Photo Release

From time to time the GPSC will take pictures at club events and post these pictures on the website or in the newsletter.  By accepting the policy, you are agreeing that any pictures of you (or your family) at club events (including competitions at other clubs) can be used in this way without the need for the GPSC to seek further permission.  You further understand that the GPSC may include your childs name on its website and/or in newsletters for purposes such as good luck and congratulations without the need to seek further permission. 

 

Accidents and Liability

It is to be understood and agreed that the Grande Prairie Skating Club shall not be liable for injury or loss occasioned by the member while traveling to or participating in skating practices, competitions, or other activities, nor are Grande Prairie Skating Club or Skate Canada responsible for losses caused by the member at the same time.  The member and/or members' parent(s)/legal guardian agrees to indemnify the Grande Prairie Skating Club and Skate Canada and hold it harmless from any claims or demands in such respect of the loss or damage.  The undersigned agrees to aide by all the rules of the Club and Skate Canada as set forth in the rulebook of the association, and to be responsible and to pay promptly for all lessons booked by the skater/parent/guardian.  There shall be no refund in the event that the skating sessions are cancelled due to mechanical failure, tests, or other activities of the Club.  

 

Parent/General Policy

All Pre-Canskate, Canskate, Junior Prep and Junior Star skaters are to be supervised at all times.  Parents are not to drop Pre-Canskate, Canskate, Junior Prep or Junior Star skaters off at the rink and leave unattended.  This is due to the young age of these skaters and the higher likelihood for injury at these levels.  Grande Prairie Skating Club is not responsible for the supervision of skaters when not in skating or off-ice sessions. 

 

Rules

  • Proper courtesy must be extended to all skaters and coaches at all times.  Swearing, kicking, stomping on the ice or other disrespectful behaviour will not be tolerated.  Offending skaters will be asked to leave the ice immediately and the disciplinary process will be used.  
  • Skaters must not eat while on the ice and only water bottles with water are permitted at the ice surface.  
  • Skaters are required to be on time for all skating sessions and lessons regardless of whether it is group, private or off-ice.
  • Permission must be attained before leaving the ice for any reason.  This is both a courtesy to the coaching staff as well as a safety precaution for the skaters.
  • Do not stand and socialize in the middle of the ice or along the boards.  Skaters will be given warnings and if these warnings are ignored, they will be asked to leave the ice.
  • Do not lie on the ice unless you are injured and need assistance.  
  • If you need to speak to a coach, do so while they are off the ice.  Please do not interupt coaches during lesson time unless it is your own child's lesson.

 

Registration Information

  • The Grande Prairie Skating Club reserves the right to alter schedules and designate categories based on need and ability.
  • The Grande Prairie Skating Club has the right to cancel sessions that have insufficient registrations.
  • Skaters must be registered with Skate Canada and members in good standing with their current Skate Canada Club prior to registration.
  • For skaters taking tests and/or attending competitions, additional charges will be assessed and invoiced in addition to the registration and coaching fees.
  • Watch for notices of any scheduled or unscheduled cancellations, including test days.  Test days may preempt regular skating times due to judge availability.

 

Skate Canada Membership Policy

On an Annual basis, the Grande Prairie Skating Club will submit the following information from their skating registrants to Skate Canada to be registered for the skating year.  Please see the Skate Canada website for more detailed information of their use of information.

  • Skater First Name
  • Skater Last Name
  • Skater DOB
  • Registrant Address, City, Province, Postal Code and email address

 

CanSkate General Policy

  • All skaters require a helmet, skates and gloves
  • Bike helmets are not allowed
  • We recommend not using the plastic skates (example: Barbie, Toy Story)
  • Sessions are subject to cancellation if enrolment is insufficient
  • We do not offer any classes that allow parents on the ice
  • Refunds are for medical reasons only.  Medical certificate is require for a refund
  • 10% discount on 2nd day when you register 2 days a week or more  *NEW

 

 Junior Prep General Policy

  • The use of a helmet is mandatory
  • Bike helmets are not allowed
  • All skaters are requiredto wear figure skates
  • Sessions are subject to cancellation if enrolment is insufficient
  • We do not offer any classes that allow parents on the ice
  • Refunds are for medical reasons only.  Medical certificate is require for a refund
  • 10% discount on 2nd day when you register 2 days a week or more  *NEW

 

Refund Policy

Any request for refund must be made in writing and addressed to the Board of Directors.  No refunds will be given to skaters leaving on their own accord.  All refunds will be at the discretion of the Board of Directors, and will be prorated.  Skate Canada fees and insurance fees are non-refundable.  At $25 administration fee will be charged for any refund or credit.  Credit to the skater's account will be given for any granted refund.  This credit may be transferred to another family member's account, and must be used within 1 year from the date of issue.  Refunds granted to families for the reason of relocation outside of Grande Prairie will be issued a refund by cheque. 

Skaters unable to skate for medical reasons may be credited their registration upon the receipt of a Physician's note, for the time stated in the Physician's note that the skater is unable to skate.  The time period must exceed one week in duration.

The requirement of a Physician's note may be waived at the Board's discretion.

 

Privacy Policy

We respect your privacy and are committed to maintaining your confidence and trust.  Accordingly, we maintain the following privacy policy to protect personal information you provide.  Any information you give to us will be kept in confidence and will not be used in ways that you have not consented to.  Any personally identifiable information about yourself will NOT be used for any other purpose other than to respond to your inquiry.  We do not sell, rent, loan, trade or lease any personal information collected.  

The Skater's information will be used to renew the yearly membership fee through Skate Canada.  

Please note that we are not responsible for any use of your personal information you provide to third-party applications or websites that may be accessed via links on our website. We recommend that you review the privacy policy of any third-party applications or websites that you use.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this privacy policy, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Outstanding Fees Policy

 

NEW: 

  1. ALL outstanding REGISTRATION AND COACHING FEES must be paid before you register for new programs.  This system allows many payment options, including setting up installments on your credit card.   
  2. If your skater is NOT registered for a class, the coach WILL AND MAY NOT ALLOW THEM ON THE ICE. This is a board policy and we will be enforcing it; coaches do NOT have authorization to make exceptions.  ALL EXCEPTIONS to this MUST be made in advance with a board representative.  

 

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