have put restrictions on outdoor gatherings, Calgarians are still allowed to enjoy some of the city’s best holiday delights with members of their household.

One of those wintertime staples is skating at Olympic Plaza, which has been decked out with a huge Christmas Tree along with an extremely Instagrammable light-up installation.

Of course, as with any other outing these days, there are some rules that must be followed in order to keep the public safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The City of Calgary issued a release stating what residents will need to do in order to safely skate the plaza this winter.

According to the release, there may be only 100 skaters on the ice at any given time, and when full skaters must wait in line. Those who are skating may only do so for up to one hour.

While either on the ice or off of it, you’ll need to stay two metres away from anyone who isn’t part of your household, and wearing a face covering is strongly recommended.

The release notes that off-peak times to skate are Mondays through Wednesdays as well as Thursday and Friday mornings — expect a line if you arrive any time during the weekend!

The Olympic Plaza rink is located at 228 8th Avenue SE, and its hours are from 10 am to 9 pm.

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