On Tuesday, September 8, the Meridian Community Centre (MCC) will gradually increase operations by opening the walking track, team benches in both arenas, and furniture in the atrium.
The gradual integration of services at the MCC follows the Province’s and the Ontario Recreation Facilities Association’s guidance for facilities for sports and recreational fitness activities during COVID-19.
“People are eager to get back in the MCC for their physical activity, and we’re very pleased we can begin to offer more opportunities to do so,” said Vickie vanRavenswaay, director of recreation, culture, and wellness. “We’re moving ahead safely and gradually. We’ll start with the walking track and increased capacity in the arenas and go from there.
Health screening will take place inside the building as opposed to outside, and, as per the Regional mandatory mask bylaw, patrons must wear a face covering while in the building and not participating in physical or strenuous activities. Other than team sports, users must keep a two metre distance from one another.
The walking track opens to 20 walkers at a time; no running is permitted. The track is open from 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. and will be cleaned daily with floor markings directing users. Walkers can reserve time in half-hour slots, with a maximum of one hour of use per day. Times can be booked back-to-back. To register, call
Arena change rooms are not yet available, however, team benches are open. Skaters should arrive 15 minutes before their ice time and come dressed. Full teams, up to 50 users, are permitted on the ice. Player chairs, benches, and tops of pad boards will be cleaned between rentals. At this time, spectators are not allowed to attend.
In the atrium, some furniture will be available, spaced two metres apart. The MCC continues to gradually reopen to increased capacity and services based on Public Health recommendations.
Learn more about the Town’s response to COVID-19 by visiting: www.pelham.ca/covid19.