Club Rules & Policies and Procedures
Table of Contents:
- CANSKATERS MOVING TO JUNIORS
- FULLER LAKE SKATING CLUB RULES
- SKATE CANADA PROGRAMS: STARSKATE
- VOLUNTEER PARTICIPATION
- GLOSSARY – KNOW YOUR SKATING
- POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR THE SKATING CLUB
1. CANSKATERS MOVING TO JUNIORS
In the past, many Juniors (and their parents) have entered the Junior Program and had a difficult time adapting to the scenario of ice costs, private coaching fees, test days, competitions, etc. It can be very overwhelming.
STROKING SESSIONS – Stroking is emphasized at all levels of skating. Stroking emphasized correct posture, endurance, strength and speed using the entire ice surface. Stroking sessions are included in your fees.
GROUP SESSIONS – The team coaches arrange group sessions for each skater by age and ability. Group instruction will rotate between the coaches. Junior Group sessions are not included in your fees.
FREESKATE SESSIONS – Freeskate is the most common discipline in skating. Skaters will be taught their own personal “solo” (which has been choreographed by the skater’s coach) to music. Each solo consists of different jumps and spins with connection footwork and stroking. Solo’s evolve as a skater increases their ability. There is a time limit on solos depending on the level of the skater. Skaters usually receive a private lesson during this time (10-15 min.) and the remainder of the session the skater will work on their solo and other elements such as spins, jumps & spirals on their own. Private coaching fees will apply for the lesson time. Skaters may also receive a “shared” lesson with 1 or 2 other skaters if they are working on the same thing. The coaching fee will be “shared” amongst the skater in the lesson.
DANCE SESSIONS – A Junior Group dance lesson is provided during the Dance sessions and private coaching fees apply for the lesson time. When a skater is ready to take a test, their coach will inform the parent of the next test day.
SKILLS SESSIONS – Skaters learn a combination of fundamental skating movements, executed on a pattern and skated solo to prescribed music. The basic components of all disciplines of figure skating are incorporated into the program. The movements are derived from former compulsory figures, fee skating and ice dancing. The objective of the Skating Skills program is mastery of the basic fundamentals of skating – edge quality, control, power and speed. Skaters will be evaluated on Test Day. Private coaching fees will apply for the lesson time.
OFF-ICE TRAINING – Off ice training is an integral part of a skater’s training. This session is included in your fees.
The number of additional lessons (if any) a skater wishes to have is a decision made by the parent, skater and Coaches Director.
Freeskate solo preparation for test or competition will require private lessons. All test and competition fees are, of course, the responsibility of the parent.
The Professional Coach will bill you directly on a monthly basis and it is your responsibility to ensure these bills are paid in time.
Skaters in the Skate Canada program purchase blocks of ice time from the club by category. Skills, dance and freeskate are ice only; stroking sessions include instruction. It is important therefore that skaters are able to concentrate and work on their own.
Please inform with the Coaches Direcotr when you will be missing lessons as that another skater may fill time you have booked. If you do not notify your coach, you may be charged for the misseed lessons.
2. FULLER LAKE SKATING CLUB RULES
- Skaters are to be at the rink early for their ice time, to warm up. Unless they have off-ice class before their ice time.
- Skaters are to be on time for all sessions.
- Please respect the session on the ice before your session.
- No gum, candy or food at ice level. Only water bottles at ice level.
- Hair is to be neatly pulled back away from the face.
- Girls are to wear proper skating attire, or fitted leggings. No shorts or hoodie sweatshirts. Minimal jewellery and makeup.
- Boys are to wear sweat pants or skating pants. Shirts are to be tucked in. No hoodie sweatshirts or hats.
- Skaters must wear proper runners for off-ice class.
- On dance and skill sessions, skaters skating to the music and or being partnered have the right-of-way.
- Freeskate session includes 5 mins of warm-up music, then each skater will perform their solo when called, unless in a lesson.
- Skaters are to work on specific session (eg. skills on a skills session).