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The Pas Skating Club Policies

The Pas Skating Club is a not-for-profit skating club that is a member of Skate Canada and is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors for the general purpose of providing skating programs for Skate Canada members.

 

Registration Payment Policy 

Registration must be paid in full by December 1st, 2017. Unpaid skaters will NOT be able to continue skating lessons until payment is received in FULL.

 

Photo/Video Policy

The Pas Skating Club may photograph/video my skater during club activities for the use of newspaper, club website and club display case at the Arena for the purpose of club promotion.

 

Privacy Policy 

Personal information contained in this registration may be used by Skate Canada, Skate Canada Manitoba Section and The Pas Skating Club for the purpose of offering skating information and providing and administering skating programs.

 

Refund Policy

     Skate Canada Fees will not be refunded in any case.  Those fees are paid directly to Skate Canada by the Club.

     Program Fees

          Where withdrawal occurs prior to December 31st, the portion of the fee associated with the January to March component             of the Season will be refunded.  There will be no refund of the fees associated with the October to December component             of the Season.  A $20.00 administration fee will be assessed against the refund.  

          Where withdrawal occurs on or after January 1st, there will be no refund of program fees.

 Refunds will be issued between 8-14 days.

 

Liability for Injury, Loss or Damage 

As a condition of participation in skating programs offered by The Pas Skating Club that the club shall not be responsible for any injury, loss or damage suffered by a registered skating member while travelling to or from, or while participating in skating practices, competition and any other club related activity.

 

Parent Code of Ethics 

THE PAS SKATING CLUB POLICIES & PROCEDURES

APPENDIX C

PARENT CODE OF ETHICS

1. Do not pressure an unwilling child to participate or continue in sports.

2. Teach your child that an honest effort is just as important as winning a medal.

3. Encourage your child to abide by the rules of The Pas Skating Club.

4. Never shout at or ridicule your child for making a mistake, losing a competition, or not passing a test or earning a badge.

5. Never compare your child’s achievements to another child’s.

6. Applaud good efforts by other skaters in the spirit of respect in sport, as well as your own skater. Children learn best by example.

7. Do not publicly question or criticize Club Executive, skating officials, Coaches or Club members and do not question their honesty. Discuss questions and concerns with the appropriate person in private and at an appropriate time and place.

8. Recognize the value and importance of volunteers. They give their time and resources to provide a Club for your child.

9. Be supportive.

  1. Be informed. If you want information – Go find it – don’t wait for it to come to you

 

Professional Coaches Code of Ethics

POLICIES & PROCEDURES

APPENDIX D

COACHES CODE OF ETHICS

The Club endorses the principles of the Skate Canada Code of Ethics. This Professional Coaches’ Code of Ethics has been developed to aid coaches in achieving a level of behaviour that will allow them to assist their athletes in becoming wellrounded, self-confident and productive human beings. The athlete/coach relationship is a privileged one and professional coaches play a critical role in the personal as well as athletic development of their athletes. To create and maintain a positive and successful learning environment, all stakeholders involved in our sport (athletes, parents, coaches, officials and volunteers) must share a common vision and understanding of their role as their actions ultimately contribute to, or undermine, the existence of a positive skating environment. All Skate Canada Professional Coaches are responsible for establishing and maintaining ethical coaching behaviour.

  1. ETHICAL OBLIGATIONS TO THE SPORT AND THE PROFESSION

1.1. At all times conduct oneself in a manner, which does not have a material adverse effect on the sport of skating, or on the goodwill and reputation of Skate Canada. Support and promote Skate Canada, its programs and the sport of skating.

1.2. Be familiar with and adhere to the standards of coaching as defined under Section 2400 of the Skate Canada Rulebook.

1.3. Be familiar with and conduct oneself in accordance with ISU, Skate Canada, Section and club/school rules, policies, regulations and programs so as to be able to produce a positive skating environment in a professional manner.

1.4. Actively participate in the development and/or maintenance of desirable coaching standards in our sport (practice, education, certification and working conditions) and maintain professional competence by continually upgrading one’s education in the sport and in related fields beneficial to skating (e.g. the performing arts, sport science, sport psychology, officiating, etc.).

1.5. Initiate and support actions that are required to meet the needs of the athletes, the club/school and skating in general with coaching colleagues, judges/evaluators and club/school officials.

