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:

Is skating possible with the current corona countermeasures?

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.
Furthermore, (training)groups for 18+ can consist of a maximum of 2 persons, both during skating as well as when receiving instructions from the trainer.
What happens with the IJCE training schedule during the curfew?

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;
All other training days and training hours remain unchanged.

What are the specific rules for the IJssportcentrum?
The IJssportcentrum imposes a maximum amount of people on the ice:
  • 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.

Me or my child are not feeling well. Can I skate or should I stay at home?
This depends on a number of things. To help you to make a decision, we have made a decisson tree. If you answer the questions i n the tree, you will get the answer to the question if you or you child can come or should stay at home:
Corona decision tree
What are the rules in the IJssportcentrum regarding parents escorting their children?

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.

Which activities and events will take place and which are canceled?

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.

Because the regulations often change, it is important to consult the agenda and/or calendar to see if an activity or event will take place.

Who is responsible to make sure that the rules are respected?

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.

I have tested positive for corona and I participated in an IJCE training or event. What should I do?
Get well soon! The GGD will instruct you on what to do in this case. When the GGD requests you to inform your contacts yourself, we appreciate it when you also inform your club mates with whom you've been in close contact (e.g. members of your training group). In this case, will follow the KNSB roadmap for corona infections. For that, you can use the special e-mail address If you send a message there with your name (and membership number) and the date of your last IJCE training/activity, then we will treat your notification confidentially and will make sure that the members of your training group are informed anonymously.
I still have a question. Where can I ask it?
If you did not find the anser to your question, please contact the board via the contact form. We will try to give you a clear answer as soon as possible.