Hub Sports activities Heart reopens after Section 1 closures
Indoor sports facilities are allowed to accommodate 200 people in the building according to the new protocols.
LIBERTY LAKE, Washington. – With Eastern Washington officially back in phase two of the state’s reopening plan, gyms are opening their doors.
This after it closed almost 3 full months after the last shutdown.
The Hub Sports Center is known for hosting local tournaments and games in Liberty Lake. During the first phase, they were unable to provide their normal resources.
“When the second phase was announced on Thursday, our phone rang,” said Phil Champlin, managing director of the center.
As recently as last week, gyms in and around Spokane learned that they could reopen with limited capacity.
According to new protocols, Hub is allowed to have 200 people in its building, which is only seven percent of what they can normally hold.
Moderate and low-risk sports such as volleyball can start hosting games at the facility this weekend.
Basketball and other high-risk sports are now allowed to practice as a team, but it is still unclear when the games can resume.
You need to take a break for the foreseeable future.
“They have been in perpetual training mode since we were able to start again in June last year until we had to switch off again in November,” explained Champlin as he explained the break.
One of the most important changes currently being made is the use of masks. Players now wear them during their time in the building.
This weekend’s volleyball games are some of the first ever competitions in Washington since March last year.
“Talk to parents, coaches and children. They longed so much and wanted the ability to play. “
Phase two is the first positive result that the hub has been able to celebrate in a long time.
It’s not exactly where they want to be in the long run, but it’s a step in the right direction.
As they welcome back more athletes, they remain optimistic about those moments when more games may return.
“Super excited to have the noise and activity back in the building,” said Champlin.
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