Procedures and Etiquette
Please read through the information below to familiarize yourself with the policies and procedures of the club to ensure that the ice times run smoother. As some of the sessions are get fairly full.
- Red Deer Skating Club Members will have priority registration.
- Out of town skaters will be accepted after this date based on availability of space.
- There will be NO registrations accepted by phone. Please be sure your registration reaches the Administrator prior to the deadline.
- Registrations are accepted on a “first come” basis.
- Confirmations will be sent out once your registration and payment has been received.
- Complete the registration on line at www.skatereddeer.com
- If you wish to make changes to your skating times after you have sent in your registration form, you MUST contact the Administrator. A list will be posted with all skaters who are registered on a session.
- Starskate sessions are limited to 24 skaters.
- Be responsible; make sure to put away your CD’s.
- When done, put the next person’s music on.
- Wait your turn in line.
- Coaches always go first.
- If you have had your program many times in the session, be courteous and let others go in front of you.
- The music will be played from the boards at the penalty box.
What is etiquette? Etiquette is any special code of behavior or courtesy. At any level of skating, it is important that skaters follow a few basic rules to keep everyone safe and allow each skating session to be enjoyable and productive. Here are a few rules of etiquette to follow while on the ice…
- Be aware of the skaters around you. You are out on the ice for enjoyment, however, being “heads-up” and paying attention to all the other skaters will make it easier to all to have fun and learn.
- Be polite. You may say “excuse-me” to a fellow skater while you are trying to do your element (jump, spin, skill, and dance).
- No profanity! This includes the music being played.
- No talking in the middle of the ice. It is unsafe for all skaters to be talking in the middle of the ice surface, please move to the side boards if you wish to have a discussion.
- Who has the right of way? A skater doing their solo. All skater’s should be aware of each other’s music. This skater typically will wear one of the provided bright colored belts for easy identification to all skaters. A skater who is in a lesson (skills, freeskate, or dance) has the second right of way. When the session ends, the zamboni has the right of way and ALL SKATERS and COACHES must exit the ice when the session is over.
- The club administrator and/or the coaches have the right to place skaters on another session due to membership situations, the skater’s competitive record, technical level and skater’s work ethic.
- The Red Deer Skating Club encourages a positive environment to be displayed by ALL, including parents in the stands and lobby, coaches and skaters. Please set a good example for our club.
- Skaters who skate sessions without paying or registering will be asked to leave the ice surface until payments are received.
You must contact the administrator if you are not going to be skating for an extended period (6 weeks or more) and wish a refund. 20% of total registration fee will be retained for any cancellation except for injury & with a Dr’s certificate. No refunds except with a Dr’s certificate.
Drop In Ice
Skaters are welcome to pick up ice on a drop-in basis as long as the session is not full. A sign up sheet will be posted at the rink, please check that the session you are wanting to skate on is not already full. Please sign up BEFORE you go onto the ice. A minimum of a ½ hour will be posted to your account. Cost is an hourly rate for members and for non-members
Associate members are skaters who are registered in another club and wish to skate in Red Deer on a weekly basis for additional practice or coaching purposes throughout the winter season. They will be accepted as space permits. The cost for an Associate Member is set each season at a per session rate. Associate members must contact the administrator before they begin skating. They may get lessons with a Red Deer Skating Club coach if desired.
In consideration of the benefits awarded to us by acceptance of your registration, the parents/guardian agrees to hold and save harmless, the Red Deer Skating Club and its Executive, and Coaches, and Administration from any claim and/or injuries sustained during skating sessions or for the loss of property. We, the parent or guardian will be responsible for the payment of all outstanding fees and accept the responsibilitiy for any loss or damage which may occur during the skating session.The parent/guardian agrees to abide by all the rules of the Red deer Skating Club and of Skate Canada, as set forth in the rule book of the Association.
The personal information used to register is protected by the privacy provisions of the Freedom on Information and Protection of Privacy Act. If you have any questions about the use of your information, contact the Club Administrator: 403.358.1701.
The Red Deer Skating Club reserves the right to cancel or change all scheduled times and programs due to insufficient registration. Throughout the skating season, unexpected ice cancellations will occur. There will be no refunds for a change in the ice schedule.