Dear WSC Families,
Online registration for the 2020-2021 season is now open on our website: woodstockskatingclub.com!
New 6 Week Session Format!
We are implementing a 6 week session format for our Parent & Child, CanSkate Stages 1-4, CanSkate Stages 5/6 &
Intro Star and Adult Programs. We understand that long-term commitment to recreational programs may be more
challenging for families this year. To align with COVID-19 protocols, we must also limit our capacity on the ice for
each session, therefore space is limited. It is our hope that if we offer multiple 6 week sessions throughout the
year, more families will be able to participate throughout our season. The 6 week session format also lends well to
a progressing skater (i.e. If a new skater progresses well in the Parent & Child session, they can potentially sign up
for the CanSkate Stages 1-4 session in the next 6 week session block).
Note: Our Intermediate & Senior session is split up into Fall Season (late September-December) and Winter Season
No Family Bond Fee This Year:
Since we are offering such short 6 week sessions, we are waiving our family bond fee/volunteer requirements for this year only. If you enjoyed participating in one of our fundraisers in the past, fundraising opportunities will be available and all profits will go towards covering club operations.
New Parent & Child Session!
Currently, Skate Ontario is prohibiting hands-on assistance between coaches/volunteers and skaters. Since our traditional Pre-CanSkate session often relies on physically assisting new and/or young skaters, we cannot safely run this program at this time. Instead, we are offering Skate Ontario’s Parent & Child session. The Parent & Child session is designed for skaters who require hands-on assistance getting up and maneuvering on the ice. The term “Parent” can include a members of the skater’s household or a member of their social circle. If the member of the household or social circle is between the age of 12-18 please contact the club before registering. All participants (BOTH parent and child) on a Parent & Child session must be registered with Skate Canada (for safety, insurance and liability purposes). The parent must have a sufficient skating level to be able to support their skater. Parents will be responsible for assisting their skater directly on the ice. Parents must be able to effectively skate on their own and support their skater if necessary. Parents must wear a CSA approved helmet (NO bicycle Helmets Permitted) if their own skating level is below Stage 5 or equivalent.
CanSkate Stage 5 Skills include: skating forwards and backwards
with ease, stopping from a higher speed, forwards and backwards crosscuts, ability
to transfer from inside/outside edges on one foot)
Registration for the Parent & Child session is a TWO STEP process. Please make sure to complete each step.
CanSkate Stages 1-4:
This program is designed for skaters who are able to get up and off the ice and maneuver independently (no hands-on assistance) at all times. If you are unsure whether your child belongs in the Parent & Child session or CanSkate Stages 1-4 session, please email us. Pre-assessments on the ice may be arranged to have a coach assess which session is best suited for your skater.
Please consult our website for information re: Programs, Registration, Skater’s Guide, COVID-19 FAQs, etc. If you
have further questions, please email us at: email@example.com. A volunteer board member will respond
to emails within 48 hours.
See you back at the rink!
The Woodstock Skating Club