All corona info gathered
In season 2020-2021 our club also has to deal with all kinds of measures to prevent the spread of the corona virus. On this page you will find all relevant information for yourself or for your kid as member of IJCE. This information is updated regularly, so please come back from time to time to stay updated on the latest changes.
Latest update: 22 January 2021: curfew
You will find an answer to all your questions related to skating and corona on the website of the Royal Dutch Ice Skating Union (KNSB): "Schaatsen & corona". This site has various Q&A sections (in Dutch) where you can find information about training, skating competitions and activities for sporters, parents, trainers and the club staff. These questions and answers are updated regularly.
Besides the general information, we have made an overview of the frequently asked questions and answers about corona and IJCE and/or the IJssportcentrum:
Yes it is possible, but we should act together to make sure it can be done safely. The basic rule at this moment is:
Anyone should keep a distance of 1,5 m from other persons. This should be done everywhere, also on the ice while skating (so skating in a peloton is not allowed).
There are two exceptions to this rule:
- youth of 17 years and younger do not have to keep a distance on the ice amongst eachother.
- children of 12 years and younger don't have to keep a distance anywhere.
During the curfew, the last two training hours on Monday evening are moved to Saturday morning:
- The training and free skating from 20:00h to 21:15h will take place on Saturday morning from van 10:00h to 11:15h;
- The training and free skating from 21:30h to 22:30h will take place on Saturday morning from van 11:30h to 12:30h;
- 200 persons for the 400m rink;
- 30 persons in the 30x60m rink inside, except for groups under 18 years.
Mouth masks are obligatory everywhere, except on the ice, for everyone of 13 years and above.
You are allowed to do your warming-up shortly before the training in the IJssportcentrum. However, cooling-down afterwards is not allowed since you are requested to leave immediately after your training, to allow the skaters that train on a later hour can enter and have their preparation as well.
After the most recent lockdown rules, the IJssportcentrum does not allow parents to enter the buildings to escort and assist their children. In practice, this means that parents can only help their children with putting on or taking of the ice skates outside the IJssportcentrum, e.g. close to the entrance. Please observe that you keep enough distance from others in that case. The children are expected walk to the ice skating rink on their own, possibly escorted by IJCE staff only.
We only allow club events and activities that can be held safely for the participants and our volunteers. This decision is made by the organizing committee together with the board. Of course we will always comply with the government regulations and with the regulations of the IJssportcentrum.
In these times, we are all responsible to prevent the spread of the corona virus. As members of the club, we ourselves are responsible that everybody respects the rules during club hours and so to ensure that we can all enjoy our sport safely in the coming period. The board of IJCE trusts that the club members will respect the rules. If you feel unsafe during one of the IJCE activities due to the behaviour of others, please address them directly on this matter, being polite and understanding. Together, we’ll get corona under control.
The IJssportcentrum holds the clubs responsible for compliance with the rules. A club that does not comply wil loose the right to use the facilities.