Programs continue to reopen at Pelham’s community centre

female-hockey-player Expanded facilities access includes the Ladies Learn to Play Hockey program starts in September at Pelham's Meridian Centre

Pelham’s Meridian Community Centre is reinstating many of the regular programs it offers in September and October.

The announcement comes a few weeks after the walking track was opened and larger groups were allowed to enter the building.

“Before we added additional programs, we wanted to ensure our processes and health and safety measures were working, and they are. Because of that, we can start more programming for our community,” said Vickie vanRavenswaay, the Centre’s Director of Recreation, Culture, and Wellness.

The new programs soon to be available include:

  • Ladies learn to play hockey – Week of Sept. 27
  • Stick and puck – Week of Sept. 27
  • Shinny – Week of Sept. 27
  • Public skating – Week of Sept. 27
  • Brock fitness class – Sept. 28
  • Pickleball – Sept. 28
  • Chair yoga- Week of Oct. 4
  • Seniors fitness – Week of Oct. 4

Other services and facilities opening during this time include the arena change rooms, excluding the showers, starting Sept. 21. Players using the change rooms must be finished within 15 minutes of leaving the ice. Additionally, coaches must stay with the team until the last player leaves.

Rules for spectators will also change on Sept. 21. One spectator per participant will be permitted in the spectator area. The total number of spectators cannot exceed 50 and social distancing and face coverings requirements must be followed when in the arena’s pad.

Multi-purpose rooms are also available for use. Rentals will be approved according to the provincial guidelines for indoor gatherings. Tables and chairs will be sanitized and cleaned after each rental.

COVID-19 health and safety precautions will be put in place when using these facilities. Health screenings will continue upon entry in the building. Because of the regional mandatory mask bylaw, face coverings must be worn while in the building when not participating in strenuous activity. Users must maintain a two-metre distance from one another unless participating in team sports.