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
Helmet Policy 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, (bicycle and ski helmets are not permitted).
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, Ice-Show 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.
Helmet Use During a Competition or Test Day
A skater beyond a CanSkate Stage 5 level who 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.