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WEST TORONTO SKATING CLUB RULES AND REGULATIONS

 

RULES AND REGULATIONS: 

West Toronto Skating Club

WTSC is NOT responsible for any injury, loss, theft, or damage under any circumstances. 

WTSC Code of Conduct Policy and Procedures


2021 WTSC COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: Clubs and skating schools that offer day camps for children must operate these in a manner consistent with the COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for Day Camps produced by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health found here:https://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/publichealth/coronavirus/docs/2019_summer_day_camps_guidance.pdf Visit our Covid-19 resource page for updated policies and procedures.

SUMMER SKATING CAMP 2021:Skaters must be registered in all 5 days of the skating camp, no exceptions.Skaters will be grouped into cohorts by age and ability and will remain with the same group and the same instructor for duration of the week.We strongly encourage all eligible campers to receive COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible, and at the earliest opportunity before the camp starts. Masks will be required while inside of the arena ( except for skating ) and when a minimum distance of 2m between campers cannot be maintained.

DAILY HEALTH SCREENING QUESTIONNAIRE:This questionnaire must be completed by each individual prior to participation in WTSC programs.This questionnaire must be completed separately for each individual participating in WTSC programs outside and/or entering the facility on the date. You cannot complete this questionnaire in advance and a new questionnaire must be submitted daily.The answer to all questions must be “No” in order to participate in each on-ice activity. If you have answered “Yes” to any of these questions, you are not permitted to participate in any on-ice activities and please do not come to the rink.Please note: This Health Screening questionnaire has been developed based on the current Ontario Ministry of Health Self-Assessment Tool. Link

REGISTRATION AND REFUNDS: All fees are non-refundable without exceptions*.All skaters must be registered and paid in full prior to their first day of the session with WTSC and Skate Canada. Memberships are non-transferable between skaters and/or sessions. Requests for credits will be considered due to medical reasons, and must be made in writing to the Board of Directors.Gift Certificates have an expiry date of 2 years from date of issue.*COVID-19: If a shutdown of the facility is required, affected participants will receive a refund. In all other cases, affected participants who are unable to continue with programming should apply to the Club for a credit to be used towards future programming. Such other cases include failure to pass daily health screen, precautionary stay at home order for self-monitoring or awaiting COVID-19 test results.

FEES:Skate Canada has an annual membership fee is $43.65 (Sept 1, 2020-Aug 31, 2021).Payments for STAR and SR STAR Sessions: As fees are for the entire year for these sessions, there is the option to make two payments. Both the Skate Canada fee and registration fee must be added to the first payment. Postdated cheques must be dated: 1st Payment – Date of Registration; 2nd Payment – Dec. 1, 2021.

DISCOUNTS: Please Note: The Family Discount and the Multi-Day Discount does not apply to Summer Skating Camp 2021 - McCormick Arena July 5 to July 30, 20201

GUEST FEES & GUEST SKATING: Please Note: Guest skating is not permitted during Summer Skating Camp 2021

CLASSIFICATION OF SKATERS: Ice time for each skating activity is allocated according to the ice schedule and the stated classifications of skaters. Skaters may use the ice surface only in accordance with the ice schedules, appropriate sessions, and their paid membership periods.

APPAREL:

Learn to Skate- CSA APPROVED HOCKEY HELMETS ARE MANDATORY FOR ALL SKATERS up to and including CanSkate Stage 5. We recommend that CanSkate members dress warmly, in layers, with a waterproof jacket and waterproof pants and mittens. Snowsuits are not recommended, as they restrict movement. Long coats, scarves and dangling earrings are not permitted.

STARSkate - Suitable skating attire (pants, skirts, dresses, one-piece unitards, leggings, etc.). Long hair should be tied back. Jeans should not be worn on the ice.

Power Skating - A CSA approved hockey helmet required for all participants. Participants must be in hockey skates or sled and use of hockey/ringette sticks and gloves. Off-Ice - Please bring your own water bottle and make sure you are in proper athletic gear. Bring a sweater or thin jacket on cooler days. Please Note: Dressing rooms are closed for Summer Skating Camp 2021. Skates and attire must be changed in the Nixon room. Skates, skate bags, coats, sweaters and other items must not be stored in the club office.

