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Winter Trail Walking at Silver Lakes Golf Club - Feb 26th to Feb 28th

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Silver Lakes Golf & Country Club

21114 Yonge Street

East Gwillimbury, ON L9N 0J8

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Outdoor, lockdown-safe winter family fun - skating and walking trails - dogs on leash welcome. Hearty take-out and hot drinks.

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Trail Walking at Silver Lakes Golf & Country Club (Feb 26th to Feb 28th)

Please note this is the booking site for trail walking only. The booking site for skating can be ACCESSED HERE.

TIME SLOTS OPEN ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE, i.e., every Friday at10am, the following weeks’ time slots will be published on social media and on our website www.silverlakesgolf.com. Please check booking site frequently as there may be last minute cancellations. If slots open up and there is still time to fill them, we will post them on facebook ASAP, so please follow us on facebook to get the latest notifications. Please call us at 905 836 8070 if you are running behind - you will be considered a no-show if you are over 10 mins late and your spot may be given to someone else.

Silver Lakes Golf Club is offering outdoor winter activities including ice skating and walking trails. Given the challenges of the past year, we wanted to offer a bit of fun for the community and a chance to get outside with the family for some much-needed lockdown-safe exercise. Although there is no charge to use the ice pad or trails, we ask that you consider donating a small amount ($5 suggested) to one of three local charities (Bluedoor, Inn from the Cold, and Newmarket Food Pantry) who are helping those most in need during this pandemic and lockdown. We have a donation jar in our Bistro but you can also donate by using the links above.

WE ARE OPEN FROM FRIDAY, JAN 22 – bring your skates and your family! DOGS ON LEASH ARE WELCOME!

Every weekend, Fridays to Sundays (10am to 5:15pm), weather permitting, FREE OF CHARGE, you can skate on our very own ice pad! (scroll down below to see video of it being built!) At present, we are allowing only 5 people on the ice at a time, so it will feel like your own private ice rink.

We have also partnered with an incredible company, Skateez, which produces a product that are like “training wheels for skates.” Perfect for children, novice skaters, as well as people with disabilities. We have a limited number of Skateez that we would be able to offer for FREE, generously donated by Skateez. Please scroll down for more details. Take the fear out of falling – if you’ve always wanted to skate or bring your kids out skating, Skateez will give you or your kids the confidence to just get out and do it!

We have also opened up our beautiful course for walking trails – the longer one (2.5km) is our Ursa Major trail, the shorter one is our Ursa Minor trail (1.5km). We are doing our best to keep the trails clear so strollers should be fine, though please check our website www.silverlakesgolf.com for regular weather updates. We are allowing up to 5 people on our walking trails per session, departing every half hour, so you can count on a quiet walk.

We are launching a new sister business, Sixteen Lakes Kitchen & Bistro, which will be preparing a delicious selection of seasonal snacks, hearty soups and wraps to keep you going after a brisk skate or leisurely stroll. There will be hot chocolates for the kids and mulled wines for everyone else (a must-try)!

Delicious fresh and frozen take-home meals will also be available for purchase. Please scroll down below to see menu. Our takeout "hot" line is 905 836 8070x233. Order while out-and-about and have your food hot and ready for pick-up! We will also have a Pup-Up Shop so you can pick up awesome goodies for your furry friends.

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

DUE TO CURRENT LOCKDOWN IN PLACE UNTIL AT LEAST FEB 23rd, PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING LOCKDOWN-SPECIFIC MEASURES. We may modify our approach based on additional guidance from the Government.

WE ARE ALLOWING UP TO 5 SKATERS ON THE ICE AT ANY ONE TIME. WE ARE ALLOWING UP TO 5 PEOPLE TO BOOK A TRAIL WALK PER SESSION - departing every half hour. Please take as long as you need on the trails, which can be walked multiple times. The staggered start times are just a way for us to manage the flow of people on the property.

NO WALK-UPS ALLOWED - ALL VISITORS MUST BE BOOKED ONLINE, EXCEPT FOR TAKEOUT-ONLY CUSTOMERS.

We had originally planned to have cozy, wood-burning warming stations. However, as these could possibly lead to gatherings, we have removed them for the time being. When the current lockdown eases, we hope to bring them back. Please dress for the weather – wear warm clothes and appropriate footwear. You will not be permitted into the Clubhouse to warm up. If you need to warm up, please do so in your cars if possible.

