McKellar outdoor rink will remain open during provincial lockdown

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While the province of Ontario has been in lockdown since Dec. 26, the McKellar outdoor skating rink remains open.

The maximum amount of people allowed at the rink is 10 people and the township encourages everyone to practise safe COVID-19 measures such as physical distancing, mandatory face masks, frequent handwashing/sanitizing and abiding by the recommended number of people.

Change rooms and washrooms at the rink are closed.

The McKellar recreation committee is holding a “Get Outdoors McKellar” contest in January.

According to its Facebook page, the committee is unable to run its normal events and activities so is asking residents to get outdoors, have fun and take photos while enjoying winter activities.

Due to the lockdown, the McKellar emergency management committee has said that council and public meetings will no longer be in-person for the public, but ratepayers will be able to join in either by phone or video call.

The public library will continue to offer curbside pickup but will remain closed until it is safe to reopen.

The township said in a press release that it sincerely thanks and supports all of McKellar’s front-line workers for providing a safe, supportive and secure environment while coping with the pandemic.

Sarah Cooke’s reporting is funded by the Canadian government through its Local Journalism Initiative.

Sarah Cooke, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Parry Sound North Star