Port Coquitlam Skating Club Policies
Registration priority will be given to Port Coquitlam Skating Club members who are in good standing. The Board of Directors will set session qualifications and limits based on Skate Canada regulations for insurance and safety. Once the registration deadline is passed, skaters are considered on a first come first serve basis according to registration priority policies.
Payment of Skating Fees:
The Port Coquitlam Skating Club accepts Visa or MasterCard through the online registration program for the payment of fees. Skaters with outstanding fees will not be permitted on the ice until fees are paid. It is the member’s responsibility to ensure his/her account is in good standing.
Depending on the length of a program, skaters may have the option of paying by installments. Payment schedule options are shown during the registration process.
Withdrawal from Programs:
The Port Coquitlam Skating Club has a “No Refund” policy and reserves the right to change or cancel sessions. Notification will be sent to the email listed. The club itself is responsible solely for any inquiry and is not the responsibility of the City of Port Coquitlam. Please direct all questions directly to the club contacts on the website.
There are no refunds or reimbursements once a season begins. Skaters may withdraw prior to season start date forfeiting a $25 administration fee.
Buy On’s :
Buy-ons will be permitted on all sessions when space is available.
Pre-Payment Online options are available for this purpose in single or group amounts.
Only Skaters who have paid PRIOR to stepping foot on the ice surface will be permitted. Skaters who have outstanding fees will not be permitted to skate until fees are paid in full.
Priority will be given to Port Coquitlam Skating Members and out of club coaches are permitted with prior approval of the Board of Directors.
We adhere to the Skate Canada Privacy Policies:
A completed “Volunteer Commitment” form available on line or at the rink, must accompany all registrations. Registrations without the form will not be processed.
All CanSkate and Adult CanSkate participants up to and including Stage 5 must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet while on the ice. Clubs and skating schools must ensure this policy is enforced during all skating activities including competitions, carnival days or any other special on ice activities throughout the season for this level of skater.
PORT COQUITLAM SKATING CLUB Ettiquite:
Skater's Agreement & Etiquette
Skate Canada has an expectation that our skaters, parents, coaches and clubs will participate in our sport in a courteous manner, within the spirit of fun and goodwill. This is also the Port Coquitlam Skating Club’s view and commitment in providing a safe and enjoyable atmosphere to all members.
Safety is of the most importance to avoid collisions, & near misses. It is a must that skaters remain attentive and respectful to all ice participants. Be courteous and aware of all skaters on the ice and know that all skaters have the right to use the whole ice surface.
Right of way is given to:
Soloist with music
Lessons with coach (including harness users)
Oncoming skater watches spinning skater
Practice good safety:
Skate with your head up and your eyes open
If you fall, please get up immediately
Skaters going backward without looking are being careless
No standing around in groups on the ice - you are a hazard
If you are looking at your parent(s) in the stands you are not attentive to your on – ice surroundings
Proper athletic/skating attire must be worn on the ice, with hair tied back off of your face. Bobby pins must be securely fastened (crossed) in hair when on the ice
A parent or other responsible person should remain at the rink with their skater
Temper tantrums (ie. stamping on the ice or kicking the boards/ice) will not be tolerated and force skaters temporary removal from the ice
No profanity on or off the ice or when you are at the rink
No electronic equipment, gum, food, beverages on/at ice side (other than water)
Ask permission from your coach if you wish to leave the ice
Skate Canada Helmet Use Rule:
All CanSkate and Adult CanSkate participants up to and including Stage 5 must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet while on the ice. Clubs and skating schools must ensure this policy is enforced during all skating activities including competitions, carnival days or any other special on ice activities throughout the season for this level of skater. Clubs and skating schools may choose to expand the use of CSA approved hockey helmets in their club as they see necessary. This policy is a minimum standard.
A responsible person MUST remain with your skater while they are on the ice. Also, to respect our skaters, we ask that parents ensure any siblings or friends at the rink refrain from distracting activities in the stands. No videotaping is allowed without permission from a coach.
Skate Canada Parent Code of Conduct:
Skate Canada Safe Sport: