2020-2021 SEPTEMBER to DECEMBER SESSION GENERAL INFORMATION

As Peel Region has now entered Stage 3, we want to provide an update on the status of registration and our upcoming September to December season. The SCBC staff, board, and coaches have been working hard on making plans for our programming as we continue to work closely with the City of Brampton and Skate Ontario.

For more information on our updated policies and procedures please visit our Covid-19 Resource Page.

Skate Ontario has provided return to play protocols for Stage 3 including maximum numbers of skaters and coaches that will be allowed on the ice for training purposes. The current Stage 3 maximum training group sizes are as follows:

Canskate (Stage 2 and up):

36 skaters + 9 coaches/PAs per session (in the past these sessions have had spots for 60-72 skaters)

 

StarSkate (Star 1 and up):

15 skaters + 5 coaches per session (in the past these sessions have had spots for 20-35 skaters)

Due to policies and procedures currently in effect as a result of COVID-19, skaters must be able to stand, move and recover from falls independently to be eligible for registration. Coaches will not be providing hands on assistance to skaters.

As more information becomes available daily and due to the uncertain nature of this skating season, SCBC has decided to offer a September – December and a January – June session separately.

Due to the decreased numbers of skaters allowed on the ice at any given time, our costs will go up. We recognize that this is a difficult time for many families. To mitigate a substantive increase, we have done our best to explore opportunities to decrease costs in the operating budget.


At this time we are pleased to share our SCHEDULE for the September to December Program. All programs will start the week of September 8th.

Registration for all programs will open on Uplifter on Monday, August 31st at 12:00pm. Programs begin the week of September 8th and finish the week of December 14th. 

REGISTER HERE

Click HERE to open schedule as a PDF document.

*Due to decreased participant and coach caps on the ice, StarSkate participants must register for two sessions that their coach has been assigned to. Please see the StarSkate session section below for more information.


COVID-19 Policies and Procedures

All SCBC programming will follow Skate Ontario Return-to-Play policies and procedures which can be found HERE. An email will be sent out to all program registrants with detailed information regarding Cassie Campbell entry and exit policies. Please look for this email ahead of the program start dates. We will also continue to work closely with the City of Brampton operations staff to follow all guidelines set out by Peel Public Health. If you have any questions regarding our adjusted policies and procedures due to COVID-19 please reach out to SCBC Operations Coordinator Andrea Nesbitt: andrea@skatescbc.ca.


We cannot wait to see everyone back on the ice this fall!

Due to lower participant and coach caps on the ice as a result of COVID-19 guidelines, StarSkate participants must register for two sessions that their coach has been assigned to. Please see the StarSkate session section below for more information.

Registration for all programs will open on Uplifter on Monday, August 31st at 12:00pm. Programs begin the week of September 8th and finish the week of December 14th. 

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, 2020 – Aug 31, 2021) 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 per skater. If families volunteer the minimum volunteer hours during the 2020-2021 season the cheque will be discarded at the end of the season. Information regarding Volunteer fees and minimum volunteer hours for the 2020-2021 season will be available shortly. 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 4 years of age by December 31st, 2020 to register for the CanSkate program.

Registration for all programs will open on Uplifter on Monday, August 31st at 12:00pm. Programs begin the week of September 8th and finish the week of December 14th. 

REGISTER HERE

We are excited to be able to offer CanSkate sessions once again. Due to policies and procedures currently in effect as a result of COVID-19, skaters must be able to stand, move and recover from falls independently to be eligible for registration. Coaches will not be providing hands on assistance to skaters.

As such, registration will be open to skaters returning to our program at the CanSkate Stage 2 level or higher. If you are unsure of the level of your skater, or if your skater is new to our CanSkate program, please contact andrea@skatescbc.ca to discuss eligibility for participation in our September to December CanSkate program.


CanSkate

Tuesdays: 6:20 – 7:05pm
Thursdays: 6:20 – 7:05pm
Saturdays: 10:50 – 11:35am
Sundays: 9:20 – 10:05am


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.

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 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.

More information regarding our September to December CanSkate program including registration information and fees will be available shortly.

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.

This is a two (2) day a week skating program. Skaters are asked to communicate with their base coach to determine which two session times they should register for. 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.

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


Registration for all programs will open on Uplifter on Monday, August 31st at 12:00pm. Programs begin the week of September 8th and finish the week of December 14th. 

REGISTER HERE

Qualifications:

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

This is a two (2) day a week skating program. Skaters are asked to communicate with their base coach to determine which two session times they should register for. If a day is full, the skater will be required to select another day to fulfill their 2-day session requirement.

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


More information regarding our September to December silver program including registration information, fees, and schedules will be available shortly.

Qualifications:

  • Star 5 Freeskate Elements AND program (equivalent of FULL Junior Bronze Freeskate) OR
  • Star 6 Dances (2 out of 3)

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


This is a two (2) day a week skating program. Skaters are asked to communicate with their base coach to determine which two session times they should register for. If a day is full, the skater will be required to select another day to fulfill their 2-day session requirement.