1.6. Accept personal responsibility for providing and delivering coaching services in a safe and professional manner.

1.7. Negotiate coaching contracts in good faith and adhere to their terms. 

1.8. Accurately represent one's technical, educational and professional credentials and resume.

1.9. Dress in a neat, clean and appropriate manner that is becoming of a member of this profession.

1.10. Give back a certain portion of time, effort and knowledge to our sport as a volunteer.

1.11. Coaches may produce resumes, flyers, pamphlets, web pages or other promotional material to advertise and promote their services, qualifications and experience and may distribute this information to individuals when requested by those individuals.

1.12. Coaches may advertise their services, qualifications and experience on-line, and through advertisements in print media (e.g. newspapers or Yellow Pages).

1.13. Provided the club or skating school has granted the same permission for all coaches, coaches may display a resume, flyer, brochure, or advertisement for their coaching services or lesson availability on a club bulletin board, club web site or club newsletter. Coaches may participate in self-promotional activities that do not violate other clauses in this code.

  1. ETHICAL OBLIGATIONS TO ALL INDIVIDUALS

2.1. Exhibit the important character traits of honesty, integrity, fairness, reliability/ dependability and cooperation when dealing with all participants in the sport so as to bring credit to the profession.

2.2. Treat everyone fairly within the context of their activity regardless of skating ability and participation goals.

2.3.Be a positive role model and encourage sportsmanship by demonstrating respect, courtesy, and positive support for all athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers at all times. Do not engage in actions (verbal or physical) that unfairly disadvantage a given athlete (or athletes) over another. Actively encourage athletes to learn and uphold the rules of their sport and the spirit of such rules.

2.4.Refrain from engaging in conduct, which constitutes personal harassment or abuse of power in relation to another Skate Canada member. For these purposes:

a) "Personal harassment" is defined as improper conduct (comment, conduct, or gestures), which is directed toward an individual, and which is offensive or harmful to that individual, and which the person making the comment, conduct, or gestures knows or ought to know is unwelcome or unwanted.

b) “Abuse of power” is defined as conduct which involves the improper use of power, trust or authority inherent in a position held, which is directed toward an individual, and which endangers the job or performance of the individual, or undermines his or her job or performance, or in any way interferes with or influences the performance or career of that individual.

c) This conduct includes verbal, psychological and physical forms of behaviour, is demeaning, belittling, or causes personal humiliation or embarrassment, and may be on a one-time or continuous basis.

d) This conduct does not have to be made with the intent to harass or to abuse power, as the case may be, to constitute harassment or abuse of power;

e) The conduct takes place at or during the course of any Skate Canada business or skating activity or event (including business or skating activities or events of member organizations); or, outside of those situations, when the conduct occurs between members of Skate Canada, and the conduct adversely affects Skate Canada skating environment.

2.5. Refrain from engaging in conduct, which constitutes discriminatory or sexual harassment. Discriminatory and sexual harassment, whether verbal, physical, or institutional, is unacceptable and will not be tolerated by Skate Canada.

a) Discriminatory harassment is defined as improper behaviour (comment, conduct, or gestures), which is directed toward an individual or group of individuals, and which is related to or motivated by the race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, marital status, family status, disability, or pardoned conviction of that individual or group of individuals, and which is offensive to that individual or group of individuals, and which the person making the comment, conduct, or gestures knows or ought to know is unwelcome or unwanted. This improper behaviour, which may be on a one-time or continuous basis, is insulting, intimidating, humiliating, malicious, degrading, or embarrassing. The improper behaviour does not have to be made with the intent to harass or discriminate, to be in violation of this policy.

b) Sexual harassment is defined as improper behaviour (comment, conduct, or gestures), which is directed toward an individual or group of individuals, and which is related to the sex or sexual orientation of that individual or group of individuals, and which might reasonably be expected to cause offense or humiliation to that individual or group of individuals, or which might reasonably be perceived by the individual or group of individuals as placing a condition of a sexual nature on employment, or on any opportunity for training or advancement. Sexual harassment may be directed at members of the same sex or the opposite sex. This improper behaviour, which may be on a one-time or continuous basis, is insulting, intimidating, humiliating, malicious, degrading, or embarrassing. The improper behaviour does not have to be made with the intent to harass or discriminate, to be in violation of this policy.