WE WILL HAVE NO OUTDOOR SEATING SUCH AS PICNIC TABLES AVAILABLE. You will be able to sit on our locally-sourced hay bales in order to put on your skates. Post lockdown we hope to be able to provide ample seating to relax on.

NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINK IS ALLOWED – WE WILL HAVE HOT AND COLD DRINKS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE.

WE WILL ALSO BE SELLING TAKEOUT WRAPS AND SOUPS WHICH ARE EASY TO EAT WHILE STANDING OR WALKING. NO CONGREGATING WHILE EATING IS ALLOWED. SOCIAL GATHERINGS OF MORE THAN 5 PEOPLE ARE PROHIBITED. PLEASE STAY AT LEAST 2 METRES APART AT ALL TIMES.

MASKS MUST BE WORN OUTSIDE –INCLUDING WHEN WAITING IN LINE FOR TAKE OUT OR WAITING FOR THE WASHROOM. Please bring your own masks, though if you don’t have one, we have masks available.

SILVER LAKES IS OFFERING 3 SEPARATE ACTIVITIES - SKATING, WALKING AND TAKEOUT. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD YOU INTERPRET OUR OFFERING TO BE AN ORGANIZED EVENT. WE ARE PERMITTING THESE ACTIVITIES ON OUR PROPERTY, AND PUTTING IN PROCESSES TO KEEP THESE ACTIVITIES SAFE, BUT WE ARE NOT PROMOTING AN ORGANIZED EVENT OR ANY ORGANIZED EVENTS.

THIS MAY SEEM VERY RESTRICTIVE BUT WE MUST DO THIS IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO OPEN AT ALL. ANYONE NOT FOLLOWING THE RULES WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE. WE NEED YOUR COOPERATION TO MAKE THIS WORK – HELP US MAKE THE MOST OF THIS WINTER LOCKDOWN!

Please keep checking in with us as we may change this approach if government guidelines change. Ideally we would love to open up the ice to 2 groups of 5, for example, or allow additional seating or warming stations. Please stay tuned – we will be playing this by ear and updating this booking website and social media channels.

Why not take the hassle out of lunch or dinner? Take home some ready-made soup or our signature all-day breakfast hash, or else a frozen braised beef pie or lasagna from our takeout counter to heat up for dinner.

You do not need to book a spot if you just want to buy from our take-out counter, be it fresh or frozen foods. Just come on by. You can also drop by on your way up to or back from the cottage (post lockdown of course) to stock up on easy meals!

RULES AND REGULATIONS

• Skaters and walkers MUST BOOK ALL TIME SLOTS ONLINE. One person can book on behalf of a maximum of 5 people.

• FOR SKATING, EACH SKATER MUST BE COUNTED, SO FOR EXAMPLE, IF BOOKING FOR YOURSELF AND 2 KIDS, YOU MUST BOOK 3 SPACES. HOWEVER, IF YOU ARE, FOR EXAMPLE, A FAMILY OF 3 KIDS AND 2 ADULTS, AND THERE ARE ONLY 3 SPACES LEFT, YOU CAN STILL COME SO LONG AS ONLY 3 STAY ON THE ICE AT A TIME. SO 2 ADULTS COULD WATCH, OR 2 SKATERS COULD TAKE BREAKS AND SWAP OUT - AS LONG AS YOU KEEP TO YOUR MAX SPACES BOOKED AND THERE ARE NO MORE THAN 5 ON THE ICE AT A TIME. Please email us at events@silverlakesgolf.com if you have any questions at all about this - we can work around unique family circumstances.

• If you are only able to select "1" this means that there is only 1 spot left - if you are a couple, for example, wanting to use the walking trails, you will need to try to find another time slot that allows for 2 spaces.

• Each skating session is one hour, with 30 minutes for maintenance and turnaround.

• If you wish to skate and then walk, or vice versa, you must book two separate sessions, on two separate booking sites - this site for trail walking, and this site for skating. We cannot guarantee you will get adjacent sessions. Thank you for your understanding.

• If you change your plans, please cancel your registration ASAP (we ask for at least 24 hours' notice) to make the space available for someone else - we have an active waitlist. You have 20 mins to book once you have been notified that a spot has been released to you off the waitlist - all waitlisted people will be offered the spot at the same time so it's first come, first served. If no one books the spots by then, the spot will be opened up to everyone.

• Capacity is limited to 5 skaters per session. Social distancing protocols must be practiced, though skating closely with small children in your household is permitted.

• Capacity is limited to 5 trail walkers per session - departing every half hour. Social distancing protocols must be practiced. Please stay to the marked trail.

