Tuesday, December 21, 2021 - 9:15 AM

The Loop is Open with COVID-19 Requirements

Image of the Loop at Bannerman Park with Ice and snow

The Loop at Bannerman Park opens today (Tuesday, Dec. 21) and remains open for the 2021-22 season daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. when conditions are favourable.

The Loop is closed for maintenance daily from 1 to 2 p.m. and Friday to Monday from 4 to 5 p.m.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic new safety requirements are in effect this season:

  • Maximum capacity is 80 persons per skating session.
  • A temporary fence is installed around the perimeter with accessible access at the entryway from the Bannerman Park parking lot along Bannerman Road.
  • Access is on a first come, first served basis. We are not able to accommodate ‘bookings’ for skating sessions.
  • Skating sessions are 50 minutes each, starting at the top of the hour, with 10 minutes allotted for skater changeover.
  • Staff will signal the end of the skating session when the ice is to be vacated.
  • All patrons must respect public health measures including keeping 2 metres of physical distance from those that are not close contacts.
  • Individuals 19 years or older must show proof of vaccination and photo identification to enter any Recreation facility operated by the City of St. John's or participate in any City-run recreation or entertainment program, including The Loop. 

Call the Loop Line at 733-LOOP (5667) to check if it’s open. The Loop Line is updated for closures resulting from poor conditions. Learn all details on The Loop webpage.