2.6. Never advocate or condone the use of illegal drugs, banned or performance enhancing substances.

  1. ETHICAL OBLIGATIONS TO ATHLETES/PARENTS

3.1. Provide the athlete and parent/s with a current copy of the Skate Canada Coaches’ Code of Ethics and review the code with the athlete and parent(s).

3.2.Assist the athlete in determining realistic goals and objectives in the sport.

3.3. Provide the athlete and parent/s with the information necessary to enable them to choose a realistic and affordable course of action to achieve their goals and objectives. Involve parents in management decisions pertaining to their children’s development.

3.4. Maintain the best interests of the athlete at heart at all times and communicate regularly and effectively with the athlete and parent(s) as to the athlete’s progress, changes in Skate Canada rules or club regulations, or other important or relevant information affecting the athlete’s participation in the sport.

3.5. Place the emotional and physical well-being of the athlete ahead of a personal desire to win.

3.6.Be aware of the influence one can exercise over one's athletes and never abuse this trust or position of power.

3.7.Avoid making promises or giving guarantees to the athlete and/or parent(s) of test or competitive achievement but rather endeavour to restrict dialogue to the athlete’s personal skating development.

3.8. Clearly outline your available coaching services including cost and method of payment prior to providing any services as agreed or contracted by your athlete/parent.

3.9.Invoice the athlete/parent for services performed and only for the appropriate value. Invoicing athletes/parents for lessons or professional time not provided or to be provided in the future is not acceptable.

3.10. Respect the fact that an athlete and/or parent/s have the right to contract the services of another coach to either replace or supplement the athlete’s instruction.

3.11. Abstain from the consumption of alcoholic beverages or use of tobacco in the presence of athletes in the training environment. Coaches should be role models for athletes and encourage healthy habits.

  1. ETHICAL OBLIGATIONS TO PROFESSIONAL COLLEAUGES

4.1. Strive to create and maintain cooperative relationships with coaching colleagues for the purpose of ensuring a positive skating environment.

4.2.Refrain from criticizing another coach's teaching methods, techniques and/or opinions unless done so with the coach's knowledge or permission. 

4.3.Respect the fact that a coach becomes the base coach of an athlete from the moment that an athlete contracts the services of that coach, whether individually or in a group situation, and that other coaches must initiate discussion about an athlete’s training only through the base coach.

4.4.Respect a coach/athlete and/or parent/s' relationship and not solicit or cause to be solicited, directly or indirectly, or through a third party the athlete/s of another coach. Coaches may respond to athletes or parents who approach them and ask questions regarding their services, experience, qualifications, teaching methodology and coaching philosophy.

4.5. Pursue the following course of conduct in the event that any of the following or similar situations occur:

(a) To communicate clear, precise guidelines or parameters to a coaching colleague whose services one wishes to retain on a temporary or permanent basis to assist, supplement or replace one's services currently being rendered and to communicate these parameters to the athlete and/or parent/s.

(b) To obtain authorization and clear, precise instructions from a coaching colleague as to what the coach wishes to be done with the athlete in the absence of the coach or agreed upon team coaching situation and do nothing to undermine the base coach/athlete and/or parent/s' relationship.

(c) To immediately advise a coaching colleague and seek confirmation from that coach that all undisputed coaching and/or related skating bills are paid or arranged to be paid to the reasonable satisfaction of the coach and/or club upon being approached by an athlete and/or parent/s who request to contract your services. This is to ensure that the proper procedure occurs when taking on a new athlete as a student. The parent should have discussed the situation with the previous coach and informed him/her of the change to the new coach. All bills should have been paid to the former coach prior to coaching a new student.

  1. VIOLATION OF THE PROFESSIONAL COACHES’ CODE OF ETHICS

5.1. All violations are to be dealt with according to the Dispute Resolution Process of the Club involved and/or Section as specified in the CSE policy. Contact your Club or Section Office for a copy of the Dispute Resolution Process to be followed.

 

Club Code of Ethics Policy

CLUB CODE OF ETHICS

Members, Executive, Coaches and parents in The Pas Skating Club are expected to follow the Skate Canada Club Code of Ethics and demonstrate appropriate ethical behaviour in the pursuit of maintaining a positive learning environment for all.

