FAQ'S

  1. Who runs the club? The GSC is made up entirely of volunteers. We require your volunteer help for a successful season. Please feel free contact us for participation.
     

  2. Are parents allowed on the ice? Parents are not allowed on the ice at any time.
     

  3. What do you need to participate? All you need are skates, a CSA-approved hockey helmet, long pants, mittens, warm sweater or jacket. Dress in layers – it will get warm!

    Both figure skates and hockey skates are fine for our Learn-to-Skate programs. Leather and lace up skates are preferable to vinyl.  Molded plastic skates with velcro closures are not recommended.  Bobskates with the double blade are not suitable for our programs.

     

  4. Does my skater need a helmet? CSA-approved hockey helmets are mandatory for all Pre-Canskate, CanSkate, TeenSkate and Pre-STAR skaters until they have completed Level 5 Canskate. Bicycle helmets, skiing helmets, etc. do not meet the standards required. For full details go to:  https://info.skatecanada.ca/hc/en-ca/articles/202492904
     

  5. Can my skater bring a snack or drink? As per arena rules, no food and drink are permitted on the ice.
     

  6. Is there any experience necessary to join your programs? No experience is necessary for any of our Learn-to-Skate / CanSkate / Pre-Canskate programs.
     

  7. Is there special etiquette for STARskate sessions? Starskaters must keep in mind proper ice etiquette as follows:

    • Skating attire must be worn during practice

  • Skaters must wear hair tied back at all times

  • Soloist/Skater with music has right of way on the ice
    • Harness has right of way

    • Lessons have right of way
    • When skating away from the boards, pay attention to oncoming skaters
    • Ensure you get up quickly when you fall
    • Profane language will not be tolerated
    • Be aware of other skaters’ music and programs to avoid getting in their way

    All professional coaches on the ice have the authority to enforce any/all of the above.
     

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