Skaters are only registered for a program once payment has been received. Registrations will not be accepted at the arena at the start of a program. Only registered skaters are permitted to participate in the programs. Registration fees include a non-refundable Skate Canada membership fee of $58.65, valid from September 1 to August 31.
CSA approved helmets with facemask and single blade skates are mandatory for skaters up to and including CanSkate stage 5. Skaters 10 years and older in the Learn to Skate/CanSkate program do not require a facemask. All power programs require a CSA approved helmet with facemask. No bicycle or ski helmets are permitted.
Skating equipment is the responsibility of the skater and is not provided by Skaters First. Waterproof mittens, pants and jackets are recommended dress in layers (no scarves).
Within 2 weeks of the start date and if space is available you may join a program late. A pro-rated adjustment will be applied.
ALL PROGRAMS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE Our policy is that refunds are NOT permitted after the first class except for medical reasons accompanied by a medical certificate. Fees refunded will be pro-rated. All processed medical refunds or credits will be subject to a $30.00 administration fee. Cancellations within 1 week prior to the start of any program will be subject to a $35.00 administration fee. Skate Canada Fees are non-refundable.
Due to maximum skater restrictions on the ice, and to ensure safety, all skaters are only permitted to skate during their regularly scheduled class time. There are no refunds or make up classes for any Covid related absences.
Skaters First will do its best to inform all skaters/parents by email of any unscheduled and unforeseen changes that may arise, however, we cannot assume responsibility for those circumstances which are outside of our prior knowledge or ability to control.
If the arena is open, all programs will be held. You may call the arena to confirm or check the banner on our homepage.
Visa or MasterCard accepted AND e-TRANSFER (Payment by email)
All programs are subject to enrollment and if cancelled by Skaters First a full refund will be given.
Any skater participating in a skating school or skating club sanctioned by Skate Canada, must pay the Skate Canada Membership Fee of $58.65. This is an annual fee effective during the skating season which runs from September 1st - August 31st. This MUST be paid during registration of the first program of the season.
These designate the group your child will be in, however the Happy Face Colours do not designate a specific skating level.
The Happy Faces are placed around the ice area in alphabetical order and the number used is dependent on registration for that specific session. If your child was in Green Happy Face group for Session A and progressed to a higher level, they maybe placed in the Green group again for Session B or perhaps in the Blue group, this all depends on how many skaters are registered for the session. The Happy Faces are not used in the Hockey Power Skating.
The ratio for Learn to Skate/CanSkate will be 5:1. If there are 6 in a group an assistant coach will be present.
If your child is NEW to skating, it is highly recommended that you bring them to watch a class. Not all 3 or 4 year olds are ready to be on the ice without their parents. By watching a class, this may help to alleviate any first day anxieties. If your child is hesitant about joining in without a parent you may want to wait a few months and try again.
If your child has any Special needs, please let us know at the time of registration. Any information that you can share with us, will help us to make your child's lessons enjoyable and safe.
Coaches/Program Assistants will not be held liable for any accident or loss, however caused, and Skaters First/Mad Dawg members agree to release the said skating schools, its Coaches/Program assistants, proprietors from any and all liability, claims and damages which may arise as a result of, or by reason of, accident or loss for the 2023-2024 season.
Skate Canada is committed to ensuring that all skaters have the opportunity to participate in a safe and welcoming environment that is encouraging and promotes their overall development. Parents have an enormous influence on skaters' experiences in the sport. The quality of a skater's experience is determined by their relationships with parents and the manner in which parents conduct themselves in the Skate Canada environment. In this code “parents” shall refer to “parents and guardians”. This code applies to all parents who are members of Skate Canada or have children who are members of Skate Canada. Parents shall abide by this code at all times while participating in any Skate Canada club or school, competition, or activity.