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COVID-19 Updates

5/8/20

Hello Glacier Ice Arena Families,

We have missed all of you in this crazy time in history. We hope you are all safe and enjoying the time with your families. As none of us know when things will open up for the rink, we want you to know that we are planning for whenever we get the opportunity to allow employees and ice lovers back into our facility. Some of the staff has been working hard to make improvements at the rink as well as disinfecting all areas.

Looking forward to a return to the arena we have been researching many of the important procedures that may go into effect, such as the following:

-Flow into and out of the building

-Front desk communication

-The building will be setup to allow for social distancing

-Schedule for disinfecting common and high touch areas

-Hi-tech/cutting edge disinfecting, i.e. www.biomistinc.com

-Number of participants in building and/or on-ice

-Program adjustments and how we all interact on the ice

-Updated locker room procedures    

The list goes on and on, and we are learning as we move into the unchartered waters. But, rest assured, we are working hard to be sure we are doing everything we can to keep families safe while still doing what we love at our rink. During the last 2 month we have all heard the term “this is a fluid situation.” We would love for this to be a frozen fluid (haha), but until we get a more clear understanding, from the powers at be, of what and when we can plan to re-open, we seem to be in the movie “groundhog day.”

Wishing everyone all the best from our family to your family. Love and miss you.

Sincerely,

Glacier Ice Arena

UPDATED ON 3/18/20

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads across the U.S. and begins to have an increased impact on our communities, we want to let you know that Glacier Ice Arena will be temporarily closed due to government mandates.

First and foremost, Glacier’s number one priority is the safety and well-being of our staff, clientele, families, and the communities in which we live and work.  All spring programs have been put on hold until we have more information. Although the building will be closed, we will work diligently to collect pertinent information and disseminate in all forms of communication to be sure you are up to date with future activities.

Glacier will monitor the evolving situation and make decisions to ensure we can maintain the health and well-being of our employees and all our skating families.

We will utilize our website to post updates and changes moving forward. 

The health and safety of our guests is of the utmost importance to the Glacier Ice Arena. We are closely monitoring the updates and recommendations provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Lake County Health Department and the Illinois Departments of Public Health (IDPH), and USA Hockey regarding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation.

 

The Glacier Ice Arena is taking proactive steps to help control the potential spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Our staff follows an intensive regimen of wiping down surfaces and cleaning floors and fixtures in all public areas on a daily basis. 

 

We are asking guests who visit our facilities to practice the following recommendations provided by the CDC to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases. 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with those who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

BE RESPECTFUL - the buzz phrase is "social distancing." Do your best to give others their space.

 

As the situation remains fluid, we will continue to closely monitor the local, state and national responses and will follow the recommendations put forth by health officials.  We will keep you updated!

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