Please refer to our home page news article for the new Government of Alberta isolation and quarantine requirements in regard to Covid.
This is a brief reminder that the Alberta Government has made changes to the type of vaccine record that will be accepted at facilities participating in the Restriction Exemption Program. Effective Monday, November 15, 2021 the Alberta vaccine record with QR code will be the only valid proof of vaccination for Alberta residents plus Valid identification (drivers license, etc.) that matches the vaccine record will still be required for adults 18yrs and older. Vaccine record with QR code can be accessed at CovidRecords.alberta.ca/home.
For information regarding out of province visitors and international travellers please visit Alberta Government Covid-19 Public Health Actions.
Question or concerns can be directed to Recreation.Wellness@airdrie.ca.
The total building capacity for Plainsmen is 998 (715 ice surface/stands & 283 lobby) however, officially 1/3 capacity of the entire arena would be 332 (which would never be reached based on normal usage).
After a conversation with the Fire Dept this week, the City of Airdrie has put the maximum capacity for viewing specifically at 166, based on seating in the stands and standing viewing in the SW/NW/SE corners.
Therefore 1/3 of total viewing should be 55 and people must separate out by 2m from themselves and other cohorts.
There are upcoming changes to the Restriction Exemption Program at Genesis Place and City of Airdrie Arenas that are important to note.
Thank you for assistance, patience, and courtesy towards our front line staff/screeners as we all navigate what we hope to be the last season of COVID19 restrictions.
City of Airdrie Arena Rules - September 27, 2021
COVID-19 INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE RESTRICTIONS EXEMPTION PROGRAM 3 alberta.ca/COVID19 ©2021 Government of Alberta | Published: September 2021
The City of Airdrie is implementing the Restriction Exemption Program as of September 20, 2021. https://www.
Youth (12-17 years) are exempt from demonstrating proof of vaccination, medical exemption or negative COVID-19 test accessing a facility with a Restriction Exemption Program in place as long as they are there for the sole purpose of taking part in activity. Volunteers, such as coaching staff, will also not be required to show proof of vaccination, medical exemption or negative COVID-19 test in order to perform their activity-related responsibilities within our facilities.
Participants should still ensure that they are screening for symptoms by going through the Alberta Health daily checklist.
All other vaccine-eligible visitors/spectators 18 years and above, and those 12-17 years not participating in sport, must still produce proof of vaccination, medical exemption or negative COVID-19 test result within the last 72 hours, prior to entering a City of Airdrie recreation facility.
Here is a link, to easily download your proof of vaccination card. https://www.albertavaccinerecord.ca/#/
As the City of Airdrie further reviews the restrictions and consults with public health in the coming days guidelines may be adjusted, please be patient as we all navigate this challenge time.
Crossfield town Council discussed the Restriction Exemption Program (REP) last night and at this time they have decided that the REP will not be implemented at the Pete Knight Arena. Therefore, the Pete Knight Arena and its users must adhere to the restrictions that have been implemented in the most recent public health orders.
Unfortunately, this means that adult user groups will not be permitted to use the Pete Knight Arena at this time.
For youth user groups using the Pete Knight Arena, this means:
- Screen for symptoms
- Maintain 2 metres distancing, except youth while engaged in physical activity
- Wear a mask, except youth while engaged in physical activity
Please note that this could change at any time depending on public health orders, issues with following current restrictions, etc.
Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work to understand these new restrictions and rules.