COVID-19 Policies & Procedures
SHARPER EDGE SKATING SCHOOL
2021-2022 COVID PROTOCOLS
For the health and safety of all, please remain home if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Please communicate if your skater or a member of their immediate family tests positive for COVID by emailing the club office at: email@example.com.
Skaters and staff will be required to wear masks while participating in any Sharper Edge group class or team practice. This includes penguin program, learn to skate, learn to play, hockey edge, adaptive skating program, and figure skating club classes. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and understanding as the majority of our skating community is not yet eligible to be vaccinated.
All figure skating team skaters will be required to hand sanitize prior to connecting and at the end of each team practice.
A close contact is currently defined as the following by the CDC (as of 9/3/21):
Close contact is defined as someone who was within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more within 2 days prior to illness onset, regardless of whether the contact was wearing a mask.
If a positive case arises within Sharper Edge, skaters considered close contacts as defined by the above definition will be contacted via email by the Sharper Edge office.
Unvaccinated close contacts will be asked to remain out of the rink and get a PCR test 3-5 days after the exposure date. Close contacts must have a negative PCR test on file prior to returning to the rink.
Fully vaccinated skaters who are considered close contacts and are asymptomatic may continue to participate in skating activities as long as proof of vaccination status is on file with the Sharper Edge office. Skaters must get a PCR test 3-5 days after the exposure date and provide results to the office.
Unvaccinated skaters who are named close contacts from any school, activity, or outside organization should remain out of the rink until a negative test is obtained 3-5 days after exposure date. Please follow the guidelines above.
Any skater or team that misses practice due to a direct exposure that happens during a Sharper Edge class will be offered a make-up at a later date. Exact dates and times will be communicated via email with advance notice.
We appreciate your support of Sharper Edge through these challenging times. With this fluid situation, we will continue to monitor both local and state guidelines and adapt our protocols throughout the year. Keeping our skating community safe is our #1 priority.