Parks & Facilities Rentals
Return to Play
The Central Park Arena will be opening for service as of Monday, August 17, 2020 with reduced hours. As we welcome the public back to the Central Park Arena, the safety of our staff and users is a top priority. The following Return to Play procedure has been developed in accordance with standards and directives set by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit and the Ontario government. It consists of three parts:
Part 1: COVID-19 Recreation Facility User Safety Plan
The COVID-19 Recreation Facility User Safety Plan must be completed by the individual in whose name the rental agreement stands (for the ice rental), using the Form provided by the Town of Collingwood (see Schedule “A”). This individual is responsible for preparing a User Safety Plan, for review and subsequent approval by Town of Collingwood Recreation Facilities Manager or designate and for ensuring adherence to the approved Plan. Copies of the User Safety Plan Form and 3rd Party COVID Terms of Reference are available online through the Town’s website. The online form is automatically distributed to Town staff upon submission, while the fillable PDF must be emailed to Darin Potts, email@example.com. Hard copies of the form are also available upon request to ensure AODA compliance.
Part 2: Terms and Conditions
The Terms and Conditions document must be signed by the individual in whose name the rental agreement stands. The signed Terms and Conditions document is to be sent to each participant referenced by the rental contract holder to ensure that all users possess a clear understanding of Terms and Conditions of the rental agreement and corresponding Safety Plan. A signed copy of the rental agreement must be sent by e-mail to Darin Potts, firstname.lastname@example.org, by the rental agreement holder.
Part 3: Participant Log / Visitor Screening Form
The 3rd Party COVID-19 Terms of Reference form is required to be completed by the contract holder, as well as the person whose name is on the rental agreement must provide a list of participants. This participant list will be submitted to the Town in an envelope provided with the name, date, and time of rental.
I’m the holder of a rental agreement. What do I need?
- Complete the Facility User Safety Plan and submit it to email@example.com.
- Review and sign off that you understand the Terms and Conditions of your rental. Submit the signed form to firstname.lastname@example.org. The terms and conditions must be circulated to every participant in your to ensure a clear understanding of the terms and conditions.
- Complete and sign off on the 3rd Party COVID Terms of Reference Forms. Submit the signed form to email@example.com
- Ensure a complete list of participants is submitted prior to entry into the facility.
I’m a parent/guardian of a participant. What do I need?
- Clearly understand the terms and conditions of the rental that is being participated in.
- Ensure that your child is listed on the participant list submitted to the Town. The ice rental agreement holder (or designate) is responsible for submitting this list to facility staff.
Where can I find more infomation about the COVID-19 Health & Saftey Rules in place?
- More details on our COVID-19 Health & Saftey Rules for Facilities, Arenas and Spectators can be found at the bottom of this page.
Permitting for Facilities & Program Registrations
The Coordinator of Registration & Permits is responsible for permitting all facilities and coordinating program registrations. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This includes but is not limited to:
- All parks and greenspace
- Soccer pitches and baseball diamonds
- Multi-use and tennis courts
- Eddie Bush Memorial Arena and Central Park Arena ice rentals
- Central Park outdoor ice rentals
- Station rentals and programs
- Centennial Aquatic Centre rentals and programs
- Curling Club from April to October
- Tables, chairs, staging
- Arena advertising
PRC Rental Fees
Rental fees are dependent on location, time of use, and degree of public access among other factors. Rental fees listed below do not include applicable taxes. For a full listing of the PRC Fees & Services please click here
PRC Fees and Services Charges are listed by:
- Port of Collingwood
- Rentals - Parks/Fields
- Rentals - Service
- Rentals - Facilities
- Special Event Permits
- Collingwood Museum
Special Event Permits
For the purposes of the Parks, Recreation & Culture Department of the Town of Collingwood, a special event will be defined as a one-time or infrequently occurring event outside normal programs or activities of the organizing body and/or host facility. All special events taking place on municipal property require a Special Event permit. There are specific timelines which must be adhered to if your event is to be approved and issued a Special Event permit. The Special Events Permit Application and Municipal Alcohol Policy are available here.
To make your booking, contact a Recreation Service Advisor, at 705-444-2500 x3382, email@example.com
COVID-19 Health & Safety Rules
- Entrance & exit for the facilities will be through controlled doors
- Patrons are required to wear a mask while moving through the facility
- Please follow markings and arrows on the floors/walls for flow of traffic
- Washrooms and showers within change rooms will not be available
- Washrooms outside of change rooms will be limited to capacity based on physical distancing requirements
- Increased cleaning and sanitization of public areas within the facility will occur.
- Participants will continue to arrive at arenas fully dressed and ready to go on the ice (with the exemption of the Collingwood Blues who have a dedicated change room)
- Participants will be escorted by their coach/trainer to their assigned dressing room to don skates only
- Only one (1) parent/guardian is permitted per participant. Once skates are tied, parents/guardians will move to assigned spectator section
- Capacity will be limited in the facility based on the Provincial limit for indoor facilities
- Participants will remain in their assigned dressing room until the ice resurfacer has left the ice and ice resurfacer bay doors are closed
- Participants will enter on to the ice surface through the closest gate in proximity to their dressing room.
- A second group will be allowed to access the facility 15 minutes before their ice time and be escorted to their assigned dressing room to don their skates.
- After play, the first group will exit the ice surface and head directly to their assigned dressing room. They will have 10-15 minutes to remove as much gear as desired before having to leave the facility through the nearest exit.
- The second group will wait for the flood to be completed and the ice resurfacer to leave the ice, then head directly to the closest ice gate in proximity to their assigned dressing room and enter on to the ice.
- The second group will leave the ice at the end of their allotted time and head directly to their assigned dressing room. They will have 10-15 minutes to remove as much gear as desired before having to leave the facility through the nearest exit.
- This process will continue throughout the day with staff cleaning and disinfecting the dressing rooms in between user groups.
- One (1) Parent/Guardian will be able to escort their participant to an assigned dressing room where they will assist with tying skates and then will proceed directly to the assigned spectator station in the stands. If assistance is not required, the parent/guardian will proceed directly to the assigned spectator station. Loitering in the hallways or in the lobby is not acceptable.
- Spectator stations at Central Park Arena will be clearly marked with signs and will be located in the bleacher area on the south side of the building with Station “A” being at the east end and Station “B” being at the west end.
- Spectator stations at Eddie Bush Memorial Arena will be clearly marked with signage and will be located in the north/west and south/west corners of the arena. Station “A” will be located in the north/west corner and consist of the current section markings (J-M) with Station “B” being located in the south/west corner and consist of the current section markings (E-I).
- Once the participants' ice time is complete, the parent/guardian will either return to the assigned dressing room to assist with undressing or exit the building through the south arena doors and wait for participant in the parking lot.