100 Mile House and District Skating Club Parent Handbook
Updated: June 30, 2022
Welcome to 100 Mile House & District Skating Club! Please take the time to familiarize yourself with our club, what you can expect from our club and what we will expect from you as a member.
100 Mile House & District Skating Club is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to the development of all skaters by providing a solid foundation in the fundamentals of skating and to promote participation in skating throughout their lifetime for fun, fitness and/or achievement.
Our coaches are NCCP certified, professional coaches. Cindy Mardyn is an NCCP level 2 trained coach, with over 30 years of experience. She has taught all levels and disciplines of skating, from pre-school / learn to skate & Canskate through to competitive figure skating. While her passion is with figure skating, she also coaches hockey and ringette skating, power and glide skills.
Cindy grew up in the Lower Mainland and started skating at the age of 4. She acquired a triple Gold level achievement in the disciplines of Figures, Freeskate and Ice Dance and competed at the provincial level in Junior ladies. Cindy also competed and coached Synchronized Skating at a National level.
Cindy’s philosophy is, “practice how you want to place or perform”. Along with work ethic, she believes basic skating skills and fundamentals are critical in achieving personal and high-performance goals
Our more advanced skaters (StarSkaters) who volunteer as Program Assistants receive training in practical skills and theoretical knowledge that enables them, under the guidance of the professional Coach, provide assistance in the delivery of the CanSkate Program. Please remember these are young skaters and volunteering their time to assist our professional coach. If there are any problems relating to any of our Program Assistants, please direct these immediately to the Parent/ Coach Liaison or Executive members or Coach. Please DO NOT address the Program Assistant. Your concerns will be handled promptly as we want to develop positive attitudes in these young coaches in the future! Please do not hesitate to praise or compliment these young volunteers for jobs well done! Their enthusiasm and dedication are appreciated by our club.
On Program Assisants:
On Program Assistants are youth or adult skaters who volunteer their time to assist our professional coach in the delivery of the CanSkate or Power, Stride & Glide programs. On PAs will assist with supervision and help keep skaters engaged in the program. If you have any concerns with any of our PAs, please direct your concerns to the Parent/Coach Liaison or any of our Executive members or Coach.
Our Parent/ Coach Liaison:
If you have a concern with our Coach or a Program Assistant or On Ice Aids, please contact our Parent/ Coach Liaison- Crystal Thibeault at email@example.com or alternatively another Executive member. Crystal is a member of Board and may be able to answer your questions and/or immediately forward your concern to our executive to be dealt with promptly if necessary.
Canskate is a dynamic learn to skate program that focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development. You will learn fundamental skating skills: Balance, Control and Agility. Lessons are given in a group format by our NCCP professional coach. The coach is assisted by trained program assistants. CanSkate teaches the fundamental skills needed to take part in any ice sport or skate as a recreational activity and is for beginners of all ages. You can choose one or both the fall session (Sept.-Dec.) and/ or the winter session (Jan.- Mar.)
Junior Academy is the bridge between the CanSkate and the STARSkate programs, where skaters learn figure skating skills coached in a group setting. Junior Academy is the equivalent to CanSkate Stage 5 & 6, but with a more concentrated focus on figure skating. Throughout the program, skaters will progress from learning the basics of figure skating to more challenging elements.
STARskate stands for Skills, Tests, Achievement and Recognition. StarSkate is an advanced skating program for the figure skater and is divided into four disciplines: Interpretive, Ice Dance, Free Skating and Skills. Please note that lessons are not included in the registration, however private lessons can be arranged with a NCCP certified coach. Throughout the year Skate Canada puts on competitions in various BC communities suitable for StarSkaters. These competitions are optional. Competitions are optional; however, they can be fun, challenging and provide a unique experience outside of our community.
Power, Stride & Glide previously known as our CanPowerSkate Program is an action-packed high energy instructional power skating program geared to hockey and ringette skaters that focuses on balance, power, agility, speed and endurance. This program is taught by a NCCP certified coach in a group format.
Registration forms must be filled out completely before being accepted. Payments include Program fees, Skate Canada Fee, Insurance Fee, 100 Mile FSC Administration fee. Fees for late registrations accepted after one month after the program begins will be pro-rated. The club will only refund registration fees upon a letter of request. In some cases, this letter of request may require a physician’s note indicating a medical issue. The request will be presented to the board of directors for approval. The refund may be in full, pro-rated or denied. The fees for membership will not be refunded.