• All visitors, skaters, and walkers, MUST CHECK IN AT THE PRO SHOP. This is so we know who is on the property for contact tracing, safety and insurance purposes. A map of the property is available at check-in and also if you scroll down below. You will receive a #silverlakesskates sticker at check-in so we can confirm everyone on the property has registered.

• COVID face masks must be worn by all skaters on the rink and inside the Clubhouse. Children under 10 years of age must wear a CSA helmet with full facial protector – COVID face masks must be worn underneath. Children ages 10-16 are also required to wear helmets, but full facial protectors are not required. It is strongly recommended that all skaters wear a helmet.

• Washrooms are available in the Clubhouse but skates must be removed before going indoors. Washrooms are to be used one at a time – please form a line outside the Clubhouse. Diaper change available in women’s change room.

• We have first aid points and marshalls on the property to help ensure safety.

• Plenty of free parking available

• Unfortunately, we do not offer skate rentals.

• Hockey or shinny is not permitted.

• DOGS MUST BE KEPT ON LEASH –WARNING - THERE ARE MANY PONDS AND LAKES ON THE PROPERTY – WHILE THESE ARE CLEARLY MARKED, DOGS THAT RUN ONTO THESE PONDS COULD FALL IN - DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CHASE AFTER YOUR DOG ON ANY ICE SURFACE.

• You must clean up after your dog and dispose of waste in the bins provided (located at the entrance/exit of the trail as well as midway). Baggies are available at the Clubhouse if requested. We will have watering stations for your dogs to drink from at the entrance/exit of the trails.

• PLEASE DO NOT LITTER! TRASH BINS HAVE BEEN PROVIDED.

• Please contact events@silverlakesgolf.com if you are interested in booking a private or corporate event post lockdown. You can also email us at events@silverlakesgolf.com if you are having problems booking a time slot or if you need help cancelling a time slot.

• Your safety is our number 1 priority. Please maintain a safe distance of at least 6 feet from other people. Stay at home if you are feeling sick, have been out of the country, or suspect you have been exposed to COVID-19. Wash or sanitize your hands. We cannot guarantee you will not be exposed to COVID-19 - you assume the risk of COVID-19 exposure when you participate in activities at Silver Lakes.

• GATES CLOSE AT 5:15 SHARP – PLEASE START HEADING BACK TO YOUR CARS BY 5 – LAST ENTRANCE FOR WALK IS AT4pm.

• WARNING - Ice skating, winter trail walking and other outdoor activities involve inherent risks, including personal injury and death. By participating in these activities at Silver Lakes Golf & Country Club Ltd., you do so at your own risk and you assume these risks voluntarily. You and your legal representatives agree to waive all claims that you may have in the future and to release and forever discharge Silver Lakes Golf & Country Club Ltd. from all liability for all personal injury, death, property damage or loss resulting from your participation in these activities at Silver Lakes Golf & Country Club Ltd.

• While we are doing our best to clear the snow off the paths, we are not salting the paths so conditions can still be icy. Silver Lakes reserves the right to cancel any time slots due to bad weather or other safety concerns. You will be emailed with as much notice as possible if we have to cancel any time slots. If you have booked you will receive an email on the day of your reservation confirming the weather conditions for the day, though we urge you to check our website regularly at www.silverlakesgolf.com for weather updates. If the conditions are icy or snowy but not overly so, we will likely be open; however, if you are elderly or are using a stroller, we ask that you consider coming on a different day and giving your spot to someone else.

• If you are interested in a set of Skateez for yourself or your family, please let us know. Upon booking, you will be asked to confirm if you would like a set of Skateez, along with what size. ONLY ONE PAIR PER FAMILY. When you come in for your skate, we will help you fit them, although they are very easy to use. See Skateez for more information on the product as well as sizing and weight limits.


		Winter Trail Walking at Silver Lakes Golf Club  - Feb 26th to Feb 28th image

		Winter Trail Walking at Silver Lakes Golf Club  - Feb 26th to Feb 28th image

		Winter Trail Walking at Silver Lakes Golf Club  - Feb 26th to Feb 28th image

		Winter Trail Walking at Silver Lakes Golf Club  - Feb 26th to Feb 28th image

		Winter Trail Walking at Silver Lakes Golf Club  - Feb 26th to Feb 28th image

		Winter Trail Walking at Silver Lakes Golf Club  - Feb 26th to Feb 28th image
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Silver Lakes Golf & Country Club

21114 Yonge Street

East Gwillimbury, ON L9N 0J8

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