Crosslink County Sportsplex in shutdown mode to all competitive hockey effective Nov. 13

The County of Grande Prairie Kings and Sexsmith Sabres in recent North West Junior Hockey League exhibition action at the Crosslink County Sportsplex. The County of Grande Prairie issued a release on Nov. 13, stating the county facility will close its ice rinks to all competitive hockey until Nov. 27, in relation to the uptick in COVID-19 cases within the city and county of Grande Prairie. Gordon Anderson/Daily Herald-Tribune

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The County of Grande Prairie issued a release on Nov. 13, shutting down both ice rinks at the Crosslink County Sportsplex and postponing all of its schedule competitive and recreational hockey from Nov. 13 to Nov. 27.

The ruling effects the County of Grande Prairie Kings, the Grande Prairie Minor Hockey Association, the Peace Country Female Athletic Club teams and the teams in the elite stream of the Grande Peace Athletic Club.

Part of the conditions in this mandatory pause include all practices, games. competitions and team activities. The entire Alberta Elite Hockey League and Alberta Female Hockey League schedule, dated between Nov. 13 and Nov. 27, will be postponed.

The pause does not apply to the Alberta Junior Hockey League.

The Kings North West Junior Hockey League game in Fairview on Friday night is postponed and the return game on Saturday night at the county facility is also postponed.

Ice surface usage is restricted to limited use by school groups and families from the same household.

The Trican Fieldhouse and Happy Trails Walking Track are limited to individual use or family use from the same household.

The Seniors Walk and Talk is postponed for two weeks.

Motion Fitness will remain open to individual use, with health and safety protocols in place.

“Although the restrictions for indoor physical fitness and group sports are specific to metropolitan areas, including the City of Grande Prairie, these temporary measures follow the additional rules put in place by the Province to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and are consistent with other facilities in the area,” the release said.

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