Toronto relaxes COVID-19 rink rules as winter activities move ‘toward normal’
A new normal
The 2019-2020 winter season has officially begun, and with it, new protocols for hockey rinks, like the one at Brossard Centre.
With some teams now choosing to play in their own private rinks, the City of Toronto has moved to the side of the health and safety of the community.
The rink in question is Brossard Centre, currently the home of the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League.
According to the Centre’s website, the rink is open to the public; however, the Centre is only open through March 6th, with the team playing an eight game, six week season.
The Centre has also moved to an outdoor rink, which means that it is open on the weekends and on special occasions. They do not have a public rink that is open all year round.
The rink will also be open from February 27th to February 28th, and then again on February 29th and 30th.
The Centre has made it clear, however, that there is a heightened risk of infection that exists in indoor rinks.
The Brossard Centre is set to open at a new rink on Wednesday, March 7, and will stay open until at least the end of March, with regular season games continuing.
The move to a new outdoor ice rink is something that Brossard Centre had mentioned in the past, but that never went anywhere as the rink still continues to be at the Centre.
We asked a Brossard Centre representative and a representative from the Centre’s parent company about the decision to move to an outdoor rink and it appears they have no regrets.
The rink will not be open on the weekend and public rink will continue to be closed on all other days.
It is a decision that had been discussed by both the City and the Brossard Centre since last year, but with all of the hockey that