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


Registration for all programs will open on Uplifter on Monday, August 31st at 12:00pm. Programs begin the week of September 8th and finish the week of December 14th. 

REGISTER HERE

Qualifications:

  • Star 6 Freeskate Elements AND Program (equivalent of full Senior Bronze Freeskate)

OR

  • Star 8 Dances (2 out of 3)

OR

  • Registered for the platinum session during the 2019-2020 skating season.

This is a two (2) day a week skating program. Skaters are asked to communicate with their base coach to determine which two session times they should register for. If a day is full, the skater will be required to select another day to fulfill their 2-day session requirement.

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


Registration for all programs will open on Uplifter on Monday, August 31st at 12:00pm. Programs begin the week of September 8th and finish the week of December 14th. 

REGISTER HERE

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.


Registration for all programs will open on Uplifter on Monday, August 31st at 12:00pm. Programs begin the week of September 8th and finish the week of December 14th. 

REGISTER HERE

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

Fitness & Conditioning

Online off-ice conditioning classes are included for all Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Ice Dance session skaters. Skaters may participate in these fitness classes from home using a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Two classes are offered per level via zoom each week. The intention is that skaters may select a fitness session that coordinates with their schedule.

Zoom links will be emailed out to all session registrants prior to the start of the season.


Bronze/Silver Sessions

Mondays: 6:30 – 7:15pm

Wednesdays: 4:30 – 5:15pm

Gold Sessions

Mondays: 5:30 – 6:15pm

Wednesdays: 6:30 – 7:15pm

Platinum / Ice Dance Sessions

Mondays: 4:30 – 5:15pm

Wednesdays: 6:30 – 7:15pm


SCBC is offering an Adult program for members 18 years and older who are not registered as students.

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.


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.


More information to come regarding availability of an Adult program for the 2020-2021 season.

When you first start skating, your priority is to be warm and comfortable. Skaters may choose to wear:

  • Skating dresses
  • Skating skirts
  • Comfortable pants (leggings, stretch pants, or sweat suit bottoms)
  • Optional second layer of tights under skating pants
  • Sweatshirts, sweateror jackets
  • Gloves or mittens are highly recommend

 

It is important that the clothing be comfortable and not restricts movement. As a skater progresses to higher levels more fitted clothing is strongly recommended for safety and so that coaches can properly assess technique. Sweaters with hoods are not recommended for safety reasons as it can restrict sight lines. Hair should be kept neatly away from the face.


Ice Skates

The most important piece of skating equipment is your ice skates. The skates consist of a boot, which is usually leather, and a blade. Your boots must fit properly, which means that they should be snug yet relatively comfortable, and provide good support for your ankles. A good pair of used skates will always be better than a pair of poor quality new ones. Your coach is the best source of information on which skates are best for your child.

SCBC strongly recommends that figure skates be purchased through a figure skating specific store such as the following:

ESTA Canada

Figure Skating Boutique

**When purchasing skates, you will need to have your skater with you to be fitted properly as skating boot sizes differ from shoe sizes.

The skate blades are made of steel and must be kept dry and well protected or they will rust. You should wear hard skate guards at all times off the ice. After you finish skating thoroughly dry your blades and boots with an absorbent cloth. The skates should not be stored with the hard guards on in order to prevent rust.

Skates should be sharpened after approximately 20 hours of skating. Your coach will be able to recommend where to have your skates sharpened and what type of grind should be done.

Skates should not be sharpened just before an assessment or competition. Skaters should have the opportunity to skate on freshly sharpened skates two or three times before an important performance.


If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact your base 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. To use Ticket Ice, a skater must be working with their coach on that session. For the 2020-2021 season, ticket ice will be a drop-in program that requires registration through Uplifter in advance. Each session is $10.00.


TICKET ICE SCHEDULE

Mondays to Fridays: Cassie Campbell Pad A

Morning session: 6:30 – 8:30am

Afternoon session: 1:30 – 3:30pm


Registration for each week will open on the Saturday morning at 9:00am for all of the upcoming weeks ticket ice sessions. Registration closes at 9:00pm the night before each morning and afternoon ticket ice session. Skaters who have not registered and paid for the session in advance will not be permitted to skate on that session.

REGISTER HERE

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 2020/2021 programming.

Skaters who are interested in additional training opportunities on Ticket Ice sessions are asked to speak with their private coach.

Outstanding Tickets

Skaters who have remaining ticket ice paper tickets and guest skating tickets from last season are asked to please email jc@skatescbc.ca to make arrangements to submit them to the office for equal credit to their account. Skaters will have until December 20th, 2020 to submit any remaining tickets for credit.

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

STAR 1-5 assessments 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 assessments are evaluated by a coach who holds valid certification to evaluate a test of this level.

Once a skater reaches Star 6 level, the Freeskate and Dance assessments are taken on Assessment Days and evaluated by Skate Canada certified evaluators. Proper skating attire is required for this type of assessment.

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

If your child has already passed a Skate Canada assessment (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 assessment records in the event that they are required to resolve discrepancies between Skate Canada and SCBC records.

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