Iqaluit to close all recreation facilities due to COVID-19 prevention
“Closing additional City facilities, as a precaution, in the near future is a possibility”
The City of Iqaluit is temporarily closing all recreation facilities throughout the city in light of the rapidly changing COVID-19 pandemic, city officials said in a news release issued today.
The city announced the following facilities will close on Tuesday, March 17:
- Arctic Winter Games Complex
- Arnaitok Arena
- Aquatic Centre
- Curling Rink
- Elders Qammaq
- Makkuttukkuvik Youth Centre
The announcement comes after the city said it would suspend group programs at facilities in Iqaluit.
“The City of Iqaluit continues to work closely with the Government of Nunavut’s Department of Health to monitor and respond as needed to the COVID-19 situation,” the release said.
The city said it will reassess cancellations and closures by April 7 and notify the public of any changes.
“The City is committed to providing essential services during the pandemic including water and sewer delivery, garbage pick-up and emergency services (fire, ambulance, dispatch). Closing additional City facilities, as a precaution, in the near future is a possibility,” the release said.
“The City will continue to provide all other services until further notice.”
For more information on recreation programs and facilities, including refund requests, the city asks that people visit this webpage or call the AWG Recreation Office at (867) 979-5611.
For information on preventive measures, see the Government of Nunavut’s webpage.
For information on travel and related advisories, see this Government of Canada webpage.