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.
- 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 $35.70, valid from Sept.1/19 to Aug. 31/20.
Refunds: ALL PROGRAMS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
- However, 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.
- 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.
- 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 reserves 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 scheduled 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.
- CSA approved helmets and single blade skates are mandatory for skaters up to/and including level 5.
- 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.
- 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 CONDUCT as directed by Skate Canada - October, 2008
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.
• All parents are expected to conduct themselves in a responsible manner consistent with the values of fair play, integrity, open communication and mutual respect.
• Parents shall always model positive and responsible behaviour and communicate with their son/daughter that they expect them to do the same. Parents will assume the
major responsibility for their son/daughter’s on ice conduct and attitude.
• Parents shall at all times treat all individuals and property with dignity, courtesy and respect, including but not limited to skaters, coaches, officials, volunteers, other
parents, and all other individuals that are part of the club, skating school, Section or Skate Canada.
• Parents shall refrain from any behaviour, or comments, which are profane, insulting, harassing, sexist, racist, abusive, disrespectful or otherwise offensive without hostility or violence.
• Parents shall emphasize the importance of values like sportsmanship, respect, cooperation, competition and teamwork to their son/daughter offering praise for competing fairly, participation and skill development.
• Parents shall model and encourage their son/daughter to maintain a healthy balance between skating and life. (i.e., school, other activities, social life, etc.)
• Parents shall model and encourage balanced, healthy food choices and subscribing to an active and healthy lifestyle.
• Parents shall set high, but reasonable expectations for their son/daughter’s participation in skating focusing on development and enjoyment for the child.
• Parents shall instill confidence in their son/daughter’s ability and skill development, always avoiding comparisons with other skaters.
• Parents shall celebrate the acquisition of skills and goals achieved by their son/daughter.
• Parents, along with the professional coach and the athlete, shall be considered members of a team whose main concern is the child’s overall progress and development. Parents shall respect that the professional coach is responsible and empowered for the on‐ice and off‐ice development of the athlete. A parent’s role shall be to take a healthy interest in their child’s progress and development and be responsible for the child’s nutrition, rest, adherence to off‐ice training regimen set by the coach or other fitness professional, overall health, life‐balance, and moral and emotional support.
• Parents shall ensure their son/daughter wears proper skating clothing and equipment.
• Parents shall never provide alcohol or drugs to minors in a Skate Canada environment.
• Parents shall never provide or advocate the use of performance enhancing drugs or substances.
• Parents shall avoid any conduct, which brings their club, skating school, Section or Skate Canada, into disrepute, including but not limited to abusive use of alcohol, non‐medical use of drugs and gambling.
• Parents shall openly support and uphold this code of conduct policy and take action and steps to ensure other parents follow and uphold this code of conduct policy.