Reopening of the Arenas

The Southampton Coliseum and Saugeen Shores Complex (Plex) are reopening following a phased in approach. During phase 1 the arenas will be open for minor sports only. Please review important information below prior to your arrival.

  • Southampton Coliseum: reopening September 28
  • Saugeen Shores Community Complex: reopening October 14
 Reopening plan

 Phased-in reopening approach

  • Phase 1: Minor sports, modified hours of operation
  • Phase 2: Expand to include recreational teams and private rentals, target date: early November
  • Phase 3: Expand to include recreational skating and Town programs, target date: TBD

Protocols are in place in order to manage building capacity and mitigate risk. These protocols and flow plans are in place for phase 1 and are subject change at any time.

Screening protocols and self-screening tool

All participants and spectators must self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms prior to arriving at the arenas. If you or any member of your household have any symptoms or cannot pass the screening questions, do not come to the arena. Individual user groups may have their own screen protocols in place.

Use the Grey Bruce Health Unit's screening checklist, Ontario's self-assessment tool or Ontario's school screening tool prior to every visit.

If you feel sick, please stay home.

 Plex flow: arriving, moving through and exiting the arena

Saugeen Shores Community Complex

There are two facility flow plans for the Plex, one for groups that require parent assistance and another for groups returning to the dressing room to remove skates, unassisted. 

 

 Flow Through Plan

This plan is designed for groups that require parent/caregiver assistance. Download the facility map.

Facility entrance and lobby

Participants and spectators (1 per participant max.) will enter through the same entrance.

  • Enter through the main Plex entrance
  • Doors will open 15 minutes prior to ice time and will remain open until 5 minutes prior to ice time (i.e. if the ice time is at 5pm, the doors will be open from 4:45-4:55)
  • Line-up outside the entrance keeping 2 metres apart. Arrive close to your entry time to avoid congregating
  • Everyone must self-screen prior to arrival (see above)
  • Once inside, stop and sanitize hands
  • Proceed into arena lobby
  • Check board for dressing room and spectator zone assignments
  • Proceed to dressing rooms

Ice entry and exit

Parents/caregivers (spectators) will be permitted in the dressing room to assist with skate tying. Masks must be worn at all times. Participants are required to wear a mask until their helmet is on in the dressing room.

  • Two dressing rooms will be assigned per team. Participants will not return to the dressing rooms after ice time
  • Participants will proceed to designated dressing room with parent/caregiver
  • Masks must be worn at all times by parent/caregiver
  • Once participant is ready, parent/caregiver will exit to spectator area via designated ice entrance
  • No belongings/bags will be left in the dressing room. Parent/caregiver will take participant's bag to the stands
  • Once in spectator area, parent/caregiver cannot return to dressing room hallway
  • Participants will enter the ice at the start of their ice time
  • All participants will exit the ice via the Home bench to the Club room and lobby to remove skates, helmet, gloves. Participants will go through the Club room to get to the lobby
  • Parent/caregiver will meet participant in lobby or Club room to assist with skate/helmet removal
  • Space allows both teams to remove skates at same time
  • Once skates and helmet are removed, parent/caregiver and participant will exit facility together via the  north west exit
  • Participants are required to put on their put their mask on once in the Club room/lobby and to exit the facility
Return to Dressing Room Plan

This plan is prepared for groups that return to the dressing room at the end of their ice time. Download the facility map.

Facility entrance and lobby

Participants and spectators (1 per participant max.) will enter through the same entrance.

  • Enter through the main Plex entrance
  • Doors will open 15 minutes prior to ice time and will remain open until 5 minutes prior to ice time (i.e. if the ice time is at 5pm, the doors will be open from 4:45-4:55)
  • Line-up outside the entrance keeping 2 metres apart. Arrive close to your entry time to avoid congregating
  • Everyone must self-screen prior to arrival (see above)
  • Once inside, stop and sanitize hands
  • Proceed into arena lobby
  • Check board for dressing room and spectator zone assignments
  • Participant and spectator proceed to dressing room hallway
  • Participants proceed to designated dressing room
  • Spectators proceed to stands via North ice entrance from the dressing room hallway

Ice entry

Participants are required to wear a mask until their helmet is on in the dressing room.

  • Two dressing rooms will be assigned per team
  • Participants proceed to designated dressing room to put on skates, gloves and helmet
  • Participants remain in their dressing room until the buzzer sounds then enter ice using appropriate entrance

Ice exit

  • Participants exit the ice via the appropriate ice door and return to dressing room to remove skates, helmet and gloves
  • Remain in the dressing room until they hear the buzzer for the next ice time to begin
  • Follow the dressing room hallway north to exit into the lobby to exit the facility
  • Participants are required to put their mask on once in the dressing room and to exit the facility

Facility exit

  • Spectators exit the stands to the north (lobby) end at the end of the ice time
  • Spectators use the west door from the arena surface into the lobby and then exit the facility via the north west exit
  • Participants exit the facility via through the main Plex doors. They will follow the dressing hallway to the lobby to exit

Exceptions

  • If users require the use of accessible entrance or exit, doors on west side may be used
  • In the event of an emergency, occupants should leave the facility through the closest exit regardless of facility flow
Coliseum flow: arriving, moving through and exiting the arena

Southampton Coliseum

View phase 1 facility flow plan, and read the details below. 

