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Helmet Policies in Arenas

Recreation NL Arena members identified a need for a review of Arena Helmet Polices for on ice activity, as certified CSA approved helmets are proven to help reduce the risk of head injuries for participants of ice activities.

At the 2015 AGM in Gander May 23rd, 2015, a resolution was pasted by the Recreation NL members to have the Arena Operators develop a policy on mandatory use of helmets for on ice activity. Acting on this resolution, Recreation NL has collected the Helmet Policies throughout NL and reviewed policies from across Canada to develop a sample template for Arena to use as a guide when creating a policy.

For the benefit of members, Recreation NL is please to provide this following sample template for arenas to use as a guide when creating a policy. Sample Template

A number of arenas across NL have implemented Helmet Policies for the safety and wellbeing of all users while participating in on-ice activities. Below is a list of Arenas who have a policy. If you know of arenas that have a policy in place that are not on the following list please contact the Recreation NL office.

 

Helmet Policies in Arenas

Newfoundland & Labrador

The Bay Arena NL

ICE SKATING PROTECTIVE HELMET POLICY EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1st, 2015

Preamble
The mandatory wearing of a Canadian Standard Association (CSA) approved protective helmets for ice sports by all participants, for their protection and safety during ice skating activities at The Bay Arena, is an important initiative for all User Groups, including school skating, public skating and the public at large.

Policy Statement
This policy was implemented by The Bay Arena Association for the safety and wellbeing of all users while participating in ice skating activities at The Bay Arena.

Policy
All participants during ice related activities at The Bay Arena shall wear a Canadian Standards Association (CSA) approved protective helmet for ice sports.

The following are acceptable: Hockey Helmets, Ski Helmet, Snowboarding Helmet, and Ice Halos.

Exception
Figure skaters who are registered with Skate Canada and after successfully completing the Can Skate program as well as figure skating competitors during sanctioned competitions are exempt from wearing a protective helmet during these activities as standard practice in the sport which is supported by Skate Canada, Skate NL and the CBNSC Figure Skating Club at the Bay Arena. All other events i.e. school skating, birthday parties, and general skaters must wear an CSA approved helmet.

Bay Arena Ice Skating Protective Helmet Policy

 

Eastlink Events Centre – Clarenville

Department: Eastlink Events Centre-Clarenville
Approved by: Robert Hiscock, CAO Town of Clarenville
Date of Approval: October 2014
Date of Implementation: August 1, 2015

1.0 POLICY STATEMENT

1.1 The Eastlink Events Centre-Clarenville is committed to the safety of all individuals and groups while utilizing the arena ice surface. CSA approved protective helmets are mandatory for all individuals while enjoying ice activities at the Eastlink Events Centre.

1.2 The primary objectives of this policy are:

-To promote safety for residents and staff while in use of the Eastlink Events Centre ice surface.

-To take reasonable care to avoid foreseeable harm occasioned by any unusual danger on its premises of which it was actively or constructively aware.

2.0 PROCEDURES

2.1 All persons are to wear a CSA approved helmet during on-ice events, which includes all Eastlink Events Centre staff. The chin strap of the helmet shall be securely fastened under the chin. Eastlink Events Centre staff must also wear a CSA approved helmet prior to entering the ice surface, whether it would be on shoes or while driving the Zamboni. Failure to wear a helmet by any individual will result in the removal of the individual from the ice surface until a helmet is available to wear.

2.2 Exemptions to this policy may be requested on the basis that liability coverage is assumed by the user group or in the case of emergency personal being requested on the ice surface after serious injury, as follows:

2.2.1 Application for such exemption must be made to the Eastlink Events Centre Management in writing.

2.2.2 Granting of such exemption will require the applicant to provide a signed Eastlink Events Centre Helmet Policy Waiver prior to the participation in any on ice activity.

Eastlink Events Center Clarenville Helmet Safety Policy

 

 JACK BYRNE ARENA HELMET POLICY                                                                                            

EFFECTIVE: SEPTEMBER 1, 2015

Preamble: The mandatory wearing of a CSA approved protective helmet for ice sports by ALL participants, for their protection and safety during ice skating activities at the Jack Byrne Arena is an important initiative for the Board of Directors of Jack Byrne Arena, Towns of Torbay, Flatrock, Pouch Cove, Logy Bay- Middle Cove- Outer Cove, user groups and the public at large.

Policy Statement: This policy was implemented for the safety and wellbeing of all users while participating in ice skating activities at the Jack Byrne Arena.

Policy: All participants during ice related activities at the Jack Byrne Arena shall wear a CSA approved protective helmet for ice sports. This policy will be clearly posted with the other established regulations for activities and placed at the entrance of the Jack Byrne Arena.

Exceptions: Figure Skaters who are registered with Skate Canada and after successfully completing the CanSkate Program as well as figure skating competition during sanctioned competitions are exempt from wearing a protective helmet during these activities as standard practice in the sport which is sanctioned by Skate Canada and Skate NL.

This policy will not apply to team personnel during bookings made by the teams associated with the Pro Hockey League.

Policy also available at: http://jackbyrnearena.com/new-helmet-policy/

 

 Town of Paradise

Helmet Policy, Paradise Double Ice Complex

BACKGROUND

The Town of Paradise Recreation and Leisure Department has identified the need for further safety precautions as it relates to on ice users at the Paradise Double Ice Complex.

PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that all participants of on ice activities, wear a Canadian Standard Association approved helmet.

DEFINITIONS: n/a

POLICY STATEMENT

This is a revised policy and applies to all participants of on ice activities, of all ages, in that they are required to wear a Canadian Standard Association approved helmet whenever they enter the ice surface at the Paradise Double Ice Complex. Further, this applies to all public skating sessions, private rentals, school groups, camps, etc. the exceptions are for sport organizations that are governed by their own rules and insurances – such as figure skating clubs.

