BEHAVIOR CONDUCT POLICY

PORT COQUITLAM SKATING CLUB

Skater's Agreement & Etiquette

Skate Canada has an expectation that our skaters, parents, coaches and clubs will participate in our sport in a courteous manner, within the spirit of fun and goodwill. This is also the Port Coquitlam Skating Club’s view and commitment in providing a safe and enjoyable atmosphere to all members.

 

Ice Etiquette

Safety is of the most importance to avoid collisions, & near misses.  It is a must that skaters remain attentive and respectful to all ice participants. Be courteous and aware of all skaters on the ice and know that all skaters have the right to use the whole ice surface.

Right of way is given to:

  • Soloist with music

  • Lessons with coach (including harness users)

  • Oncoming skater watches spinning skater

Practice good safety:

  • Skate with your head up and your eyes open

  • If you fall, please get up immediately

  • Skaters going backward without looking are being careless

  • No standing around in groups on the ice - you are a hazard

  • If you are looking at your parent(s) in the stands you are not attentive to your on – ice surroundings

  • Proper athletic/skating attire must be worn on the ice, with hair tied back off of your face.  Bobby pins must be securely fastened (crossed) in hair when on the ice

  • A parent or other responsible person should remain at the rink with their skater

 

Manners:

  • Temper tantrums (ie. stamping on the ice or kicking the boards/ice) will not be tolerated and force skaters temporary removal from the ice

  • No profanity on or off the ice or when you are at the rink

  • No electronic equipment, gum, food, beverages on/at ice side (other than water)

  • Ask permission from your coach if you wish to leave the ice

 

Skate Canada Helmet Use Rule:

All CanSkate and Adult CanSkate participants up to and including Stage 5 must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet while on the ice. 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.  Clubs and skating schools may choose to expand the use of CSA approved hockey helmets in their club as they see necessary. This policy is a minimum standard.

 

Spectators:

A responsible person MUST remain with your skater while they are on the ice. Also, to respect our skaters, we ask that parents ensure any siblings or friends at the rink refrain from distracting activities in the stands. No videotaping is allowed without permission from a coach.

 

Thank you,

The Port Coquitlam Skating Club Board of Directors

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