Bowling and Skating to return to the town

Skaters and bowling fans will be able to enjoy their chosen activity again following a Government announcement last night.

Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust will be reopening its KingPin Bowling Alley at Adwick Leisure Complex tomorrow (Saturday 15 August) and the Ice Caps ice rink at Doncaster Dome will reopen from Monday (August 17).

Michael Hart, chief executive of Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust, who manage the venues said: “This is another step in the phased reopening of our venues and activities. We know how disappointed many of our customers were when we were told that ice skating and bowling were not allowed to reopen at that point.

“We are really looking forward to welcoming people back to the two venues to enjoy bowling and skating again.

“As with all of our activities booking online will be necessary and we’ve put in place a number of measures to make sure that people feel safe and comfortable in visiting our venues.”

The measures include:

• Reduced capacity to observe social distancing measures

• Different entrance and exit points to the building 

• Enhanced cleaning and hygiene schedules

• Contactless payment at catering outlets preferred

• No entrance to site without a booking 

Added Michael: “We are also asking all customers to ensure that they follow the government guidance regarding hand washing, social distancing and reminding them that if they are experiencing any of the symptoms associated with coronavirus – temperature, persistent cough, loss of smell or taste – not to visit our venues and to stay at home.

“We are not reopening our soft play areas yet but will let all customers know when we plan to do this in a safe and measured way.

“A huge thank you to our staff who have worked extremely hard to implement the necessary changes and to customers who have visited our gyms and pools so far for their understanding and for respecting the measures in place.”

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