The new ice allocation policy will help accomodate growing youth groups and clubs in Vanderhoof

New policy for ice

An ice allocation policy will be coming to Vanderhoof’s ice arena next year.

Vivian ChuiOmineca Express

 

An ice allocation policy will be coming to Vanderhoof’s ice arena next year.

The District has just passed a motion to establish a policy for ice use during last council meeting on Aug. 24.

In consultation with user groups — including speed skating, figure skating, and hockey — the council looks to have a policy that provides clarity and it may not change the current procedures in allocating ice, said Tom Clement, the District’s Chief Administrative Officer.

“Right now it has been the way it is forever, nothing has been in writing,” Clement said. “The policy is still going to call for the users to be able to work together.”

User groups currently meet one to two times a year in April or at the end of the summer with their projected dates, and the arena manager creates a schedule accordingly.

Clement said that a written policy will help solve conflicts that have arisen in the past for ice time.

“One of the things happening is that clubs are getting bigger, speed skating is one of the ones,” he said. “We’re getting more people using the arena — in particular the youth sports — sometimes we need to do things to accommodate everybody.”

Calvin Desmarais, ice coordinator of the Nechako Lakes Speed Skating Club said that a policy in place for people to follow will help give a consistent process to ice allocation.

“We all want what we want, for the most part we work together,” said Desmarais.“At times there are conflicts and there’s no arbitration process.”

Clement said the priorities for the arena’s ice would be community use from the District, then youth groups according to a formula based on their number of registrants, and then adult groups, who have the last priority.

Just Posted

New plan to benefit B.C.’s arts communities announced

Vanderhoof arts scene may benefit from potential grants

Highlights and winners from the Binche Fishing Derby

The third annual event was a massive succes

France doubles up Croatia 4-2 to win World Cup

Played in Moscow Russia, latest Fifa World Cup marks the highest scoring final since 1966

Government of Canada announces new funding agreement with B.C.

Funding goes to finding and keeping good jobs for B.C. residents

Applications for high-speed internet in rural communities being accepted

According to a news release that was issued by the Ministry of… Continue reading

VIDEO: Visual recap of Vancouver Island MusicFest

Walk Off The Earth, Passenger, Arlo Guthrie among highlights

Trudeau’s youth council divided over Trans Mountain pipeline purchase

A letter signed by 16 past and present members was made public today, asking the federal government to reverse course

Hulk Hogan reinstated into wrestling Hall of Fame

Hogan had used racial slurs caught on video when talking about his daughter sleeping with a black man

‘Lava bomb’ through roof of tour boat injures 22 in Hawaii

“An explosion occurred near the shoreline hurling hot lava rocks towards the boat and injuring several passengers”

B.C. teen meets Nicolas Cage

Filming mob movie in downtown Vernon, B.C.

Critics claim Trump “defended a tyrant”

Trump questions US intel, not Putin, on Russia 2016 meddling

B.C. MLAs choose new children’s watchdog

Jennifer Charlesworth has worked in government, social services

B.C. reporter calls out immigration photo on social media as fake news

A Vancouver reporter is calling out a British politician for spreading fake news

Hundreds of Arctic glaciers shrinking, disappearing

Out of 1,773 glaciers, 1,353 shrank significantly between 2000 and 2016

Most Read