WEST TORONTO SKATING CLUB RULES AND REGULATIONS
1.0 CLASSIFICATION OF SKATERS
Ice time for each skating activity is allocated according to the ice schedule and the stated classifications of skaters. The Schedule is posted for reference and is subject to change without prior notice to reflect the needs of the members. Skaters may use the ice surface only in accordance with the ice schedules and their paid membership periods.
Guest Fees must be paid for all non membership days (see 2.0). There are no exceptions.
2.0 GUEST SKATING
2.1 Guest skating is allowed on StarSkate sessions when space permits and the appropriate fees are paid at the office prior to the commencement of the session.
2.2 Guests must meet session requirements to guest skate.
2.3 Non-member guests are not allowed music privileges. Non members must provide Skate Canada membership card/number.
3.0 SKATE AND DRESS
3.1 Skaters are permitted to wear all types of single blade skates, except speed skates, while participating in the CanSkate programs and during special activity days. For all other programs, figure skates must be worn.
3.2 CanSkate members should dress warmly, in layers, with a waterproof jacket and waterproof pants and mittens. Snowsuits are not recommended, as they restrict movement. CSA APPROVED HOCKEY HELMETS ARE MANDATORY FOR ALL SKATERS INCLUDING ADULTS up to and including Stage 5. Long coats, scarves and dangling earrings are not permitted.
3.3 StarSkate females must wear skirts, dresses, one piece unitards or suitable skating attire. Pants may be worn by adults in the appropriate sessions. Long hair should be tied back.
3.4 StarSkate males must wear suitable pants and tops; sweaters, shirts, sweatshirts or turtlenecks at all times.
3.5 Jeans must not be worn on the ice.
3.6 Warm-up suits may be worn on session. No outside Club’s suits are allowed.
3.7 Skates must NOT be taken off or put on in the Club office. Dressing rooms are assigned for each session.
3.8 Skate bags, coats, sweaters and other items must NOT be left or stored in the Club office.
4.0 RINK AREA
4.1 Whenever on the ice surface, skaters must show due regard for the safety of all other persons on the ice. Infractions of this rule will be dealt with severely.
4.2 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.
4.3 No standing or talking on the ice surface during sessions.
4.4 Food and/or beverages must NOT be taken onto the ice surface (except water).
4.5 No gum chewing or candies allowed during the sessions.
4.6 Club scribes are provided for the skater’s use and MUST be returned immediately after the session concludes.
4.7 Skaters and family members are not permitted in the music room or the in ice penalty box or player’s box.
4.8 Parents are NOT permitted on the ice without a membership, or in the in ice penalty box or player’s box without prior permission.
5.0 SAFETY DURING ICE MAINTENANCE
5.1 All skaters and coached MUST leave the ice surface immediately upon the announcement for the commencement of the floods.
6.0 HOUSE RULES
6.1 All skaters 12 years old and under must be accompanied by a parent or designated guardian during the skating sessions.
6.2 It is the responsibility of the parent to monitor their children’s behaviour on and off the sessions while at the arena.
7.0 SKATING SESSIONS
7.1 The allocation of ice times will be posted on the bulletin board and every effort will be made to provide adequate notice of changes.
7.2 Interruption of coaches or skaters during lessons or practice is NOT permitted.
8.0 GENERAL SKATING SESSION
8.1 Attendance at the Stroking Session is compulsory for all skaters in that session.
8.2 Priority right of way will be yielded to a skater whose program music is being played.
8.3 Compulsory dance patterns may be skated during the general session.
8.4 Dance lessons may be given during the general session.
9.0 DANCE SESSION
9.1 These periods are reserved for the practice of compulsory dances as scheduled by the level of each session.
9.2 Freeskating is not permitted during dance sessions.
9.3 Dance patterns have the right of way at all times.
9.4 Skaters should commence their dances using both ends of the rink equally.
9.5 Order of skater’s start: private lesson followed by dance pairs (one end only) followed by solo dancers.
9.6 During the playing of the Fourteen Step and Kilian – half the skaters will skate two round then the music will be replayed with the other half receiving two rounds. This is for the safety of all skaters.
10.1 For the convenience and pleasure of all members, agreements have been made to provide professional instruction in all elements of skating through both group and private lessons. Interruption of coaches while giving lessons is not permitted.
10.2 Only pre-registered members will be assigned to a group lessons on their session
10.3 The Head Coach/Coordinator reserves the right to rearrange group lessons according to level, age and numbers of skaters.
10.4 All skaters and coaches to give right of way to Group Lessons.
10.5 Group lessons may be cancelled for Test Day, Competitions etc. Members will be notified in advance.
11.0 SEMI PRIVATE AND PRIVATE LESSONS
11.1 Semi private and private lessons should be booked directly with the club coach concerned.
11.2 Private lessons must be taught on the skater’s registered sessions only.
11.3 When in private lessons, please avoid interference with scheduled group lessons.
11.4 The club assumes no responsibility for private fees charged for private lessons.
11.5 Private lessons should be cancelled at least 24 hours before the skating time by notifying the club coach concerned. Failure to cancel private lessons may result in the member being charged for the lessons. Individual club coaches conditions may vary. Please confirm conditions with the club coach concerned.
12.1 Music will be played in the order of request by members, except when programs of freeskaters or dancers are being played.
12.2 Priority will be given to a coach giving a lesson. ONE PLAY of music per 10 to 15 minute lesson only.
12.3 Skaters may request one program or dance played at a time.
12.4 Coaches are NOT permitted to request skater’s music unless in a lesson at that time.
12.5 Skaters and coaches are expected to be aware of the priority placing as music will not be restarted.
13.1 The club’s goal is to create a safe, caring environment.
13.2 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.
13.3 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
13.4 Any complaint about the coaching staff of the club shall be made in writing to the Head Coach and the President.
13.5 Procedures for inappropriate behavior:
- Verbal warning from Head Coach/Coordinator 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
14.0 USE OF PHOTOGRAPHY OR VIDEO
14.1 Members grant WTSC or its representative permission to copyright, publish and/or use photographic portraits, pictures, or videos of them or which they are included in whole or part, for avertising, trade, web and multimedia or any other specific use and lawful purpose whatsoever.
14.2 Members waive any right that they may have to inspect to approve the finished products, advertising, new media or printed matter that might be used in connection with this picture or use to which it may be applied.
14.3 Members release, discharge and agree to save harmless West Toronto Skating Club from any liability by virtue of any blurring, distortion, alteration, optical illusion or use in composite form as well as any publication.
14.4 Members may request exemption from section 14.0 in writing to the West Toronto Skating Club
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2. 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.
NOTE: WEST TORONTO SKATING CLUB RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE, MODIFY OR ADD TO THESE RULES AND REGULATIONS AS APPROPRIATE AND AS REQUIRED.