Please use the Music Uploads link to upload your music to each package that you skate. The title should include your skater’s name. If a duet or artistic program is being uploaded, please include that detail in the file name as well.
Explanation of skating levels
- Low Freestyle: ½ jumps, single jumps and jump combinations
- Intermediate FS: all single jumps, lutz-loop comb., working on axel
- High Freestyle: landing axel from X-overs, working on double jumps
- Open Freestyle: all levels of skaters will be on the ice at the same time
- Moves: Moves in the field patterns, no jumps or spins
Package Signup / Priority
When assigning package ice, the following priority rules are applied.
- Current home junior club members – 1st package request
- New home junior club members – 1st package request
- Current home junior club members – 2nd package request
- New home junior club members – 2nd request
- Legacy Members
- Associate/ Collegiate members
How To Skate A Package
- Skate as if you are crossing a busy street. Look both ways and be on the lookout for other skaters.
- Avoid standing in one place on the ice. When needing to rest, skaters may go to the boxes.
- Do not stand on the ends of the rink: many Moves patterns come very close to the end boards of the rink.
- If you hand the rink monitor your music, they will call you to skate. Bring a scarf/sash to wear when skating to your music. This will indicate to other skaters that you have the ‘right of way’.
- Please stay home if you are not feeling well.
FLOW OF THE ICE:
- Spins should be done in the center of the ice.
- The ends of the arena are for jumping or are considered the jump zone, especially the corners. Don’t stand around those areas.
- Keep moving – standing means someone must maneuver around you, which can cause an accident.
SKATER RIGHT OF WAY:
You must yield to a skater who is:
- In a lesson with a coach
- Wearing a scarf/sash and skating their program to music
- Having a lesson using the harness
SMART SKATER RULES:
- Keep your head up and be aware of other skaters around you. Skaters will leave all personal, electronic devices OFF THE ICE. Club members are prohibited from using any recording or music-playing devices on the ice (including earbuds). Skaters not only need to watch for other skaters, but also listen for them.
- Any ‘on deck’ skaters wearing their scarf/sash will remain near the boards to avoid confusion over which skater has the right of way. ‘On deck’ skaters should be ready when it is their turn to keep the rotation moving.
- The rink monitor booth and hockey benches (boxes) are reserved for Coaches of Record, Skaters, and Rink Monitors only. Siblings, friends, and family who need to briefly speak with a skater or record a skater may do so from the rink doors where skaters enter and exit the ice. Exception: a parent/ guardian can facilitate a virtual lesson at the request of a Coach of Record. Parents should not be disruptive and avoid ‘side-line’ coaching.
- If you fall, get up right away. If you are hurt, stay still on the ice until a coach reaches you.
- Please do not skate on a hockey circle the entire session.
- Be on time for your sessions, especially after a resurface.
- Stretch before getting on the ice and always be aware of others around you.
- NO FOOD OR GUM ON THE ICE. Water is the only drink permitted on the ice.
- Please do not litter or leave anything on the ice. Items left on the ice may severely damage the Zamboni.
- Skaters are required to fill holes, chips, and gouges in the ice at the END OF EACH SESSION. Please use the bucket at the Zamboni end to FILL THE HOLES.
- Be kind to one another both on and off the ice
Unsafe or discourteous behavior of any kind will not be tolerated. Skaters will be given an initial verbal warning for their behavior. If additional reminders are needed, the skater may be removed from the activity and given a written warning. A face-to-face meeting with a parent or guardian may be held. Continuous violations may result in a loss of club privileges or revocation of club membership.
Ice Rink Package Management
As the Rink Monitor, you are the “adult in charge” during the ice time package. You are responsible for:
- Arriving a few minutes early, reporting to the “music playing box”, signing in the log book and getting prepared to organize skater CDs before the package begins
- Taking attendance for the skaters in the package
- Playing CDs for the skaters
- Telling the skaters to move off the ice, into the boxes, if they need to talk
- Reminding skaters to stay out of the way of skaters receiving lessons or the skater whose music is being played
- Providing any first aid that may need to be administered. There is a first aid kit located in the locked CIFSC box, as well as baggies which can be filled to be used as ice packs. There is also a list of emergency contact numbers for all CIFSC skaters located in the box in the back of the 3-ring binder.
- Please contact a board member if there are any problems that you feel need to be addressed.
Be sure to check the Rink Monitor Schedule — the schedule can be found on the CIFSC website and in the package binder at the rink. You will be charged $20 for each no-show. BOTH PARENTS listed on the schedule MUST show up for rink monitor duties; if one parent is needed for an emergency, the other can keep CDs playing.
If the date you are scheduled for doesn’t work out for you, you may switch with another parent. Please notify the Rink Monitor Coordinator if you switch dates with someone. Also, be sure to sign-in if you filled in for someone who was a no-show so you can receive credit for doing so.
CD Playing Procedures
- During the first couple of minutes of the package, skaters will give you their CDs and then warm-up on the ice. Organize the CDs in the order in which they were received to skate. Please be sure to never SLIDE the CDs across the table as they scratch easily.
- After 5 minutes of warm-up, using the microphone, announce the first skater’s CD to be played and also the skater who is next in order. Example: “Heather Smith is up; Maggie Jones is on deck.”
- Skaters must wear a sash when their music is being played. When the skater is in the ready position, start the CD and get the “on deck” skater’s music ready. The skater “on deck” should put on a sash as soon their name called, so as to be ready when the previous skater’s music ends. Please do your best to change discs quickly as it will allow more opportunities for each skater to skate their program.
- Once a skater begins the program (except during a lesson), the CD cannot be stopped and restarted, unless there are technical difficulties.
- Three minutes prior to the end of the package — please announce that pick holes must be filled. Announcement: ALL skaters please fill pick holes.
- Return the CDs to their cases and return to the skaters at the end of the package.
- If you are the last package of the evening, please return the binder, CD case, CD player and sashes to the CIFSC box and lock the box.
- If there are no skaters needing music to be played, personal music may be played as long as the music does NOT include any inappropriate language.