2022-2023 SCBC FALL / WINTER / SPRING PROGRAMS

We are pleased to share information regarding our 2022-2023 Fall/Winter/Spring programs including schedules and session requirements.

Registration for all September start programs will open on Wednesday, August 24th at 9:00am. Registration fees will be published by Monday, August 22nd.

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Click here to expand the schedule: 2022-2023 SCBC FWS Ice Schedule – Final

*Schedules are draft and subject to change*


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

Fall/Winter/Spring sessions commence the week of September 6th, 2022.

There are no regular SCBC sessions running on the following dates:

  • Monday, September 5th, 2022
  • October 8th – 10th, 2022
  • December 21st, 2022 – January 8th, 2023
  • February 9th – 12th, 2023
  • February 18th – 20th, 2023
  • March 13th – 19th, 2023
  • April 6th, 2023 (Pad B sessions only – Star 1-2)
  • April 7th – 10th, 2023
  • May 20th – 22nd, 2023

The last day of SCBC Fall, Winter, Spring sessions is Thursday, June 15th.

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


2022-2023 SCBC REGISTRATION QUALIFICATIONS and GUIDELINES

All skaters MUST register for the highest session they qualify for at the time of registration. SCBC reserves the right to modify session qualifications for safety and capacity concerns.

Payment may be made by credit card (preferred option), debit or using credits on file. 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 base registration fee 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 $19.35

Total: $63.00

This base registration fee (covering Sept 1, 2022 – Aug 31, 2023) is collected by SCBC and remitted to Skate Canada on the skater’s behalf.


CanSkate is our Learn-To-Skate Session. Skaters must have reached 4 years of age by December 31st, 2022 to register for the CanSkate program. Pre-CanSkate skaters must be between the ages of 3 and 5 at the time of program registration.

SCBC is also proud to offer a Teen/Adult CanSkate session. This program is open to skaters ages 13 and older who are looking to learn the basics of skating.

  • The 2022 SCBC Fall CanSkate Program will run from September 5th – December 20th.
  • The 2023 SCBC Winter CanSkate Program will run from January 9th – April 2nd, 2023. *Registration dates TBA
  • The 2023 SCBC Spring CanSkate Program will run from April 3rd – June 15th, 2023. *Registration dates TBA


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.

CanSkate participants are able to work with a private coach for additional lessons, during the first and final 10 minutes of the session. If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Operations Coordinator Andrea Nesbitt at andrea@skatescbc.ca for more information.


Registration for all September start programs will open on Wednesday, August 24th at 9:00am. Registration fees will be published by Monday, August 22nd.

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The Star 1-2 session is our entry level figure skating program.

Qualifications:

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

*Must select a minimum of 2 days*


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. Skaters looking for additional ice time beyond their two day registration commitment are welcome to register in any of the remaining Star 1-2 session days to a maximum of 5 sessions per week.


Session Fees Include:

  • 2 group lessons, to be led by an SCBC Professional Coach.
    • 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 base coach.
  • Off Ice Classes (see off ice section below for schedules)
    • Fitness & Conditioning
    • Off Ice Jump Classes

At this level it is mandatory for skaters to obtain and work with a private coach. Skaters will begin to have independent personal development time on this session. Please contact Operations Coordinator Andrea Nesbitt at andrea@skatescbc.ca if you have not yet been paired with a Base coach.

Proper figure skating attire and figure skates are required for skaters at the Star 1-2 level and higher. Please reach out to your base coach for recommendations on where to purchase proper equipment.

Star 1-2 session skaters are permitted to Guest Skate on any other Star 1-2 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.


Registration for all programs will open on Wednesday, August 24th at 9:00am. Registration fees will be published by Monday, August 22nd.

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**Skaters are reminded to check in with their Base coach prior to registering for sessions to confirm availability**


Qualifications:

  • Completed Full Star 2 Freeskate

*Must select a minimum of 2 days*


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 (either a Star 3-4 Session or an Open Session) to fulfill their 2-day session requirement.


