Updated Arena Covid-19 Operational Plan – September 30

Hockey season is officially underway and the first few days have been eventful as always! As we have done since re-opening the facility, we continue to monitor the ever evolving situation and try to update policies and procedures as we go to best ensure public health and safety, and so we have made some changes to our Arena Covid-19 Operational Plan:

Arena Operational Plan Phase 2-Updated September 30

Welcome back and happy skating!

Center will re-open September 22nd at 6am

The part for our water pressure valve arrived today (finally!) which means…
We will be re-opening tomorrow at 6am for our regular hours!
Gym and Walking Track: 6am
Rink schedule:
6:30 AM 9:00 AM Adult Skate
9:30 AM 10:30AM Parent & Tots Skate
11:00 AM 1:30 PM Public Skate
3:30 PM 4:30 PM Public Skate
5:00 PM 6:00 PM Rental Available 467-3030
6:30 PM 7:30 PM Public Skate
8:00 PM 9:00 PM Rental Available 467-3030
Pool schedule:
New schedule effective September 22nd through October 4th – see separate post for a copy.
We thank everyone for their patience, and for any questions, please email info@chocolatetown.ca or call 467-3030 x100.

Temporary closure of the Garcelon Civic Center due to unexpected repair September 12th – 21st

Unfortunately we received more bad news today regarding the incoming part that we need to repair the water pressure valve in the facility. After waiting at the airport for the part to arrive, our staff member was informed that the delivery company made an error and did not put the part on the aircraft as the Town requested but instead loaded it onto a truck. This means that we are now left waiting until Monday or Tuesday next week for the part to arrive and must now extend the closure on the facility until possibly Wednesday to allow time for the repair to be completed.
To our monthly members, please note that we will be adjusting your membership expiration dates accordingly once we receive a confirmed opening date. We do sincerely apologize and we will continue to keep posting updates as we receive them. Thank you to all our users for their continued patience as we work through this troublesome repair.
We wish we had better news this evening, but unfortunately we will be remaining closed through tomorrow and Thursday morning as we are waiting for the arrival of the specific parts from out of province.
We hope to have better news on Thursday and we apologize for the inconvenience this has caused our patrons and thank everyone for their continued patience as we work to get the facility re-opened as soon as we possibly can!
September 12th:
The staff at the Town of St. Stephen have been working to repair the pressure valve failure on the main water feed at the Garcelon Civic Center and at this time it looks like the facility should be able to re-open sometime on Wednesday. Please continue to monitor our social media sites as updates about re-opening will be posted here. Thank you to our patrons for your patience as we work to get the facility open again.