Good afternoon,

The Town of New Tecumseth, following the guidance provided by the government of Ontario and the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, continues to reopen recreation amenities, facilities, and programs using a gradual and phased approach.

The province of Ontario released the revised regulations with respect to capacity limits and other regulations for recreation facilities during COVID-19. In response, the Parks, Recreation & Culture Department will be lifting restrictions and modifying programs and services, including capacity limits, according to the regulations effective January 31, 2022.

Screening and Proof of Vaccination

Active screening of all participants and visitors to our facility is required. Please self-screen prior to attending your program using the Provincial Self Screening Tool If you are feeling ill or answer yes to any of the screening questions prior to arriving at the recreation centre, please do not attend your program.

Both enhanced proof of vaccination/QR Code or medical exemption, and *acceptable ID are required to be presented upon arriving at the recreation centre for individuals 12 years of age or older. A paper or digital copy of your QR code will be accepted.

*Identification Requirements: Those 18+ must show original ID (digital version or pictures of ID not accepted). All persons 12 to 17 years of age can provide a digital form of identification (photo / scan). School ID is permitted if the name and birthdate of the individual is noted on the ID.

  • Children who are under 12 years of age will be exempt from providing proof of vaccination.
  • Effective January 1, 2022, all children have a grace period of 12 weeks from their 12th birthday during which they provide identification at the point of entry, but do not need to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This is to allow a reasonable opportunity for vaccination to be completed, and to accommodate the current recommended 8-week interval between dose 1 and dose 2.
    • A parent or guardian accompanying a child under the age of 12 must meet vaccination requirements to attend.
    • As of January 4th, 2022, a QR Code vaccine document must be provided for all medical exemptions and out of Province proof of vaccination, along with proper ID.

Social Distancing

Social Distancing is required in lineups both inside and outside of the facility, and throughout the facilities.

Face Coverings

A face covering that covers the mouth and nose continues to be required in all areas of an indoor recreation facility except where you are exerting yourself in an activity or participating in a fitness class or other fitness activities.

The Parks, Recreation & Culture Department


Message from the town:

The Town of New Tecumseth, following the guidance provided by the Government of Ontario and the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, continues to re-open recreation amenities, facilities, and programs.

Effective September 22, 2021

Who is required to show a Vaccine Certificate at a Town of New Tecumseth recreation centre or facility? 

  • All individuals 12 years of age and older. This includes all spectators, parents, guardians, coaches, and volunteers.
  • We are phasing in our requirement for youth aged 12-17 such that they must have their first dose by Sep 22nd and be fully vaccinated by October 31st in order to participate directly in a sport activity. Youth aged 12-17 must be fully vaccinated as of Sep 22nd in order to enter our facility for anything other than participating directly in a sport.
  • Ontarians are encouraged to download their vaccine receipt as proof of their vaccine status until an enhanced vaccine certificate with a QR code is available. Download your proof of vaccination now at Government of Ontario COVID-19.
  • Please note that you will need to show your Vaccine Certificate along with a government issued piece of identification each time you enter the facility. Acceptable forms of identification include:
    • Drivers License
    • Health Card
    • Passport
    • Age of Majority Card
    • Birth Certificate

As we are not permitted to collect and store vaccination information on a client account, please exercise patience as we must check and confirm vaccination status on each visit. You will continue to be required to pre-screen for COVID-19 symptoms and contact trace once vaccine information has been verified by staff. Please allow yourself enough time to check in prior to a fitness class or scheduled activity. 

The Town of New Tecumseth is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all participants, visitors, and staff at our facilities. This email outlines the process for verifying vaccine certificates for members of the public participating at or visiting Town of New Tecumseth Recreation Centres.  The public are expected to continue to follow facility protocols.

Process and Steps for Verifying Vaccine Certificates

Starting on September 22, 2021 in accordance with the Government of Ontario, Ontarians will need to be fully vaccinated (two doses plus 14 days) and provide their proof of vaccination along with Government Issued ID to access certain public settings and facilities which includes facilities used for sports and fitness activities, rentals and programs in indoor recreation facilities.