Session Fees Include:

  • 1 group lesson per session
    • This will be led by an SCBC Professional Coach and will occur during the first or last 15min of the session.
    • The 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 base coach.
  • Off Ice Classes (see off ice section below for schedules)
    • Fitness & Conditioning
    • Off Ice Jump Classes

Star 3-4 session skaters are permitted to Guest Skate on any other Star 3-4 or Open 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.


Registration for all programs will open on Wednesday, August 24th at 9:00am. Registration fees will be published by Monday, August 22nd.

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**Skaters are reminded to check in with their Base coach prior to registering for sessions to confirm availability**


Qualifications:

  • Completed Full Star 5 Freeskate (Elements and Program)

*Must select a minimum of 2 days*


This is a minimum two (2) day a week skating program, however skaters are free to select any number of Open sessions above this minimum requirement that they wish to skate. Star 5+ skaters may skate on the Star 5+ Sessions or the Open Sessions.


Session Fees Include:

  • 1 stroking & power group lesson on Mondays
    • This will be led by an SCBC Professional Coach
    • This group lesson is available to all skaters on the session and is 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 base coach.
  • Off Ice Classes (see off ice section below for schedules)
    • Fitness & Conditioning
    • Off Ice Jump Classes

Star 5+ session skaters are permitted to Guest Skate on any Star 5+ or Open 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.


Registration for all programs will open on Wednesday, August 24th at 9:00am. Registration fees will be published by Monday, August 22nd.

REGISTER

**Skaters are reminded to check in with their Base coach prior to registering for sessions to confirm availability**


Qualifications:

  • Full Star 2 Freeskate OR
  • Star 5a Dance (Willow Waltz)

*Must select a minimum of 2 days*


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.


Session Fees Include:

  • Off Ice Fitness & Conditioning Classes (see off ice section below for schedules)

The Open session fees do not include group lessons. All registered skaters must be working with an SCBC contracted private coach.

Open session skaters are permitted to Guest Skate on Open 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.


Registration for all programs will open on Wednesday, August 24th at 9:00am. Registration fees will be published by Monday, August 22nd.

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**Skaters are reminded to check in with their Base coach prior to registering for sessions to confirm availability**


The Junior Academy program is a program designed for skaters who plan to pursue competitive free skating. 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.

Junior Academy skaters should be moving towards becoming a Competitive figure skater in their respective StarSkate / CompetitiveSkate category. Skaters on this session will participate in 1 specific training day (Thursdays) in addition to at least one other SCBC StarSkate session, however skaters at this level are strongly encouraged to take additional training days (on top of the two-day requirement) to complement their development.


*Must select at least one other SCBC StarSkate session per week.*


Session Fees Include:

  • 1 group lesson, to be led by an SCBC Professional Coach.
    • This 15-minute lesson will occur during the first 15 minutes of the session.
    • This group lesson is available to all skaters on the session and is 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 base coach.
  • Off Ice Classes
    • Fitness & Conditioning
    • Off Ice Jump Class
  • SCBC Junior Academy Training Jacket

All Junior Academy 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 Junior Academy skaters will be competing in Skate Ontario sanctioned events throughout the year.

For more information on this program please contact our Operations Coordinator at andrea@skatescbc.ca.


Registration for all programs will open on Wednesday, August 24th at 9:00am. Registration fees will be published by Monday, August 22nd.

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**Skaters are reminded to check in with their Base coach prior to registering for sessions to confirm availability**


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

The Ice Dance Academy 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 and Pamela Krolick pamela_krolick@hotmail.com.

GUEST SKATING is NOT permitted on this session.

Skaters must be working with an SCBC Dance coach.



Registration for all programs will open on Wednesday, August 24th at 9:00am. Registration fees will be published by Monday, August 22nd.

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**Skaters are reminded to check in with their Base coach prior to registering for sessions to confirm availability**


SCBC is committed to providing a competitive and comprehensive training environment for our skaters. Off-ice training is included for all skaters in the Star 1-2, Star 3-4, Star 5+, Open, Junior Academy, and Ice Dance Academy programs.

