CHECK OUT OUR RETURN TO DERBY DETAILS HERE
This season is starting later and yes, it is going to be different. But we are so happy to be back.
We have been working with our facilities to ensure that our re-entry is safe, and we are following all the Alberta Health Services Rules and Regulations.
All our practices will be limited to 20 participants and 4 coaching staff members. Participants will only be able to attend their registered program. No drop in skaters or guest permitted.
No parents/guardians or any other people/pets/aliens/etc. will be allowed within the practice spaces (Airdrie – Gym / Indus – Banquet Hall / Strathmore – Concrete Pad) other than those registered to participate or those coaching that program at that time.
All participants must come to practice in their gear (derby clothing and pads). They may have a small backpack containing their skates, helmet, mouth guard, full (water only) water bottle, and hand sanitizer.
No personal items may be outside of our rented practice space (excluding outdoor footwear).
We strongly encourage all our participants, their family members, and coaching staff to be wearing masks when entering our facilities and exiting our facilities, this includes entering and exiting our practice spaces.
Entry into our facilities will only be allowed 10 minutes prior to our practice start times. Entrance into our practice space will only be allowed at the practice start time. Participants and family members must vacate the premises as soon possible after practice ends.
No FOOD will be allowed in our practice spaces. If you have a medical condition that requires you to have certain foods in the practice space. This must be discussed with coaches ahead of start up. Please email email@example.com to set up a plan prior to start up.
THERE IS NO WATER FOUNTAIN USE IN ANY OF OUR FACILITIES. ALL PLAYERS NEED TO COME TO PRACTICE WITH A FULL WATER BOTTLE.
SOCIAL DISTANCING, MASKS, AND CROWD RE-DIRECTIONING MUST BE ADHERED TO WHEN YOU ARE IN OUR FACILITIES. PLEASE RESPECT THEIR RULES.
ENTRY INTO PRACTICE PROTOCOL:
Before coming to practice we ask all participants and coaches to do the Covid-19 Alberta Health Daily Checklist. If anyone in the participant/coach home is not feeling well or is experiences any of these symptoms, Stay home.
All participants will remove their outside footwear before entering the practice space (must have clean socks on) at practice start time.
All participants will choose a space against the nearest wall to the entrances and exits and be 2 metres apart from any other participant.
This will be their space for the remainder of the practice, all participants will return to their space when they need a water or breather break. After each break, participants will need to sanitize their hands before returning to practice.
Participants will keep their water bottles and personal belongings in this space.
Each participant will then put on their skates, helmets, mouth guards, sanitize their hands and wait for instructions from their coaches.
Any participants that need help with their skates and helmets will need to wait for a member of the coaching staff to come to them to help.
Our Level 1 / Level 2 practices are only 1 ½ Hours, Participants will be strongly encouraged to stay within the practice area. Our coaches will be having discussions with parents/guardians should bathroom use become an issue within practice.
PRACTICE SET-UP AND GUIDELINES:
All coaching staff will be wearing masks when they are helping participants with gear or if they are not able to adhere to the social distancing rule of 2 metres between them and a participant or another coaching member.
For the first 10 weeks of practice (Start Date to Winter Break) the participants will only be working on their skating skills adhering to the social distancing rule of 2 metres between them and another participant.
The first 2 weeks after Winter Break the participants will refresh the skills they worked on before break adhering to social distancing rules.
The remaining weeks to Spring Break the participants will work on game play. At this point, social distancing rules will be relaxed if we have created a strong co-hort among the players and coaching staff. This means we have no reported cases within that group. Coaches will continue to wear masks when they cannot adhere to the social distancing rules and are not actively involved within the drills.
The first 2 weeks after Spring Break the participants will refresh the skills they worked on before Winter Break adhering to the social distancing rules. The next 2 weeks the participants will refresh the skills they worked before Spring Break relaxing the social distancing rules (if it is safe to proceed).
Should our Airdrie Levels and our Indus Levels be ready and able, we will start playing games against each other in the Indus Arena once it becomes a dry pad.
Our Level 3 program will be practicing out of the Strathmore Sports Centre. This space is allowing a maximum of 15 spectators within the facility. We strongly encourage parents/guardians to drop off/pick up participants, but we also understand that this facility is much farther for families and drop off/pick up scenario may not work for all families.
Also, the participants involved in the Level 3 program are coming in from other areas (Calgary, Airdrie, Red Deer, etc.) Participants may bring their gear bags into the facility to gear up and down.
All other rules, regulations and guidelines apply.
In order for us to safely provide Roller Derby this year, we need to establish cohort groups within our levels