Our programs are developed and sanctioned by Skate Canada, the governing body of amateur skating in Canada. Membership via the annual registration fee collected at the time of registration includes the following:
Skate Canada Registrant fee – National: $20.00
Skate Canada Registrant fee – Section: 20.00
Safe Sport Fee: 3.00
Participant Accident Insurance Fee: 0.65
100 Mile FSC admin registration Admin fee: 6.35
Financial Assistance through the following programs for those requiring assistance and qualify are available. Please go to these links to apply:
Jumpstart by Canadian Tire: https://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/
Families must let the club know what grants they have applied for so that they can be applied to the registration process.
This season, the Board of Directors have decided not to implement a Volunteer Fee, however we do require some assistance throughout the skating season with fundraising, events, Ice Shows and various activities. Our Board of Directors is made up of volunteers and we encourage you to come participate in our monthly board meeting to have input in the planning and organizing of our club activities.
In this policy, “Participant” includes an employee, coach, volunteer, skater or
1. Inform an individual in a position of authority (coach, club administrator) immediately
if, you feel unwell or have any symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, chills, cough, shortness of
breath, sore throat and painful swallowing, stuffy or runny nose, loss of sense of smell,
headache, muscle aches, fatigue and loss of appetite.
a. Administrators/coaches will visually monitor participants to assess any early warning
signs as to the status of their health and to touch base on how they are regarding their
personal safety throughout the workday/practice/activity.
c. If Participants are unsure please have them use the self-assessment tool
https://bc.thrive.health/covid19/en or through the COVID-19 BC Support App self assessment tool.
3. If a Participant is feeling unwell:
a. They should remain at home and contact Health Link BC at 8-1-1.
b. If they feel sick and /or are showing symptoms while at work/practice/activity, they
should be sent home immediately and have them contact 8-1-1 or a doctor for further
c. No Participant may participate in a practice/activity if they are symptomatic
Helmet Use Policy – Information for Clubs, Coaches and Parents
On July 1, 2011 Skate Canada implemented a Helmet Use policy. This policy was implemented as a proactive safety measure to help protect members in the early stages of the CanSkate program that are learning how to skate. Skate Canada believes it is an appropriate time to implement such a policy to help prevent future injuries to its members that are learning how to skate. In the development of the policy Skate Canada consulted various groups of individuals including parents, and the policy was approved by the Skate Canada Board of Directors earlier in 2011. Skate Canada is proud of its CanSkate program, the best learn-to-skate program in Canada, and we will continue to develop policies and programming that create a better and safer learn-to-skate experience for our skaters. If you would like more information on helmet use and injury prevention, we recommend you visit Think First at http://www.thinkfirst.ca.
How should the hockey helmet fit?
A hockey helmet should fit snug to prevent any shifting and maximize protection.
Make sure the chinstrap can be adjusted so it gently makes contact under the chin when fastened.
For an adjustable helmet, open it to the largest setting and gradually begin to downsize the helmet until a comfortably snug fit is achieved. The helmet should rest on the head so that the rim is one finger width above the eyebrow and making contact with the top of your head.
Although most helmets are lined with protective foam, some helmets will feel better than others. Try on different brands of helmets for fit and comfort.
All CSA certified helmets have a sticker indicating their certification.
Why only hockey helmets?
Hockey helmets are designed to help protect against head injuries occurring on ice, whether from a fall or collision. A bicycle helmet, for example, is designed to protect against head injuries should a fall occur while riding a bicycle. It is important to ensure that when a skater is on the ice, they are protected with equipment designed for their sport or activity.
Are face shields required as well?
Face shields are not mandatory; however young skaters may benefit from the added protection.
Are used hockey helmets acceptable?
Hockey helmets and face protectors sold in Canada must meet safety standards set by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA). If the CSA sticker is not present, throw the product away. Hockey helmets normally last for about three to five years. Hockey helmets must not be used if previously subjected to a major impact or if older than five years or if showing visible signs of damage or if parts are missing. Hockey helmets must have labeling with the date of manufacture and have a chin strap. It is important that the helmet fit properly in order to ensure proper protection.
