Ice Center Open

Mt. Lebanon Ice Center Opens on July 6

Beginning on Monday, July 6, 2020 the Ice Center will reopen under strict guidelines to protect the health and safety of our patrons and staff. It will not be skating as usual. Initially, only private rentals will be allowed. Please pay careful attention to the new rules of the Ice Center. 

Advanced rental reservations are required. Advanced rental reservations are required for the main rink every day from open to close. You may book ice up to one month in advance by calling 412-561-4363. Payment is due at the time of reservation with a MasterCard or Visa.

Return to Play Plan- All organizations must submit a plan to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 that is consistent with the latest requirements from state and local officials. This plan must be approved by our staff before the organization will be permitted to use the facility.

Fees- Summer rates of $170.00/hour main rink will apply until August 21. When opened, summer studio rink rates of $125.00/hour will also apply until August 21. There will be no cancellations. Because of demand, cancellations will not be accepted, and no refunds will be provided unless circumstances require the facility to close 

Arrival instructions- Skaters will arrive dressed (except for skates) and ready to skate, and no earlier than 15 minutes prior to their rental time. Masks must be worn in the lobby and restrooms. Skaters must leave the ice immediately at the end of their session and exit the lobby within 15 minutes. Front doors will remain locked until 15 minutes prior to the next rental. Rentals will be spaced to allow for cleaning and disinfecting of the lobby, restrooms, and common areas.

Younger Children- A parent may accompany a child age 10 or younger into the facility to assist with tying his or her skates. Parents must wait outside of the facility until their rental is over.

Traffic Patterns- All players or skaters will enter and exit the ice through the home team bench gates. At the end of the rental or activity, skaters will exit through the home team bench and proceed to the lobby. Skaters have 15 minutes to remove their skates and exit the building.

Mask Requirements- Employees, coaches and patrons will be required to wear masks in and around the ice center building. On ice skaters do not have to wear masks however coaches and officials are required to wear masks on ice.

Practice physical distancing- Physical distancing among patrons and employees will be enforced at all times. Please stay 6 feet apart from others. No handshakes and no high fives.

Restrictions- Initially, only Main Rink rentals will be permitted. Only coaches and skaters will be permitted beyond the lobby. 

No shared equipment- Do not share sticks and other equipment. Skate rental and sharpening are not available.

No large groups- Only groups of 30 skaters and up to 5 coaches are permitted on the ice. All leagues, clinics and lessons are curtailed until distancing requirements are lifted and we believe it is safe to return to group activities. Do not linger at the facility. Please leave as soon as your rental has ended.

Elimination of touch points- The doors to the lobby and restrooms will remain open and should not be touched by anyone except for staff when opening and closing the facility. Lobby benches will be spaced and disinfected between rentals. Permanent fixtures, tables and vending machines are closed.

Maintain cleanliness- We will clean and disinfect high touch areas routinely in accordance with guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Signage- Appropriate signage will be in place to direct patrons and inform them of the proper procedures, as well as to remind them of distancing, masking and other requirements. 

Protection for employees- Employees will be provided access to regular handwashing with soap, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes. Masks and gloves will also be provided to employees. The ice center already has a transaction window to protect the staff, if a customer requires assistance or direction. The rest of the recreation center building is off limits to customers. 

Restrooms- Lobby restrooms will be provided for emergency use and will be sanitized regularly. All other restrooms and locker rooms will remain closed. Restroom stalls will be spaced and marked accordingly

Sanitization- In addition to cleaning and sanitizing the facilities, a hand sanitizing station and sanitizing wipes will be provided.

Non-essential visitors are prohibited- To help prevent crowding, all non-essential visitors to the ice center are prohibited.

Bring a refillable water bottle. Vending machines and drinking fountains are closed. Team water coolers for sharing through disposable cups are not allowed. 

Concession stand- The concession area will remain closed until further notice. 

Departure instructions- Please leave the ice as soon as your rental time has ended and exit the lobby within 15 minutes of leaving the ice. Make sure your mask is in place before leaving the ice area.

In general, protect yourself and others. Don’t come to the ice center if you feel sick or are otherwise at risk. Bring hand sanitizer with you and use it often. Practice good hygiene by covering coughs or sneezes with a sleeve or elbow.

Questions?- If you have any questions, you may call the ice center at (412) 561-4363.

COVID Point of Contact- Bob Hlebinsky is the recreation staff person responsible for responding to COVID-19 concerns. You may contact him at: 412-343-4533 or bobh@mtlebanon.org. If you or someone in your organization has been exposed to a probable or confirmed case of COVID-19, please contact him immediately.

All rules and policies are subject to change. Failure to follow these instructions will be grounds for revoking skating privileges.

 

 

Mt. Lebanon Recreation Center Figure Skating Sessions
Return to Play Plan
COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines

The Mt. Lebanon Ice Center will begin to offer figure skating sessions under strict guidelines to protect the health and safety of our patrons and staff. It will not be skating as usual. Please pay careful attention to the new rules of the Ice Center. 

Advanced rental reservations are required. Advanced registration is required for all figure skating sessions  Reservations will be available online at https://mtlrec.activityreg.com/ClientPage_t2.wcs.

Fees- Summer rates of $21 per 90-minute session will apply.

There will be no cancellations. Because of demand, cancellations will not be accepted, and no refunds will be provided unless circumstances require the facility to close.

Younger childrenA parent may accompany a child age 10 or younger into the facility to assist with tying his or her skates. Parents must wait outside of the facility until their session is over.

