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Fuller Lake Arena Re-opens as North Cowichan Resumes Some Recreational Services
September 8, 2020
(North Cowichan, BC) – Local sports organizations will once again be able to access Fuller Lake Arena and schedule time on the ice as of September 8, 2020. North Cowichan, along with regional partners (the Cowichan Valley Regional District, Town of Ladysmith, and the City of Duncan), have been working collaboratively on a plan to gradually resume recreational services and re-open recreation facilities across the Cowichan Valley. This has been done under guidelines provided by the BC Recreation and Parks Association, the Ministry of Health, and the Provincial Health Officer.
Staff are planning a phased approach to resuming services while strictly adhering to the necessary COVID-19 restrictions to protect the health and safety of all staff and patrons. As such, the facility will initially only be open to user groups such as the Cowichan Valley Minor Hockey Association and the Fuller Lake Skating Club. However, by late fall, staff are anticipating resuming municipally-run learn to skate programs, public skating sessions, and adult drop-in hockey. In preparation for welcoming patrons back to the Arena, our 2020-2021 ice has been installed and is ready to go with lines and logos in place.
“We are so excited to open our doors and have community user groups resume some of their regular activities,” said Mayor Al Siebring. “The plan that staff have put forward to re-open the Arena is highly focused on maintaining the safety of staff and patrons and takes a practical approach to slowly expanding services over time,” he concluded.
Fuller Lake Arena
Al Siebring, Mayor
Municipality of North Cowichan