As you may be aware, there are reports regarding the corona virus in Ontario. We are following closely information relayed by regional and provincial public health authorities, as well as the York Region school boards for any precautionary measures.The health and safety of everyone is a priority to the Aurora Skating Club. If your child has any symptoms of cough, cold, fever or flu, please STAY HOME until your doctor says your child is well enough to resume his/her schedule as normal. If you have recently returned from an affected area or been in contact with any friends or relatives visiting from affected areas, please STAY HOME and contact your family doctor or the York Region Public health department.
For more information about precautions to take to protect yourself and frequently asked questions, please click on the following link to York Region Public Health york.ca/coronavirus
IMPORTANT POLICY INFORMATION
Coaches/Volunteers/Executive Board Members will not be held liable for any accident or loss, however caused, and Aurora Skating Club members agree to release the said club, its board and proprietors from all liability, claims and damages which may arise as a result of, or by reason of, accident or loss 2019-2020 season.
- Athletes under 26 and parents of athletes under 18 years of age must confirm that they have reviewed the Government of Ontario Concussion Awareness Resources and Skate Ontario’s Concussion Code of Conduct for Athletes and Parents/Guardians prior to registration and/or on the first day of skating.
- 10% discount will be applied to the lowest amount for the 3rd or subsequent sibling within a family, within the same session, when skaters register and pay in full at the same time.
- 10% discount will be applied when registering the same CanSkater for 2 or more days in the same session.
- 10% discount will be applied when registering the same STARSkater for a 3rd day within the same session. Please note: Synchro does not apply as a 3rd day.
- Joining the program late...a pro-rated adjustment will be applied, if space allows.
- Skaters are only registered for a program once full payment has been received.
- Only registered skaters are permitted to participate in the programs.
- STARSkate Families are required to pay a one time, seasonal, mandatory non-refundable fundraising fee $75.00/family.
- Registration fees include a non-refundable Skate Canada membership fee $43.70, valid from Sept.1/19 to Aug. 31/20.
Refunds: ALL PROGRAMS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
- CanSkaters who are new to the Aurora Skating Club will have 2 weeks from the start of the session to withdraw from their registered program. The choice will be given to apply the full program cost as a credit to the Family account to be used at a later date, or a refund, less the Skate Canada fee and the administration fee.
- Any skater previously enrolled with the Aurora Skating Club will not be eligible for a refund without a doctor's note. At that time, subject to Executive Board approval, the session cost will be pro-rated and an administrative fee of $25.00 per skater will be charged.
- Any approved program changes will be subject to the administrative fee of $25.00 per skater.
- STARSkate fundraising fee is non-refundable.
- Skate Canada Fee is non-refundable.
- Refund requests for medical or other exceptional reasons must be made in writing and be supported by a doctors note or other third-party correspondence.
- The Executive Board of Directors reserve the right to deny refunds.
Due to maximum skater restrictions on the ice, and to ensure safety, all skaters are only permitted to skate during their regularly registered ice time.
The Club will do its best to inform all skaters of any unscheduled and unforeseen changes that may arise, however, we cannot assume responsibility for those circumstances which are outside of our prior knowledge or ability to control. The Aurora Skating Club is not obligated to refund lesson/registration fees for unforeseen program cancellations due to inclement weather, special events/circumstances, or equipment/mechanical breakdowns beyond our control.
- ASC Annual Spirit Day; Aurora Skating Club registered CANSKATE and CANSKATE PLUS members are invited to bring a friend or parent(s) to skate with them. (Helmet policy applies, see Skating Equipment)
- ASC Ice Show; all Aurora Skating Club registered skaters are invited to participate in the Ice show. Skaters must be members in good standing and registered for the lessons within the Ice Show season, i.e.: CANSKATE Winter II and STARSKATE Winter.
ICE SHOW FEES: NON-REFUNDABLE. Refund requests for injury or medical reasons must be made in writing and be supported by a doctors note or other third-party correspondence.
ICE SHOW REHEARSALS: All registered skater(s) must attend all set rehearsal times as advised by Ice Show Director. Please note, rehearsals run two weeks prior to Ice Show, although all attempts are made to keep the rehearsal time on the skater's regular skating day, due to limited practice time they may be required to attend rehearsal on a different day/time, notification will be sent.
COSTUME MEASUREMENTS: All registered skater(s) must be measured for their costume within the advised schedule time-frame.
PHOTO/VIDEO RELEASE: The ASC Ice Show is photographed and video recorded. It is understood and acknowledged that the registered skater may have their name and/or picture/video on the ASC website, social media, and in community news publications. The ASC, their officials, volunteers, representatives, and agents are released from any claims arising from the publication. I HEREBY GRANT PERMISSION TO ASC to use my child's photograph/video on its website or in other printed publications without further consideration and I acknowledge ASC's right to give, transfer and exhibit them for marketing, communications and advertising purposes, as it deems fit. IMPORTANT NOTE: as mentioned above, the ASC Ice Show is photographed and video recorded and, as such, your release and permission is required for your child to participate. If you do not wish for your child to be photographed/video recorded, please DO NOT register for the Ice Show.
- CSA approved helmets and single blade skates are mandatory for skaters up to/and including level 5.
- As directed by Skate Canada: 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.
- Skating equipment is the responsibility of the skater and is not provided by the Aurora Skating Club.
- Waterproof mittens, pants and jackets are recommended (no scarves).