Facility entrance

Participants and spectators (1 per participant max.) will enter through the same entrance.

  • Enter through the east entrance
  • Doors will open 15 minutes prior to ice time and will remain open until 5 minutes prior to ice time (i.e. if the ice time is at 5pm, the doors will be open from 4:45-4:55)
  • Line-up outside the entrance keeping 2 metres apart. Arrive close to your entry time to avoid congregating
  • Everyone must self-screen prior to arrival (see above)
  • Once inside, stop and sanitize hands
  • Check board for dressing room and spectator zone assignments
  • Proceed into arena

Ice entry and exit

Parents/caregivers (spectators) will be permitted in the dressing room to provide assistance with skate tying. Masks must be worn at all times. Participants are required to wear a mask until their helmet is on in the dressing room.

Facility flow through - parent/caregiver assistance required

  • Two dressing rooms will be assigned per team. Participants will not return to the dressing rooms after ice time
  • Participants will proceed to designated dressing room with parent/caregiver
  • Masks must be worn at all times by parent/caregiver
  • Once participant is ready, parent/caregiver will exit to spectator area via designated corridor
  • No belongings/bags will be left in the dressing room. Parent/caregiver will take participant's bag to the stands
  • Once in spectator area, parent/caregiver cannot return to dressing room hallway
  • Participants will enter the ice at the start of their ice time
  • Participants will exit the ice via the visitors bench and go through into the lobby to remove skates, helmet, gloves
  • Parent/caregiver will meet participant in lobby to assist with skate/helmet removal. Entry to lobby may be staggered depending on capacity
  • Once skates and helmet are removed, parent/caregiver and participant will exit facility together via north doors
  • Participants will be required to put their mask on in the lobby and when exiting

Facility flow through - no assistance required

  • Two dressing rooms will be assigned per team or group. Participants will not return to the dressing rooms after ice time
  • Participants will proceed to designated dressing room
  • Parent/caregiver (spectators) will proceed to designated spectator area 
  • No belongings will be left in the dressing room. User groups will manage bags, or participants may place them at the appropriate players' bench
  • Participants will enter the ice at the start of their ice time
  • Participants will exit the ice via the visitors bench and go through into the lobby to remove skates/helmet
  • At end of ice time, spectators will exit the stands to the west and leave the facility via the north exit doors  
  • Participants will remove their skates/helmet in the lobby and exit facility via north doors
  • Participants will be required to put their mask on in the lobby and when exiting

Exceptions

  • If users require the use of accessible entrance or exit, doors on west side may be used
  • In the event of an emergency, occupants should leave the facility through the closest exit regardless of facility flow
Facility protocols: what to expect

Protocols are in place in order to manage building capacity and mitigate risk. These protocols are in place for phase 1 and are subject change at any time.

Face coverings or masks

  • Face coverings or masks are required in all areas of the facility except on the ice surface
  • Face coverings or masks are required until participants have their helmet on, ready to enter ice

Participants

  • Must arrive and leave dressed except for helmet, skates and gloves
  • If possible, bring a smaller bag for belongings instead of a hockey bag
  • Goalies must arrive with their base layer, socks and hockey pants on. They are permitted to bring a bag with the rest of their gear to put on
  • Washrooms will be open in dressing rooms, showers will be closed
  • Absolutely no spitting, snorting or snotting on ice surface, players benches or dressing rooms
  • Absolutely no sharing of water bottles
  • Participants will not return to dressing rooms when exiting ice
  • Participants are required to wear a mask until their helmet is on in the dressing room

Spectators (parent/caregiver)

  • 1 spectator per minor aged participant (under 18) will be permitted in the facility
  • Siblings and children are not permitted in the facility
  • Exit facility immediately following end of ice time, unless assisting your child
  • Must remain in designated spectator areas and maintain physical distance at all times
  • Spectators are not permitted to enter and exit the facility during the ice time
  • Public washrooms will be available
  • Masks are required at all times

Facility access

  • Access will be provided 15 minutes before ice time
  • User groups will have 15 minutes to exit the facility after leaving the ice
  • Spectators will wait for participants in parking lot, unless removing skates/helmet
  • Off-ice warm-ups or dryland training are not permitted in the facility
  • Everyone is expected to follow directional arrows, signage, hand sanitizing protocols and physical distancing practices

Food and drink

  • No shared food or drinks are permitted
  • Individual food or beverages are permitted; however keep in mind that masks are required except when on the ice surface
  • Water bottle fill stations will be open but try to arrive with a full water bottle
  • All garbage must be deposited in waste containers, not left behind on benches, dressing room floors or in stands
 Contact us

If you have questions or concerns, please contact us: 

Lisa Billing, Manager, Recreation

519-832-2008 ext 124, lisa.billing@saugeenshores.ca

Locations

Both facilities offer:

  • Multi-purpose rooms and halls
  • Canteens
  • Off-season floor rentals

The Southampton Coliseum is also home to the Southampton Curling Club.