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Skatelending Program: COVID-19 Update

The Ice Skates program collects and lends skates for the season to anyone who asks.

Due to COVID restrictions All Saints’ Church we will not be offering skate lending to individuals on Saturday mornings this season as we have for the past 18 years. However, we will offer our skates to groups who ask for 5 or more pair of skates for their special event. They need only call the church office at 519 253 8001 to make their request known and the coordinator (me)  will contact them to come up with a plan to pick up and return the skates in a safe, COVID conscious way.

If you need to return our skates from the past season which ended at the end of February,  the return period was cut short by the pandemic. So we will accept returned skates on Saturday mornings from 10 am to 11 am at the Scott Hall entrance (south side of the church property). That will also be the time and place when we will accept donations of skates to add to our inventory. Only skates size 5 and up, please. Skates size 4 and under will be available free of charge but personal fitting assistance will not be available.  This will start on the first Saturday in December and on every Saturday morning through to the end of February.

Please note that information shared by the City of Windsor is out of date: We cannot offer lessons, or our regular Saturday morning fitting sessions.

We lend (at no charge, so not a rental) skates that have been donated to us for this purpose. We have been doing this for the past 18 years. We now have more small size skates than we need so we will give them to you if you ask; sizes 1 to 4 in figure and hockey skates.
We need more of the larger skates. We would welcome your donation of sizes 5 to 13. We would also offer you $10. a pair for sizes 10 to 13.

We are grateful for the gift of time from our community partners, the generous donations of money to fund our program, and skate sharpening by local skate shops.

Planning a special skating event but need more skates for your group? We can help! Call the church office at 519 253 8001 (9 to noon, Mon to Fri) and leave a message for the skate-lending crew.

Note: Because of COVID-19 safety measures, skate pick up will not be available until at least September 2020. Please check here or our social media for updates, or call the office at 519-253-8001.