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2017-2018 SCBC REGISTRATION QUALIFICATIONS AND GUIDELINES

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Registration will be open to membership on Thursday August 17, 2017 9 pm.

If you have any questions concerning your upcoming membership, please email membership@skatescbc.ca

 

2017/2018 SCBC REGISTRATION QUALIFICATIONS and GUIDELINES

All skaters MUST register for the highest session they qualify for as of the last test day before registration (August 16th, 2017).

Payment may be made by credit card (preferred option), cheque payable to Skate Canada Brampton-Chinguacousy (SCBC), debit or cash. All payment must be in CAD dollars. The SCBC Board reserves the right to amend the individual session qualifications and change the posted schedule at any time, as necessary for successful operation of club programming.

As a reminder, do not forget the Volunteer fee of $300 per skater (or 15 volunteer hours). For families with multiple skaters registered, the volunteer fee will be $350 (or 20 volunteer hours). Note: participation in the volunteer program fee is limited to those registered in the Bronze or Pre-Competitive session and higher.

When registering for any SCBC scheduled session, the following fees will be automatically added to your invoice:

  • Skate Canada Membership Fee $32.00 (Mandated by Skate Canada)
  • Skate Canada Safe Sport Fee $3.00 (Mandated by Skate Canada)
  • Skate Canada Insurance Fee $0.65 (Mandated by Skate Canada)
  • SCBC Administration Fee $9.35

These annual fees (covering Sept 2017-Sept 2018) are collected by SCBC and remitted to Skate Canada on the skater’s behalf.

Skate Canada Brampton-Chinguacousy reserves the right to change/modify the published skating schedule and session program requirements, without prior notice for the effective operation of the club.

CanSkate is our Learn-To-Skate Session and skaters must reach 4 years of age by December 31st, 2017, to register for the program.

CanSkate participants are required to register for a minimum of one (1) day. CanSkate participants are free to register for additional session at their choosing. If registering for additional days, skaters will be able to take advantage of additional session discounts (see CanSkate pricing structure for additional details).

Note: CanSkate registrants do not have to participate in the Volunteer Program fee.

CanSkate participants are able to work with a private coach for additional lessons, during the final 10 minutes of the session. Please refer to the “Coaches” section on our website to obtain SCBC contracted coaches bios and contact information if you have not secured the services of a private coach at this time.

CanSkate Session skating days – Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday

CanSkate / Bronze Bridging Session – Saturday

CanSkate Bridging Session – This session is schedule on Saturday mornings and is open to all CanSkate registrants who have successfully completed all stage 4 level requirements of the Skate Canada CanSkate Program, and are working with a private coach. Participation in this session will be at the invitation of the skater’s coach. Please do not register for this session without first speaking to your private coach. Registration in this session can be done to provide additional development opportunities for the skater.

The CanSkate Bridging session includes 2 group lessons, to be led by a member of the SCBC coaching member. These are 15 minute lessons that will occur during the first 15 minutes and the last 15 minutes of the session. These group lessons are available to all skaters on the session and are already included in the session registration fee. However, participation on a daily basis may be affected periodically by the “private lesson” schedule set out by your skater’s coach.

CanSkaters participating on the Bridging session must continue with their CanSkate session in order to qualify for the Bridging program. Skaters will skate in a CanSkate session and also in the Bridging program session.

The Bronze session is our entry level figure skating session. For participation in this program, skaters must have successfully completed in full, all Stage 6 CanSkate Levels of the Skate Canada CanSkate Program. At this level, skaters are required to obtain and work with a private coach. Please refer to the “Coaches” section on our website to obtain SCBC contracted coaches bios and contact information if you have not secured the services of a private coach at this time.

This is a minimum two (2) days a week skating program. Skaters are free to select any two days from the available sessions that work best for their schedule. If a day is full, the skater will be required to select another day to fulfill their 2 day session requirement.

Included in the Bronze session are 2 group lessons, to be led by an SCBC coaching member. These 15 minute session will occur during the first 15 minutes and the last 15 minutes of the session. These group lessons are available to all skaters on the session, and are already included in your registration fee; however, participation on a daily basis may be affected periodically by the “private lesson” schedule set out by your skaters coach.

Skaters looking for significant additional ice time beyond their two day bronze registration commitment are welcome to register in any of the remaining bronze session days to a maximum of 5 Bronze sessions per week.

Bronze session skaters are encouraged to Guest Skate on any other Bronze sessions, where the session attendance capacity has not been met. Please refer to the Guest skating policy for additional details and the procedures regarding Guest Skating.

Bronze Session skating days – Monday / Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday

Skaters will begin to have independent personal development time on this session.

All registered skaters must be working with an SCBC contracted private coach.

Silver session skaters must have passed their Star 2 skills OR Preliminary Skills, AND the Star 4a AND Star 4b Dances (Fiesta and Swing Dances).

This is a minimum two (2) days a week skating program; however, skaters are free to select any number of sessions above this minimum requirement that they wish to skate. Skaters are free to select the sessions that work best for their schedule. If a day is full, the skater will be required to select another day to fulfill their 3 day session requirement.

