Registration for our next 6 week session is open, and the club is hoping to proceed with the session as planned. However, we are aware that COVID precautions in our region may change For this reason, we are asking children (and a parent, if you are joining a parent and child session) to register for your session but NOT send payment until you receive an email that sessions will start as planned. This is in an effort to save our volunteer treasurer and skating families the inconvenience of issuing refunds if COVID precautions prevent our next session from starting as planned.
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. “Parent” includes members of the skater’s household or members 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. For safety, insurance and liability purposes, the parent who registers with the child must be the individual who will assist them on the ice at every session (cannot switch between Parent/Guardians). 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.
Payment maybe made by e-transfer to email@example.com. Please use your 8-digit invoice number as your password. If you are unable to pay by e-transfer please email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss other options. All registrations must be paid in full prior to skaters on ice participation.
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