WHAT TO EXPECT

*UPDATES*

Posted January 24th

There will be no programming this week January 24-30, for all classes.  

We will contact members next on Monday January 31 by 10am, so keep an eye on your email and our Facebook page. 

Credits will be given out for this week as well and can be used for all future programming. Remember, these credits do not expire.

Posted January 18th

Due to the most recent COVID-19 public health measures, we will be pausing our recreational programming. There will be no programming this week January 17-23, for all classes.

We hope that the COVID situation will improve, and we will be able to pick up where we left off and finish our winter session on a shorter timeline.

We will send out updates weekly to our members on Monday's at 10am, so keep an eye on your email and our Facebook page.

Credits will be given out weekly  as well and can be used for all future programming. These credits do not expire.

Please note Drop In will also stay closed until further notice.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to our team at

[email protected]

We thank you for all your support and hope to have everyone back in the gym as quickly as possible.

Posted January 6th

Recommendations for our facility:

1. Winter Vaccination Policy: Polarettes Gymnastics Club follows recommendations set out by the Chief Medical Officer of Health. As such, we will not require proof of vaccination for athletes 18 years or younger. All persons 19 years and older must show proof of vaccination. Exceptions: One adult may accompany a child 11 years of age or younger if it is necessary for the adult to accompany the child for the purpose of participating in the activity or preparing to participate in the activity. 

2.Spectating/Viewing is closed: Our viewing area is open only for parents with a child under 6. They will be able to view from the upstairs area. If you have a child over the age of 6, you can come in and drop off your child, but we ask that you exit as soon as the class starts. Please follow all Yukon health recommendations. See above for vaccination policies. If capacity is reached, if your child needs special arrangements, please call 867-668-4794 to speak with our coordinators.

3. Masking; All classes Bears and higher(ages 5 +) will be required to be masked at all times during their class. Coaches have been advised to adjust their lesson plans to account for the added challenge of wearing a mask. All persons 5 years and up are required to wear a mask while in our facility.


4. Please only come to class if in excellent health: If your child becomes sick or has any covid symptoms you please stay home. If participants come to class with symptoms they will be sent home. You call email us at [email protected] to let our staff know if you are unable to attend due to illness.


5. Pick Up & Drop Off: Please communicate with your child regarding pick up and drop off locations. This is crucial given the dark and cold days. We will have additional staff at the exit door to ensure safe pick-up.

6. Bring a small water bottle. Our water fountain is currently closed, but the water bottle filling function is still operating.

7. Entering our Facility: Please do not enter the gym more than 5 minutes before your class. We have a capacity of 25 people on the floor. 

8.  Food/ Drink: No food or drink while viewing. Exception: Water for participants

Posted January 3rd

New Recommendations for our facility:

1. Winter Vaccination Policy: Polarettes Gymnastics Club follows recommendations set out by the Chief Medical Officer of Health. As such, we will not require proof of vaccination for athletes 18 years or younger. All persons 19 years and older must show proof of vaccination. Exceptions: One adult may accompany a child 11 years of age or younger if it is necessary for the adult to accompany the child for the purpose of participating in the activity or preparing to participate in the activity.                                         

If you will be staying to watch your child's class, proof of vaccination will be required. If your child is in a preschool class(bugs, bumblebee's, bunnies, badgers, bears) one parent may remain in the facility during the class. 

2. Refund Policy: There will be no refunds due to Covid.

3. Masking; All classes Bears and higher(ages 5 +) will be required to be masked at all times during their class. Coaches have been advised to adjust their lesson plans to account for the added challenge of wearing a mask. 
All persons 5 years and up must wear a mask while in our facility. 

4. Exposures within our facility: If an exposure occurs in our facility and Yukon Health requires an isolation period, all affected athletes will receive credit for the classes missed during that particular isolation. This only applies to exposures within Polarettes Gymnastics Club.

5. Viewing; we are currently unable to accommodate viewing due to our capacity limits(*NEW*)

6. Cleaning Protocols; our staff has been reminded of the cleaning protocols required for our facility. 

7. Pick Up & Drop Off; please communicate with your child regarding pick up and drop off locations. This is crucial given the dark and cold days. We will have additional staff at the exit door to ensure safe pick-up. 