Article I. CLUB OBLIGATIONS TO THE SKATER AND TO THE PARENT

1. To provide up-to-date quality Skate Canada skating programs to all members in accordance with delivery standards prescribed by Skate Canada.

2. To provide the skater and parent(s) with the basic information necessary to enable them to choose a realistic and affordable course of action to achieve their goals and objectives.

3. To outline clearly all club programs including cost and method of payment.

4. To outline clearly all club policies including parent responsibilities, safety issues, carnival fees, test days, ice qualifications, etc.

5. To ensure that sufficient, qualified coaches are available to teach all programs within the club, including private and group instruction.

6. To adopt a philosophy of being athlete centered in all decision making.

7. To ensure that the best interests of all skaters in the club are taken into account in club decision-making. To ensure that each skater is able to participate and progress at his/her own level and that no skater is held back.

8. To communicate as regularly and effectively as possible with skaters and parents as to club activities changes in Skate Canada rules and regulations, club regulations and policies and other important or relevant information affecting the skater's participation in the sport.

9. To help ensure that a positive learning environment is maintained in the club.

10. To respect all members' racial and religious practices.

11. To inform all members regarding the club's constitution and by-laws and requirements for the Annual General Meeting.

12. To implement an appeal process to deal with customers requesting special consideration.

Article II. CLUB OBLIGATIONS TO THE SPORT

1. To maintain a current working knowledge of the ISU, Skate Canada and Section rules, policies, regulations and programs so as to be able to deliver the product of skating in an organized and professional manner.To exhibit the important character traits of honesty, reliability/dependability and cooperation when dealing with all participants in the sport.

2. To share responsibility with the Skate Canada Board, the Section, Skate Canada Officials (judges, evaluators, referees, accountants) and coaches to initiate and support actions that are required to meet the needs of the skaters and skating in general.

3. To promote Skate Canada and its programs and the sport of skating in general.

Article III. CLUB OBLIGATIONS TO THE COACHES

1. To hire only qualified Skate Canada coaches who have paid the current Skate Canada coaching membership fees.

2. To convey at the beginning of each year the club's expectations and the responsibilities of the coach.

3. To provide a reasonable contract to coaches which does not infringe upon their right to earn a living.

4. To negotiate coaching contracts in good faith and honour their terms.

5. To treat all coaches and staff fairly and with respect.

6. To respect a coach's teaching methods and judgment regarding a skater's readiness for testing.

7. To refrain from soliciting directly or indirectly another coach's students for a particular coach.

8. To refrain from interfering with a coach-skater or coach-parent relationship unless agreed upon by both parties.

9. To refrain from firing a coach for unjust reasons or become slanderous towards a coach.

10. To provide accurate information when advertising to attract coaches to a location.

11. To accept the name of the coach representative who is selected by the coaches.

12. To hold club executive meetings at a convenient time as to permit the coaching representative to attend.

13. To involve the club coach representative in the process of developing policies, procedures and regulations for the operation of the club, to monitor the club’s programs and overall performance.

 

Skaters' Code of Ethics

SKATERS’ CODE OF ETHICS

All skaters in The Pas Skating Club are expected to follow the Skaters’ Code of Ethics and demonstrate appropriate ethical behaviour in the pursuit of maintaining a positive learning environment for all.

1) Club members will always show respect for themselves, other Skate Canada members, and the Club by behaving in a fashion that shows discipline, good sportsmanship, and a positive attitude.

2) Skating is an individual sport, but the experience and one's performance can be greatly enhanced if a skater is also a participating member of a Club or a team. Each skater should commit himself or herself to being a supportive team member. If everyone supports each other, each skater will not only enjoy the experience more, but they will perform at a higher level. Each skater shall demonstrate behaviours that promote teambuilding. A good team person:

    a. Works hard

    b. Sets a good example

    c. Does their best

    d. Supports & encourages

    e. Is always positive

    f. Talks positively to and about teammates

    g. Gives respect

    h. Is responsible

    i. Is reliable

    j. Listens to the Coach

    k. Cooperates

    l. Plays fair

3) Proper dress codes must be followed for practices, exhibitions and competition and Test Day.

4) If a skater has a total of two unexplained lesson absences or four late arrivals to practice, a phone call will be placed to the parents.

5) Skaters shall respect curfews set by the coach regarding Test Day & competition.

