Summer School 2020

July 26, 2016

Summer School August 2020!


We are excited to announce the re-opening of the Sun Bowl Arena, to our skaters for Summer School 2020! 


As we move forward in opening summer school, the health and safety of our skaters and community members remains our top priority. We will be following strict Covid-19 protocols set in place by Skate Canada, and in collaboration with the Town of Osoyoos. For current guidelines, see provided link Skate Canada BC/YK COVID-19 Information. A risk/waiver will be emailed after registration and must be submitted before the first day of skating. In order to maintain limited capacity inside the arena, as well as social distancing and ensure the use of hand sanitizer, we will be relying on parent volunteers to sign up for 15 min shifts before and after each session. Please wear a mask if you feel comfortable, and abide by the new protocols that will be in place! Water fountains will be out of commission, and you will need to come dressed, as the dressing rooms will not be available. There will be a spot to put skates on only. Let’s all be kind to each other, and work together as we adjust to the new normal around the rink.
Summer School Schedule 2020 

Summer School will run for 3 weeks, from August 3-20th. Monday – Thursday

The cost will be $50 per week and will not allow for drop-ins or buy-ons. You will be able to purchase 1 week increments or all 3 weeks together.


Weekly Schedule


Junior Star Skate 4:00-5:00pm


Int/Senior/Adult Skaters 5:45pm-6:45pm



Skaters will be included in 1 group lesson per day that is included in registration. 


We are excited to announce that private and group lessons for summer school will be provided by local skater and guest Skate Canada Certified coach Graeme Gordon

Contact to book lessons, or if you have any questions!


South Okanagan Skating Club members should contact Shelley to arrange for lessons. Contact Shelley by phone 250-613-1740 ( texts are OK) or




To go to registration link, click here or go to our club website and click on register now:


Payment Options:

When you register online you will have the option to pay  with a credit/debit card when you register OR choose OFFLINE payments and pay by cash, Etransfer (sent to or cheque (made payable to “SBSC Season Schools”).  

Offline Payments can be dropped off to a board member at the Sun Bowl Arena on the first day of skating. If payment is not received by the skaters first day the skater will not be allowed on the ice. Please ensure it is in an envelope clearly marked with who it is from and how much is included OR it can be mailed to: SBFS Club, Box 286, Osoyoos, BC, V0H 1V0.

This is a tentative schedule and may change depending on registration numbers

Questions regarding Summer School should be directed to

or call/text Elayne 250 498 7402


We look forward to seeing you on the ice!!





If you wish to skate, make sure that you follow the below recommendations:


• Make sure that your city or region and Provincial Sport Organization allows skating based on the government health authorities’ criteria for the progressive lifting of confinement measures and that your municipality permits the use of a skating rink and/or the approved operation of a private facility.

• Do not skate if you Exhibit any COVID-19 symptoms, such as a fever, cough, difficulty breathing, or other symptoms identified by health experts. or If you or someone in your household has been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days. or If you or someone in your household has travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days.

• It is highly recommended that if you are a person who has been identified as vulnerable or at risk, as described below, you should consider not participating in Skate Canada Programs or figure skating related activities. It may be defined that a vulnerable or at risk person is:  A vulnerable or at risk person (especially elderly individuals), who are immunosuppressed, individuals suffering from serious health problems, notably high blood pressure, pulmonary diseases, diabetes, obesity and asthma.

• Skaters, coaches, parents(if allowed) and volunteers will have a daily verbal screening for symptoms upon arrival at the entrance of the facility. The daily screening can be executed by either the club or the facility. Clubs and facility to decide on who conducts to the daily screening.

• Make sure there is availability on your desired session. Numbers will be limited to the following: o Numbers during phase one will be limiting to the following: no more than 10 14 people, including coaches, allowed on or near the ice at any one time. o In accordance with Skate Canada regulations, there MUST be 1 Skate Canada certified coach or choreographer included in your group of 10 14. As well, please keep in mind that all physical distancing restrictions apply to Pairs, Dance and Synchronized skaters.

• All session registration and payments must be online. No bookings or payments in person at the facility. Drop in/buy on participation is not allowed.


• Arrive no earlier than your scheduled time to enter the building. Arrival time will be approximately 15 minutes before your scheduled session. As of July 8, 2020 Page 4

• Off Ice Warm Up can only be done outside or in indicated areas where allowed and skaters must keep a 2 metre distance with other skaters and coaches.

• Dressing rooms may be closed as this may differ from facility to facility. Skaters and coaches should be prepared to come dressed to skate with only the skates to be put on.

• If dressing rooms are not available, benches or chairs may be provided for skaters and coaches to put their skates on near the ice. Markings on the ground will show where skaters and coaches can sit so they are spaced out 2 metres apart. This process to be discussed between the facility and the club.

• To protect yourself against infections: o Wash your hands with disinfectant soap and hot water for at least 20 seconds before going on the ice for each session. o Bring hand sanitizer. Each participant must bring their own hand sanitizer. o Clean your equipment, including your skates, clothing and water bottles regularly. o Do not share any equipment(water bottles, clothing, gloves, facial tissue, towels) with other skaters or coaches. o Used Facial Tissues must put into the garbage can immediately after use. Do not put on the boards or anywhere else. You should use hand sanitizer immediately after blowing your nose.

• Wear clean clothes and gloves for each day of training. Make sure used clothing and gloves are washed immediately when you return home from training.

• Make sure you have enough water before leaving the house to avoid having to touch a tap or water fountain handle.

• Other than reusable water bottles, no other food or drink should be brought into a facility, unless the club or skating school has permission from the facility.

• Consider wearing a mask and/or gloves while skating.

• If you cough or sneeze, do so in a tissue or in your sleeve. If you use a tissue immediately dispose of the tissue in a garbage can. You should use hand sanitizer immediately after coughing or sneezing.

• Avoid touching door handles, gates, benches and all other objects where the virus could survive. If you touch something, make sure to use hand sanitizer immediately after.

• While waiting to go on the ice, stand at the designated physical distancing markers and stay away from others. Avoid putting equipment on the boards while waiting to go on the ice.


• Avoid all physical contact, for example shaking hands, high fiving or hugging, with other skaters and coaches.

• Avoid touching your face during your skating session. Should you need to touch your face you must use hand sanitizer immediately after touching your face.

• Make spatial awareness a priority. Try to keep a 2 metres distance from other skaters and coaches while on the ice at all times.

• Do not touch any equipment, including music playing equipment. One designated person will operate all equipment for all skaters.

• Pairs & Dance skaters who do not live together, must not touch each other and stay 2 metres apart at all times while on and off the ice.

• Synchronized skaters must not touch each other and stay 2 metres apart at all times while on and off the ice.


• Wash your hands carefully with hot water and disinfectant soap or with hand sanitizer.

• Leave the arena immediately (within approximately 15 minutes) after you finish skating.