COVID UPDATE – Reopening Information

With arenas opening tomorrow in several areas of the province it is great news that skaters will be back on the ice doing the sport that they love.

While they have been off the ice for sometime and will be excited to be on the ice, please caution them to take it easy and gradually get their skills back under them as to not jeopardize their training with an injury from doing something that their body is not ready to do.

SCNS has confirmation from Jamie Ferguson CEO of Sport Nova Scotia that if the facility permits 2 separate groups of 10 are allowed on the ice as long as there is no mixing of groups, they remain in separate dressing rooms, and separate when entering and exiting the ice.


Sport Nova Scotia Announcement 

Nova Scotia will be entering phase two of the reopening plan tomorrow. As of Wednesday, June 16 at 8:00am, players, participants and officials in organized sports (recreational, amateur and professional) can practice and train with up to 10 people indoors and up to 25 people outdoors without social distancing. Masks are recommended when you can’t maintain a minimum physical distance of two metres (six feet) from others.


The province indicated that competitions for golf and tennis will be permitted during phase two within the approved gathering limits. Other sports who believe that they can hold competitions in phase two within these gathering limits are welcome to submit their plans for review to Jamie Ferguson at


Sports and performing arts spectators – Spectators are permitted (indoor and outdoor) for sports and performing arts hosted by a business or organization that have an event plan. Facilities are permitted to have spectators for up to 25% of capacity of the facility with a maximum of 50 people indoors and 75 people outdoors. 

Nova Scotia Press Release, June 15, 2021
Nova Scotia Reopening Plan