Applications for the community rink off-leash pilot program are now open. Community leagues, please contact your Neighbourhood Resource Coordinator or firstname.lastname@example.org for an application.
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:
Weatherproof signage must be present on site
Bylaw and League contact information must be posted on the sign
Signage about physical distancing, provided by the City of Edmonton, must be displayed.
Waste containers must be available nearby and emptied regularly
If additional waste containers are required they will be at the community league’s expense
The League should consider providing dog waste bags to ensure users are able to remove defecation.
Owners must have their dog on-leash outside of the rink area and stay on designated trails/paths
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
The rink may not be used for any other recreation activity during this period due to public health concerns
The community league must have and maintain in good standing a tripartite licence agreement with the City for the location
Community league must inform their insurance provider of their participation in the community league off-leash pilot program
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.
The League should consider regular sanitization of common contact points including entry gates and waste container lids.
If noise, physical distancing or gathering complaints are reported for the space, Peace Officers/Animal Control Officers will review the location for suitability.
For More Information
Off Leash Program Coordinator
If your community league is interested in participating in this pilot project, please contact the Off Leash Program Coordinator for more information.