The Silver sessions include 1 group lessons per session. This 15 minute lesson will be led by an SCBC coaching member, and take place during the last 15 minutes of the session. These group lessons are available to all skaters on the session, and are already included in your registration fee; however, participation on a daily basis may be affected periodically by the “private lesson” schedule set out by your skaters coach.

Silver session skaters are encouraged to Guest Skate on any other Silver session where the session attendance capacity has not been met. Please refer to the Guest skating policy for additional details and the procedures regarding Guest Skating.

Silver Session skating days – Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Saturday

Skaters will have significant independent personal development time on this session.

All registered skaters must be working with an SCBC contracted private coach.

Gold session skaters must have passed FULL Star 5 FreeSkate (equivalent to Junior Bronze Program and Elements), OR Full Senior Bronze Dances, OR Senior Bronze Skills.

This is a minimum two (2) days a week skating program, however skaters are free to select any number of sessions above this minimum requirement that they wish to skate. Skaters are free to select the sessions that work best for their schedule. If a day is full, the skater will be required to select another day to fulfill their 2 day session requirement.

The Gold session does not include group lessons for skaters.

Gold session skaters are encouraged to Guest Skate on any Gold session where the session attendance capacity has not been met. Please refer to the Guest skating policy for additional details and the procedures regarding Guest Skating.

Gold Session skating days – Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday

Gold/Platinum shared session skating days – Saturday

On Saturday there is a Gold/Platinum shared session. This session is open for registration by any skaters who qualifies for the Gold or Platinum session and desires to skate on the weekend for additional skill development time.

Skaters will have significant independent personal development time on this session.

All registered skaters must be working with an SCBC contracted private coach.

Platinum session skaters must have passed ½ Senior Bronze FreeSkate OR Junior Silver Dances AND Jr. Silver Skills.

This is a minimum two (2) days a week skating program, however skaters are free to select any number of sessions above this minimum requirement that they wish to skate. Skaters are free to select the sessions that work best for their schedule. If a day is full, the skater will be required to select another day to fulfill their 2 day session requirement.

The Platinum session does not include group lessons for skaters. All registered skaters must be working with an SCBC contracted private coach.

Platinum session skaters are encouraged to Guest Skate on Platinum sessions, where the session attendance capacity has not been met. Please refer to the Guest skating policy for additional details and the procedures regarding Guest Skating.

Platinum Session skating days – Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday

Gold/Platinum shared session skating days – Saturday

On Saturday there is a Gold/Platinum shared session. This session is open for registration by any skaters who qualifies for the Gold or Platinum session and desires to skate on the weekend for additional skill development time.

Skaters will have significant independent personal development time on this session.

The Pre-Competitive program is available to skaters who will be competing at the STAR 3-5 level. Younger skaters are invited to join this session to enhance their training in anticipation of competing in the near future. Skaters on this session must demonstrate dedication and a continual commitment to their training. Their main focus should be on developing and expanding their FreeSkate abilities.

The Pre-Competitive skater should be moving towards becoming a Competitive figure skater in their respective STARSkate level category.

Skaters on this session will participate in 3 specific training days, which include on-ice, off-ice training, and group stroking lessons, these group session costs are already included in your session membership fee. Each session day will include a 15 minute group lesson. This lesson will be led by an SCBC coaching member, and take place during the last 15 minutes of the session. These group lessons are available to all skaters on the session; however, participation on a daily basis may be affected periodically by the “private lesson” schedule set out by your skaters coach.

Pre-Competitive skaters must gain pre-approval for any other session they wish to Guest Skate on, from the Skater Assessment Committee, prior to their first Guest Skating session. This is required in order to ensure the safety of all skaters and to ensure that the Guest skating individuals skate on a program/ session on par with their ability. Guest Skating is only permitted where the attendance capacity of the session has not been met.

All Pre-Competitive skaters must have a SCBC contracted coach for private lessons. In some cases, it may in the best interest of the skater to have multiple coaches (coaching team) to cover all technical aspects of the skater’s development.

GUEST SKATING is NOT permitted on this session, without the pre-approval of the SCBC Board, on the recommendation of the Skater Assessment Committee.

It is the expectation that all Pre-Competitive skaters will be competing in Skate Ontario sanctioned events throughout the year.

SCBC provides a competitive sessions for skaters who have an expressed interest in discipline of Ice Dance.

The ice dance program is designed for teams starting at the Pre-Juvenile level through to the Senior National level. This program is designed to encourage competitive ice dance at all levels with intensive training in the areas of presentation, musicality, competitive training, flexibility, dance patterns and elements.

For all inquiries and requests, as well as, for approval to skate on this session, please contact Matthew Doleman (yellow_hat12@hotmail.com ) or Pamela Krolick (pamela_krolick@bell.net).

GUEST SKATING is NOT permitted on this session.

Skaters must be working with an SCBC Dance/Pair coach.

