Message for SCNB's skating family This week saw the announcement that one variant of the Covid-19 virus has been detected in New Brunswick (NB). At the risk of sounding like a broken record, we continue to encourage everyone to follow the recommendations set forth by Public Health and other agencies.


We would also like to remind our entire skating family that our clubs are managed by volunteers who have been navigating these choppy waters for several months. Thank you so much for doing a great job and assuring the safety of our skating family.

There are a few updates we want to provide today. 

1. Formation of new groups.https://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/thc-tpc/pdf/SportRecreation-SportLoisirs/Covid-19-Frequently-Asked-Questions.pdf

The language has changed yet again. New groups may be formed with restrictions. Further, no games or competitions are allowed. Refer to Question 2.

2. No events

Given the most recent information that has been provided in GNB Press Conferences, SCNB highly recommends that events (eg ice show, skate meets, competitions, etc) not be organized from now until March. Like when we began to plan our return to skating, we are asking that clubs be creative with your activities. For example, maybe a coach can film a session and share this online (make sure you have the authorization to share pictures/videos of your skaters).  

With this in mind, SCNB has decided to cancel the Pre-Juvenile, Juvenile, Pre-Novice and Novice Sectionals. Refunds will be issued to every skater.

In terms of a Spring Competition, we will determine its possibility as we evolve with the virus.


3. Travel between zones (Reference Questions 4 and 5 https://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/thc-tpc/pdf/SportRecreation-SportLoisirs/Covid-19-Frequently-Asked-Questions.pdf

We have received clarification with respect to the difference between Question, 4 which pertains to travel within NB, vs Question 5 which pertains to travel into NB. In sum, travel within NB falls under the jurisdiction of the NB government; hence, Question 4 provides guidance as to what is allowed and not allowed with respect to travel, regardless of the reason (i.e. work, school, medical reasons, child custody or to access necessary goods/services), for sporting activities.

4. Other
Questions 3, 16 and 19 have been reviewed. https://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/thc-tpc/pdf/SportRecreation-SportLoisirs/Covid-19-Frequently-Asked-Questions.pdf