New COVID-19 safety measures in effect at county arenas

In alignment with the province’s latest public health measures and reduced capacity limits for indoor public settings, Haldimand County is implementing a number of changes to arena protocols effective immediately.

Members of the public who plan to visit an arena over the next few weeks are advised of the following changes:

  • Food/drink concessions and vending machines are NOT permitted to operate under the new provincial regulations
  • NO outside food and drink whatsoever may be brought into a county arena under the new provincial regulations (with the exception of water bottles for on-ice sport participants)

Further, the following protocols remain in effect:

  • Every person in the arena is required to wear a mask or face covering that covers their mouth, nose and chin. Exemptions include children under two (2) years of age and those who cannot wear a mask for a medical reason.
  • Individuals 12 years old and above must provide proof of vaccination to enter an arena, with limited exceptions. As of January 4, 2022, only vaccine certificates with an official QR code – shown on a mobile device or printed out – will be accepted as valid proof of vaccination as per provincial regulations.
  • All arena visitors must complete the online Arena Contact Tracing Form prior to entry.

Members of the public are encouraged to participate in scheduled arena programming but are urged to remain vigilant and follow public health protocols, especially with the emergence of new variants of concern.

Visitors are asked to be respectful of staff implementing these provincial requirements.

More information on arena programs and protocols, including a full schedule of holiday programming, is available on the county website at

Two pairs of women's figure skates on ice.