2019-2020 FALL/WINTER/SPRING SKATING GENERAL INFORMATION

We are pleased to share information regarding out 2019-2020 Fall, Winter Spring programs including schedules and session requirements.

Registration for all programs will open Thursday, August 15th, 2019 at 7:00 pm.  Date and time will be released shortly along with session fee information.

Click here to expand the schedule: 2019-2020 SCBC Ice Schedule

For new members, follow the steps in the SCBC Registration Process document to set up your account.

Sessions commence the week of Sept. 3, 2019; however, there is no class on Monday Sept. 3, 2019 as this is a holiday.

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

 

2019-2020 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 13th, 2019). SCBC reserves the right to modify session qualifications for safety and capacity concerns.

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.

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

  • Skate Canada Membership Fee $40.00 (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

Total: $53.00

These annual fees (covering Sept 1, 2019 – Aug 31, 2020) are collected by SCBC and remitted to Skate Canada on the skater’s behalf.

 

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS

All families of skaters on a Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Ice Dance session must submit a Volunteer fee of $300 per skater. If families volunteer the minimum of 15 hours during the 2019-2020 season the cheque will be discarded at the end of the season. The fee for families with multiple skaters registered is $350 and the minimum volunteer requirement is 20 hours. Volunteer cheques are due in the club office by September 30th, 2019. Cheques are to be postdated for April 15th, 2020. Participation in the volunteer program fee is limited to those registered in the Bronze session and higher.

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. Skaters must have reached 3 years of age by December 31st, 2019 to register for the Pre-Canskate program and 4 years of age by December 31st, 2019 to register for the regular CanSkate program.


Pre-Canskate

6-week program beginning October 9th to November 13th.

Wednesdays: 10:00 – 10:30am
Wednesdays: 10:30 – 11:00am


CanSkate

Full year program from September 4th to June 13th.

Mondays: 6:45 – 7:35pm
Tuesdays: 6:15 – 7:05pm
Wednesdays: 6:45 – 7:35pm
Thursdays: 5:25 – 6:15pm
Thursdays: 6:15 – 7:05pm
Fridays: 6:45 – 7:35pm
Saturdays: 11:15 – 12:05pm


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 first and 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.

The Bronze session is our entry level figure skating session.

Qualifications:

  • Successful completion in full, all Stage 6 CanSkate Levels of the Skate Canada CanSkate Program.

Mondays: 5:30 – 6:30pm
Tuesdays: 6:45 – 7:45pm
Wednesdays: 5:30 – 6:30pm
Thursdays: 6:30 – 7:30pm
Saturdays: 10:00 – 11:00am*

*Combined with Silver – only one group lesson


This is a two (2) day 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.

At this level it is mandatory for skaters 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.

Proper figure skating attire and skates are required for skaters at the bronze level and higher. Please reach out to your private coach for recommendations on where to purchase proper equipment.

Included in the Bronze session are 2 group lessons, to be led by an SCBC coaching member. These 15-minute sessions 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 skater’s 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.

Skaters will begin to have independent personal development time on this session. All registered skaters must be working with an SCBC contracted private coach.

Qualifications:

  • Star 2 skills AND Star 3a dance (Baby Blues), AND Star 1 FreeSkate.

Mondays: 7:35 – 8:35pm
Tuesdays: 7:45 – 8:45pm
Thursdays: 5:15 – 6:15pm
Fridays: 7:35 – 8:35pm
Saturdays: 10:00 – 11:00am*

*Combined with Bronze


This is a minimum two (2) day 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.

Silver sessions includes 1 group lesson per session. This 15-minute lesson will be led by an SCBC coaching member and takes place during the first or 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 skater’s 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.

Skaters will have significant independent personal development time on this session. All registered skaters must be working with an SCBC contracted private coach.

Qualifications:

  • Star 5 Freeskate Elements AND program (equivalent of FULL Junior Bronze Freeskate) OR
  • FULL Star 6 Dances (equivalent of FULL Senior Bronze Dances)* OR
  • Star 6 Skills (equivalent of Senior Bronze Skills)

*Star 6 Dances include: Ten-Fox (6A), European Waltz (6B), Fourteenstep (6C)


Mondays: 4:30 – 5:30pm
Tuesdays: 4:30 – 5:30pm
Wednesdays: 7:35 – 8:35pm
Thursdays: 7:30 – 8:30pm
Fridays: 5:30 – 6:30pm
Saturdays: 12:15 – 1:15pm*

*Combined with Platinum – no stroking & power lesson


This is a minimum two (2) day 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 includes 1 stroking & power group lesson per session. This 15-minute lesson will be led by an SCBC coaching member and take place during the first or 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 skater’s coach.

