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COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted 3/13/2020

Letter to Members (PDF)

 

Dear Members, Participants, and Coaches,

Earlier this week, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 (corona virus) a global pandemic. This is an ever-evolving situation, and the health and safety of our members, participants, and coaches is our top priority. 

We are closely monitoring the situation and following best practices and direction from Skate Canada, Skate Ontario, City of Oshawa, Provincial Health and discussions with Durham Region Health. 

Based on information currently available the Oshawa Skating Club has decided the following ---

Winter Season Ends

Effective immediately the remaining week of Winter session is cancelled.  There will be no skating March 15th – March 22nd.

March 18th Test Day Cancelled

Spring Season

Our start date is still planned for the beginning of April; however, we will advise of any changes as we continue to monitor the situation.  Registrations are open. Payments can be delayed until the start of the season.

Ice Show (Carnival) Cancelled

As per Skate Canada and Ontario Health, gatherings of more than 250 people are to be cancelled. This cancellation includes all practices that were scheduled prior to the show. We know that a lot of volunteers worked hard to prepare, and everyone was excited for this event. 

  • Full Refunds -Tickets, Programs and Well Wishes purchased for the show will be refunded once our skating season resumes.  We will provide more details at that time.
  • Pictures -For those who ordered pictures or are interested in ordering, that option is still available.  If you are interested, you can do so once our sessions restart.  More information surrounding this will be provided.  If you have already placed an order and paid for the pictures, but no longer want them then we will provide a full refund.

These were not easy decisions to make, however in the best interest of all the OSC Board of Directors feels that this is the course of action at this time.  We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide further updates as it relates to our spring season and returning to the ice for our participants.

As of 8:25pm on March 13th, the city of Oshawa has advised that all city recreational facilities will be closed from March 14th to April 6th.

If you have questions with regards to any of the above, please reach out to us at contactus@oshawaskating.com or you can contact or speak with any of our board members.

Thank you,

OSC Board of Directors