  • Individuals that do not show proof of vaccination will not be permitted to enter the facility or participate in indoor programming unless they fall under an exemption in the provincial public health orders. Medical exemptions will be required to be supported with an official Doctor’s Note.
  • Children 11 years of age and under are not required to be vaccinated, however, the parent or caregiver accompanying the child is required to show their vaccine certificate.
  • As per normal guidelines, children 9 years and under must be accompanied by a guardian (14 years of age or older) the guardian must be fully vaccinated and provide Proof of Vaccination.
  • Organized sport groups and facility renters are responsible to educate their attendees, visiting teams and participants on the requirement to provide Proof of Vaccination to attend their event or sport program.
  • Players with an organized sport group will be allowed to enter the facility 30 minutes prior to game start
  • Spectators with an organized sport group will be allowed to enter the facility 15 minutes prior to game start

Once proof of vaccination is provided and verified by staff, you may enter the facilities. The following safety protocols will continue to be in place until further notice:

  • wearing of masks
  • contact tracing
  • physical distancing
  • pre-screening of all visitors
  • hand washing and hand sanitizing
  • reduced capacity for programs and facility rentals
  • enhanced cleaning and sanitization protocols
  • Identified ‘entrance only’ and ‘exit only’ doors

The Town of New Tecumseth is working closely with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit and other community partners to monitor the global situation regarding COVID-19, and to respond accordingly.  The Town will continually update its website at www.newtecumseth.ca  with any changes to Town services as a result of COVID-19.  Further information is available from the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit or the Government of Ontario COVID-19.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as PRC staff and the community navigate through this new process. Should you have additional questions or concerns please email recreation@newtecumseth.ca.

Stay safe and be kind to each other.

Parks, Recreation & Culture Team


Players, the league start date has been pushed to Sept 26th for Sunday and October 5th for Tuesday.


Players, we are attempting to confirm any new procedures for entry to the Arena and how it will affect our games. In the meantime please continue to be patient. We are hoping to have an answer today or tomorrow.

TMHL’ers, due to the ongoing uncertainty, we have decided to cancel the remainder of the season.
We will be contacting you next week regarding a refund procedure.
Best Regards, Tim

TMHL Players and Captains,

Our District will be moving into the Red Zone on Monday at Midnight.

This Sunday’s games will be played as per the schedule.

All other games, including this weeks Tuesday games are postponed until further notice.

Refunds will be dealt with once we know the extent of the shutdown.

More info on this will be made available etc week.

Best Regards, Tim


Just a reminder, outstanding season payments are due.  Please send an e-transfer to payment@tottenhammensleague.com with your remaining balance.

$455.00 for the season

$65.00 credit off if you were paid in full and playing at the end of last season (ended early)

Thank you.


TMHL’ers …

In an effort to provide our players with an interruption free and safe playing experience, we will be delaying the start of the season to October 25th and 27th.

This puts two weeks between the Thanksgiving weekend and our first game.

Thank you to all for sending in your deposits on time. However, we feel this is the best option to protect our players and their families.

Please check our website regularly for any updates.

Stay safe and we will see you on the ice shortly!

Best Regards,


Fellow TMHL players …

It has become apparent that our target start date of Sep 20th is unrealistic considering the circumstances. We are modifying the Sunday start date to Oct 4th to allow time to better understand our options and allow players more time to make their decisions. We will continue to accept deposits in order to facilitate a quick start to the league.  The deadline for deposits is September 20th.

Draft day will be set for Sunday September 27th for both leagues.

This modified start date still allows us to complete a full schedule. We appreciate and thank you for your patience while we proceed through this process.

Thank you everyone for the generous contributions, together we raised $5110.55 this year
Tampa 40+
San Jose 19+
Tampa = 1098
New York = 491.75
Boston = 382.30
St Louis = 322
Montreal = 321
Dallas = 219
San Jose = 660.15
CHI = 470.00
LA = 300.40
Minny = 255.05
MTL = 232.00
DET = 174.80
Philly = 130.10
TOR = 54.00