Can a parent sign a waiver absolving the club from any liability and allow their child to participate without a helmet?
No. The requirement to wear a helmet is a Skate Canada Policy and all clubs and members must abide by our policies. Therefore in order to participate in the CanSkate program all skaters who have not achieved Stage 5 in the CanSkate program or who lack good balance and control must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet while on the ice.
Why has up to and including Stage 5 been selected as the benchmark for helmet use?
who lack good control/balance when skating forward, backward and have difficulty stopping, as well as maneuvering around obstacles on the ice are at a higher risk of being unable to control a fall, regardless of their age.
The CanSkate program has been developed to introduce basic skating skills to beginners in a safe and sequential manner. The learning progressions leading to and included in Stage 5 allow skaters to gain the necessary skills (balance, agility, and control) required to safely participate on the ice. While it may be likely that many Stage 5 skaters can skate reasonably well, ice surfaces can be very unpredictable and there is always a risk of falling, no matter what stage a skater is at. CanSkaters participate in a group environment with other skaters on the ice of different levels who may fall and cause other skaters to fall.
What to wear?
Wear clothing that is comfortable, warm, light and allows you to move freely. Make sure to layer clothes so you can remove or add a piece of clothing to suit changing temperatures and exertion levels.
Skating attire changes depending on the age and skill level of your skater. Those just learning to skate need to wear snow pants and warm jackets, as well as mitts and hats, and a CSA approved helmet with faceguard. As they progress, children learn to dress in layers, taking off their heavier garments as they get faster and build up more heat. Skaters in the Power, Stride & Glide skating program should wear full hockey gear and bring hockey sticks. If a skater chooses to progress into the STARSkate program, many coaches and skaters prefer to wear skating tights and practice pants, dresses or skirts. Practice dresses tend to have long sleeves and are not as fancy as competition dresses. Light jackets and mitts are also worn by most skaters. PLEASE NOTE: ALL SKATERS UP TO CANSKATE LEVEL 5 MUST WEAR CSA APPROVED HELMETS.
In the Pre-CanSkate and CanSkate program, children wear an assortment of different types and styles of skates, from hockey skates to traded-in figure skates, to more expensive jr. level figure skates. Children who definitely know they will be moving into Power Skating or hockey after learning to skate well should wear hockey skates for both Pre-Can and CanSkate. Children who are interested in working up into the STARSkate figure skating test stream are strongly encouraged to move into better supported figure skates. Figure skates are built to have strong ankle support and have picks on the front of the blade. The lowest pick is an important part of the skate and should never be ground off. If you need more information about what kind of skates your child should be wearing, talk to any of our coach or executive members.
- Do NOT buy skates that are too large, thinking your child will grow into them. If you
anticipate a growth spurt, you could buy no more than a half-size larger pair of skates
and wear a thicker sock in them at first.
- Ideally, a thin sock or better yet leotards/tights should be worn in skates. Feet
actually stay warmer!!!
- Avoid skates that are molded out of plastic – they do not allow for the kind of ankle
- If buying used skates, be sure there is some sharpening steel left on the blade. There
should be a slight curve to the blade, so if it appears to be flat, its lifespan is complete
and won’t sharpen/skate properly.
- Skaters who play or are intending to play hockey can wear hockey skates. After they’ve
reached a certain level, however, there will be some skills that cannot be achieved on
Follow these steps for trying on skates:
1. Unlace the boot very loosely and pull the tongue forward as far as the laces go.
2. While seated, insert the foot. Slide it all the way forward, being sure to keep toes flat.
3. Check to see if you can insert your index finger behind the heel. Ideally, it’s a tight
squeeze — only half a finger width is recommended. If you can get a full finger in, the boot
is too long. If you can’t fit it in at all, the boot may be too small.
4. Now kick the heel to the very back of the boot. Curl the tongue in around the foot and
ankle and do up the laces firmly, but not too tightly. If there is extra lace, do NOT wrap it
around the ankle. You can go back down and run it up the hooks of the skate one more time,
and/or double knot it at the top.
5. If the sides of the skate are stretched apart so they don’t cover the tongue, the boot
is too narrow/small. If the sides of the skate appear too close together (almost meeting
across the tongue), or if the skate appears to buckle or bubble near the toe seam, the
boot is too wide/long.
