COVID-19 Updates

Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
City of Toronto
Ontario Ministry of Health
Government of Canada
Skate Ontario
Skate Canada

October 25, 2021

Parents/Guardians in the Arena

Parent/guardians who are fully vaccinated may enter the arena, assist skaters to get ready and sit in the stands during the skater’s session.

Please review our full guidelines before coming to the arena.



October 8, 2021

Vaccination Requirements

Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health has issued a letter of instruction requiring all participants, coaches, caregivers, volunteers and officials aged 12 and older attending indoor organized sports to provide proof of vaccination starting November 1, 2021.


April 18, 2021

The Board of Directors has decided to close the club for in-person classes for the rest of the regular season. Our popular online classes will continue to run in May and June and we remain hopeful that Summer School will be allowed to run.

We wish you all a safe and happy spring and look forward to seeing you back on the ice in the summer and fall!


March 6, 2021

Toronto will move to the Provincial Grey – Lockdown Zone starting March 8, 2021.
The club will remain closed for all in-person classes while in the Grey Zone.
Online dance, fitness, yoga and jump classes are open for Registration to keep our skaters engaged while off the ice.


February 19, 2021

Toronto will remain under the Provincial stay at home order until March 8, 2021.
The club will remain closed for all in-person classes.
Online dance, fitness, yoga and jump classes are open for Registration to keep our skaters engaged while off the ice.


February 8, 2021

Toronto will remain under the province wide shutdown until February 22, 2021.
The club will remain closed for all in-person classes.
Online dance, fitness, yoga and jump classes are open for Registration to keep our skaters engaged while off the ice.


January 12, 2021

The Government of Ontario has declared a province wide shutdown until February 10, 2021.
The club will remain closed for all in-person classes.
Online dance, fitness, yoga and jump classes are open for Registration to keep our skaters engaged while off the ice.


December 22, 2020

The City of Toronto will remain in the Ontario Grey Lockdown Zone until January 23, 2021.
The club will remain closed for all in-person classes.
Online dance, fitness, yoga and jump classes are open for Registration to keep our skaters engaged while off the ice.
We wish all our members a very happy and safe holiday season and we look forward to seeing you on the ice when it is safe to reopen.


November 20, 2020

The City of Toronto is under Ontario Grey Lockdown Zone Restrictions as of November 23, 2020.
Grey Lockdown Zone restrictions require the closure of all indoor rinks so our club must close.
Online dance, fitness and jump classes are open for Registration to keep our skaters engaged while off the ice.
We wish all our members a very happy and safe holiday season and we look forward to seeing you on the ice in the new year.


October 12, 2020

Additional public health measures for Ottawa, Peel and Toronto effective Oct 10/20

At this time, we will be running all of our programs as usual. The restrictions placed on certain businesses in Ottawa, Peel and Toronto, as of now, do not affect North Toronto Memorial Arena. Should there be any changes or updates, we will notify you immediately.


September 30, 2020

Starting October 1, a number of sessions have been cancelled and many STARSkate session times are changing.

Check the Weekly Schedule for all new session times!

The President of the Board explains the changes in her letter.


September 5, 2020 – COVID-19 OverSight Group

We would like to inform you of the individuals who will be acting as the COVID-19 Oversight Group as we transition back to skating activities. The following people will comprise this COVID-19 Oversight Group.

NTSC Board President
Nicole Cooper
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NTSC Board Coaches Representative
Dawn Drummond
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Club Administrator
Marie Jonsson MacKenzie
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Should you have any questions about any aspects of the Skate Ontario Return to Play Protocols or other policies and procedures related to COVID-19, please contact one of the individuals above.

Our COVID-19 Safety Protocols will be posted soon.


August 25, 2020 – Changes for the 2020/21 Season

Learn to Skate

Age 3 – 7 Parent & Tot: This program is now available! New age range of 3 to 7 years old. Additional sessions have been added to the schedule.