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.

Skaters will have significant independent personal development time on this session. All registered skaters must be working with an SCBC contracted private coach.

Qualifications:

  • Star 6 Freeskate Elements OR Program (equivalent of 1/2 Senior Bronze Freeskate) OR
  • Star 7 Dances (equivalent of FULL Junior Silver Dances)* AND Star 8 Skills (equivalent of Junior Silver Skills)

*Star 7 Dances include Foxtrot (7A), Tango (7B), American Waltz (7C)


Mondays: 8:15 – 9:15pm
Tuesdays – Platinum 1: 5:30 – 6:30pm**
Tuesdays – Platinum 2: 5:15 – 6:15pm
Wednesdays: 4:30 – 5:30pm
Thursdays: 4:15 – 5:15pm
Fridays: 4:30 – 5:30pm
Saturdays: 12:15 – 1:15pm*

*Combined with Gold
**Platinum 1 is a session for freeskate driven skaters. Skaters must have their FULL Senior Bronze Freeskate (Elements AND Program) or FULL Star 6 Freeskate (Elements AND Program) in order to skate on this session


This is a minimum two (2) day 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.

Skaters will have significant independent personal development time on this session. All registered skaters must be working with an SCBC contracted private coach.

SCBC provides a competitive session for skaters who have an expressed interest in the discipline of Ice Dance and/or pairs.

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.

SCBC is committed to providing a competitive and comprehensive training environment for our skaters.

 

Fitness & Conditioning

One off-ice conditioning class per week is included in all Silver, Gold, and Platinum sessions. Skaters may select which day they will be participating in off-ice conditioning.


Silver Sessions

Mondays: 6:30 – 7:15pm

Fridays: 6:30 – 7:15pm

Saturdays: 9:00 – 9:45am

Gold Sessions

Mondays: 5:45 – 6:30pm

Tuesdays: 5:45 – 6:30pm

Saturdays: 10:15 – 11:00am*

*Combined with Platinum

Platinum Sessions

Mondays: 7:15 – 8:00pm

Tuesdays: 7:15 – 8:00pm

Fridays: 5:45 – 6:30pm

Saturdays: 10:15 – 11:00am*

*Combined with Gold


Movement & Flexibility

This additional class is designed to focus on posture, movement, and flexibility. The class will be offered as a 15 week program starting the week of September 3rd. Fees for this program will be released shortly. Skaters may select 1 or 2 days.

Registration will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Wednesdays: 5:00 – 6:00pm

Thursdays: 7:15 – 8:15pm


SCBC is offering an Adult program for members 18 years and older who are not registered as students. The 12-week program starts Monday September 23rd through until December 16th.

The program is designed for adults looking to learn-to-skate as well as skaters with experience. Skaters in the learn-to-skate portion will participate in group lessons led by an SCBC coach.


Mondays: 8:45 – 10:00pm


Adults can participate in our AdultSkate program as well as on synchronized skating teams. Adult championships currently provide opportunities to adult skaters to experience the challenge of a competition in a fun, social environment. Skate Canada is currently expanding its programming in this area.

September SCBC Ticket Ice Calendar

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. 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. All skaters MUST sign in for the session before going on the ice. Failure to sign in 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 on 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 2019/2020 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.

STAR 6 to Gold Skating Skills tests are evaluated by a coach who holds valid certification to evaluate a test of this level.

Once a skater reaches Senior Bronze level (above STAR 5), the Freeskate 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.

All Skate Canada Star 1-5 tests will be assessed by the skater’s individual skating coach. Senior Bronze Freeskate and Dance 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.

2019-2020 SCBC Test Days

  • Thursday, October 24th, 2019
  • Friday, December 20th, 2019
  • Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020
  • Wednesday, April 29th, 2020
  • Saturday, June 13th, 2020

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 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 skater may only guest skate on an equal session to their current session registration or a session immediately lower than the session they are currently registered for. Platinum skaters are only allowed to Guest Skate within the Platinum sessions or on the Gold/Platinum combined session held on Saturdays. Platinum skaters are not permitted to skate down a session;
  • Skaters are not permitted to Guest Skate on a session higher then the session they are currently registered in;

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.