Ottawa Senators, Canadian Tire Centre set to lift venue mask mandate on March 26

OTTAWA – As the province of Ontario continues to ease COVID-19 related restrictions, the Ottawa Senators and Canadian Tire Centre announced today that the venue will no longer require patrons to wear face masks at games and venue events beginning with the Senators’ next home game this Saturday.

“As has been the case throughout the pandemic, we’ve routinely liaised with city and provincial health officials before embarking on our own next steps of the reopening process,” said Senators president of business operations, Anthony LeBlanc. “In lockstep with Ottawa Public Health, we’ll continue to encourage patrons to take all measures they feel are important to their safety and that of others.”

In careful consideration of the latest public health information and in following with local health officials’ guidance, the venue’s decision to reposition its mask mandate to one that will become voluntary yet recommended will continue to remain mandatory for Senators Sports & Entertainment staff members along with third party vendors at Canadian Tire Centre through the duration of the 2021-22 NHL season.

Despite the end of the venue’s mask mandate, the organization continues to encourage its employees and fans to protect our community by doing their part to help bring the COVID-19 pandemic to an end. Information pertaining to masks, vaccines and risk prevention can be obtained by visiting

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