CALL TO ACTION
Since the initial lockdown announced on March 13, 2020, and now projecting the potential return to ice during Stage 3 of the reopening plan in August 2021, our athletes will have missed over nine months, or approximately 200 days of training time. During periods when the lockdowns were lifted over the past 14 months, RTC was able to safely operate for over 1250 hours of on-ice training sessions that included more than 230 participants. In partnership with the City of Richmond Hill, RTC has followed, and in most cases exceeded, all mandated screening, safety, risk mitigation and tracking protocols for all training sessions and had ZERO positive cases associated with any of its programs.
We are deeply disappointed and extremely discouraged that our athletes continue to be categorized as participants in a “high risk” activity, particularly when the evidence has shown precisely the opposite. As a result of both RTC and the Ontario skating community’s commitment to the implementation of COVID-19 safety protocols, there have been no known transmissions at any skating club in the province of Ontario since the pandemic began.
The Richmond Training Centre issues a call to action for the Ontario Government to reconsider its current reopening plan, and instead provide a swift and safe return to the ice to support the health and well-being of our athletes, coaches, and skating organizations across Ontario.
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