Skater

CODE OF CONDUCT
  • Represent the Nanton Skating Club in a respectful and professional manner

  • Strive to create and maintain cooperative relationships with skaters/parents and coaching colleagues for the purpose of ensuring a positive skating environment

  • No food, gum, candy or glass containers are permitted on the ice surface

  • Alcohol and drugs are forbidden at all club activities;  abuse of this will result in expulsion

  • Pushing, tripping, horseplay, intentional interference with other skaters or profanity may result in expulsion of the offending skater

  • Leave the ice during a flood and PROMPTLY at the end of each session

  • All skaters and guests are expected to dress and behave in an appropriate manner that reflects good taste and a good moral attitude

  • Non-Payment of Club fees will result in the withdrawal of Skating Privileges

  • Inappropriate and disrespectful behavior by Skaters and/or Parents to Coaches or Club officials can result in a temporary or permanent suspension from the Nanton Skating Club

  • There is NO bullying, victimizing, harassing (sexual or otherwise), impersonating, vandalizing or stealing from another skater; Disciplinary actions may include the suspension or expulsion

  • Skaters are to display good sportsmanship and encourage all skaters’ enjoyment of skating

  • Skaters are responsible for keeping the dressing rooms clean and tidy, putting away their own personal items and throwing away any garbage

  • Socializing on the ice between skaters is to be kept to a minimum

  • Electronic devices such as MP3 players or cell phones are not permitted during on ice or off-ice sessions without coaches approval

  • Trust your coach and resolve conflicts by allowing a 24-hour cool down period; bring your issue to your parent who can direct your concern to a member of the board for resolution

 

ICE ETIQUETTE
  • Soloist has the right of way but all skaters need to be aware of their surroundings and respect everyone on the ice

  • Coaches doing choreography also have the right of way if they are using music

  • When skating away from the boards, pay attention to oncoming skaters

  • Profanity or disrespect to fellow skaters or coaches will not be tolerated

  • The Coach has the authority at all times and will enforce the above rules when required

Parent Code of Conduct

Parents are vital to the development of young athletes. Whether sitting in the stands or helping out as a volunteer, parents must set a positive example. Parents and adults involved in youth sports should be models of good sportsmanship and lead by example on and off the ice surface. 

  • Give constructive criticism during a private moment, never in front of other parents, players, officials, spectators, etc.

  • Support your coach and refrain from excessive "sideline coaching" from the stands.

  • Refrain from using profanity.

  • Abide by a doctor's decision in all matters of players health and injuries and physical ability to play.

  • Do not criticize an opposing team, its players, fans, or coaches by words or gestures.

  • Support the coaches, players and officials and help teach the value of commitment to the teams, sportsmanship, ethical conduct and fair play.

  • Parents will not encourage their child or any other person to engage in unsportsmanlike conduct with any coach, parent, teammate, participants, official or any other attendee.

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