The following rules are endorsed solely for the safety of all our skaters and buy-on skaters. These are common rules and are endorsed by all skating clubs. Memorize them and you will be prepared to skate safely on home and at other club ice. All skaters must realize there are many skaters with differing power, size and abilities on any one skating session. Rules help skaters avoid possible serious injury. When skating at another club, it is your responsibility to be aware of the rules to be adhered to. Common rules include:
- Skaters must be on time for their session.
- Skaters must skate the appropriate type of session (No freeskate on dance etc.)
- Skate Guards must be worn off ice at all times.
- Chewing gum, eating, or drinking (except for water bottles), on ice is prohibited.
- Visitors are not allowed at ice level, they must watch from the spectator stands and must not act in a disruptive manner.
- Do not leave the ice during a session without asking permission from your coach.
- Each Skater, Parent and Coach are responsible to ensure their test/ competition applications are handed in/completed online, and fully completed correctly on time.
- Private skaters must abide by all Coaches and Board Members.
- It is your responsibility to have your music in the music room prior to the start of the session; otherwise your name will be left out of the music rotation.
- Right of Way must be given to the skater doing a solo to their music. The following is the order of Right of Way: SOLOIST WITH MUSIC SPINNING LESSON WITH COACH (including use of harness) JUMPING STROKING
- No standing around in groups on the ice. Be prepared to move quickly. It is your responsibility to clear the way for the oncoming skater. Should another skater get in your way, call out “excuse me”, in a loud but polite manner. Be courteous at all times. Profane language will not be tolerated at any time!
- If you fall on the ice, you must get up immediately, unless of course you are injured and cannot get up without assistance. If you do not get up immediately, you are at risk of being injured, or may cause injury to another skater.
- Ice stomping and ice picking is dangerous! You will be asked to leave the arena for the rest of the session, without warning.
- You must skate on the appropriate session for your skating level. Senior skaters may not skate on junior sessions and vice versa.
- No headphones allowed to be worn at any time on the ice!
- Be on time for stroking/ group development! A skater may be denied permission to participate on a stroking/ group development session if arriving late.
- Skaters who are in a lesson while skating on a skills/ dance or spin session have the right of way.
- Appropriate skating attire is required to be worn at all times! Ensure hair is tied back, no jeans, and wear respectful clothing.
These rules are enforced to provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere for everyone. Remember to be respectful to one another at all times. It is the responsibility of each and every skater to adhere to these rules!