6. After lacing up both skates, stand up in them. Toes of both feet should be laying flat
and NOT touching the ends of either skate.
7. Take a walk in the skates. Heels of both feet should NOT lift at all, and should be
snugly in the skate. This is the most vital of fitting steps!!!! The heel should always stay
snugly in the heel cup of the skate.
8. The skater should be able to stand up completely straight, without any leaning in or out
around the ankle area. If the ankles are buckling while standing, the skates do NOT have
9. If the skater can walk comfortably, supported through the ankle area, with the heels
snugly in the heel cups and no toes touching the fronts of the skates, you have found a
Caring for Skates
The most important part of caring for skates is ensuring that your blades are totally dry
when finished on the ice, and that skates are aired/dried out once you are at home.
Skate guards should always be worn when skaters are anywhere but on the ice or on the
rubber matting at the ice’s entry. It is a good practice for skaters to walk on their toe
picks even while on the rubber as little bits of dirt can collect there and jeopardize the
Blades need to be sharpened on a fairly regular basis, depending on how often they are
used. To check if a blade needs sharpening, run your thumbnail over it lightly – if it doesn’t
create a bit of “nail dust”, it needs to be sharpened. As well, if there are any nicks in the
edges of the blades, they should be sharpened.
Once you are off the ice, dry your blades thoroughly with a cloth – a leather
shammy/chamois is great for quickly and effectively drying blades, though any type of
cloth will do if you take the time to absorb all the moisture.
NEVER put the skate guards back on the blades while transporting/storing your skates.
Blade covers made of cotton/terry cloth are the best thing to place over dry blades when
not on the ice. You can also put skates in two cloth bags, or even wrap them each in a towel
before putting them into your skate bag. Whatever you choose, make sure your blades are
dry and protected inside of your skate bag.
Skate covers can be worn to protect the outside of the skates as toe picks and blades can
cause little cuts and nicks. They can also help to keep feet a bit warmer.
Club Code of Ethics Policy
- Skate Canada Mission Statement
Skate Canada is an Association dedicated to the principles of enabling every Canadian to participate in skating throughout their lifetime for fun, fitness and/ or achievement.
This mission can only be accomplished successfully if all stakeholders involved in the sport of skating (including skaters and parents, coaches, officials and club directors) share a common vision and understanding of their role to create and maintain a positive learning environment. However, it is the actions of each stakeholder that ultimately contribute to or undermine the existence of a positive skating environment.
The onus of establishing and maintaining appropriate ethical behavior in the pursuit of this worthwhile objective falls on and must be accepted by the leaders in our sport. At the club level, or skating school level, these people are: coaches, club directors and officials.
- Ethical Conduct
To understand the fundamental principles of ethical behavior conduct, it is useful to review the definition of the word “ethical”:
- Relating to morals or moral principles;
- Philosophy which governs human character and conduct ie: the distinction between right and wrong and/ or moral duty and obligations to the community;
- Originating from the Greek word “ethos” meaning character.
- Club obligations to the skater and parent(s)
- To provide up to date quality Skate Canada skating programs to all members in accordance with delivery standards prescribed by Skate Canada.
- To provide the skater and parent(s) with the basic information necessary to enable them to chose a realistic and affordable course of action to achieve their goals and objectives.
- To outline clearly all club programs including cost and method of payment.
- To outline clearly all club policies including parent responsibilities, safety issues, carnival fees, test days, ice qualifications, etc.
- To ensure that sufficient, qualified coaches are available to teach all programs within the club, including private and group instruction.
- To adopt a philosophy of being athlete centered in all decision making.
- To ensure that the best interests of all skaters in the club are taken into account in club decision making. To ensure that each skater is able to participate and progress at his/ her own level and that no skater is held back.
- To communicate as regularly and effectively as possible with skaters and parents as to club activities, changes in Skate Canada rules and regulations, club regulations and policies and other important or relevant information affecting skaters’ participation in the sport.
- To help ensure that a positive learning environment is maintained in the club.
- 4.10.To respect all members’ racial and religious practices.
- 4.11.To inform all members regarding the club’s constitution and by-laws and requirements for the Annual General Meeting.
- 4.12.To implement an appeal process to deal with customers requesting special consideration.
- Club obligations to the sport
- To maintain a current working knowledge of ISU, Skate Canada and Section rules, policies, regulations and programs so as to deliver the product of skating in an organized and professional manner.
