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Code for Hockey Parents
 
    Parents are expected to support their child’s participation in skating activities hosted at our ice skating facility, and also to help create a positive sporting environment for all, by abiding by the following Code of Conduct:

All visitors must:

➢    Treat the facilties, it’s 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 parents must:

➢    Place the well being and safety of their child above the training.  Do not force your child to
        participate in sport, but do support their desire to participate in their chosen sport. Remember,
        they should skate for their enjoyment, not to please you.

➢    Be courteous to other parents, skaters, coaches, judges, rink employees and visitors at all times.

➢    Insist that your child abides by the Figure Skaters Code of Conduct and all competition rules. 
       Attempts to gain competitive advantage through improper gamesmanship techniques will not be
        tolerated.

➢    Not approach or otherwise distract coaches or skaters during scheduled skating sessions. 
        Coaches are not expected to leave the ice for consultation during a session unless it is an
        emergency. Coaches charge for their time and skater deserve their full attention.

➢    Exercise control and restraint when dealing with difficult issues.  The use of abusive,
        threatening or violent behavior and foul or abusive language in or around the ground of the
        skating rink is strictly prohibited.

➢    Never in public question the judges decision making and never their honesty.

➢    Never ridicule or humiliate their child or others for making mistakes or for under performing.
        ‘Remember, winning isn’t everything, doing your best is’.

➢    Help your child and others to work towards improving their skill and show good
        sportsmanship.

➢    Be proud of your family's contribution to the USFS and the local figure skating club.

➢    Never appear at the rink or 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:

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

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