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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

 

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. Once the session has started, the number of days you have committed to cannot be reduced. 

Requests for credits will be considered due to medical reasons, and must be made in writing to the Board of Directors. 

Please note that credits are given at the discretion of the Club and will not be given for days that are cancelled due to weather or circumstances beyond the Club’s control.

All registrations are done online. Please visit www.wtsc.ca to register. There is also a computer in the office that can be used for registration, should assistance be needed. All registration must be done by the parent, guardian, or adult skater (over 18 years of age).  There is an annual registration fee of $25 that must be paid at the time of registration.

All skaters must be registered at least 48 hours prior to the first day of the session. Payment is required to confirm registration. All members of the WTSC must be registered with Skate Canada.  The Skate Canada annual membership fee is $43.65 (Sept 1, 2019-Aug 31, 2020).

WTSC reserves the right to cancel sessions/classes, limit the number of skaters per session/class and to change the session/class levels when necessary. 

 

FEES:

All skaters will be required to pay an annual registration fee of $25.

Skate Canada has an annual membership fee is $43.65 (Sept 1, 2019-Aug 31, 2020).

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, 2020.

 

DISCOUNTS:

Family Discount: for three skaters plus. The first two highest-cost skaters are paid in full, and then a 25% discount is applied for each sibling  thereafter.

Multi-Day Discount: Skaters (especially those in RisingSTAR or STARSkate) are strongly encouraged to skate at least 2 days per week.  For 2 days a week there is 10% taken off each session; for 3 days 25% off each session; and for 4+ days 35% is taken off each session.

A $25.00 fee will be applied for any cheques returned, withdrawals prior to program start date and to change sessions after the program has begun.

 

GUEST FEES & GUEST SKATING:

Guest fees are charged for participants who skate on STARSkate sessions (excluding the sessions for which they have registered). Non-club members must be current Skate Canada members. Maximum of 3 guest skates per season.

Guest skating is allowed on StarSkate sessions by the approval of the Program Director and the appropriate fees are paid at the office prior to the commencement of the session.

Non members must provide Skate Canada membership card/number.

 

PARENT/GUARDIAN ETIQUETTE:

Children under 12 must have a parent or guardian in the arena at all times.

Interruption of coaches or skaters during lessons or practice is NOT permitted.

 

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:

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.

** CSA APPROVED HOCKEY HELMETS ARE MANDATORY FOR ALL SKATERS INCLUDING ADULTS 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 females must wear suitable skating attire (skirts, dresses, one piece unitards, leggings, etc.). Pants may be worn by adults in the appropriate sessions. Long hair should be tied back.

StarSkate males must wear suitable pants and tops (sweaters, shirts, sweatshirts).Jeans should not be worn on the ice.

Dressing rooms are assigned for each session. Skates must NOT be taken off in the Club office.

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 (except water).

No gum chewing or candies allowed during the sessions.

Club scribes are provided for the skater’s use and MUST be returned immediately after the session concludes.

Skaters and family members are not permitted in the music room, the in ice penalty box, or player’s box.

Parents are NOT permitted on the ice without a membership.

All skaters and coaches MUST leave the ice surface immediately upon the announcement for the commencement of the floods.

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 behavior:

-  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:

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 private 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.

No wearing earbuds/headphones on the ice.

 

OPEN SESSIONS:

Skaters must be registered for open sessions.

Open sessions are for private and semi-private lessons, organised through coaches.

Open sessions are also time for skaters to practice independently. 

SR STAR Skaters who register for SR STAR can do private lessons on open sessions. 

 

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.

Group lessons may be cancelled for Test Day, Competitions etc. Members will be notified in advance.

 

SEMI PRIVATE AND PRIVATE LESSONS:

Semi private and private lessons are taught on SR STAR, OPEN, and ADULT OPEN sessions. 

Semi private and private lessons should be booked directly with the club coach concerned.

When in private lessons, please avoid interference with scheduled group lessons.

The club assumes no responsibility for private fees charged for private lessons.

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.

 

MUSIC:

Music priority will be given to a coach giving a lesson. When busy, to have music played, skaters must use the sign board located beside the music player.

Music will not be re-started, it’s the responsibility of the skater and coach to remain aware of its placement in the line. 

 

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:

  1. Our club is located in Canada and all of our transactions are completed in Canadian Dollars.
  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.

 

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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