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Canlan Ice Sports to reopen recreation facilities
  • Canlan Ice Sports (TSX:ICE) intends to reopen its recreational facilities, including ice rinks and other sport surfaces
  • The company will gradually reopen facilities in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Illinois
  • Per public health guidelines, the facilities will operate at approximately 50 per cent capacity
  • The company also plans to restart its hockey leagues in July 2020, with new game formats and safety measures implemented
  • Canlan Ice Sports (ICE) is up 0.82 per cent and is currently trading at C$3.68 per share

Canlan Ice Sports (TSX:ICE) intends to reopen its recreational facilities, including ice rinks and other sport surfaces.

Starting this week, the company will begin reopening select ice surfaces in British Columbia, for user group rentals. In the coming weeks, Canlan will gradually start reopening facilities in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Illinois. 

Per public health guidelines, the facilities will operate at approximately 50 per cent capacity, depending on demand. The restaurants and retail stores attached to the sporting facilities will remain closed until further notice.

Canlan also intends to restart its world-class hockey leagues in July, 2020. Both the Adult Safe Hockey League and Youth Hockey League will have a new four-on-four format, to protect players.

In addition to new game formats, the company will implement numerous health and safety measures for the hockey leagues. These will include facility zoning, directed entry and exit paths, and additional dressing rooms, to maximise physical distancing.

The facilities will also conduct guest screening procedures, sanitisation protocols, and use personal protective equipment. Canlan staff will include Zone Attendants and Health & Safety Ambassadors, to ensure compliance with safety measures.

Canlan’s CEO, Joey St-Aubin, was excited to resume operations, even on a limited basis. 

“The tremendous work of the Canlan team, plus the contributions of our business partners, such as Bauer Hockey, have culminated in our ability to establish exposure control plans and game-play that have been share with regional health and occupational standard authorities, sport authorities, and industry leaders in the game of hockey.

“The last three months have been long with little recreation, and we’re happy to be able to provide a safe place for people to resume an active lifestyle,” he said.

Canlan Ice Sports (ICE) is up 0.82 per cent and is trading at C$3.68 per share at 9:30am EDT.


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