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Open ice

Open ice is non prime time ice that is open to all registered Skate Canada coaches and skaters. All skaters registered in a session at USC will be charged $10.00 per Open Ice session, and all other guest skaters will be charged $15.00/session.

  • Conditions of Use
    • Skaters must be current members of Skate Canada, and have paid the Skate Canada Membership fee for the 2018-2019 skating season
    • One NCCP certified coach must be present at all times during open ice
    • Any skater not abiding by the above rules will not be covered under their Skate Canada member’s insurance, and may result in the Unionville Skating Club’s open ice privileges being revoked
  • Safety Considerations
    • Skaters may not enter the ice surface before the stated session start time
    • Skaters may not remain on the ice after the stated session end time
    • All coaches and skaters must demonstrate good sportsmanship, be courteous and respect all others on the ice
    • To ensure the safety of all skaters, CanSkate level skaters MUST be in a private lesson with their coach at all times while they are on the ice
    • All skaters not passed Stage 5 must wear a CSA certified helmet
    • Any skater observed to be breaking these important safety rules (as reported by a coach, board member, or concerned parent) will be issued a warning upon the first offense/complaint. A second offense/complaint will result in the skater being removed from open ice for the duration of the season.
  • 2018-2019 Open Ice Schedule

    Tuesday 7:00am-8:00am and 12:pm-2:00pm

    Wednesday : 8:00-9:30 am and 3:00-4:00 pm

    Thursday : 8:00am-9:00am and 3:00-4:00 pm

    Friday : 12:00pm-2:00pm and 3:00-4:00 pm

    Please speak to your coach if you are interested in skating during these times.

Concussion Policy

Skate Ontario has developed a standardized best practice Concussion Policy for the sport of figure skating in Ontario. This policy is not age dependent, all skaters, coaches, officials, and volunteers must be treated in the same manner. This policy can be downloaded in PDF format from our website or by visiting the Skate Canada website.

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How do I arrange for private coaching

ALL our Skate Canada professional coaches are trained/certified by the National Coaching Certification Program.

When choosing a coach there are several things to consider; cost, availability and qualifications.

  • Cost

    Coaches’ rates will vary based on qualifications and experience. On average, for a 15 minute private lesson, rates may range anywhere between $11.00 and $15.00. Additionally, rates may vary if there is more than one person in the group (semi private or group instruction) and length of the lesson (10 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes or more). If you are unsure, be sure to ask the coach for their fee schedule before committing to lessons.

  • Availability

    Typically, one would check to see if the coach is available on the sessions they are planning to skate on. If you are interested in a specific coach, check their availability first, and then try to register for those sessions. If skating on a certain day is more important, register for the session and then check with the coach, or the Club office for coach availability.

    Note: Please check out our Coaches’ availability which can now be found in the “Coaches” section of our site along with their respective bios.

  • Qualifications

    All coaches are required to be registered with Skate Canada, the governing body of skating in Canada. This ensures that they are qualified as professional coaches, hold a current first aid certificate, are screen checked and insured through Skate Canada.

    The standard qualification levels are mandated by the Coaches Association of Canada and are based on the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). Coaches are designated through certification as CanSkate coaches or NCCP Levels (1-5). As a point of reference you need to be Level 4 to coach at an Olympic games.

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