Contract Holder: Please read all of these provisions.
A valid $2 million Liability Insurance Certificate naming the City as an additional insured is required.
Proof of vaccination
As of September 22, contract holders, or designate (e.g., Safety Officer) must review and confirm for individuals 12 and older:
- Proof of identification
- Proof of being fully vaccinated
Valid vaccinations and ID requirements: Proof of Vaccination Guidance under the Reopening Ontario Act, page 8 for process and proving identity.
Exceptions: see Proof of Vaccination Guidance under the Reopening Ontario Act page 4 for exceptions to vaccination requirements.
Note: See Letter of instruction below - coaches, officials and volunteers are no longer exempt.
Letter of instruction
As of October 9, 2021, contract holders are responsible to ensure compliance with the new Letter of Instruction from Ottawa Public Health.
- Proof of vaccination is now required for coaches, volunteers, officials, 12 years and older (born in 2009) prior to entry of City of Ottawa arenas.
Safety officer sign in
Contract holders, or designate (e.g., Safety Officer) must sign-in with City of Ottawa on the daily vaccination control sheet.
- Provide name and phone number or organization and contract number
- Signature to indicate review and confirmation
The contract holder or designate will make sure all participants, including players, coaches, volunteers, officials and parents/guardians and spectators, complete a COVID-19 health screening.
Contract holders can use their own screening tool as long as it mirrors Ottawa Public Health or Provincial screening requirements. COVID-19 Screening Tool for Students - Ottawa Public Health
Contract holders must follow the Federal requirements for travel and quarantine. Up to date information can be found here: COVID-19: Travel, testing, quarantine, and borders
A COVID-19 safety plan must be in place for all contract holders.
The Contract Holder agrees to take attendance for each date on the contract and for each group accessing the space during the rental period. Records must be kept for one month (31 days) for the purpose of tracing in the event of a COVID-19 outbreak.
There are no restrictions on team sports. Physical contact, size of teams, cohorts or any other game play scenarios can resume.
As of October 18, 2021, capacity in spectator areas in City of Ottawa arenas is 100% full occupancy. Physical distancing is no longer required in spectator areas.
Locker rooms, change rooms, and showers are open. Participants must keep their masks on in the changerooms until actively participating. Overflow chairs will be provided in the facility.
Any person who enters or uses the facility (or when waiting in line outside the facility) other than when actively participating in a sport or fitness, must wear a mask.
Dryland training is not permitted in the facility unless allocated as a separate hall booking.
We ask that all user groups limit their time inside the facility before or after their ice time.
All bookings are required to be scheduled to reflect the pre- established zamboni schedule. It is important to maintain the allocated flood times to allow staff sufficient time to prepare for the next rental, especially in multi-pad facilities.
Example: A rental group is allocated at time slot from 6 to 9 pm, flood times will remain at 6:50, 7:50, and 8:50 pm. Limited exceptions may apply.
The City of Ottawa has a zero tolerance Harassment Policy. All individuals must maintain respect for staff and patrons in the facility.
The City of Ottawa COVID-19 Conditions of use for arenas must be followed at all times. Failure to comply will result in immediate removal from the facility, non-refundable ice cancellation and review of future contract bookings.
All individuals must comply with all current Ottawa Public Health recommendations and directives related to COVID-19. Learn more
Additional resources related to sports and recreation: Sports, Recreation and being active during COVID-19 - Ottawa Public Health
Conditions of use and contract amendments are subject to change with direction from the Provincial guidelines and regulations and Ottawa Public Health.
I have read, understood, and agree to all the Conditions of use listed above.