CSEC provide details on vaccination policy for Scotiabank Saddledome and McMahon Stadium

An ice-cleaning machine floods the ice as preparations proceed for the start of a shortened NHL season at the Saddledome in Calgary, Alta., Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. (Jeff McIntosh/CP)

Calgary Sports and Entertainment (CSEC) today provided details regarding the COVID-19 vaccination policy that will require all fans (eligible to receive the vaccine), event staff and employees to be fully vaccinated for attendance at live events at the Scotiabank Saddledome and McMahon Stadium. CSEC is participating in the Alberta Government Restrictions Exemption Program (announced September 15, 2021), and the detail of this policy meets or exceeds the requirements of the program.

All gates at venues will be expanded to include a screen for COVID-19 proof of vaccination prior to ticket scanning and security. Entry will not be granted for those who cannot provide the required documentation at the time of their event.

This policy applies to patrons 12 years and older. Children under 12 are exempt from this policy (except for mandatory mask-wearing), but must be attended by an adult who meets the criteria of this policy while attending events at Scotiabank Saddledome and McMahon Stadium. Individuals aged 12-17 do not need to present photo identification along with their proof of vaccination.

The following documentation will be accepted:

Preferred & Fastest - For the most efficient entry possible, all ticket holders should sign up and download PORTpass and complete their COVID-19 proof of vaccination online or through the app. A photo, green checkmark indicating fully vaccinated, and a QR code will be displayed from the app - no photo identification at entry gates required.

The Province of Alberta's printable vaccination card (printed hard copy or saved on a mobile device) verified with photo identification at entry gates. Vaccination cards are available at https://www.albertavaccinerecord.ca/

Hard copy documentation of vaccination received at the time of vaccination (including the name of the person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided, and the date last dose administered) verified with photo identification at entry gates.
Immunization records on the MyHealth Records app - select immunization tab at entry and verified with photo identification at entry gates.

A photo of hard copy documentation or immunization records with the patron's name clearly visible verified with photo identification at entry gates.

Any other official provincial, territorial, or federal apps.

PORTpass is a Made-In-Calgary application that provides a solution for safely and securely sharing vaccine health status for access requirements while protecting user-health privacy and data security at the highest level. With a user base of 500,000+ across Canada, PORTpass offers a streamlined interface and verification process.

Additionally, Alberta public health guidelines require Albertans to wear a mask at all times while in indoor spaces. At the Scotiabank Saddledome, all patrons must wear a mask at all times while inside the venue, except when actively eating or drinking.

At McMahon Stadium, Masks are mandatory inside the Red & White Club, Suites, Stamps Store, Ticket Office, and washroom facilities. We also recommend that all patrons wear a mask while entering through the gates and while on the concourse. We also recommend that all patrons wear a mask while sitting in their seats during the game.

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