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WINDSOR FIGURE SKATING CLUB RULES 2003/2004 For All Skaters, Professionals and Parents Revised July 20, 2003

General Rules

1. The gates to the ice must be kept closed except when entering or exiting the ice surface.

2. Guest Skates: The Guest Skate Fee is $15.00 per session. Permission to guest skate must be obtained from the Ice Captain and the Guest Skate Fee must be paid before going on the ice. Guest skaters will be allowed on a session only if the session is not full. No guest skates will be permitted on Sunday sessions.

3. Guest Skaters will skate on the session appropriate to their test level and Windsor FSCs session qualifications.

4. Skating up or down: There will be no skating up or down with the exception that a CanSkater may skate up as per rule: CanSkate Programs, (7).

5. The dressing rooms must be kept neat and clean.

6. NO FOOD, GUM, CANDY OR BEVERAGES of any kind is to be consumed on the ice by skaters. Water in plastic bottles may be kept and consumed at the boards.

7. Skaters should wear appropriate skating attire. Please avoid wearing anything which could fall on the ice.   (scarves, hairpins or loose headbands)

8. All jackets, mitts, Kleenex, etc. must be removed from the boards before every flood.

9. All skaters should stay clear of anyone having a lesson.

10. If a skater falls on the ice, he/she should get up as quickly as possible. If a skater is injured he/she is to stay there until a qualified person (usually a Coach) attends to him/her. Lying on the ice for any reason other than injury creates a serious safety hazard and will not be tolerated.

11. Displays of anger, foul language, or intimidation will not be tolerated.

12. Ice Courtesy will be observed by all persons on the ice at all times.

13. Serious issues or concerns must be addressed to the Board of Directors in writing.

Ice Courtesy

1. Ice courtesy is the art of sharing the ice. This practice allows skaters to get the maximum benefit from their time on the ice with the least interference and frustration for all. Here are some examples:

2. When a new piece of music starts, all persons on the ice should look around to see whose music is playing, and make a practice of staying out of their path.

3. Be aware of who is receiving a lesson, and steer clear.

4. Skaters just stroking, should try to make way for those who are obviously preparing to jump, spin, or are performing a segment of their program.

5. Skaters approaching each other from opposite directions should alter their paths slightly so that each knows where the other is going. Done properly, no one has to slow down or lose time restarting a jump setup.

6. All skaters should keep their heads up and be aware of the skaters around them. This should prevent skaters from interfering with others about to perform a jump or field move.

7. All those on the ice should avoid lingering in the "Lutz" corners. This is the longest jump to set up, and the skater can not look behind him/her immediately before the jump. Skaters taking a rest, should step off the ice.

8. Do not skate close to Spins. It is unfair to expect a person performing a spin to avoid a collision. The person who skates too close might be surprised by the spinning person choosing that moment to exit their spin, causing a collision or contact with a skate blade.

9. Coaches should be aware of other lessons on the ice and try not to interfere with each others lessons.

Open Sessions

1.  Coaches presence is recommended for all sessions. Any session where there is no Coach, Board Member, or Designate will be cancelled.

2. Skaters may practice all Figure Skating disciplines and receive private lessons in each discipline.

3. Pairs Teams are to practice lifts only under the direct supervision of their Coach.

4. Private Group lessons (a coach teaching more than one of her students at a time) will be allowed at the discretion of the Ice Captain but must not interfere with other skaters. The Coach may send only one skater at a time to perform any free skate move.

5. The right of way is as follows:

      A) Any Skater having their music played.

      B) Skater on a Lesson.

      C) Everyone else.

Open FreeSkate (Sundays)

1. It is strongly recommended that Junior Skaters be accompanied by a Coach on this session. No Pairs Skating is permitted on this session.

Skills Sessions

1. Skills only shall be practiced on these sessions.Skills lessons only shall be given on these sessions.

2. Those not working on their Skills must leave the ice.

Dance Sessions

1. Skaters must Dance on the Dance Sessions. Those not dancing must leave the ice.

2. Free Dances, or other dances which do not conform to the normal counter clockwise skating pattern must be performed only on Open Skating Sessions.Dance lessons only are permitted on Dance Sessions.

3. The right of way is as follows:

A) Skater dancing with the music,

B) Dance lessons,

                           C) Other Dancers,

Adult Session

1. This session is intended for Adult Skaters only, over the age of 18.

2. All Figure Skating disciplines may be practiced on the session with the exception of Synchronized Skating.

3. Hockey style drills are not permitted.

Edge / Turn / Stroking / Field Move Sessions

1. All skaters on the ice must participate in the group lesson.

2. There will be no private lessons taught during these sessions.

Pre-Preliminary / Junior Sessions

1. Figure Skates must be worn on these sessions.

2. Power skating type lessons will not be allowed on these sessions

CanSkate Programs (Pre-School, CanSkate, Pre-Prelim, Special Needs)

1. A parent with a skater too young to be left unattended must remain in attendance in the stands during the entire session. Coaches and Program Assistants can not take children off the ice for washroom breaks.

2. All skaters must wear a Name Badge.

3. Only Coaches, Program assistants, and registered skaters may step on the ice.

4. Perceived problems or questions regarding the session should be addressed to the Board Member in attendance.

5. All serious complaints must be made in writing and directed to the Board of Directors.

6. Private lessons may be taught on the CanSkate Sessions, but must not interfere with the Group Lessons.

7. CanSkaters may "skate up" on the Pre-prelim or Junior Session for a 15 minute lesson only. Prior Permission must be obtained from the Ice Captain. A Coach may have only one skater on the ice at a time skating up. Coaches must remain with the skater for the entire time that the skater is on the ice.

Power Skating

1. Full Hockey equipment must be worn by participants on these sessions.

2. All skaters must participate in the group instruction.