dearest arq comunity,
We have made the difficult - and impactful - decision to close Arq Mountain Centre to the public, starting Tuesday morning, 3/17.
Our mission in opening Arq is because we are passionate about climbing and believe in the real value that indoor climbing experiences bring to you and the rest of our community; to create a community that is inspires growth far beyond the reaches of our walls. But now is the time to protect that community from a pandemic. As you consider alternatives to your usual climbing session at Arq, please opt for physical distancing. Together, we will have an impact.
The future of this pandemic looks very uncertain. It will pass, for sure, but we do not know how quickly or at what cost, both human and economic. We will re-open when it is deemed safe to do so. We are currently putting together a plan to provide financial continuity for our employees, many of whom depend heavily on Arq for their immediate financial security. Members, we understand that closing now means you have paid for a product that we cannot deliver.
If you are able, we ask sincerely that you consider letting us put your remaining dues for March towards the continued support of our staff. If you are planning on making changes to your membership, please visit this link: https://bit.ly/2wWWG2R
The disruption that comes with COVID-19 may be sudden and severe for many members of our community, and we too will be looking for ways we can help, and we're excited to give back to our community.
We are closed, but we are not idle. Look for more updates from us, via email, social media, and our website. We’ll keep you posted. Hang in there everyone. We already miss seeing you at Arq, and we look forward to seeing you again when this is behind us. We are all in this together.