Posted November 11th

1. Proof of Vaccination; anyone over the age of 12 will be required to show proof of vaccination and ID upon entry to the facility. This is done once for our athletes at the beginning of the session. 

2. Viewing; we are currently unable to accommodate viewing due to our capacity limits

3. Masking; we require our athletes to be masked at all times during their class. Coaches have been advised to adjust their lesson plans to account for the added challenge of wearing a mask. 

4. Cleaning Protocols; our staff has been reminded of the cleaning protocols required under the State of Emergency for our facility. 

5. Pick Up & Drop Off; please communicate with your child regarding pick up and drop off locations. This is crucial given the dark and cold days. We will have additional staff at the exit door to ensure safe pick-up. 

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We're working hard to keep our community safe and healthy; here's what you should expect when you come to our gym.

Before registering 

  • Please read the full Return to Play guidelines and ensure you're comfortable complying with them. By registering, you agree to follow our club rules and guidelines. 
     

  • Members are responsible for being up-to-date with guideline changes, checking e-mails, and reading the website to ensure their informed. No refunds will be provided if you choose not to inform yourself. 
     

  • We have one new waiver required by our insurance agency for participation in our programs. It will be e-mailed out before your first class and should be brought to the first day of classes. Hard copies are also available at the gym. Please ensure forms are completed in full. It must be returned to the gym before your next class with us by e-mail to [email protected] or in paper hard-copy. 

    • Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risks, and Indemnity Agreement - Download Here
       

Arriving at the gym and leaving the gym 
 

  • Masks are recommended in our space as per Yukon Health guidelines. 
     

  • Members must sanitize their hands before proceeding upstairs.
     

  • Come dressed to play; our bathrooms are small and could crowd easily 
     

  • Parents and guardians should follow the directions for viewing outlined in their welcome e-mail. Some classes have limited viewing due to lack of space
     

  • Bring a small water bottle filled with water and a bag to safely store the child's mask if it's removed during exercise. 
     

  • Place all items into the bins required - bins are sanitized after every class. 
     

  • All participants must wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds before entering the equipment area.
     

  • We are using a 1-way traffic flow - members should follow the floor markers. Parents should come to the back door for pick up. 

During the Class or Camp
 

  • Staff have the option to wear, or not wear, a mask in our space. 
     

  • Staff are unable to spot unless a safety risk - we prefer hands-on coaching - they may break physical distancing if there is a safety or health concern. 

  • Participants must sanitize or wash their hands every event rotation unless under the age of 2. If they need a special sanitizer or soap, please pack it with them. Nobody is exempt from washing their hands. 
     

  • Staff sanitize the equipment throughout the day. Members may see them spraying with foggers - they are spraying water-diluted isopropyl alcohol (the same ingredient used in hand sanitizer)
     

  • Participants must respect physical distancing and hygiene guidelines and should respect others.
     

  • If a participant falls ill, we will immediately mask them, isolate them from the group, and contact their parents for immediate pick-up. All other participants will wash their hands, and our staff will clean the equipment again if it hasn't been already. 

Program Closures 
 

  • Birthday parties will resume August 21, 2021

  • Open gym has returned to full capacity as of May 27th, 2021

  • School group rentals have returned and may be booked before June 12, 2021

  • Spectating for most programs remains limited, and large group bookings are closed until further notice. 
     

Other
 

  • No refunds will be issued. 
     

  • If we cancel a class, we will provide an equivalent value credit for future use. All other withdraws follow our regular cancellation policy outlined upon registration. 
     

  • The gym is professionally cleaned every night by our amazing janitorial team.
     

  • Return to Play guidelines are regularly updated to follow Yukon Health protocols.

  • Our club is closed to the public. We always know exactly who is in the club, when. Contact tracing is easy - though we hope it's never required. 


Scroll down in the PDF viewer to read our 
Return to Play Plan or download it HERE