Meaford Skating Club - Policies and Procedures - 2023/2024 Season
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Due to insurance regulations and Skate Canada policies, all skaters MUST be registered with Skate Canada BEFORE their first night of skating. Full payment is required prior to the first night of skating to allow for processing time with Skate Canada. Payments may be made in the following manner:
1 – etransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
2 – credit card through the website
Rates will not be prorated for late registrations
4 installment payment plan for Full Season* program fees:
Due Date Amount
Payment #1 At time of registration - ¼ of program fee + Ticket fee
Payment #2 for November 1 - ¼ of program fee
Payment #3 for December 1 - ¼ of program fee
Payment #4 for January 1 - ¼ of program fee.
*Payment schedule is for Full Season programs only, not 10 week Skate Sessions
Please feel free to contact us if assistance is required.
Any member whose account is past due and does not come into paid status within thirty days will be deemed a member “not in good standing” and lose all privileges of membership, including the right to skate in sessions, try badges or Skate Canada tests or competitions.
Volunteers are what makes this club survive and both a time or financial commitment from each family is a requirement of registration in all skating programs offered. Not fulfilling your volunteer commitment (time or financial) will deem you as a member “not in good standing”. We do not collect bond cheques but each family will receive $150 worth of tickets for the Basket of Cheer draw. All Winter Sport registrations are required to complete 5, 10 & 15 hours per family (depending on the program) of volunteer time towards fundraising, helping with an event, a position on the skating committee, MFSC Executive etc.
Canskate – full season - 5 Volunteer Hours Required or $200 “buy out”
Shooting Stars – 10 volunteer hours or $300 “buy out”
Intermediate, Juniors and Seniors - 15 Volunteer Hours Required or a $400 “buy out”
Subsequent children enrolled in skating = 3 additional hours of volunteer time or a $150 “buy out”
All 10 week programs – 3 volunteer hours per participate per 10 week program or a $150 “buy out” – should you register in two 10 week programs you will be required to complete 6 hours or buy out for a total of $300
Notes:- If a family wishes not to participate in volunteer hours, they may "buy out” of the program and submit their payment with their registration payment, at which time their name will be removed from the "volunteer call list"
Volunteer tracking is the responsibility of the individual families. All hours must be signed off on by a member of the executive.
1. Refund requests must be made in writing or by email to the Registrar before the 3rd class. All refund requests are subject to BOARD APPROVAL.
2. A $15 administration fee plus the Skate Canada fee will be withheld from all refunds.
3. All refunds will be pro-rated to the date of the skater’s withdrawal from the program.
4. There are no refunds after the 3rd class.
5. Refunds for injury with a doctor’s note will be issued at any time throughout the program with the approval of the board.
THIRD CHILD REGISTRATION
If a family registers more than two children in any offered program they will receive a registration discount of 50% on the third or subsequent registration fee.
Each skater enrolled in Canskate and Shooting Stars must have a responsible person present in the arena when they skate. Please do not assume our coaches or staff are supervising your children.
PARTICIPANTS ARE TO ATTEND ALL CLASSES AS SCHEDULED FOR THE PROGRAM IN WHICH THEY ARE REGISTERED. IN THE EVENT THAT A PARTICIPANT IS UNABLE TO ATTEND A SCHEDULED CLASS(ES), MAKE-UP CLASSES, REFUNDS, OR CREDITS FOR THE MISSED CLASS(ES) WILL NOT BE PROVIDED. Skaters registered for a ONE-DAY program must attend class on their scheduiled day; there will not be an option to attend an alterante day.
All Canskate Skate Canada members participating up to and including Stage 5 must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet while on the ice. This policy is enforced during all skating activities including competitions, carnival days or any other special on ice activities throughout the season for this level of skater.
The MFSC may choose to expand the use of CSA approved hockey helmets as they see necessary. In general, anyone who lacks good control/balance when skating forward, backward and has difficulty stopping, as well as maneuvering around obstacles on the ice must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet.
A skater beyond a CanSkate Stage 5 level that chooses to wear a CSA approved hockey helmet during a competition or test day will not be subjected to any deductions in relation to the use of a CSA approved hockey helmet.
MFSC shall not in any way be responsible for loss of property, damage, or injuries to persons, including participants while on the premises.
We reserve the right to change categories or ice times at any times during the skating year, cancel programs where minimum registration levels are not met, and pre-empt ice times for test days and competitions.
The MFSC is not required to make up lost time or compensate customers for closing arenas due to inclement weather or emergency facility closures.
The MFSC is committed to maintaining the confidentiality, accuracy and security of your Personal Information in line with principles established by the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). Personal information such as name, address, telephone number and birth date is shared with Skate Canada for membership purposes. Access to all information is restricted to authorized staff, coaches and volunteers who have been trained in dealing with our privacy standards and who have signed a privacy agreement.
PHOTOGRAPHS: From time to time photographs or video may be taken of the skaters. Any photograph or video may be included on our website or Facebook page, in the local newspapers, or any other MFSC related document, information sheet or advertising relating to our club. The use of photographs and video will be limited to these purposes. At times we may also publish names with these photos. If you would prefer for your child’s name not to be included please let us know immediately, in writing.
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