2018-19 Center Ice Skating Club Skater Code of Conduct & Ice Rules
As a member of our club, all skaters must adhere to this Code of Conduct at all times.
Center Ice Skating Club is committed to creating a safe and positive environment for members’ physical, emotional and social development and ensuring that it promotes an environment free of misconduct. This Skater Code of Conduct has been established to ensure the safety of all members using our ice to ensure quality practice time for all home club, associate, non-members and guests who purchase ice from the club and who participate in all club-related activities.
1. All skaters, regardless of whether they hold home club, associate, non-member or guest status, must follow and uphold the provisions in this Skater Code of Conduct regarding behavior on and off the ice. All club members are expected to exhibit good sportsmanship and be courteous toward their fellow skaters, coaches, parents/guardians of skaters, U.S. Figure Skating officials and guests.
2. Center Ice Skating Club is committed to promoting a positive and friendly environment for all skaters. Remember ‘The Golden Rule’ — treat other people like you want to be treated — with respect.
Ice Etiquette and Safety Rules:
1. While in lesson or practice, it is the skater's responsibility to always be conscientious and aware of other skaters around them.
2. Skaters must skate with the flow of other skaters and familiarize themselves with the most commonly used areas for jumps and spins. Safety meeting must be given to every skater at the beginning of the season or by their coach before skating club ice.
3. Skaters wearing the orange belt ALWAYS have the right of way. When you see the belt and/or hear another member's music, please extend that person the courtesy and move out of their path momentarily. This only takes a moment and you will enjoy the same courtesy while you are performing your program.
4. Coach requests – one per coach per session and the skater must be in a lesson with that coach. The skater will still be called for their regular turn during that rotation.
5. Advanced skaters are expected to exhibit patience toward beginner members of the club. Remember, you were an inexperienced skater once, and it takes time for our future generation to advance to the point where they are completely comfortable skating with all levels of skaters.
Other Club Ice Rules
1. Props can be used on club ice only while the skater is in a lesson and under coach supervision.
2. Jackets, coats etc. cannot be hung over the glass blocking the coaches and monitors view. Please keep them on the benches or hockey box.
3. Group members (duo, trio, etc.) are allowed to be practiced on club ice – each skater in the group will be marked for their turn for that entire rotation and will not be called again until everyone else has been called. Coach requests for skaters will be honored for a skater, but the entire group cannot go again in that rotation and it counts as their request for that session. They cannot then request an individual skater in the same session.
4. It is at the discretion of the Ice Monitor to allow deviations from the club session times. For instance, they may allow a skater that gets on the ice 10 minutes late to continue skating 10 minutes into the next session.
Unsafe or Discourteous Behavior: Unsafe or discourteous behavior of any kind will NOT be tolerated.