Ticket Ice is to be used to complement a skating program/session, Ticket Ice is available to all SCBC club skaters with a membership of 2 days or more. Dance Academy skaters have access to Ticket ice sessions as their Saturday session duration is 2 hours in length and spans what would be considered a 2 day session. To use Ticket Ice, a skater must be working with their coach on that session.

Tickets must be purchased in advance and presented before the skater participates on Ticket Ice. Tickets must be purchased in advance of attending your ice session. All skaters MUST register for the session before going to the ice. Failure to register and provide the required ticket, may result in the skater losing ticket ice privileges.

Tickets can be purchased at any time during regular office hours from the club administrator, or through any SCBC Board member.

Skaters must be working with their coach to attend a scheduled Ticket Ice session. Skaters are not permitted on the ice without the presence of an SCBC contracted coach. If the skater has been working with their coach and the coach leaves the ice, skaters may remain as long as there is another SCBC coach on the ice.

Any skater found to be using a Ticket Ice session without a coach on the ice, will immediately be suspended from all Ticket Ice privileges, for the remainder of the 2017/2018 F/W/S programming.

Please refer to the formal SCBC Ticket Ice policy for additional information.

Please note that any skater registered in an SCBC session is permitted to participate on scheduled club tests days. Parents and skaters are directed to discuss test day participation and the assessment process for each individual test, with their coach.

STAR 1-5 tests will be assessed by the skater’s own coach. Assessments in the STAR 1-5 program are designed to be introduced in a semi-formal format and progress in formality to prepare the skaters for external evaluation in the Learn to Compete stage of development.

STAR 1 & 2 is the Introduction format whereby the assessments will occur in the skater’s natural training environment, during their lesson time. This may be in group, semi or private lessons. Practice attire is acceptable for this type of assessment.

STAR 2, 3 & 4 is the Transitional Format. These assessments also occur in the skater’s natural training environment, during their regular lesson time and may also be conducted in group, semi or private lessons. To increase the formality, only skaters being assesses will participate in the assessment. Proper skating attire is required for this type of assessment.

STAR 4 & 5 is the Classic Format. There are 2 assessments in the STAR 5 level that require this CLASSIC format which are STAR 5a Dance, and STAR 5 Freeskate Program. All other STAR 4 & 5 assessments have the option of being performed in either the Transitional or Classic format. Coaches will stand off the ice for the assessment to simulate an external evaluation and skaters will perform their assessment on clear ice. Proper skating attire is required for this type of assessment.

Once a skater reaches Senior Bronze level (above STAR 5), the Freeskate, skills and dance tests are taken on Test days and evaluated by Skate Canada certified evaluators. Proper skating attire is required for this type of assessment.

For the 2017/2018 season, all Skate Canada Star 1-5 tests will be assessed by the skater’s individual skating coach. Senior Bronze tests and higher will continue to be tested in front of a Skate Canada official, assigned to our club on scheduled test days. Parents and skaters should note that SCBC does not control which test official(s) is/are assigned for our test days.

If your child has already passed a Skate Canada Test under the previous system, they will be grandfathered to the appropriate Star 1-5 level within the new system.

Please keep/maintain your skater’s test records in the event that they are required to resolve discrepancies between Skate Canada and SCBC records.

For more details on Test Days, please refer to the Test Day page on the SCBC website.

Guest skating is only available to SCBC skaters registered in a session. Guest Skating will be permitted on select sessions/programs. An SCBC skater will only be allowed to Guest Skate on a program/session if the following 4 requirements are met:

  • The session/program allows Guest skating;
  • The session is not at or over capacity on the day the skater wishes to guest skate; the skater may not enter the ice surface until 10 mins has passed to ensure the session is not at capacity, the skater will wait at the entrance to the ice surface with the session rep who will inform the skater when it is alright to go to the ice.
  • The skater must have a Guest Skating ticket that is surrendered to the session rep and they are to sign in on the official attendance register as a guest skater, before they enter the ice surface.
  • The SCBC skater is Guest skating on another day of the same session that they are registered in e.g. skater registered in Gold Monday but would like to guest skate Gold Wednesday). A skater may also guest skate on another session which is 1 level above or below their registered program/session (e.g. A Silver session skater can only guest skate on Gold or Bronze level session, where the session attendance permits), only after the skater has received approval from the Skater Assessment Committee. The Skater Assessment Committee will communicate their recommendation to the SCBC Board. Once the skater has the approval of the SAC, the skater is permitted to Guest Skate provided the other requirements are followed.

As safety is paramount for our skaters, if the SCBC Board (with feedback from coaches) is advised that the Guest skater does not have the ability to safely traverse the ice and interact safely with fellow skaters during the session, the skater will be restricted from Guest skating on that session.

Any skater found not to be following the Guest skating expectations will immediately have their Guest skating privileges suspended.

In the past to accommodate dance partnering, skaters were permitted to skate the first or last 15 minutes of any session to take their dance lesson. Skaters are no longer permitted to engage in this activity. Skaters who are seeking additional ice can participate in Guest Skating privileges or utilize the posted Ticket Ice times.