POLICIES

As a member of Skate Canada , Georgetown Skating Club expects all skaters to adhere to the rules of both Skate Canada and the rules and regulations set out by the club. Detailed information about Skate Canada’s rules and regulations can be found here. The following Policies are in the interest of safety and courtesy to all skaters on the ice and in the dressing room. We urge all skaters and parents to review them carefully and abide by them. If any clarification is required, please ask any Board Member.

Club Policies

Sessions and Make-up Classes
  • Program cost is not prorated due to late registration
  • All times will be set by the Arena Clock
  • Make-up classes will not be offered as a result of RAIN, SNOW OR OTHER INCLEMENT WEATHER
  • Make-up classes will not be offered as a result of personal illness or scheduling conflicts
  • Skaters are only allowed to skate on sessions they are qualified and registered for
  • Only members in “Good Standing” with the Club will be allowed to take Tests, participate in any competition or participate in our Ice Show
Safety on Ice and At The Arena

Parent responsibilities:

  • Young skaters and other children should not be left unattended while at the Arena.
  • Parents of CANSKATE, PRECANSKATE, POWERSKATE, PreStar and StarSkate1-2 skaters are expected to be in attendance during their lessons
  • Parents / Guardians and spectators are requested to watch sessions from the stands, not the players bench or at the entry gates, so as not to interfere with lessons or block access to the ice
  • Parents are not allowed on the ice during the lesson time
  • Parents / Guardians of skaters are responsible for the behavior of their children during all sessions
  • CSA HOCKEY HELMETS are mandatory for all Parent & Tot, PreCanSkate, CanSkate and PowerSkating Programs – bike helmets are not acceptable. Skate Canada’s helmet use policy can be found here.

Skater responsibilities:

  • Skaters are not permitted on the ice surface until the Zamboni doors have completely closed and a coach has given permission to enter the ice surface
  • Pushing, tripping, horseplay or intentional interference with other skaters is not permitted on the ice or elsewhere in the arena
  • Skate responsibly by watching out for others, keep heads up, and watch out for other skaters. Show respect for your fellow skaters
  • To avoid the possibility of serious falls and injury, food, gum, candy or drinks are not permitted on the ice
  • Money or valuables should not be left in the change areas – Georgetown Skating Club bears no responsibility for loss or theft of valuables left unattended
  • CSA HOCKEY HELMETS are mandatory for all Parent & Tot, PreCanSkate, CanSkate and PowerSkating Programs – bike helmets are not acceptable. Skate Canada’s helmet use policy can be found here.
  • Skaters are to wear proper clothing appropriate for their sessions – Jeans are not allowed

Coaches are in charge all the time on the ice. Any Club Coach or Board Member may ask any skater to leave the ice for unruly behavior.

Ice Etiquette and Right Of Way During StarSkate Sessions

Right of way by order:

  1. Pair Skating – Ice dance or Freeskate
  2. A skater whose music is being played-solo, interpretive or dance music
  3. A skater who is receiving a lesson. In the event 2 skaters, who are both in lessons, get into each other’s way they should be courteous, apologize and move on. Adjust pattern or timing to avoid each other. Coaches can assist by directing their skater
  4. Skaters who are practicing

Ice Ettiquette:

  • Skate responsibly by watching out for others, keep heads up and watch out for other skaters
  • The use of profane language is unacceptable and will not be tolerated
  • Skaters are expected to be polite and courteous while on the ice and in the arena and must act with due regard and consideration for others both on and off the Ice. Failure to do so will result in a warning or removal of the offending skater from the ice and/or the Arena
  • Be alert for other skaters at all times. If you fall, do not sit or lie on the ice (unless injured). Get up quickly to avoid being hit by other skaters
  • Kicking or Digging! Defacing the Ice with skate blade is prohibited
  • Do not interrupt a Professional Coach who is giving a lesson to another skater
  • Please do not stand and talk on the ice. However, if necessary, please speak by the boards and not in the middle of the rink or in the rink corners
Membership Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination Policy

Skate Canada’s membership, harassment, bullying and discrimination policy can be found here.

