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Learn to Skate - Session 4

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 Learn to Skate

Due these unprecedented times, our Learn To Skate program will have a different look to it, however will still be a great opportunity to learn to skate or improve on what you already know.
To stay within CDC guidelines and create a safe and fun environment for all involved, you will not be able to choose a time slot as in the past.  You will be assigned one prior to the first night of the program.

Register for Session 4 by March 2

The first 60 of skaters to sign up will be guaranteed one 50 minute session between 4:20-7:30. Students on the waitlist will be added if space becomes available.  

Skaters who are new to the program will be evaluated on the first night.  Due to building capacity limitations skaters will need to be signed up for a lesson to enter the ice. 

Skaters will not be able to access the practice ice area unless they have purchased a lesson during that block.  If you want to be notified of extra practice ice please join our practice ice waitlist.  Skaters on this list will have priority if extra Learn to Skate practice ice becomes available.  All skaters must pre-register.  There will be no registrations accepted after March 2. Skaters will be emailed their class time. Each skater may only bring one person with them to the rink.  Face coverings will be worn on the ice.

What you will need to bring to the rink
 Required items
-Pair of hockey or figure skates (Sawyer Arena does not rent skates) Please no double runners!
-Face Mask
-Mittens or Gloves
We recommend but do not require
-Extra Mittens or gloves
-Extra warm clothes
Skate Buying Guide
Each skater must bring their own pair of skates to lessons.  Skates can be purchased at area Skate Shops, mass retailers or secondhand but should be in good condition without visible creasing at the ankle or rust.  Skates should be snug but not tight.  Skate blades should always be sharpened before you use them for the first time.  Sharpenings are available at Sawyer Arena or an area skate shop.  
Session 4
March 7
March 14

March 21
March 28

Times for session 4
4:20-5:10 - 1st Block 50 min
5:10-5:30 - Sanitize and Ice Make 20 min
5:30-6:20 -2nd Block 50 min
6:20-6:40-Sanitize and ice Make 20 min
6:40-7:30- 3rd Block 50 min
Each block will be a mixture of class and practice ice. 
We are not going to have a show this year because of building limitations.  Instead the last week of session 4 will have a short lesson and then on-ice fun.  This will take place during your regular time slot. 
Below is a list of guidelines for the upcoming Learn to Skate Program. These are necessary for us to be able to run the program and get everyone out there on the ice in a safe manner.  Remember, this is for the skaters first and foremost.  If you feel you can not follow these guidelines, please do not register for our Learn To Skate Program.
The Bangor Parks and Recreation Department is committed to keeping participants, guests and staff safe during these unprecedented times as we deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. To ensure the safety for all, the guidelines below must be followed during any use of this facility.

  • Participants, guests, and any others agree NOT to enter the Sawyer Arena if they have symptoms or exposure risks listed by the CDC

  • You may be asked to use a designate entrance/exit during your activity and a designated parking

  • There will be maximum amount of 50 persons allowed inside Sawyer Arena at any one time. This includes, parents, skaters and instructors. The following guidelines will also be instituted:

    • Skaters must come dressed and ready for lessons. Locker rooms will not be available at this time. One adult per skater will be permitted to stay.

    • Do not enter Sawyer Arena until 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. Staff reserves the right to limit entry to maintain building capacity guidelines.

    • Skaters must exit as soon as their lesson time is done and not more than 10 minutes after such time.

    • User groups will be asked to maintain accurate records of attendance for each This will be a made immediately available to the Parks and Recreation Department upon request. Staff will require a sign in for contact tracing purposes if groups do not maintain their own records.

    • A staff member will be on site to ensure guidelines are being followed.

Everyone must wear a face covering when in Sawyer Arena.
All other applicable State of Maine CDC guidance will be adhered to.  Staff reserves the right to limit access to Sawyer Arena for individuals who do not adhere any of these guidelines.
These guidelines may be altered or updated as State of Maine CDC


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