Open Gym Updates for Minors
Good evening to all,
We have been hearing from a lot of parents over the past 24 hours with concerns about us being open once schools are cancelled. We heard from a lot of parents who are concerned about their children being here without the permission of their parents.We have listened to the concerns of all of the parents who called us, and have made some changes that will be implemented once schools are officially cancelled.
Children under the age of 18 will not be permitted to access the facility, unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18.
For anyone who looks like they might be under the age of 18, we will be checking ID, just like they would at a bar. This is the only way that we can guarantee that no minors are here without parent permission.
If you do not have your ID, you may not be permitted to access the facility. Please, please, please bring ID with you. It needs to have a birth date and a photo on it, so things like a drivers license are perfect. We will also accept post-secondary ID's, as long as they have a photo.
If you are under the age of 18 and really want to be here, players can have their parents drop them off at the centre. The catch is that your parents will have to come in and sign a permission form for you to be here. No permission form, no gym time.
We know that there will be some people who are disappointed by this. We know that a lot of teenagers were banking on being able to come and shoot some hoops. We are trying to find a way for you to be here, but we also need to respect the wishes of your parents. If they don't want you to leave the house, we are not going to allow you to be here. If they are alright with it, get them to come in and sign that permission form that lets our staff know that you are allowed to be here.