Nordiq Canada’s Framework for Developing COVID-19 Return to Play Protocols is provided to help you modify operations to align with public health measures in place where you operate. The Framework includes a section specific to youth programming.
- If warming facilities (huts/chalets/lodges) have restricted access consider hosting practices during the warmest part of the day, and prioritize practice times (example, have younger skiers ski at the warmest part of the day)
- Stagger group usage of common areas, such as stadiums
- If lodges/chalets have restricted access conduct appropriate “warm up games” for skiers to play while waiting for stragglers/late comers
- Create warming opportunities outside (example, patio heaters, bon fires, or outdoor fire pits), while still encouraging social distancing
- Create designated drop-off/pick up areas
- Coaches/volunteers may want to bring extra hand warmers
- List of appropriate warm clothing should be communicated to skiers/parents
What is 2m?
Using skis or poles to establish social distancing is a great way for the children/youth to participate in understanding what the space is.
- Modify team practice rituals (example, instead of group hot chocolate encourage BYO hot chocolate in a thermos)
- Encourage skiers to pack their essentials in backpacks (warm jacket, snacks, thermos, water, etc.). Leave outside for snack time or bring with for adventure skis.
- Have a designated person circulate beverages and snacks outside to socially distanced skiers