Fitness & Conditioning:

Skaters may attend any of the off-ice classes offered for their current session level.

Star 1-2 Sessions

  • Mondays: 4:30 – 5:35pm
  • Tuesdays: 6:40 – 7:20pm
  • Wednesdays: 6:40 – 7:20pm
  • Thursdays: 6:40 – 7:25pm
  • Fridays: 6:45 – 7:30pm

 

Star 3-4 Sessions

  • Tuesdays: 7:40 – 7:20pm
  • Wednesdays: 7:40 – 7:20pm
  • Thursdays: 5:45 – 6:30pm

 

Star 5+ Sessions

  • Mondays: 6:00 – 6:45pm
  • Wednesdays: 5:45 – 6:30pm

 

Open Sessions

  • Tuesdays: 5:40 – 6:25pm
  • Thursdays: 5:45 – 6:30pm
  • Fridays: 5:45 – 6:30pm

 

Junior Academy

  • Thursdays: 6:40 – 7:25pm

 

Ice Dance Academy

  • Sundays: 10:15 – 11:15am

Off Ice Jump Classes:

Skaters may attend any of the off-ice classes offered for their current session level.

Star 1-2 Sessions

  • Mondays: 7:00 – 7:30pm
  • Tuesdays: 4:45 – 5:15pm
  • Fridays: 4:45 – 5:15pm

 

Star 3-4 Sessions

  • Mondays: 7:00 – 7:30pm
  • Wednesdays: 4:45 – 5:15pm

 

Star 5+ Sessions

  • Mondays: 3:45 – 4:15pm
  • Wednesdays: 3:45 – 4:15pm

 

Junior Academy

  • Thursdays: 4:45 – 5:15pm

Teen/Adult skating is growing in popularity and we offer recreational, assessment and competitive opportunities to this segment of the population.

SCBC is offering a Teen/Adult StarSkate program for members 13 years and older. The program is designed for teen/adult skaters who have completed the CanSkate Program.

For information on our Teen/Adult Learn-to-Skate program please see the CanSkate section above for our Teen/Adult CanSkate program.


*Teen StarSkate participants must select a minimum of 2 days*


For skaters under the age of 19 of age, this is a minimum two (2) day a week skating program. Skaters may register for both Teen/Adult StarSkate sessions or any other StarSkate session that they qualify for to complete the two-day per week package. This program runs from September 6th – June 15th.

For skaters 19 and older, they may select one or both of the Teen/Adult StarSkate sessions to skate on.

  • The 2022 SCBC Fall Adult StarSkate Program will run from September 5th – December 20th.
  • The 2023 SCBC Winter/Spring Adult StarSkate Program will run from January 9th – June 15th, 2023.

Registration for all September start programs will open on Wednesday, August 24th at 9:00am. Registration fees will be published by Monday, August 22nd.

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**Skaters are reminded to check in with their Base coach prior to registering for sessions to confirm availability**


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 an assessment of this level.

Once a skater reaches Star 5 level, Freeskate and Dance tests are taken on Assessment Days and are evaluated by Skate Canada certified evaluators. Proper skating attire is required for this type of assessment. 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 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/test 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.


2022-2023 SCBC Assessment Days

  • Thursday, October 20th, 2022
  • Thursday, December 15th, 2022
  • Wednesday, March 8th, 2023
  • Wednesday, April 26th, 2023
  • Friday, June 16th, 2023

“Guest skating” is only available to SCBC skaters registered in a two day membership. Out of club skaters are not permitted to Guest Skate on any session. Any coach/instructor who is not on SCBC coaching staff, may not instruct on a session via Guest Skating without the knowledge and prior authorization of the SCBC Board. Authorized coaches/instructors must be in “good standing” with Skate Canada.

