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COVID-19 Black Diamond Phase Rules and Guidelines for the Dobson Ice Arena 

These rules are to preserve the health and safety of our ice rink participants and staff and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Includes public skating, freestyle sessions (figure skating), skating clinics, hockey clinics and any other skills-and-drills oriented use. Modified non-contact game play is allowed. Below is a partial list of protocols; please click here for a comprehensive list of Dobson Ice Arena COVID-19 protocols.

  • If you are sick, please stay home.
  • Per state mask order and Eagle county health order: All guests, ages 3 and older, are required to wear a cloth face covering that covers their mouth and nose at all times while in Dobson Arena, including while skating.
  • Skate sharpening is available. All skates must be prepaid and left overnight for service. We will not sharpen skates the same day.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled ice time. No one will be allowed to enter the building prior. All guests will need to exit the building within 15 minutes of exiting the ice.
  • All groups renting the ice will need to provide Dobson staff a roster of all participants designated for each session prior to the day of rental. Anyone who is sick or displays any symptoms of illness will not be allowed to enter. 
  • As many interior doors as possible will be propped open to reduce the number of high-touch areas. This will include locker rooms, restrooms, and ice rink gates when applicable. Ice rink gates will need to be secure during hockey use for safety purposes.
  • All registrations, rental fees, and payments will be made online. Guests will only need to check-in at the skate rental counter to confirm payment and registration. 
  • All participants will need to be supervised for skating clinics or hockey clinics. Staff will monitor public skating. 
  • Guests are encouraged to bring their own water bottle. Water fountains will not be available, however the water bottle fill station will be available. 
  • No water bottle sharing. No spitting or nose blowing is permitted on the ice. Please use a trash can or tissue if needed.
  • All organized skills and drills will abide by social distancing guidelines. 
  • All player benches, penalty boxes, and the scorer’s box will be off limits. 
  • Participants will be given 10 minutes to change out of skates and any gear before leaving the designated staging areas to exit the building. 
  • All personal equipment and items must be taken from the arena with the skater. Skaters are not allowed to leave gear at the arena for later sessions in the day. 
  • Chairs, benches and high-touch points will be treated with disinfectant during transitions.
  • A parent or guardian is allowed to enter the arena with their skater and tie skates. They may then remain in the bleachers during abiding by social distancing. All guests will exit through the upper, west doors.
  • Anyone who cannot comply with social distancing and Dobson Arena protocols will be asked to leave and/or not permitted to participate in the future.

 

The Vail Recreation District has welcomed nationally and internationally-known figure skating coaches to its staff to elevate Dobson Ice Arena's learn to skate programs. Tara Lane, Charli Kennedy and Courtney Gill bring with them a broad history of coaching, show skating and competitive figure skating to the ice arena.

 

Tara Lane  |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. |  970-331-4819

All ages & levels. Beginning skating, all figure skating levels, power skating for hockey 

Tara Lane started coaching in 1988 and has been coaching figure skating and hockey power skating at Dobson Ice Arena since 2006. Lane's coaching style fosters education for skaters and their parents, progressive techniques for skills development and helping skaters reach their true potential both on and off the ice. Lane says she's excited to work with the new coaches and watch Dobson's skaters foster new skills and techniques, while they have fun in a safe and friendly environment. Lane's competitive history includes competing at the Sectional level for several years in individual figure skating. Additionally, Tara has earned her USFSA Gold Medals (passing through senior level) in figures, freestyle, moves in the field and dance, in addition to two international dances and is a Professional Skaters Association (PSA) Master Rated Coach. Lane is very successful with her figure skating students in basic skills, freestyle, moves in the field, choreography and power skating. In addition, she coaches power skating for hockey players and teams of all ages and abilities. She is the head coach and owner of "Power On Ice" power skating clinics and camps in the Vail Valley, has helped with nationally-recognized power skating programs (Laura Stamm and Robbie Glantz) and was the power skating coach for National Hockey League Hall of Fame inductee Bryan Trottier's summer TNT hockey camps. Tara also enjoys water skiing and snow skiing with her husband Matt, is a Motivational Speaker on a national level for multiple sclerosis patient advocacy and enjoys helping the Multiple Sclerosis Community.

 

Charli Kennedy  |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

All ages & levels.  Beginning skating, all figure skating levels.

Show director for the Skating Club of Vail.
Charli was born and raised in Birmingham, England and started skating at the age of five. Charli's figure skating history includes competing for England in free skate and pairs. She was a gold medalist at the all England championships and placed on the British Team. Charli won gold in the world championships for synchronized skating and ranked 9th in Great Britain when she was 17 years old. 
Charli was accepted into a professional dance school in London, UK although took her first contract as a professional figure skater at age 17. Charli skated for eight years, professionally touring the world with Disney On Ice. She was a part of 'High School Musical the Ice Tour', 'Let's Celebrate' and 'Princess Classics'. 
Charli moved to Vail to pursue a coaching career where she loves to instill her passion for the sport in her students.