6) Skaters shall abide by the following rink and ice rules:

     a. Close doors

     b. No littering in rink

     c. Lock dressing room

     d. No eating in dressing rooms

     e. Ask to leave the ice

     f. No cell phones on ice or in the players boxes during sessions

     g. No friends on ice, in the players boxes, dressing rooms or music room/Club office

     h. Close rink gates

     i. No chewing gum

     j. No eating food on the ice

     k. Stay clear of solo skater

     l. Keep your eyes open

     m. No fooling around

7) Consumption of alcohol or use of non-medical drugs or smoking during practice, exhibitions or competition will be grounds for dismissal as a skater.

 

Helmet Use Policy

Reference

Effective Date: July 1, 2011

Revised Date: October 1, 2011

 

  1. 0 General

All Skate Canada member clubs and skating schools who offer a CanSkate program must ensure all CanSkate and Adult CanSkate participants up to and including Stage 5 must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet while on the ice.

This policy also applies to all other Skate Canada programs, therefore anyone who lacks good control/balance when skating forward, backward and has difficulty stopping, as well as maneuvering around obstacles on the ice must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet.

Clubs and skating schools must ensure this policy is enforced during all skating activities including competitions, carnival days or any other special on ice activities throughout the season for this level of skater.

This policy is a minimum standard. Sections, at their discretion, may impose a higher standard which all clubs and skating schools within the sections’ boundaries must adopt and implement.

 

  1.  Helmet Use During a Competition or Test Day

A skater beyond a CanSkate Stage 5 level that chooses to wear a CSA approved hockey helmet during a competition or test day will not be subjected to any deductions in relation to the use of a CSA approved hockey helmet.

CanSkate Policies

 

  1. CanSkate Policies (PreCanSkate, CanSkate and CanJETS) Policies

7.1. All CanSkate skaters must wear a helmet during lesson time.

7.2. A parent or guardian of a CanSkater must remain in the rink for the entire duration of their child’s lesson. Parents—not the coaches – are responsible for their children.

7.3. CanSkaters will put their skates on in the lobby of the arena, on the benches, bleachers or seats provided.

7.4. Due to on ice skater safety issues, parents (or guardians) are not to coach, teach, lecture or encourage at the Boards or from the stands. Interrupting focus during a moving session is considerably dangerous. Parents may enjoy watching their skater from the lobby or the stands.

7.5. Due to insurance requirements, family, friends and Coaches are prohibited from the CanSkate ice surface if not a registered Skate Canada member, except in a medical emergency.

7.6. If a parent (or guardian) of a CanSkater wishes to be on the ice with their child to provide assistance and support, permission must first be obtained from the Coach(es). The parent must also arrange with the Registrar to be registered as a Skate Canada member and pay the corresponding Skate Canada registration fees before going on the ice with the skater.

7.7. The CanSkate programs benefit from the assistance of Program Assistants, particularly the programs involving very young children. Program Assistants are STARSkate skaters who provide on-ice assistance to Coaches during CanSkate sessions; for example, assisting coaches in taking attendance, escorting skaters into their groups, distributing skating props, organizing, supervising and participating in games, helping skaters who fall, and providing gentle encouragement and support. Program Assistants for CanSkate may also be CompetitiveSkate Program Assistants. Program Assistants take direction from the Coaches’ and carry out requests from the Coaches’. Program Assistants are valued for their contributions to the Club, and receive acknowledgements and rewards for their efforts.

7.8. The CanSkate programs benefit from the services of CANSkate Adult Program Assistants. Adult Program Assistants are Executive members, parents, guardians or adult friends of CanSkate program skaters. CanSkate Adult Program Assistants must be able to skate, provide their own skates, and be confident moving around the ice. They take direction from the Coaches’ and carry out requests from the Coaches’. If a CanSkate parent (or guardian) wishes to be a CanSkate Adult Program Assistant, they must provide program assistance to all skaters assigned to them, not just to their own child. If an individual agrees and is acceptable to the Club as a CanSkate Adult Program Assistant, the Club shall pay the CanSkate Adult Program Assistant’s Skate Canada registration fees for the year.

CanPower Skating Policy

 9.1. All Power Skaters must complete a Registration Form and pay program fees before they are permitted on the ice.

9.2. To register in CanPowerSkate Level 1, skaters must have basic forward and backward skating skills (they must be able to skate the length of the rink using alternate strides) and are able to stop on command without the use of the boards.