In order to Guest Skate, all members are required to sign in at the SCBC office and provide electronic payment (no cash) prior to the start of the session. Any skaters who fail to do so will not be permitted on the ice.

A skater will only be allowed to Guest Skate on a program/session if the following requirements are met:

  • The session/program allows Guest skating e.g. no Guest Skating permitted on the Junior Academy, Ice Dance Academy or on Gold Ice Practice Sessions
  • The session is not at or over capacity.
  • The skater is Guest skating on an equivalent session (same session or the open session but different day than registered) Star 1-2 session skaters can only guest skate on star 1-2 sessions. Star 3-4 skaters can guest skate on star 3-4 sessions and open sessions. Star 5+ skaters can guest skate on all open sessions. Skaters registered for open session can guest skate on all open sessions as well as the session on which they currently qualify for.

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

Concerns and inquiries can be made directly to info@skatescbc.ca.



VOLUNTEER COMMITMENT POLICY

SCBC operates as a not-for-profit organization that requires the support of volunteers to operate successfully. The club offers various volunteer opportunities throughout the course of the skating season. This year we are pleased to be able to once again partner with Skate Ontario to host several events and competitions which include:

Sectional Series
Paramount Fine Foods Centre in Mississauga
August 19th – 21st, 2022

 

Synchro Series: Skate Canada Classic
CAA Centre
December 9th – 11th, 2022

 

Provincial Series: Flower City Invitational
Cassie Campbell Community Centre
February 9th – 12th, 2023

Events such as these serve as important fundraising opportunities for our club and these funds go directly towards supporting our athletes and programs. Hosting competitions relies heavily on the support of our valued members and families to fill volunteer roles over the course of the event. Information on how to volunteer your time at these events will be communicated closer to each event – please keep an eye out for a request for volunteers in your email inboxes in the coming weeks for the Sectional Series Competition in August.

We also have several other volunteer opportunities throughout the season including the Holiday show in December, Session reps for CanSkate and other sessions as well as the SCBC Star 1-4 Competition in May.

The volunteer following commitment applies to all registered skater families in the following sessions; Star 1-2, Star 3-4, Star 5+, Open and Ice Dance.

The volunteer requirement for each family is 15 volunteer hours or $250. For families with multiple children in our program, an additional 5 hours or $50 is required per each additional child.

Volunteer hours may be contributed by skaters, only where the skater has reached 16 years of age. There are a limited number of opportunities for these skaters to gain the necessary hours. Check with the SCBC Board to determine what qualifies as acceptable hours. These skaters at their discretion, can use these hours towards the High School Volunteer Commitment that students are required to complete. Volunteer hours may not be used for both, therefore the skater will need to decide how they would like their hours counted. CanSkate Program Assistant hours do not count as part of the volunteer commitment under this program.

Volunteer Reporting Cards are available for all members through the SCBC website. Once you have completed a volunteer session, you are to record this on your form and have it signed off in the club office. Only SCBC Board members are able to authorize your volunteer hours.

A $250.00 volunteer credit per skater ($50 per each additional child) will be added to your 2022-2023 registration. Once your volunteer hours have been verified, the volunteer fees will be returned in the form of a direct refund to your credit card, or a credit to be used for future SCBC programming.

Note: There is no payout for partial hours completed against your deposit. If you do not complete the required number of volunteer hours, your credit will not be returned.

Volunteer forms are due back to the club, attention SCBC Board on or before June 1st of the skating year. Only these hours will be used to count towards your volunteer hours for the year. Any hours after June 1st will be counted towards the following year’s volunteer commitment. Credits/refunds for the volunteer commitment deposit will be made by July 1st.

 

Information on each of these volunteer opportunities will be communicated out to our membership as each event approaches or you can reach out to the contacts listed above. If you have any questions regarding the Volunteer Commitment program please contact president@skatescbc.ca.

Volunteer hours tracking sheet: SCBC FAMILY VOLUNTEER RECORD CARD

Full Volunteer Commitment Policy: 2022-2023 Volunteer Commitment Policy