Programming is being modified to align Youth & Adult Sports Guidelines provided by the Minnesota Department of Health.
Duluth area businessman, and strong supporter of the Essentia Duluth Heritage Center Tom Wheeler, passed away in his Tucson, Arizona home last Friday June 26th. He was 74 Years old. Tom had a passion to support the Duluth community. Here at the Essentia Duluth Heritage Center you will see Tom’s name and photo on our Sill Arena Mezzanine. The Thomas B. Wheeler Collegiate Athlete Wall is a huge presentation of hockey players that have played at the next level. The special part of the wall is all players on it grew up in the Duluth area. Thomas was a very generous supporter of the EDHC.
Tom grew up playing hockey and football at Duluth East High School. He later went on to play college hockey at Hamilton College in New York.
At Essentia Duluth Heritage Center, the health and safety of our users is very important.
In accordance with local and federal guidelines, we are implementing a carefully planned approach to reopening our facilities. The plan includes a commitment to social distancing, extensive cleaning procedures and other safety measures that align with CDC recommendations.
On July 1, Games/Scrimmages (both within teams and between teams) can begin. Full team practices for all sports will also be permitted onsite. For organized sports of all ages, pod sizes for non-game settings are required to not exceed 25 people per pod, both inside and outside. Intermixing between pods should still be kept to a minimum. Having pods reduces the number or people potentially exposed, should there be a case of COVID-19, and assists in quickly identifying close contacts through tracing.
The Minnesota Department of Health recommends a phased in approach for the re-opening of sports. Teams and organizations should begin with inter-team scrimmages. Two weeks later, focus on playing teams in your local community followed by teams beyond your local community. It is important to research COVID-19 case activity level locally and in neighboring communities when making travel decisions as well as CDC guidance.
Each sport has a different level of contact. It is important to reduce contact between players as much as possible, even during games. It is important to remember that the more physical contact that occurs between people, the greater risk there is in spreading illness.
Information regarding Ice Hockey rental will be posted on the EDHC website soon.
Take Part in Our Pay It Forward PPE Project!
During each 4-hour volunteer session, 30 to 35 volunteers will assemble 6,000 face shields for use by front line workers needing added protection from the coronavirus. Volunteers will be provided with safety and assembly training, a T-shirt and masks, and prizes purchased from our local businesses.
In true pay-it-forward style, each volunteer session will allow us to distribute 500 masks to community members and organizations and raise $1,000 for your selected nonprofit partner.
Follow the WDIO link below for some great coverage on what is taking place in Seitz Arena!
If your own business/organization wanted to get involved please visit www.ecolibrium3.org/
Vintage Sports Camp is cancelling for the month of June
The Sports camp will look to open July 8th.
When we get new information it will be posted to this page, and our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.
City of Duluth Open Skates have been postponed until further notice.
TUESDAY PRESCHOOL SKATE
WEDNESDAY NIGHT OPEN SKATE
SUNDAY OPEN SKATES
Stay tuned for more updates!
Due to CDC protocols and social distancing our Wednesday Night Yoga classes have been canceled until further notice.
Stay connected with the Essentia Duluth Heritage Center page so you can be notified when classes start back up!
-The EDHC Staff
All Opportunities for Open Skate
Essentia Duluth Heritage Center Sponsored Skates
Monday and Wednesday – 10:30AM to 11:45AM ($4-dollar charge) ($3-Skate Rental) – The EDHC has a punch card available for $40 dollars that grants you 11 skates.
Tuesday and Thursday – 10:30AM to 11:45AM ($4-dollar charge) ($3-Skate Rental) – The EDHC has a punch card available for $40 dollars that grants you 11 skates.
City of Duluth Open Skate Offerings
Tuesday Preschool Skate – 9:15AM to 10:30AM ($2 Charge to Skate and Skate Rental is FREE)
Wednesday Night Skate – 6:30PM to 8:00PM (FREE Skate Rental & No Skating Charge)
Sunday Open Skate – (Look at the Rink Schedule tab on the website because times will vary) ($2 Charge to Skate and No Rental Skate Charge fee)
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us!
During the launch of our Values Banners project, we presented this video to depict who we are and what we stand for.
Check out this video to learn more about the EDHC's Values Banner Program.