- To exhibit the important character traits of honesty, reliability/ dependability and cooperation when dealing with all participants of the sport.
- To share responsibility with the Skate Canada Board, the Section, Skate Canada Officials (judges, evaluators, referees, data specialists) and coaches to initiate and support actions that are required to meet the needs of the skaters and skating in general.
- To promote Skate Canada and its programs and the sport of skating in general.
- Club obligations to the coaches
- To hire only qualified Skate Canada coaches who have paid the current Skate Canada coaching membership fees.
- To convey at the beginning of every year the club’s expectations and responsibilities of the coach.
- To provide a reasonable contract to coaches which does not infringe upon their right to earn a living.
- To negotiate contracts in good faith and honour their terms.
- To treat all coaches and staff fairly and with respect.
- To respect a coach’s teaching methods and judgement regarding a skater’s readiness for testing.
- To refrain from soliciting directly or indirectly another coach’s students for a particular coach.
- To refrain from interfering with a coach-skater or coach-parent relationship unless agreed by both parties.
- To refrain from firing a coach for unjust reasons or become slanderous toward a coach.
- 6.10.To provide accurate information when advertising to attract coaches to a location.
- 6.11.To accept the name of the coach representative who is selected by the coaches.
- 6.12. To hold the club executive meetings at a convenient time as to permit the coaching representative to attend.
- 6.13.To involve the club coach requirements in the process of developing policies, procedures and regulations for the operation of the club, to monitor the club’s programs and overall performance.
- Violation of Club/ Coach ethics
All violations are to be dealt with in the following manner:
- Upon concern of either party, the Section Coaching Representative (or designate) and a Section representative as determined by the Section Chair shall be notified in writing. Notification shall be provided to Skate Canada.
- The matter will then be referred to the section Conflict Resolution Committee.
- The committee shall consist of at least three persons- the Section Coaching Representative or designate, the Section Chair or designate, the Area or Regional Representative or designate plus any other persons appointed by the Section.
- The Conflict Resolution Committee will review the matter and if necessary, meet with the club and coach involved.
- The Conflict Resolution Committee shall attempt to resolve the concern. The Committee shall then provide recommendation to the Section Board and its decision is final and absolute.
- A fee may be charged by the Section to the Club and Coach.
Member’s Code of Conduct
This policy will ensure a safe and respectful environment for skaters, families and coaches. All members are responsible for ensuring that their own behavior is in accordance with
• Each member will adhere to the applicable Code of Conduct
- Coaches and Board of Directors have the authority to enforce the Skater’s and Parent/ Guardian Code of Conduct.
• When there is an infraction, the following disciplinary action will be taken:
-initial or minor offences will result in a verbal warning from the coach.
-Continued minor offences will result in removal from the ice session and the coach will contact a parent.
-Continued minor offences or major offences may result in long term suspension as recommended by the disciplinary committee.
• If necessary, a disciplinary committee will be organized that consists of the Club’s President, Coach involved and one other Board member.
-The disciplinary committee will meet with all involved parties to try to reach a verbal agreement on disciplinary action.
-The actions of the disciplinary committee will be reported at the next Board Meeting and be recorded in meeting minutes.
• Any grievances brought forth between adults will follow the Conflict Mediation Policy as set out by the BC/YT Section Policy and Procedure Manual.
SKATER’S CODE OF CONDUCT
1. Hockey / Figure skating attire must be worn at all skating sessions. NO JEANS. See your coach for recommendations.
2. MUST HAVE A CERTIFIED HOCKEY HELMET ON SKATER’S HEAD AT ALL TIMES ON THE ICE (NO OTHER HELMET WILL BE ACCEPTED!).
3. Hair must be kept back from the face and long hair put into a ponytail.
4. No eating or chewing gum on the ice, all eating and drinking is to be done in the lobby.
5. Only plastic water bottles allowed at the boards, ALL WATER MUST BE BROUGHT FROM HOME.
6. Skaters must make every attempt to be on time for all sessions.
7. BULLYING WILL NOT BE TOLLERATED IN ANY WAY AND WILL RESULT IN A CONSEQUENCE PROCESS BEING PUT INTO ACTION. THIS INCLUDES MENTAL, PHYSICAL, AND EMOTIONAL ABUSE INCLUDING UNWANTED JOKING AND NEGITIVE CRITICISM TOWARDS OTHER SKATERS OR COACH!
