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ADULTskate Frequently Asked Questions

 

Equipment Requirements:

 Do I have to buy the skates and helmet or are they available for rent?

 All participants must provide their own equipment. Required equipment includes skates (figure, hockey, or recreational) and helmets. We prefer lace up skates.

 Do I need a helmet if they can already skate?

Yes. For insurance purposes and safety considerations, all skaters must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet until the completion of stage 5 or strong skating skills. It is at your discretion if you have previous skating experience or you can be assessed by a coach.

If I forget a helmet, are there helmets available that my skater can borrow?

NO. Unfortunately we do not have any helmets available to borrow.

Are there dressing rooms?

Yes, dressing rooms are available at every arenas: Look on the TV moniters beside the office for the assigned dressing room.

 

Registration Information

I've never registered with RDSC before. How do I create an account?

Click on the login button in the top right corner of the webpage. The right hand side of the page will say "First Time Registering with RDSC?”. Fill in the form and follow the instructions for registration.

I registered with RDSC before Aug 2014, using the old registration system. How do I register now?

You will need to create a new account. We are using a new registration system this year, and user names/passwords/skater information are different. If you have never completed online registration previously, you will be treated as a new member.

I am having troubles registering. Who can I contact for help?

Thank you again for your patience as we transition to this new system. Any inquiries regarding registration can be sent via email to skatereddeer@hotmail.com and the administrator will respond within 48 hours.

 

Suitability of the Program:

I am learning how to skate or would like to improve my skating> Is this program geared only to figure skaters?

No. This program provides a solid background for all ice sports, such as hockey, ringette, figure skating and speed skating.

Do I need  have to have previous skating experience before signing up for the program?

No. This program is suitable for new skaters, as well as those with some experience.

 

Withdrawing from the program :

What is the refund deadline for the Adultskate session?

A refund will be issued for withdrawals after registration but before the first scheduled class begins.

* ALL withdrawals are subject to a $40 processing/administration fee.

 

Private lessons:

Can I just sign up for private lessons without taking part in any group lessons?

No. We do not offer “private lesson only”  sessions, but group lesson members have an opportunity to take a private lessons (at extra cost) during the session.

Where can I get further information about private lessons?

Please contact the club administrator at : skatereddeer@hotmail.com for more information.

 

Missed Classes:

I had to miss a class. Can I attend another class to make up for the missed class?

Members are assigned to specific groups on the day for which they registered and cannot attend a class on another day.

If we have an extended vacation planned, can I register for only part of the lessons or get a refund for the lessons missed?

Participants who go away on extended vacations cannot make up the missed classes on another class day or receive a refund for missed classes. 

 

Volunteering:

Am I required to volunteer?

Volunteering is not required by the Red Deer Skating Club for this program.