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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
        insurance.

➢    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.

Resources:

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:

       
Hockey Skating Codes of Conduct
PDF  Practice Session Code for Skaters
PDF  How to Dress For Figure Skating

  
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