8. Skaters are expected to be skating at all times while on the ice, and to get up promptly after a fall in order to keep pathways clear for other skaters.
9. Excessive talking, fooling around or standing around on the ice will result in dismissal from that session. Skaters are here to skate and disruptive behavior will not be tolerated.
10. Rude or obnoxious behavior to other skaters, parents, and any coach will result in dismissal of that session. Continuous behavior in this fashion may result in permanent dismissal.
11. Swearing will not be tolerated, and you will be dismissed from that session.
12. Skaters are not allowed to interrupt other skater’s lessons, unless there is an emergency.
13. Skaters will be polite, show sportsmanship, team spirit, and will respect all property of skaters and of the arena.
PARENT/GUARDIAN CODE OF CONDUCT
• 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 responsible behaviour and communicate with their son/daughter that they expect them to do the same. Parents will assume the major responsibility for their son/daughters 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.
• Spectators including parents of skaters, shall watch quietly from the stands or lobby and not by the boards, and must refrain from conversing with or offering directions to skaters on the ice. (If a skater needs more direction, the coach should be consulted after the session, and a plan will be developed to help the skater become more independent.
• 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.
• 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, non‐medical 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 time
POSITION STATEMENT ON BULLYING
Bullying is a form of harassment and is considered to be a “personal harassment” as defined in the Skate Membership Complaint Policy section 9. (c). Skate Canada’s complaint policies are contained in the Policies and Procedures section of the rule book available on the Members Only portion of the Skate Canada website under Technical & Programs>Rules>2013 Official Rule Book>Policies & Procedures> Bylaws.
STATEMENT OF INTENT
Skate Canada strongly condemns bullying, will not tolerate bullying by any of its members and is committed to raising awareness of this issue and preventing and eliminating bullying behavior within Skate Canada. Skate Canada recognizes that bullying can have a serious adverse impact on personal dignity, self-esteem, confidence, personal safety, performance, enjoyment of skating and of life itself.
All Skate Canada members have the right to participate in a safe, supportive and caring environment free from harassment and they have the responsibility to contribute to the protection and maintenance of this environment.
WHAT IS BULLYING?
Bullying is a form of personal harassment and includes physical or verbal abuse that occurs once or repeatedly and may involve an imbalance of power, Bullying is intended to hurt and humiliate the victim and may include insulting or derogatory remarks or gestures.
- Insulting or derogatory remarks or gestures
- Rude or vulgar language or gestures
- Shouting, yelling, swearing, name-calling
- Persistent unwarranted criticism
- Public ridicule
- Verbal, written, or physical threats and intimidation
- Hitting, kicking, pushing or other types of forceful physical contact
Bullying may occur in-person or through electronic means including email, texting, and social media.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE BULLIED?
If a member has experienced bullying behavior, or has witnessed another member being bullied, the member may submit a complaint to the Complaint Review Officer at the Skate Canada national office as per the process in the Skate Canada Membership Complaints, Hearing and Investigation Procedures Policy.
CLUBS AND SKATING SCHOOLS
Skate Canada recommends that all of its member clubs and skating schools post this document on their club/ school notice boards and/ or website and make it available for members upon request. Every member club and skating school will inform its athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers of this document and will encourage victims of bullying, and the parents of victims of bullying, to bring forward these items as per the above-mentioned process so that all necessary and reasonable steps to stop and prevent bullying behavior can be taken.
Our club is sanctioned by Skate Canada. Additional information on Skate Canada’s Policies and Procedure can be found at: https://info.skatecanada.ca/index.php/en-ca/policies.html
Current Board: As of June 30, 2022
President Lisa Shearer firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary/ Registrar- Courtney White
Treasurer- Lisa Shearer email@example.com
Fundraising Director- Crystal Thibeault
Public Relations- Michelle Lewthwaite
Parent/ Coach Liaison- Crystal Thibeault firstname.lastname@example.org
Director at Large- Leanne Kaupp
100 Mile House & District Figure Skating Club Contact Information:
Office phone number: 250.395.1842 (Please leave a message.) (Please email for faster response.)
Club email: email@example.com
Club website: 100mfsc.ca
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