CORALVILLE, Iowa (KWWL) — Spectra has announced the reopening of the Coral Ridge Mall Ice Arena on Sunday, July 26th. The Ice Arena was closed in March for repairs which included a new cooling tower. It is reported that the Ice Arena was also sanitized and operational procedures were put in place to allow social distancing.
In a press release, Spectra's corporate office provided each managed facility with a Reopening Playbook that local facilities customized to create safe operations. A maximum of 35 people are allowed on the ice until further notice.
“Our focus on the health and safety of our employees and guests has driven every aspect of our planning to reopen the Ice Arena,” said Spectra’s General Manager Jack Ligon. “Our staff has developed a comprehensive plan to provide a clean, safe environment for the community.”
Several safety measures that will be implemented are:
- All Spectra staff will wear masks and have their temperatures checked.
- Hand sanitizer stations are placed in public areas.
- 35 people maximum on the ice during public skating.
- Guests are encouraged to wear masks.
- Frequent hand washing is recommended. Hands should be washed very well for at least 20 seconds, using lukewarm water and soap.
- Hockey players will need to arrive dressed ready to play
- Locker rooms will be open to hockey teams, but showers will stay locked and off-limits until further notice.
- Access to the locker rooms will be available 10 minutes before an ice session.
- Coaches are responsible for making sure groups are seated in their pre-determined locker room and avoiding cross-over.