Arrival instructions- Skaters will arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to their session time and should be dressed prior to their arrival and ready to skate. Masks must be worn in the lobby and restrooms. Skaters must leave the ice immediately at the end of their session and exit the lobby within 15 minutes. Front doors will remain locked until 15 minutes prior to the next session. Sessions will be spaced to allow for cleaning and disinfecting of the lobby, restrooms and common areas.

Mask Requirements- Employees, coaches and patrons will be required to wear masks in and around the ice center building. While on ice skaters do not have to wear masks but coaches are required to wear masks on ice.

Practice physical distancing- Physical distancing among patrons and employees will be enforced at all times. Please stay 6 feet apart from others at all times. This includes the ice as much as possible. No handshakes and no high fives. There will be a maximum of 8 coaches and 8 students on the ice per session. Each coach will teach from an assigned zone. Skaters may skate the entire ice surface, but must receive instruction within their coach’s zone.

Restrictions- Only coaches and skaters will be permitted beyond the lobby. Participants must have passed U.S.F.S. Basic #3 or equivalent to participate in the Summer Skating Program. There will be no hockey instruction allowed on figure skating sessions.

No shared equipment- Do not share equipment. Skate Rental and sharpening are not available.

No large groups- Only 8 skaters plus their coaches (or less) are permitted on the ice. Do not linger at the facility. Please leave as soon as your session has ended.

Elimination of touch points- The doors to the lobby and restrooms will remain open and should not be touched by anyone except for staff when opening and closing the facility. Lobby benches will be spaced and disinfected between rentals. Permanent fixtures, tables and vending machines are closed and marked with caution tape.

Maintain cleanliness- We will clean and disinfect high touch areas routinely in accordance with guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Signage- Appropriate signage will be in place to direct patrons and inform them of the proper procedures, as well as to remind them of distancing, masking and other requirements. 

Protection for employees- Employees will be provided access to regular handwashing with soap, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes. Masks and gloves will also be provided to employees. The ice center already has a transaction window to protect the staff, if a customer requires assistance or direction. The rest of the recreation center building is off limits to customers. 

Restrooms- Lobby restrooms will be provided for emergency use and will be sanitized regularly. All other restrooms and locker rooms will remain closed. Restroom stalls will be spaced and marked accordingly

Sensitization- In addition to cleaning and sanitizing the facilities, a hand sanitizing station and sanitizing wipes will be provided.

Non-essential visitors are prohibited- To help prevent crowding, all non-essential visitors to the ice center are prohibited.

Bring a refillable water bottle. Vending machines and drinking fountains are closed. 

Concession stand- The concession area will remain closed until further notice.

Departure instructions- Please leave the ice as soon as your session time has ended and exit the lobby within 15 minutes of leaving the ice. Make sure your mask is in place before leaving the ice area.

COVID-19 symptoms and monitoring- Please note any fever (temperature of 100.4 or higher), cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea. Stay home if you have these symptoms. Notify your instructor immediately if you experience these symptoms during your lesson. Parents will be notified immediately if a child is sick. Parents must monitor for these symptoms and take their child’s temperature prior to each lesson. Do not send you child to their lesson with any of these symptoms.

Instructors will also check their own temperatures before each session starts and monitor skaters for symptoms during lessons.

Instructors will be required to self-report any symptoms should they begin to experience symptoms during the clinic.

In general, protect yourself and others. Don’t come to the ice rink if you feel sick or are otherwise at risk. Bring hand sanitizer with you and use it often. Practice good hygiene by covering coughs or sneezes with a sleeve or elbow. Avoid any other activities that increases the risk of exposure to saliva, such as chewing gum, spitting, licking your fingers, etc.

Mt. Lebanon Recreation Department Plan of Action for COVID-19 Related Illness

Should a program participant, employee, instructor, visitor or volunteer display COVID-19 symptoms during a recreation department program, he/she should be immediately removed from the group, masked if not already, and isolated. If the person who is ill is a minor, the parent or guardian will be notified immediately and they will need to pick up their child as soon as possible. Testing for COVID-19 will be recommended for the person who is ill.

The COVID-19 point person for the Recreation Department will contact the Allegheny County Health Department, get their determination about isolation or quarantine needs, and comply with those recommendations.

The ill person who demonstrates COVID-19 symptoms will be required to have a release from their health provider and the Allegheny County Health Department before they can return to activities.

Employees or instructors who are uncomfortable or unable to return will be directed to the Human Resources Manager.

A Municipal communication to the community will occur should a recreation department program participant, employee, instructor, visitor or volunteer be confirmed with COVID-19, and any subsequent adjustments to the Health and Safety Plan would be included in that communication.

Areas used by a sick person will be closed and not used until they have been cleaned and disinfected (for outdoor areas, this includes surfaces or shared objects in the area, if applicable). We will wait at least 24 hours before cleaning and disinfecting. If 24 hours is not feasible, we will wait as long as possible.

Those who have had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 will be advised to stay home and self-monitor for symptoms, and to follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.

Questions? - If you have any questions, you may call the ice center at (412) 561-4363.

COVID Point of Contact- Bob Hlebinsky is the recreation staff person responsible for responding to COVID-19 concerns. You may contact him at: 412-343-4533 or bobh@mtlebanon.org. If you or someone in your organization has been exposed to a probable or confirmed case of COVID-19, please contact him immediately.

All rules and policies are subject to change. Failure to follow these instructions will be grounds for revoking skating privileges.