Being orange in terms of COVID-19 restrictions is a green light for recreation facilities to reopen.

Cochrane’s director of community services, Jason Boyer, says he and his staff are excited to have everything open at the Tim Horton Event Centre.

“It pretty much means that we’re going back to the way it was before Christmas,” Boyer explains, “with the same protocols with ice being open, pool, fitness gym all open.”

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He tells My Cochrane Now Dot Com that the fitness gym opens tomorrow (Wednesday); the swimming pool on Saturday and the rink at the beginning of next week.

“We’re building it this week and should everything go smoothly, we’ll be ready for ice rentals on Monday.”

The ice was taken out of the rink during the lockdown, as a cost-saving measure.