*Please see below a media release issued by the City of Burlington.
Burlington, Ont.—Nov. 25, 2020 — Tim Hortons free skating will be available to Burlington residents. Starting Dec. 20, the City of Burlington is offering 65 free Tim Hortons recreational skating.
Keeping with current Provincial and public health directives, each skate time will allow for 10 people.
Residents wanting to skate can reserve their spot(s) up to 25-hours before their preferred ice time at burlington.ca/recreation.
“Since the Province and public health is restricting activities to only be done with household contacts, this is a great rental program for families to do something different, stretch their legs and let loose; especially as the weather turns colder. The benefits from a physical activity standpoint and what that can do for mental health could have significant benefits.” — Chris Glenn, Director of Parks and Recreation, City of Burlington
With recent changes to 10 people per indoor room for gyms, ice pads and meeting rooms and 50 people per pool, the City of Burlington is now opening rentals to household families for play and recreation. As of Dec. 14, gyms and pools can be rented for one-hour and ice pads can be rented for 30-minutes.
This rental program is intended to give family households a chance for fun, physical activity and mental wellness. Regular Play Standards to provide a safe and enjoyable experience will apply.
For more information, visit burlington.ca/rentals.
PLEASE NOTE: To stay updated on what the City of Burlington is doing regarding COVID-19, please visit the dedicated pages burlington.ca/coronavirus (and subscribe) and bit.ly/mayormeedwardCOVID19updates, and our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page — bit.ly/COVID19BurlingtonFAQ that are updated as new information becomes available.
A Burlington COVID-19 Task Force has been created to help support our community through this unprecedented emergency — updates will be provided at burlington.ca/COVID19taskforce.
To report an incident of non-compliance with provincial emergency orders, please contact the Halton Regional Police Service COVID-19 Hotline: 905-825-4722.
We’ve also created a dedicated page to feature the local organizations and businesses that have inspired us during the COVID-19 pandemic by taking action to support our community in new and creative ways — head to bit.ly/covidwallofinspiration.
HELPFUL RESOURCES & RELATED LINKS:
- Community questions and requests regarding City of Burlington services can be directed to Service Burlington by phone at 905-335-7777, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online.
- Halton Region has created a Reopening Schools resource webpage for parents, students and teachers at halton.ca/covid19.
- For further COVID-19 information, including where to get tested, please visit Halton Region Public Health halton.ca/coronavirus
- Residents can stay informed at burlington.ca/coronavirus as well as on our social media channels: @cityburlington on Twitter and facebook.com/cityburlington
- Questions about the cancellation of Recreation programs can be directed to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-335-7738
- City of Burlington: www.burlington.ca/coronavirus
- Resources for Residents & Non-Profit Organizations: www.burlington.ca/covid19resources.
- Halton Region: www.halton.ca/coronavirus
- Government of Ontario: www.ontario.ca/coronavirus
- Provincial Emergency Orders: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/200052
- Government of Canada: www.canada.ca/coronavirus
- World Health Organization: www.who.int
- Joseph Brant Hospital: josephbranthospital.ca/covid-19
- Team Burlington Business Supports: burlingtonchamber.com/team-burl-supporting-burl-business-during-covid-19/
- Burlington Food Bank: call 905-637-CARE (2273), or visit burlingtonfoodbank.ca
- Food for Life: call 905-635-1106 and press 7, or visit foodforlife.ca
- Canadian Mental Health Association – Halton Branch: call 289-291-5396, or visit halton.cmha.ca
*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist