Phase 2 Pt. B Effective Friday July 31
Effective Friday July 31 as directed by Public Health NS the wearing of non medical masks has become mandatory in required spaces across the province. In regards to Queens Place Emera Centre and the continuing phased re-opening plan now underway, please thoroughly review the attached referencing the Track, Fitness Classes and the Fitness Centre.
Ice Rentals Now Available
July 22, 2020; Liverpool, NS: Plans are now underway for Phase 3 re-opening of Queens Place Emera Centre, which includes the installation of ice. Staff are now taking bookings for August 3, 2020 and thereafter. The arena re-opening will require significant safety protocols to be in place. Users are being advised of these when booking ice.
“Safety is our number one priority. The rules and protocols for Queens Place Emera Centre are constantly being reviewed and re-evaluated based on current Public Health protocols. The safety measures in effect at Queens Place Emera Centre always meet or exceed recommendations of Public Health with regard to COVID-19. We look forward to the gradual increase in usage of Queens Place Emera Centre,” said David Dagley, Mayor of Region of Queens Municipality. There are different protocols in place at Queens Place Emera Centre for the fitness centre, indoor track and arena. The public gathering areas, such as the lobby are not open to the public at this point in time, due to current Public Health protocols.
Queens Place Emera Centre closed to the public on March 16, 2020, as a result of Public Health direction due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ice was removed from the arena, and maintenance work on the arena and other parts of Queens Place Emera Centre was completed during the closure. On June 22, 2020, the indoor track and fitness centre opened as part of the phased reopening of the facility as part of Phase 1, and on July 20, 2020, fitness classes resumed as part of the Phase 2 re-opening plans.
To enquire about booking ice, please contact Kristen Herman, Customer Service Manager at 902-354-4422.
Queens Place Emera Centre Re-Opening
June 12, 2020: The time has arrived where we can begin to partially re-open Queens Place Emera Centre to the public. During the past three months, our staff have been completing maintenance, offering on-line fitness classes, and cleaning rigorously to prepare to safely re-open according to the required public health protocols. WE MISS YOU and are excited to see you all again soon. We are pleased to begin the re-opening with Phase 1 which will involve re-opening the fitness centre and indoor track effective Monday, June 22, 2020. The initial re-opening of the Fitness Centre will be for those who had current memberships or previously purchased punch cards at the time of the facility closure, while the indoor track will be open to both members and non-members. The majority of access in the Fitness Centre will be by appointment to ensure you will have a spot when you arrive and that we are able to maintain the required physical distancing requirements. All members who previously provided permission to be contacted by email will be provided the specific details regarding appointments and the new health and safety protocols that are being implemented early next week. Those who did not provide permission to be contacted by email can look for this information which will be posted on our website and social media pages, or can contact the facility directly.
Once we are able to successfully make this transition, we will then move to Phase 2 which will see fitness classes once again offered. This date will be set shortly after we are able to assess the effectiveness and compliance by users in Phase 1.
Phase 3 of our re-opening plan will involve the re-installation of the ice surface in early September. We have considered the public health protocols that will be required to safely open the ice surface, dressing rooms, washrooms, et cetera to various participants. Based on current public health directives limiting use to 10 people, requirements for physical distancing at all times, and the continuous vigorous cleaning and disinfecting required prior to and after each user group, we cannot guarantee the safety of users of these areas consistently throughout each day during the summer, while maintaining the rest of the building. We must not jeopardize the safety and well-being of our users and residents, and ask that everyone be understanding concerning these few months of inconvenience. Throughout the summer, we will work on facility ice usage protocols based on the constantly evolving Public Health Guidelines to ensure the safety of both staff and user groups upon re-opening this part of the facility.
Thank you to the many people that have called and emailed positive comments and support for our staff during this shutdown period. We hope when you re-enter that you will be as proud as our staff are of how fresh and new the facility looks. We know we will not get the re-opening perfect, but will modify our plans continuously as we evaluate your feedback. Thank you for your patience. Now get your sneakers cleaned off and welcome back!
Hosting Information for Event Managers
The Region of Queens has taken a leadership role in regards to municipal major event attraction and execution, guided by the recent adoption of the Queens Event Strategy supporting the Vision that "Liverpool is a prime hosting destination in Nova Scotia."
The strategy promotes the use of selected municipal facilties as event venues. Queens Place Emera Centre, owned and operated by the Region of Queens is key to this initiative.
To support the promotion of Queens Place Emera Centre as a desired and leading hosting venue, a document Queens Place Emera Centre Hosting Information , has been created to deliver the necessary introductory information to assist prospective facility renters, event rights holders and community organizations bidding on major events.