Fort McKay Arena
September 14, 2020
Attention Fort McKay Community Members:
We are pleased to announce the opening of the Fort McKay Arena on Monday, September 14, 2020.
We will be starting with the Maskwak Power Edge Pro Hockey Academy in the first week. The Learn to Skate Program will start Thursday, September 24, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and the Athletic Edge Power Skating program will also start Thursday, September 24, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
A new Speedskating Program will be starting in October. More info to follow.
We are hosting the Arctic Winter Games 2022 Speedskating event in Fort McKay (March).
The following rules will be in place when entering and exiting the Fort McKay Arena to attend programs:
- Upon entering you must wear a mask and sanitize your hands.
- Temperature Check and Logbook sign in by Arena Staff
- You will enter Arena through the right side of the front doors. You will exit on the right side when exiting from inside the building. There are marked arrows on the floor for traffic entering and exiting.
- Youth must come fully dressed in hockey equipment. They can only put skates and helmet on in the dressing room.
- Only 8 people at one time in the dressing rooms for seating. There will be a Maskwak Bear sticker on the dressing room benches identifying where a person can sit (6 feet apart). We will also have Maskwak Bear stickers on the player’s benches (6 feet apart)
- Maximum of 16 on-ice at one time plus two coaches/instructors.
- Youth do not need to wear a mask when skating.
- After youth are done their session, we ask that they keep their equipment on as we need to sanitize the room in between user groups. So, the youth just take their skates and helmet off and please logout your time when leaving. We have allowed 15 minutes between each group to quickly spray dressing room seating and door handles down.
- No showers can be used.
- Spectator Seating – we will have stickers on spectator seating identifying seating areas allowed. Family member cohorts can stay together. Otherwise, the stickers are spread 6 feet apart.
- Spectators still always need to wear a mask.
- We appreciate your cooperation in these challenging times, and we want to make sure we create a safe environment for all users!