Guest Skating - This applies to STARSkaters only
- Guest skaters and/or their coach must contact our office 905-713-1442, at least 24 hours prior to request their planned skating session or risk being refused access to the ice surface. For reasons of safety, we must ensure that there is enough space on the ice for you and ensure that you will be skating at a level appropriate for your skill during your requested time slot. Before you get on the ice...all pre-approved guest skaters MUST sign in with their coach at the AFLC and pay the guest skater fees. Please note that non-members pay a different price than ASC members. The sign-in register and guest skating envelopes are available outside the ASC office or coaches room. Every guest skater MUST submit a sealed envelope with PAYMENT to the office prior to going on the ice (in person or via the office door drop box) each and every time they skate. Guest skaters are limited to a total of ten (10) visits.
- As a not-for-profit organization, fundraising is required to assist in continuing to provide excellence, incorporate new programs, program materials, host special events, the annual STARSkate banquet and meet club expenditures.
- Support from all STARSkate families is required with a one time, seasonal, mandatory non-refundable amount of $75.00/family. In past years, the Aurora Skating Club has participated in a variety of fundraising events. These events have had varying success and at times serve to be frustrating for many families. The Executive Board Members have decided to implement a seasonal fundraising fee of $75.00 (per family/skater) in lieu of any mandatory fundraising initiatives.
- We thank you for your continued support of the Aurora Skating Club!
- As a not-for-profit club, run by a volunteer Executive Board, we ask that our families commit to assist the club whenever the need arises.
- In order for our skaters to enjoy a successful season and for the family to enjoy the best possible price, we ask that all parents of skaters be available to volunteer in an area of their choosing, or as required by the ASC's specific needs.
- Bi-annual Ice-Show: at least one parent of skater(s) sign-up for the Ice-Show is required to volunteer.
- Aurora Skating Club registered skaters pictures may be published and appear on our website and/or in local publications, at no additional cost to said club.
CODE OF ETHICS as directed by Skate Canada - August, 2017
Skate Canada is committed to ensuring that all skaters have the opportunity to participate in a safe and welcoming environment that is encouraging and promotes their overall development.
Parents have an enormous influence on skaters’ experiences in the sport. The quality of a skater’s experience is determined by their relationships with parents and the manner in which parents conduct
themselves in the Skate Canada environment. In this code “parents” shall refer to “parents and guardians”. This code applies to all parents who are members of Skate Canada or have children who are
members of Skate Canada. Parents shall abide by this code at all times while participating in any Skate Canada club or school, competition, or activity.
The purpose of Skate Canada’s Code of Ethics is to outline the organization’s expectations and guiding principles for appropriate decision making and behaviour.
This code of ethics applies to all skaters, officials, coaches, employees, board members, volunteers, alumni, and hall of fame members of Skate Canada and its affiliate organizations. This code of ethics also applies to parents and guardians who participate in and observe related activities.
Code of Ethics
a. I will conduct myself in a manner that is of the highest standards, follows Skate Canada’s vision and mission, and is athlete-centered.
- I will treat all people with respect, dignity, and sportsmanship.
- I will act on the belief that the athlete as a person is more important than their success or my success in the sport.
- I will conduct myself professionally during all interactions in and surrounding Skate Canada activities.
- I will use positive discipline that includes setting fair rules, listening, problem-solving, encouraging, and being a good example. I will not use harmful methods such as but not limited to hitting, name-calling, yelling, or using insults, intimidation, or rejection.
- I will disclose any conflict of interest and not allow myself to be influenced in a way that could conflict with the best interest of the organization or the organization’s reputation.
- I will not engage in behaviour that is intended to wrongfully manipulate the outcome of a competition or test.
- I will respect the coach/athlete relationship and will not solicit the athlete/s of another coach.
- I will never engage in any exploitative, abusive, or corrupt relationships. I will always act in a kind and judicious manner.
- I will support an inclusive sport for all, regardless of race, ancestry, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status, disability or any other ground of discrimination prohibited by human rights legislation.
- I agree to follow the ISU’s Code of Ethics at all hosted and non-hosted ISU events.
- I agree to advocate and practice the principles of Safe Sport.
b. I will not participate in activities that are abusive or criminal. I will also not participate in activities that disrespect human rights or that risk the reputation of Skate Canada.
- I will adhere to all federal, provincial, municipal, and host country laws.
- I will notify Skate Canada if I face any new related criminal charges, ongoing criminal investigations, convictions, or bail conditions.
- I will not use my power or authority in an attempt to coerce another person to engage in sexual activity or to participate in unethical and/or criminal activities.
- I will not in any way behave sexually with children or youth. This includes but is not limited to the use of sexual jokes, language, and/or names; participation in sexual touching and/or exploitation; the use of, reference to, or participation in pornography.
- I will not participate in any form of bullying, harassment, discrimination, physical or verbal abuse, neglect, intimidation, or exploitation.
- I will not use technology or social media to disrespect or exploit others.
- I will not abuse or exploit children or youth in any way and will immediately report to the appropriate authorities and Skate Canada (email@example.com) if I see or suspect anyone else doing so.
- I will not possess, use, or promote the use of illegal substances or performance enhancing drugs.
c. I will follow all of Skate Canada’s by-laws, policies, and rules and commit to reading all amendments and updates at the time of registration and throughout the year.
d. I will not attempt to cover up or conceal any conduct of an individual that is, or may be, in breach of this Code and will report any violations.
e. I will fully cooperate with Skate Canada’s investigations.
f. I understand that a violation of this Code on my part may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion from Skate Canada.
The above commitments constitute Skate Canada’s Code of Ethics, Created: 08 August 2017