Age 3 – 5 CanSkate A: Cancelled. If a skating adult is available to assist the skater on the ice, please register for Parent & Tot.

Age 6 – 9 CanSkate B: Skaters must have completed Stage 1 and be able to skate independently. Younger skaters who have passed Stage 1 and can manage a 1 hour session on their own can register for this program. A maximum of 36 skaters will be allowed per session. 

Age 10 – 17 IntroSkate: Currently unavailable. May be offered in October space permitting.

Skaters will be limited to ONE Learn to Skate program a week.

STARSkate

All sessions are running with a maximum of 19 skaters.
Senior and Advanced skaters are limited to a maximum of 8 sessions.
There will be no Flex (Full) Membership this season.
There will be no double sessions (skating down a level with a Flex Membership).
Wednesday 7:00 – 8:30am Intermediate/Senior/Advanced will run all year and can be added as a regular session.
Thursday 3:10 – 4:00pm Senior/Advanced can be added as a regular session

Off-Ice Training: Currently unavailable. May be offered online at a later date.

AdultSkate: Sessions will only run if a minimum of 12 skaters register in advance. No payment is required on registration until the session is confirmed.

Priority Registration for Returning Members

Learn to Skate: Priority registration for returning members until September 11, 2020. Registration will open to new members on September 12, 2020 at noon.

STARSkate: Priority registration for returning members until September 11, 2020. Priority registration for skaters coached by an NTSC coach at other clubs from September 12 – 18, 2020. Open to all skaters on September 19, 2020 at noon.

Registration is tentatively scheduled to open on September 1, 2020 at noon. Registration will not open earlier but may open later. Prior members will receive an email announcing registration once the date is finalized.

Payment
Payment will be made in 4 installments (Sep 1/20, Nov 1/20, Jan 1/21, Mar 1/21). In the event of a full club closure after the program start date, any installments owed before the closure are due in full and will not be refunded.

Further Information
Pricing information will be available later this week. Please check the Programs page for the most current program and schedule information.


August 12, 2020 – 2020/21 Season

Our 2020/21 Season will proceed with modifications to our programs and schedule.

There will be no Learn to Skate for Age 3 – 4 (Parent & Tot) or Age 4 – 5 (CanSkate A).
Other programs are still under review and all programs will run with limited numbers.

Full program details and the final 2020/21 schedule will be available in late August.


July 27, 2020 – Summer School

NTSC Summer School will run from August 10 to September 4 for STARSkaters only. Special COVID-19 Protocols will be in effect and space is limited.


June 30, 2020 – Summer School

Full program details and the final 2020/21 schedule will be available in late August.

Summer School will not run in July as the North Toronto Memorial arena is not in operation.

STAR 1 -10 skaters can resume skating under the most recent Skate Ontario guidelines which respect the Ontario COVID-19 restrictions.

If you are interested in skating in July, please contact your coach to discuss private lessons at other rinks around the city that are currently operating.

NTSC Summer School will resume on August 10, 2020 for 4 weeks in a modified format. More information will be available in late July or early August.


May 15, 2020 – Skate Ontario Response to Ontario Reopening Plan

Ontario’s Stage 1 Reopening Plan includes figure skating as an activity that can resume on May 19, 2020. However, further planning is necessary before any Skate Canada club reopens.

Read Skate Ontario’s Full Response


May 10, 2020 – Online Classes via Zoom

We are excited to offer our Dance, Fitness and off ice Jump classes online via Zoom! 2019/20 Club members can register here for the latest sessions which run from May 18 – June 25, 2020.


May 5, 2020 – Summer School

We are hoping Skate Canada, the province and the City of Toronto will lift restrictions by late June so we can proceed with our Summer School. We will keep you posted.


April 2, 2020 – Club Closure

North Toronto Skating Club closed on March 23, 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. 2019/20 Season members received non-expiring club credits for the 8 weeks of missed classes from March 23 – May 14, 2020.

More Information on club closure:
Read full letter from the Board of Directors