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Conduct and Etiquette Rules – Skate Regina – StarSkate and Competitive Sessions

What is Etiquette?

Etiquette is any special code of behavior or courtesy. At any level of skating, it is important that skaters follow a few basic rules to keep everyone safe and allow each skating session to be enjoyable and productive…


Respect and courtesy must be displayed at all times to all coaches and all skating peers.



Priority of right-of-way on the ice surface:

  1. Coaches
  2. Skaters receiving lessons
  3. Skaters using music

Priority of music being played:

  1. Lessons
  2. First Come, First Served

Note to Skaters: Once your music has been played, every other skater who wants music played   has priority over yours being played again (lessons are exempt). If you have two programs, you may play both programs. You may not substitute one program for another program if the music has been played. Example: If your Free program has been played and your Short program is in line, you may not substitute your Free for your Short.

Please be courteous and helpful by pressing play for your skating peers. Please remember to remove your gloves before handling the sound system.

The sound system is compatible with iPods/MP3 players. For safety reasons, no headphones or earphones are allowed on the ice.

  • Freeskate CDs will be played during Freeskate and Open sessions only, Dance music will be played during Dance and Open sessions only, and Skills music will be played during Skills and Open sessions only (lessons are exempt).
  • Please be prompt and prepared for lessons.
  • Appropriate clothing for skating – warm, moveable clothing must be worn for all on ice and off ice sessions – no jeans, sweatpants or pyjama pants
  • Long hair must be tied back
  • Long laces should not be wrapped around the skate, as this causes the boot to wear down and also causes circulation problems. Shorter laces can be purchased, or long laces can be tucked into the skate
  • Skaters will display good sportsmanship at in town and out of town events
  • In appropriate behavior, such as swearing, ice kicking, bullying or disrespectful behavior whether directed at a Coach, Volunteer, Parent or Skater will not be tolerated. Remember and appreciate the hard work and dedication by the Coaches , Parents , Skaters and Volunteers of the Club
  • Skaters will leave food in the dressing rooms. Only Water may be placed on the boards at the ice surface (NO GLASS CONTAINERS). No food or gum chewing on the ice
  • All garbage will be placed in trashcans.
  • Remember to pick up after yourself – when you leave the ice surface and also when you leave the dressing room – water bottle, kleenex, jackets, music, etc.


  • Skaters will inform coaches ahead of time if they plan to miss a session or have to leave early/arrive late
  • Skaters will not leave money or valuables in dressing rooms.
  • Due to insurance reasons, no skaters are allowed on the ice, until a Coach is present.
  • No sitting on the boards
  • No standing in the middle of the ice talking in groups as this becomes a danger to those who are practicing. Talking should be done at the sides of the boards and kept to a minimum
  • For safety reasons, Jumps are to be practiced on the ends and Spins are to be practiced in the middle of the rink
  • Get up immediately after falling unless you are hurt. Keep your head up and watch for fellow skaters. Be polite and say excuse me when wanting to practice a jump, spin, etc.
  • Use your ice time wisely….Plan your practice and practice the plan!


These rules of conduct and etiquette must be adhered to at all times by skaters and coaches alike. The coaches will ask any   skater   not   following   these   rules   of   conduct   and etiquette to leave the ice surface. Skaters will not be allowed back on the ice surface without issuing an apology to the coach (es) and/or the skating group present during the display of poor conduct and/or etiquette.