Ice Etiquette

Ice Etiquette for STARSkaters (including Guests) and Coaches 

SKATERS, PARENTS AND COACHES PLEASE READ THIS INFORMATION CAREFULLY. 

Right of Way on the Ice: 

• Skaters in a lesson have priority. Skaters may only have right of way with music played once per session. • Coaches should coach from the boards unless they are skating. (Please ensure any discussions are done atboardside) • In  case  of  working  on  choreography,  demonstrating  dance  or  skills,  coaches may  use  full  ice  but must  follow  the  ice  etiquette rules. 

• Only 20 skaters are permitted on the ice at any one time this may require coaches to alternate on ice and off ice (inside  boards) to coach. 

• Cross-discipline coaching is permitted as all sessions are open. (unless grouped structured sessions). • Courtesy and good sportsmanship to coaches and fellow skaters are expected at all times. If you get in another skaters way  please be polite and apologize. 

• If a coach has concerns with the conduct of another coach’s skater, the concern should be discussed between the two  coaches, unless deemed an immediate safety issue. 

• If you fall, get up immediately. 

Harness Use: is not permitted at this time 

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Free Skate: 

• Skaters are NOT permitted to bring their music to the ice or use the sound system.  Only Coaches are permitted to play music  using the sanitization provided for safe use. 

• Spins are to be practiced in the centre of the rink. 

• Jumps are to be practiced in the corners and length of the rink. 

Music Request: 

• Each  coach  is  entitled  to  one request  per  lesson unless  working  on  choreography.  Even  when  in  choreography  if  another skater is waiting  for music,  they must have priority before you have a second opportunity. If  there are no  other requests (from skaters or coaches) additional requests are permitted however, skaters may only have the right of way with music once during a session.  

• If  time  permits  skaters may  have  their music more  than once. Skaters must  be  respectful  of  other  skaters  wanting  to  have  music played. If a skater has had their music played more than once, then a skater without a previous request must receive  priority. 

Other General Issues: 

• Masks must be worn when not on the ice. 

• No  food, gum chewing or drinks are allowed in  the arena. Water bottles are allowed – however  they must be at a distance  from other skaters, must be clearly labelled and prefilled. 

• Put garbage (including Kleenex) in the containers provided. 

• If socializing is disruptive to the session, you may be asked to leave the ice. If social distancing is not observed you will be asked  to leave the ice. 

• Skaters are NOT permitted to use personal electronic devices (cell phones for video capture) while skating on Quinte ice.  Coaches  can  use  these  devices  for  teaching  purposes  only and send  the  video  to  the  skater. Coaches may only access these devises at the side of the boards.   

PROBLEMS OR CONCERNS ON THE STARSKATE ICE SHOULD BE DISCUSSED WITH A QUINTE SKATING CLUB BOARD DIRECTOR.  NON-COMPLIANCE  CAN RESULT IN SUSPENSION AND/OR TERMINATION OF SKATING PRIVILEGES AT THE CLUB. THE CLUB RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THIS  POLICY AT ANY TIME ESPECIALLY IN RESPONSE TO CHANGING POLICIES OF SKATE ONTARIO OR THE WELLNESS CENTRE.

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