Public skating will return to McLaren Arena in Penticton Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Contributed)

Public skating will return to McLaren Arena in Penticton Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Contributed)

Public skating returns to Penticton’s McLaren Arena

New health and safety measures will be in effect

Public skating is coming back to McLaren Arena, beginning Tuesday, Nov. 3.

The arena will once again be available for public skating programs with new modifications in place to follow provincial health guidelines.

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Penticton’s manager of recreation, arts and culture, Kelsey Johnson said she’s excited to welcome residents back to the “well-loved” arena after working with the provincial government, Hockey Canada and Penticton’s own COVID-19 safety plan to create specific protocols.

“The well-being of our patrons is of the utmost priority and we want to be able to offer safe indoor programs as we move into winter,” she said.

All programs now require registration prior to attending and no spectators will be allowed in the building.

Four-on-four adult hockey, four-on-four stick ‘n’ puck and traditional public skating will all be available to the public for bookings.

“We continue to follow updates from the provincial health officer and will adapt modified programming as necessary to ensure safety,” said Johnson.

Registration for public skating programs starts Monday, Oct. 26. Registration can be completed online at penticton.ca/register or by phone at 250-490-2426.

The holiday and winter skating schedules will be released later this fall. Updates will be posted at penticton.ca/mclarenarena.

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