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Information your community league needs to participate in this new off-leash pilot.

Applications for the community rink off-leash pilot program are now closed.

Interested community leagues can now apply to designate a temporary off-leash area within community ice rinks between May and September as part of the Rink Off-leash Pilot Project.

For rinks to be considered, they must be fully boarded with grass bases. In addition, the following conditions must be met:

  1. Weatherproof signage must be present on site
  2. Bylaw and League contact information must be posted on the sign
  3. Signage about physical distancing, provided by the City of Edmonton, must be displayed.
  4. Waste containers must be available nearby and emptied regularly
  5. If additional waste containers are required they will be at the community league’s expense
  6. The League should consider providing dog waste bags to ensure users are able to remove defecation.
  7. Owners must have their dog on-leash outside of the rink area and stay on designated trails/paths
  8. Once closed for the season, the rink area must be cleaned to ensure it is ready for alternative use at the community league’s expense
  9. The rink may not be used for any other recreation activity during this period due to public health concerns
  10. The community league must have and maintain in good standing a tripartite licence agreement with the City for the location
  11. Community league must inform their insurance provider of their participation in the community league off-leash pilot program
  12. The League is responsible for monitoring off-leash use of the community rink, including appropriate physical distancing by users and adherence to Alberta Health gathering restrictions and public health measures.
  13. The League should consider regular sanitization of common contact points including entry gates and waste container lids. 
  14.  If noise, physical distancing or gathering complaints are reported for the space, Peace Officers/Animal Control Officers will review the location for suitability.