Administrative Information

 Welcome to the Aurora Skating Club

Teaching skating in Aurora since 1953! 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

By signing the Aurora Skating Club registration forms and/or processing an on-line registration, parent(s)/caregiver(s) agree to and will comply with the following:
 
Code of Conduct: (Please move to bottom of page for full Code of Conduct as directed by Skate Canada).

Liability Waiver:
  • Coaches/Volunteers/Executive Board Members will not be held liable for any accident or loss, however caused, and Aurora Skating Club members agree to release the said club, its board and proprietors from all liability, claims and damages which may arise as a result of, or by reason of, accident or loss 2016-2017 season.
Discounts:
  • 10% discount will be applied to the lowest amount for the 3rd or subsequent sibling within a family when skaters register and pay in full at the same time.
  • $20.00 discount will be applied when registering the same CanSkater for multiple days in the same session.
  • $20.00 discount will be applied when registering the same Junior skater for a 2nd or 3rd session within the same session.

Pro-rating:

  • Joining the program late...a pro-rated adjustment will be applied, if space allows.

Registration:

  • Skaters are only registered for a program once full payment has been received.
  • Only registered skaters are permitted to participate in the programs.
  • STARSkate Families are required to pay a one time, seasonal, mandatory non-refundable fundraising fee $50.00/family.
  • Registration fees include a non-refundable Skate Canada membership fee $35.70, valid from Sept.1/16 to Aug. 31/17.  

Refunds:

  • ALL PROGRAMS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. However, skaters who are new to the Aurora Skating Club will have 2 weeks from the start of the session to withdraw from their registered program. Any skater previously enrolled with the Aurora Skating Club will not be eligible for a refund without a doctor's note. At that time, subject to Executive Board approval, the session cost will be pro-rated and an administrative fee of $25.00 per skater will be charged. 
  • STARSkate fundraising fee is non-refundable.
  • Skate Canada Fee is non-refundable.
  • Refund requests for medical or other exceptional reasons must be made in writing and be supported by a doctors note or other third-party correspondence.
  • The Executive Board reserves the right to deny refunds.
NO MAKEUP CLASSES
  • Due to maximum skater restrictions on the ice, and to ensure safety, all skaters are only permitted to skate during their regularly scheduled ice time.
Cancellations:
  • The Club will do its best to inform all skaters of any unscheduled and unforeseen changes that may arise, however, we cannot assume responsibility for those circumstances which are outside of our prior knowledge or ability to control.  The Aurora Skating Club is not obligated to refund registration fees for unforeseen ice closures due to inclement weather, special events/circumstances, or equipment/mechanical breakdowns beyond our control. 
  • The Aurora Skating Club will make every effort to make-up for the cancelled session(s).  

Skating Equipment:

  • CSA approved helmets and single blade skates are mandatory for skaters up to/and including level 5.
  • Skating equipment is the responsibility of the member and is not provided by the Aurora Skating Club.
  • Waterproof mittens, pants and jackets are recommended (no scarves).

Fundraising:

  • As a not-for-profit organization, fundraising is required to assist in continuing to provide excellence, incorporate new programs, program materials, host special events, the annual banquet and meet club expenditures.
  • Support from all STARSkate families is required with a one time, seasonal, mandatory non-refundable amount of $50.00/family.  In past years, the Aurora Skating Club has participated in a variety of fundraising events. These events have had varying success and at times serve to be frustrating for many families.  The Executive Board Members have decided to implement a seasonal fundraising fee of $50.00 (per family/skater) in lieu of any mandatory fundraising initiatives. 
  • We thank you for your continued support of the Aurora Skating Club!  

Volunteer commitment:

  • As a not-for-profit club, run by a volunteer Executive Board, we ask that our families commit to assist the club whenever the need arises.
  • In order for our skaters to enjoy a successful season and for the family to enjoy the best possible price, we ask that all parents of skaters be available to volunteer in an area of their choosing, or as required by the Club's specific needs.

Publicity:

  • Aurora Skating Club registered skaters pictures may be published and appear on our website and/or in local publications, at no additional cost to said club.

 

CODE OF CONDUCT as directed by Skate Canada - October, 2008

Skate Canada is committed to ensuring that all skaters have the opportunity to participate

in a safe and welcoming environment that is encouraging and promotes their overall

development. Parents have an enormous influence on skaters’ experiences in the sport.

The quality of a skater’s experience is determined by their relationships with parents and

the manner in which parents conduct themselves in the Skate Canada environment.

In this code “parents” shall refer to “parents and guardians”. This code applies to all

parents who are members of Skate Canada or have children who are members of Skate

Canada. Parents shall abide by this code at all times while participating in any Skate

Canada club or school, competition, or activity.

All parents are expected to conduct themselves in a responsible manner consistent with

the values of fair play, integrity, open communication and mutual respect.

Parents shall always model positive and responsible behaviour and communicate with

their son/daughter that they expect them to do the same. Parents will assume the

major responsibility for their son/daughter’s on ice conduct and attitude.

Parents shall at all times treat all individuals and property with dignity, courtesy and

respect, including but not limited to skaters, coaches, officials, volunteers, other

parents, and all other individuals that are part of the club, skating school, Section or

Skate Canada.

Parents shall refrain from any behaviour, or comments, which are profane, insulting,

harassing, sexist, racist, abusive, disrespectful or otherwise offensive without hostility

or violence.

Parents shall emphasize the importance of values like sportsmanship, respect,

cooperation, competition and teamwork to their son/daughter offering praise for

competing fairly, participation and skill development.

Parents shall model and encourage their son/daughter to maintain a healthy balance

between skating and life. (i.e., school, other activities, social life, etc.)

Parents shall model and encourage balanced, healthy food choices and subscribing to

an active and healthy lifestyle.

Parents shall set high, but reasonable expectations for their son/daughter’s

participation in skating focusing on development and enjoyment for the child.

October, 2008

Parents shall instill confidence in their son/daughter’s ability and skill development,

always avoiding comparisons with other skaters.

Parents shall celebrate the acquisition of skills and goals achieved by their

son/daughter.

Parents, along with the professional coach and the athlete, shall be considered

members of a team whose main concern is the child’s overall progress and

development. Parents shall respect that the professional coach is responsible and

empowered for the on‐ice and off‐ice development of the athlete. A parent’s role shall

be to take a healthy interest in their child’s progress and development and be

responsible for the child’s nutrition, rest, adherence to off‐ice training regimen set by

the coach or other fitness professional, overall health, life‐balance, and moral and

emotional support.

Parents shall ensure their son/daughter wears proper skating clothing and equipment.

Parents shall never provide alcohol or drugs to minors in a Skate Canada environment.

Parents shall never provide or advocate the use of performance enhancing drugs or

substances.

Parents shall avoid any conduct, which brings their club, skating school, Section or Skate

Canada, into disrepute, including but not limited to abusive use of alcohol, non‐medical

use of drugs and gambling.

Parents shall openly support and uphold this code of conduct policy and take action and

steps to ensure other parents follow and uphold this code of conduct policy.

Parents shall adhere to the policies, procedures, rules, standards, and ethics of Skate

Canada at all times.