Skating Etiquette

Having proper etiquette on the ice benefits all members by allowing everyone to have a successful, safe and positive session. All members must abide the following.

Skating Etiquette 

  • Please be prompt and prepared for lessons.
  • Appropriate clothing for skating – warm, movable clothing must be worn for all on ice and off ice sessions – no jeans, sweatpants or hoods allowed.
  • Hair must be tied back and away from face.
  • Long laces should not be wrapped around the skate, as this causes the boot to wear down and also causes circulation problems. Shorter laces can be purchased, or long laces can be tucked into the skate
  • Skaters will display good sportsmanship at in town and out of town events, on and off the ice.
  • Inappropriate behavior, such as swearing, ice kicking, bullying or disrespectful behavior whether directed at a Coach, Volunteer, Parent or Skater will not be tolerated. Remember and appreciate the hard work and dedication by the Coaches, Parents, Skaters and Volunteers of the Club.
  • Skaters will leave food in the dressing rooms. Only water may be placed on the boards at the ice surface (no glass containers). No food or gum chewing on the ice.
  • All garbage will be placed in trashcans.
  • Remember to pick up after yourself – when you leave the ice surface and also when you leave the dressing room – water bottle, kleenex, jackets, music, etc.
  • Skaters will inform coaches ahead of time if they plan to miss a session or have to leave early/arrive late.
  • Skaters will not leave money or valuables in dressing rooms.
  • Due to insurance reasons, no skaters are allowed on the ice, until a Coach is present.
  • No sitting on the boards.
  • No standing on the ice talking in groups as this becomes a danger to those who are practicing. Talking should be done at the sides of the boards and kept to a minimum.
  • For safety reasons, Jumps are to be practiced on the ends and Spins are to be practiced in the middle of the rink
  • Get up immediately after falling unless you are hurt. Keep your head up and watch for fellow skaters. Be polite and say excuse me when wanting to practice a jump, spin, etc.
  • Use your ice time wisely….Plan your practice and practice the plan!

Priority of right-of-way on the ice surface:

  1. Coaches
  2. Skaters testing
  3. Skaters receiving lessons
  4. Skaters using music

Priority of music being played:

  1. Testing
  2. Lessons
  3. First Come, First Served