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City Introduces Spectator Capacity Limits at Arenas

Post Date:10/02/2020 3:49 PM
Medicine Hat – Parks & Recreation staff continue to review facilities throughout the City as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves.

To date, the Cenovus Arena, the Canalta Centre, the Hockey Hounds Recreation Centre and the Kinplex I have reopened and are accepting bookings from organized user groups.

Public skating has not yet resumed.

Based on the current guidelines set forth by the Province of Alberta, the following capacity limits are now in effect to ensure adherence to physical distancing requirements:
Facility Capacity Limits 
Canalta 100
Cenovus Arena 60
Hockey Hounds 60
Kinplex I 100
Kinplex II 30
Moose 75

The City continues to work with user groups to implement these capacity limits.

“We are keeping the health and safety of our community at the top of mind,” said James Will, General Manager for the Parks & Recreation Department. “This is taking another step towards helping prevent the spread.”

Kin II is scheduled to reopen on October 13, 2020. The Moose Recreation Centre would be the last arena to open if demand warrants.

For more information on how the City is keeping participants and spectators safe, a Recreation Guide has been published on the City website.

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For media inquiries, please contact:

James Will
General Manager, Parks & Recreation
City of Medicine Hat
403.529.8333

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