REVIEW: This policy will be subject to review one year following implementation.

Paradise Double Ice Complex Helmet Policy

 

Town of CBS: PROTECTIVE HELMET POLICY

Title: Ice Skating Protective Helmet Policy
Resolution Number: 15-262
Policy Number: 076
Date Approved: July 14, 2015

PURPOSE:

This policy is intended for the protection, safety and wellbeing of all users while participating in ice skating activities at the Town of Conception Bay South stadium facilities.

AUTHORITY:

Council Discretion PROCEDURE:
All participants shall wear a Canadian Standards Association (CSA) approved protective helmet for ice sports during ice related activities at the stadium facilities owned and operated by the Town of Conception Bay South.

This policy will be clearly posted with the other established regulations for activities and placed at the entrance of each of the stadium facilities owned and operated by the Town of Conception Bay South.

EXCEPTIONS:

  • Figure Skaters who are registered with Skate Canada and who have successfully completed the CanSkate program.
  • Figure skating competitors during sanctioned competitions as is standard practice in the sport and supported by Skate Canada and Skate NL.
  • Team personnel during bookings made by teams associated with Professional Hockey Associations.

Policy also available at: https://www.conceptionbaysouth.ca/getFileByName/076%20-%20Ice%20Skating%20Protective%20Helmet%20Policy.pdf

 

Town of Deer Lake: ICE SKATING PROTECTIVE HELMET POLICY    

Hodder Memorial Arena

PREAMBLE The mandatory wearing of a Canadian Standard Association (CSA) approved protective helmets for ice sports by all participants, for their protection and safety during ice skating activities at the Hodder Memorial arena important initiative for the Town of Deer Lake, users groups, and the public at large.

POLICY STATEMENT This policy was implemented for the safety and wellbeing of all users while participating in ice skating activities at the Hodder Memorial Arena.

POLICY All participants during ice related activities at the Hodder Memorial Jack Byrne Arena shall wear a Canadian Standards Association (CSA) approved protective helmet for ice sports.

This policy will be clearly posted with the other established regulations for activities and placed at the entrance of Hodder Memorial Arena.

EXCEPTIONS Figure Skaters who are registered with Skate Canada and after successfully completing the CanSkate program as well as figure skating competition during sanctioned competitions are exempt from wearing a protective helmet during these activities as standard practice in the sport which is supported by Skate Canada and Skate NL.

The policy will not apply to team personnel during bookings made by the teams associated with the Pro Hockey League.

Town of Deer Lake Ice Skating Protective Helmet Policy

 

 Town of Grand Falls -Winsor

Joe Byrne Arena / Windsor Stadium

The mandatory wearing of a Canadian Standard Association (CSA) approved protective helmet for ice sports by all participants, for their protection and safety during ice related activities at the Joe Byrne Memorial Stadium and Windsor Stadium is an important initiative for the Town of Grand Falls-Windsor, user groups and the public at large.

This policy is for the safety and well-being of all users while participating in ice related activities at the Joe Byrne Memorial and Windsor Stadium.

Policy

All participants during ice related activities at the Joe Byrne Memorial and Windsor Stadiums shall wear a Canadian Standards Association (CSA) approved protective helmet.

This policy will be clearly posted with the other established regulations for activities and placed at the entrance of the Joe Byrne Memorial and Windsor Stadiums.

Exceptions

1. Figure Skaters who are registered with Skate Canada and have successfully completed Stage 5 of the CanSkate program. Any figure skating competition that is sanctioned by Skate Canada and Skate NL are exempt from wearing a protective helmet during these activities as standard practice in the sport. This exception only pertains to Figure Skating activities.

2. Any personnel administering emergency first aid.

3. The policy will not apply to team personnel during bookings made by the teams associated with the Pro Hockey League.

Policy also available here: Grand Falls -Windsor Website

Town of Grand Falls – Windsor Ice Helmet Policy

Town of Grand Falls – Windsor Policy Signage

 

Bonavista Cabot Stadium

Ice Helmet Policy

Preamble

The mandatory wearing of a Canadian Standard Association (CSA) approved protective helmets for ice sports by all participants, for their protection and safety during ice related activities at the Bonavista Cabot Stadium important initiative for the Town of Bonavista, users groups, and public at large.

Policy Statement

This policy is for the safety and well-being of all users while participating in ice related activities at the Bonavista Cabot Stadium.

Policy

All participants and Staff during ice related activities at the Bonavista Cabot Stadium shall wear a Canadian Standards Association (CSA) approved protective helmet.

This policy will be clearly posted with the other established regulations for activities and places at the entrance of Bonavista Cabot Stadium.

Exceptions

  • Figure Skaters who are registered with Skate Canada and have successfully completed the CanSkate program. Any figure skating competition that is sanctioned by Skate Canada and Skate NL are exempt from wearing a protective helmet during these activities as standard practice in the sport.
  •  Any personnel administering emergency first aid.

The policy will not apply to team personnel doing bookings made by the teams associated with the Pro Hockey League.

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 Churchill Falls:

Has a policy for public skating for ages 12 and under to wear helmets.  Figure skating up to CanSkate 3 has to wear a helmet.  For more information on the Churchill Falls Arena Helmet Policy please contact the Recreation and Special Event Supervisor, Jason Hennebury.

 

 Mount Pearl:

All public skating for all ages require helmet use at the Mount Pearl Glacier.

If you would like more information on the Mount Pearl’s Arena Helmet Policy please contact the Mount Pearl Glacier.