SAFETY ON THE ICE: Whenever on the ice surface, skaters must remain aware of and show due regard for the safety of all other persons on the ice. Any skater misbehaving (racing, tag, rough house) or deliberately interfering with the flow of the session will be removed for the duration of the session. Food and/or beverages must not be taken onto the ice surface, with the exception of water.

Parents/Guardians/Spectators - Please Note: Parents and Spectators are Not Permitted in the arena during Summer Skating Camp 2021. Parents of skaters 12 and under must be easily accessible during Summer Skating Camp 2021. Please ensure your phone contact info has been updated in your online account.

The club’s goal is to create a safe, caring environment. Any act or conduct to the detriment of the good of all or contrary to the established standards outlined above and with respect to behaviour and sportsmanship within the Club is not permitted. This includes, but is not limited to, bullying, verbal abuse, intimidation, swearing, insults, sarcasm or harassment. Any complaint about the conduct or behaviour of members or concerning the management of the Club shall be made in writing to the Board of Directors and must be signed by the member issuing the complaint. Any complaint about the coaching staff of the club shall be made in writing to the Program Director and the President.

Procedures for inappropriate behaviour:
- Verbal warning from Program Director / Supervisor on Session
- Written warning from Board of Directors
- Short term suspension – 1 to 5 days, or expulsion from the club, to be determined by Board of Directors

SESSION ETIQUETTE: All skaters and coaches MUST leave the ice surface immediately upon the announcement for the commencement of the floods. Courtesy: Courtesy is first and foremost. It is essential to respect the rights of other skaters and be aware of who is around you at all times.

Right of Way: First priority is given to skaters who are skating to their solo or dance music.  Second priority is given to skaters in a  group lesson. Give these skaters the right of way at all times.  Skaters with the right of way must also remember to keep an alert eye open to avoid collisions and may respectfully remind others of right of way (e.g. “excuse me”). Spins should be performed at the centre of the ice surface, and jumps should be at the ends and in the corners. Do not spend most of your time in the corners. Skaters who are practicing the Lutz may not see you as they enter their jump. If you fall down, get up as quickly as possible. If someone falls and does not get up on their own, do not move them. Get a coach to assess the injured skater.  In the meantime, have someone stand “guard” over them to make sure other skaters avoid collisions with them. When you are practicing elements like camel spins and back spirals be especially aware of the danger your exposed blade poses to other skaters. Take a good look at your expected "space" before you start the element, and do not proceed with the element if it looks like you could cause a problem. Don’t stand around on the ice to “chitchat”. You interfere with and/or present a hazard to other skaters, and you are wasting your practice time. Skaters are expected to be skating at all times while on the ice. Wearing earbuds/headphones is not permitted while on the ice.

LESSONS: The program director reserves the right to rearrange group lessons according to level, age and numbers of skaters. All skaters and coaches to give right of way to group lessons.

USE OF PHOTOGRAPHY OR VIDEO: Members grant WTSC permission to copyright, publish and/or use photographic portraits, pictures, or videos of them in which they are included in whole or part, for advertising, trade, web and multimedia or any other lawful purpose. Members waive the right to approve the finished products, for advertising, new media or printed, that might be used in connection with their images. Members may request exemption from section in writing to the West Toronto Skating Club.

NOTE: Our club is located in Canada and all of our transactions are completed in Canadian Dollars. We do not export any goods and we do not have any physical goods for sale. Purchases made on this website are for services only and will be delivered at the location indicated by the program you are registering for.

Notice of Collection Statement (Skate Canada): Your privacy and the protection of your personal information are important to us. Your personal information is required to register you with Skate Canada. Your personal information may be exchanged with Skate Canada affiliates which includes: your local skating club or skating school, or provincial association or section. By submitting this form, you expressly provide your consent to the sharing of your personal information with Skate Canada and as described herein for purposes of registration and receipt of national services delivered by Skate Canada. We adopt the 10 Fair Information Principles into our privacy program, and employ reasonable measures to protect against unauthorized access, processing, disclosure, alteration, destruction or loss of your personal information. See Skate Canada's Privacy Policy for more details.

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