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Policies & Procedures

Sunshine Coast Skating Club – SCSC CLUB HANDBOOK

(Right Click and “Save As” to download to your computer or Left Click to open and view online)
Updated Oct 2, 2016

Volunteer Policies/Forms

The Sunshine Coast Skating Club is a “volunteer run” non-profit sports organization and our club can’t be successful without the help of the members that keep it running. ALL members are tasked with providing a small amount of volunteer time. Please review the SCSC-Volunteer Policy and then download/complete your Volunteer Timesheet and submit.

Photo & Video Policy

Please find below links to the Sunshine Coast Skating Club/SCRD Photo & Video Policy.

Codes of Conduct

Skaters Code of Conduct

1.0 Athlete Expectations for all On- and Off-Ice Sessions

  • Athletes will make every effort to be punctual for all sessions. Athletes must ask permission before entering the ice late for group sessions.
  • Under no circumstances is an athlete to be on the ice while the Zamboni doors are open. A coach (or another ice supervisor) must be present before entering the ice.
  • Food and drink (other than water) are not permitted at the ice surface.
  • Athletes are encouraged to keep water bottles at the ice surface.
  • Athletes are expected to utilize their ice time effectively and to refrain from engaging in activity that would potentially jeopardize the safety of other athletes or coaches.
  • The right of way is given firstly to the athlete in a lesson and secondly to an athlete whose music is playing.
  • Athletes are expected to refrain from interrupting lessons of other athletes.
  • Athletes will exhibit respectful behaviour and engage in constructive conversation with others while engaged in Club activities, including in the dressing rooms.
  • Electronic devices are not permitted on the ice.
  • Athletes are expected to show respect for Club and city property and keep locker and dressing rooms tidy.
  • Athletes must knock and ask permission before entering the coaches room.
  • Athletes must ask permission from a coach before leaving the ice surface during a session.

2.0 Dress Code

  • Athletes will dress appropriately for all sessions; girls are expected to wear skating dresses or pants appropriate for skating (tight-fitting, no sweatpants or jeans); boys are expected to wear skating pants or form-fitting pants appropriate for skating; hair must be kept off the face; hoodies, and bulky jackets are not permitted in on- and off-ice classes.
  • Please bring a yoga mat, skipping rope, and water bottle to all off-ice classes.

3.0 Parent/Guardian Expectations

  • It is expected you notify your coach as soon as possible if an athlete is unable to attend a session.
  • Parents are not permitted in the player’s box.
  • Parents and siblings of athletes are not permitted to coach from the Boards or the stands.
  • Parents should not interrupt lessons to talk to a coach, please wait for a flood/ice clean or a break.
  • Parents must communicate in a positive manner with athletes, coaches, other parents, and executive members.

Failure to abide by the Club Code of Ethics may result in the athlete being asked to leave the ice without refund. Questions regarding any SCSC policy are to be directed to the President.

Athlete Code of Conduct document in PDF format
Skate Canada October, 2008

Parents Code of Conduct

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.

  • All parents are expected to conduct themselves in a responsible manner consistent with the values of fair play, integrity, open communication and mutual respect.
  • Parents shall always model positive a son/daughter that they expect them to do the same.
  • Parents will assume the major responsibility for their son/daughter’s on ice conduct and attitude.
  • Parents shall at all times treat all individuals and property with dignity, courtesy, and respect, including but not limited to skaters, coaches, officials, volunteers, other parents, and all other individuals that are part of the Club, skating school, Section or Skate Canada.
  • Parents shall refrain from any behaviour, or comments, which are profane, insulting, harassing, sexist, racist, abusive, disrespectful or otherwise offensive without hostility or violence.
  • Parents shall emphasize the importance of values like sportsmanship, respect, cooperation
  • Parents shall emphasize the importance of values like sportsmanship, respect, cooperation, competition and teamwork to their son/daughter offering praise for competing fairly, participation and skill development.
  • Parents shall model and encourage their son/daughter to maintain a healthy balance between skating and life. (i.e., school, other activities, social life, etc.)
  • Parents shall model and encourage balanced, healthy food choices and subscribing to an active and healthy lifestyle.
  • Parents shall set high, but reasonable expectations for their son/daughter’s participation in skating focusing on development and enjoyment for the child.
  • Parents shall instill confidence in their son/daughter’s ability and skill development, always avoiding comparisons with other skaters.
  • Parents shall celebrate the acquisition of skills and goals achieved by their son/daughter.
  • Parents, along with the professional coach and the athlete, shall be considered members of a team whose main concern is the child’s overall progress and development. Parents shall respect that the professional coach is responsible and empowered for the on-ice and off-ice development of the athlete. A parent’s role shall be to take a healthy interest in their child’s progress and development and be responsible for the child’s nutrition, rest, adherence to off-ice training regimen set by the coach or other fitness professional, overall health, life-balance, and moral and emotional support.
  • Parents shall ensure their son/daughter wears proper skating clothing and equipment.
  • Parents shall never provide alcohol or drugs to minors in a Skate Canada environment.
  • Parents shall never provide or advocate the use of performance enhancing drugs or substances.
  • Parents shall avoid any conduct, which brings their Club, skating school, Section or Skate Canada, into disrepute, including but not limited to abusive use of alcohol, nonmedical use of drugs and gambling.
  • Parents shall openly support and uphold this code of conduct policy and take action and steps to ensure other parents follow and uphold this code of conduct policy.
  • Parents shall adhere to the policies, procedures, rules, standards, and ethics of Skate Canada at all times.

Skate Canada October, 2008

Policies & Procedures

The Sunshine Coast Skating Club has compiled a document listing all of the important Policies & Procedures that members, directors, and coaches need to understand and follow. Please click the link below and either read online or “Right Click” and choose “Save As” to save it to your computer for reading later. (file format Adobe PDF file – Contents UPDATED Sept. 30, 2016)

Club Bylaws

The Sunshine Coast Skating Club has a set of club bylaws that are important to read and understand by both parents & skaters. Please click the link below and either read online or “Right Click” and choose “Save As” to save to your computer for printing or reading later. (file format Adobe PDF file – Contents)

SCSC Constitution & Bylaws

Skate Canada Code of Ethics

Please find below links to Skate Canada’s official Code of Ethics documents.

Club Code Of Ethics

Skate Canada Professional Coaches Code Of Ethics

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