Codes of Conduct
San Diego Figure Skating Communications
a non-profit educational organization
Code for Figure Skaters
Figure Skaters are expected to help create a safe and positive sporting environment for everyone by adhering to the following Code of conduct:
All visiting skaters must:
➢ Treat the ice skating facilities, its employees and all other visitors with care and respect. The
use of abusive, threatening, dangerous, criminal or violent behavior and foul or abusive
language is not permitted anywhere in the building or grounds
All home rink/club skaters must:
➢ Always remember you owe a duty of care to everyone around you, skaters must not engage in
any reckless, dangerous or distracting activity, including engaging in personal conversations,
during a session.
➢ Cooperate with your coach and show consideration for other skaters involved in lessons during
a session. The person taking a lesson has the right of way at all times.
➢ Demonstrate good sportmanship! Be courteous to other skaters, coaches, judges, parents, rink
employees and visitors at all times. Do not complain or argue with decisions during or after
practice or competition. Expect the same in return. Profanity and disrespectful behavior of any
kind will not be tolerated.
➢ Not attempt to gain competitive advantage through improper gamesmanship techniques. This
type of behavior will not be tolerated. ‘Win with humility – lose with dignity’!
➢ Play for enjoyment, and remember that fun, improving your skills and feeling good are the
aims to achieve through your skating.
➢ Get up rapidly after falling and should not lie on the ice unless they are seriously injured.
Pretending to be injured is unacceptable behavior.
➢ Promote the well being of fellow skaters, you must provide positive encouragement and
bring to attention any unhealthy or dangerous conduct to coaches or parents.
➢ Ask for permission, if their own coach is not present, from a coach who is present to use the
private ice time prior to going onto the ice. This is to ensure that you are covered by the coach's
➢ Never appear at the rink or participate in any activities hosted at the rink under the influence of
alcohol and/or drugs.
Non-compliance will result in formal action being taken against the offender.
Continued non-compliance will result in being barred from the facility.
The following internet links have been gleaned from personal communications
combined with information from public institutions and athletic organizations/
associations that have a web presence with information concerning team and
individual sports programs:
All materials are copy protected.
The limited use of the materials for education purposes is allowed providing
credit is given for the source of the materials.