Impact lesson programs will be running outdoors this fall, while strictly adhering to guidelines from Province of Ontario. We will also be implementing additional measures to ensure a safe environment for participants, volunteers, and staff. We will keep this page updated with any new information or changes, as mandated by Ontario Public Health. The health and safety of our community is our primary focus, and we will always be honest and transparent about what we’re dealing with.
In accordance with provincial guidelines, our outdoor lessons will operate as an "event" with a maximum of 25 people, which includes participants and instructors. We ask that parents stay along the sidelines, and out of the skatepark area.
Masks and Face-Coverings:
For our Fall Session, all participants, staff, and volunteers will wear face-coverings during the class. We ask that parents who stay as spectators also wear a face-covering when in close proximity to other parents.
To ensure everyone's safety, we will be conducting screenings with all participants and staff, which will include a brief verbal checklist to be completed upon arrival. In accordance with government guidelines, anyone with a temperature of 37.8°C or higher will be asked to stay home, or leave the program if they have already arrived. If fever or other symptoms develop at the lesson and the parent/care-giver is absent, the individual will be separated from the group with a staff member, until picked up and taken home. For more details, see our COVID Policy document.
We highly recommend people bring their own equipment, but Impact will still provide skateboards and safety gear to those who need to borrow them. All Impact skateboards, helmets, and pads will be sprayed with an alcohol-based solution between uses.
What to Bring:
We will require all participants, staff, and volunteers to bring a reusable mask and their own hand sanitizer. We also ask that your child does NOT bring any toys or games to the program, and of course, does not share snacks, drinks, or any other personal items with others.
Skateboard instruction is often hands-on, especially with newer skaters. Physical support is part of what helps kids learn quickly and safely. Physical distancing guidelines dictate that contact should be avoided unless necessary. Physical support with skateboarding might happen in certain situations, but it will not be the norm. We encourage parents/care-givers to carefully consider their child's temperament, physical ability, and determine whether or not this modified approach will be suitable for them. In the event that physical support is used, or any contact is made, all parties will wash hands or sanitize.
As things potentially change and new information becomes available, we will connect with registrants directly, and help you make informed decisions regarding the program. The pandemic has created a lot of uncertainty, and so we are proceeding with caution. If the risks become too great, we will cancel the program and issue refunds for any lessons that do not occur.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions! We have been working hard during this time to continue our evolving mission, even in the absence of in-person programming, and look forward to getting back to skating with the kids, while keeping things safe and fun for everyone.
Thank you for your patience, understanding, and support!