9.3. For safety reasons, Power Skating participants should wear full hockey equipment that is CSA approved.

9.4. The Club will provide a registered CanPower Skate Canada Coach for all CanPowerSkate sessions.

Adult Skate Policies

 8.1. All AdultSkaters must complete a Registration Form and pay program fees before they are permitted on the ice.

8.2. The Club shall provide ice and group lessons for Club AdultSkaters, led by a registered Skate Canada Coach. Ice and group lesson costs will be included in the annual registration fees.

8.3. AdultSkaters will put their skates on in the lobby of the arena, on the benches, bleachers or seats provided

STARSkate Policies

 6.1.1. The Club shall provide ice and group lessons for Club STARSkaters, led by a registered Skate Canada Coach. Ice and group lesson costs will be included in the annual registration fees.

6.1.2. In general, STARSkaters will be grouped into two groups according to their skill level, but age and overall group dynamics may also be taken into consideration. The groups are termed ‘Juniors ‘ and ‘Seniors’. It is up to the discretion of the Coach, in consultation with the Executive, to assign a skater to a particular STARSkate group. Junior and Senior STARSkaters may skate during separate ice times for group and private lessons, or they may be assigned common ice times, depending upon ice and Coach availability.

6.1.3. It is the responsibility of the skater’s parent (or guardian) to hire a Coach (or Coaches) of their choice for private lessons. The Club shall provide the parent with a list of the Coaches available for the season.

6.1.4. The skater’s parent (or guardian) is responsible to pay for private lessons directly to the Coach(es) in a timely manner.

6.1.5. The STARSkate program benefits from the assistance of on-ice Adult STARSkate Program Assistants. Adult Program Assistants are Executive members, parents, guardians or adult friends of STARSkate program skaters. They provide on-ice assistance to Coaches during STARSkate sessions; for example, with patching holes on the ice, assisting with harness operation, and maintaining order on the ice. Adult Program Assistants must be able to skate, provide their own skates, and be confident moving around the ice. They take direction from the Coaches’ and carry out requests from the Coaches’. If an individual agrees and is acceptable to the Club as an Adult Program Assistant, the Club shall pay the Adult Program Assistant’s Skate Canada registration fees for the year. Adult Program Assistants are included in all Club social activities, are valued for their contributions to the Club, and receive acknowledgements and rewards for their efforts.

6.1.6. Due to insurance requirements, family, friends and Coaches are prohibited from the STARSkate ice surface if not a registered Skate Canada member, except in a medical emergency.

6.1.7. All efforts will be made to provide a locker in The Pas Skating Club office for each STARSkater. Contact the STARSkate Chair regarding locker availability.

6.1.8. The use of cell phones and other electronic communication devices is prohibited on the ice, on the boards, and in the players’ boxes during any STARSkate session in order to minimize distractions and interruptions which would put skaters and Coaches at risk of injury.

6.1.9. "Guest Skaters" are only permitted lessons from Skate Canada coaches affiliated with the Club if all the needs of the registered skaters on that session have been met (had their music played and received their scheduled lessons).

6.1.10. Skate Canada Coaches not affiliated with the Club must obtain Club Executive approval prior to attending any Club session for the purpose of providing instruction either on or off ice (for example, for Guest Skating prior to a competition).

6.1.11. STARSkate registration fees do not cover all The Pas Skating Club fees. The Club is fortunate to have opportunities to fundraise at a number of local events that allows the STARSkate fees to be kept at a lower amount than at cost recovery levels. Fundraising events include, but are not limited to, working at bingos, Legion banquets, the Rodeo, Meat Draw, Community Clean Up, and Tag Day, and selling items such as chocolate bars, greeting cards and raffle tickets. Parents who pay the reduced STARSkate registration fees must also actively fundraise monthly, according to the fundraising schedule as set by the President. The fundraising requirement for STARSkate is to be shared equally among all STARSkate families. Those that choose not to fundraise, or who do not fundraise actively, must pay the full STARSkate registration fee. Parents/guardians are encouraged to fundraise over and above the commitment requirements, as this ensures the continued operation of the Club.

