Several hockey parents in southwestern Ontario are irate after a local arena booted their daughters out of a dedicated female-only change room and gave it to the local boys’ rep team, relegating the girls instead to a converted accessible washroom for people with disabilities.
Parents say their daughters are not being treated equally at the Ridgetown Arena in Chatham-Kent, Ont., and are urging the local hockey association to file a human rights complaint if the change room is not re-opened for their use. The South Kent Minor Hockey Association has also condemned the arrangement, calling it “extremely unequitable” and demanding that the room be made available to anyone who rents ice time.
Female players in co-ed leagues are currently allowed to change in a converted handicapped washroom located on the other side of the arena from other change rooms. The room does not have any shower facilities, and can only accommodate three to six players, depending on age. Nevertheless, the SKMHA says the change room simply doesn’t stack up.
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