Program Assistant Subsidy Policy

The majority of the costs of running a skating club are the high fees for ice rental. The number of skaters on the StarSkate sessions are too few to cover ice costs so those programs are run at a loss. Without subsidization from the CanSkate income, we would not be able to run the StarSkate program. In appreciation of this subsidization, we request that each STARSkater over age of 12 donate a minimum of one hour per week (total 20 hours per year) to the CanSkate program as a Program Assistant.

Our Program Assistants are valuable members of our coaching staff and make the PreCanSkate and CanSkate session safer and more enjoyable for all the coaches and skaters. Many of our Program Assistants go on to train and become professional coaches themselves.

In support of our Program Assistant policy, effective September 2015 a refundable $100 StarSkate Program Assistant buyout will be charged at the beginning of each season as part of your registration fee (ages 12+). After completing your 20 volunteer hours, this subsidy will be refunded to the skater. If a skater chooses not to participate as a Program Assistant, then they will be considered to have “bought-out” their subsidization and no refund will be given. New StarSkaters who begin skating in January, 2019 will be prorated at $50 for the season with a 10 volunteer hour commitment for subsidy reimbursement.

Program Assisting qualifies for high school volunteer hours.
A letter of participation is prepared for each coaching assistant at the end of each season to present to their high school guidance offices.

Concussion Policy

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Please note that every StarSkater needs to hand in a signed Disclaimer form during the first week of the skating season.

Refund Policy

Please be aware that Georgetown Skating Club incurs costs as soon as you register for our programs as we pay registration and insurance to Skate Canada on your behalf for each skater, sign contracts with coaching staff based on numbers registered, and contract and pay in advance for ice with the Town of Halton Hills. We are fully self-funded and receive no subsidization.  Therefore regretfully, once the program has started, we are unable to offer refunds on our skating programs. (Exception:  Refund for Medical reasons with doctor’s note, less $35.00 Administration fee, less Skate Canada Fees $50.00)

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter. Thank you.

Privacy Policy

Information about our Organization and Website

Modern information and communication technologies play a fundamental role in the activities of an Organization like Georgetown Skating Club. We are based in Canada. Our principal activity is: Skating Club

Our privacy policy covers Georgetown Skating Club and its Website.

Organization Name: Georgetown Skating Club
Address: 162 Guelph Street, Suite 235
City: Georgetown
Province: Ontario
Postal Code: L7G 5X7
Country: Canada
Websites(s): www.georgetownskatingclub.ca

Providing Visitors Anonymous Access

You can access our Website home page and browse our site without disclosing your personal data. The services and links of our Website Our Website enables you to communicate with other visitors or to post information to be accessed by others. When you do so, other visitors may collect your data. Our Web site does not include links to third party Web service providers.


Collection of Information

Automatic Collection of Information

We do not automatically log personal data nor do we link information automatically logged by other means with personal data about specific individuals. We do not use cookies to store personal data nor do we link non-personal information stored in cookies with personal data about specific individuals.

Data Collection and Purpose Specification

We collect the personal data that you may volunteer while using our services. We do not collect information about our visitors from other sources, such as public records or bodies, or private Organizations. The data that is collected during the registration process is stored and includes:

– Name
– Login identifier- Password
– Email Address

Disclosure and Visitor Choice

We do not disclose your personal data to our subsidiaries or other Organizations.

Children’s Privacy

We do not knowingly collect personal data from children. We take specific steps to protect the privacy of children by making reasonable efforts to ensure that a parent has authorised the collection of the child’s personal data.

Confidentiality and Security

We do not give visitors to our Website the option of using a secure transmission method to send us their personal data. We have implemented security policies, rules and technical measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from:

– Unauthorised access

– Improper use or disclosure

– Unauthorised modification

– Unlawful destruction or accidental loss

All our employees and data processors, who have access to, and are associated with the processing of personal data, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of our visitors’ personal data. We ensure that your personal data will not be disclosed to Government institutions and authorities except if required by law or other regulation. We do not reserve the right to refuse to provide you with information regarding your personal data.


Privacy Compliance

There are no national laws or self-regulatory schemes applicable to our web site or Organization. There are no global or regional regulatory or self-regulatory schemes applicable to our web site or Organization. We cannot demonstrate that our privacy policy accords with the privacy instrument.


Should you have any concerns or complaints ( Skate Canada Membership Complaints Policy ) please direct them to the Board in writing or by email:  
The Board will discuss your concerns at the next scheduled board meeting and inform the parties about their decision.