Wellington North holds off on plans for walking, on-ice programming

WELLINGTON NORTH – Municipal officials here have decided to not implement indoor walking or on-ice programming such as public skating, shinny and other uses until further notice.

The decision was announced in a post on the township’s Facebook page on Nov. 24.

Ice rentals at the Arthur and Mount Forest arenas were opened to local residents, groups and organizations as of Nov. 4, when the township moved into phase two of its plan to reopen recreational facilities.

The municipality initially announced its “gradual approach” to reopening with the launch of phase one on Sept. 25, which opened ice rentals to just minor sports organizations.

The second phase included ice rentals for private organizations and the third phase was to be programming opportunities.

“We will continue to revaluate this decision and communicate any changes,” township officials note.

“Wellington North is currently within the orange (or restrict) classification and keeping employee and public health as our primary focus, we have decided not proceed with implementing any new programming at this time.

“Council and staff are wanting to offer more programming services in the near future, however, feel it prudent, at this time, to focus on the programming services we are currently offering.”