STARSkate Etiquette Policies

 6.5.1. The Club requires that STARSkaters, their parents (and guardians), Coaches and Executive observe proper etiquette when skating or engaged in skating-related activities, in order to provide an enjoyable and safe experience for all and to help parents (or guardians) to get value for the money they pay.

6.5.2. STARSkaters should arrive ahead of the start of their session, be changed and ready to go on the ice at the start of their session.

6.5.3. STARSkaters must wear appropriate skating attire during regular sessions. Skaters should not wear any loose items that may fall and trip another skater.

6.5.4. STARSkaters should prepare for skating and put their skates on in the dressing room provided. The dressing room will normally be unlocked at the beginning of the STARSkate session. If the room is locked, an Executive member or music player should be found, and they will ask the rink attendant for a key. The dressing room is to be kept neat at all times. The last skater in the dressing room is expected to lock the dressing room and bring the key to the STARSkate players box. The dressing room should not be used as a lounge. Non-members (i.e. friends of skaters) are not permitted in skaters’ dressing rooms at any time. STARSkaters requiring a break are to use the lobby.

6.5.5. The rink ice gates must be kept closed during a STARSkating session.

6.5.6. Friends of skaters are not permitted to be in the skating office/music room or players boxes during STARSkate sessions.

6.5.7. Parents/guardians of STARSkaters are not permitted to be in the players boxes or along the boards during STARSkte sessions in order to prevent interruptions and distractions during lessons, except in emergencies.

6.5.8. During STARSkate sessions, skaters should be moving on the ice, unless they are waiting for the start of their program to be played. Skaters should not be standing around and spending excessive time socializing with other skaters or Coaches mid-ice. Skaters who fall should get up and out of the way of other skaters. (No sitting on the ice.) The Pas Skating Club looks to its Senior STARSkaters to be role models for the younger athletes, both on and off the ice.

6.5.9. To ensure the safety of all skaters, it is very important that STARSkaters be aware and watchful of those around them. A collision between skaters could result in serious injury.

6.5.10. STARSkaters will follow the instructions of the Coach(es) and Adult Program Assistants politely and promptly.

6.5.11. If a skater is injured, other skaters are not to move the injured skater and are to seek the assistance of the Coach(es).

6.5.12. STARSkaters are to respect all arena staff, ice surface and arena property at all times.

6.5.13. During Dance instruction, STARSkaters are to ‘give way’ to the dance that is being played. If a Coach is partnering a skater, they are also given the ‘right of way’.

6.5.14. STARSkaters need to give skaters who are doing their program with music the right of way on the ice. Priority of right of way shall be as follows whenever possible:

     1) coaches

     2) skaters in lesson with music

     3) skaters in lesson

     4) skaters with music.

6.5.15. Profanity is strictly prohibited, in the dressing room and on the ice.

6.5.16. The Town of The Pas requires that all skaters exit the ice surface when the Zamboni door opens. They may not enter the ice surface until the Zamboni door has been fully closed.

6.5.17. Parents (or guardians) of STARSkaters should not contact or discuss issues with the Coach(es) during skating sessions, but should wait until the Coach(es) are in the lobby, either before of after the session. Coaching time is valuable, and should not be reduced by private discussions with the Coach(es).

6.5.18. Due to on ice skater safety issues, parents (or guardians) are not to coach, teach or lecture at the Boards or from the stands, unless prearranged with the Coach(es). Interrupting focus during a moving session is considerably dangerous. Parents may enjoy watching their skater from the lobby or the stands.

6.5.19. When a skater’s name is called for music, the skater should acknowledge the call in some way to help the music player to find the skater, and to permit other skaters to recognize the soloist.

6.5.20. When a lesson is taking place, the Coach or skater is not to be disturbed by either a parent or another skater.

6.5.21. Gum, candy, food and drink are strictly prohibited from the ice surface. Each skater should have a plastic bottle of water in the players’ box during STARSkate sessions to ensure proper hydration.

6.5.22. Use of drugs and alcohol is forbidden. Skaters are not allowed on the ice surface if they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol that has impaired their ability to perform in a safe manner or put other skaters at risk. The Club will immediately notify parents or guardians of skaters that choose to use (to be under the influence of), bring or promote the use of drugs or alcohol in the Arena or at a skating event, and the Executive will meet to discuss consequences. The likely outcome will be expulsion from the Club