London Skating Club - Rules and Policies

Confirmations
There will be no confirmations. Skaters will be notified if a session is overbooked or if there are any other changes.
 
Cancellations
Ice allocations are done by the city and are out of the control of the London Skating Club. Check the London Skating Club bulletin boards at the arenas for any changes or cancellations. CanSkate parents should check their CanSkate calendars.
 
Skating Vouchers
These vouchers are earned by parents and/or skaters by volunteering as Program Assistants or contributing by volunteering at activities which will be authorized during the year. Please attach these vouchers when you register. Some skaters may also have credits from overpayment or other sources. These should be attached as well. Vouchers can be used towards any LSC program registration up to a year from the date of issue.
 
TRANSFER OF VOUCHERS – Credit vouchers can be transferred to another member if the London Skating Club office has been notified in advance and the Administration staff member has initialed the change on the voucher.
 
Payment
Only payment methods identified on CLUB registration forms will be accepted. No special arrangements will be accepted other than those arrangements listed on CLUB registration material pertaining to when payment should be made. Payment will be accepted in full, or in portions as identified on the registration forms ONLY. No exceptions will be made to this rule unless expressly arranged and approved by the board of directors in writing no later than 45 days in advance of the scheduled start of the skating session.
 
PARTIAL SKATER REGISTRATION - While the LSC would prefer fully paid registrations, we recognize that some skaters require only a portion of the ice time for a given session. There are three options for a skater: pay in full for the session, pay ½ of the registration and skate every other week + a non-refundable $20 administration fee or pay ½ of the registration and skate for only ½ of the session time per week + a non-refundable $20 administration fee. During the course of the season, if the session is full and another skater wishes to pay for the prorated remaining cost to be a fully paid skater, the convenor will approach the partially registered skater and offer them the opportunity to pay for the remaining prorated difference to become a fully paid skater for the session (fully due within one week). If the partially registered skater declines this opportunity, once the other skater is paid in full, the partially registered skater will be given a credit for the refundable portion of the remaining unused fees paid and removed as an approved skater for that session.
 
Declined Payments/NSF Cheques
CHEQUES: There will be an administration fee for NSF cheques, charged at the current bank rate and subject to change without notice.
CREDIT CARD: There may be a $40.00 administration fee for declined credit card transactions.
In all cases of decline (NSF, declined credit, stopped payment, etc.) one additional attempt will be made by CLUB administration. If payment continues to be declined the skater will be considered not in good standing with the club and will not be permitted to participate in any CLUB activity, including regular skating sessions, until such time as full payment has been made. If payment has not been made within 30 days from date of decline or NSF, the member shall be considered as having terminated their membership. No refunds will be provided for any partial monies paid and all privileges will be permanently revoked.
 

Withdrawals/Refunds

Withdrawal before session starts:

program refund* will be issued for withdrawals after registration but before the first scheduled class begins (excluding Skating Summer Camp, which has a withdrawal deadline of June 1st).

NOTE that deposits for Skating Summer Camp and Synchronicity Skating Teams are NON-REFUNDABLE.

Withdrawals will not be permitted after the program start date, except for the following circumstances:

  • Withdrawal due to injury: Any skater that misses four or more consecutive weeks due to an on-ice injury on an LSC session is entitled to a credit of 50% of the pro-rated amount of the sessions missed. A doctor’s note must be provided to the Program Convener indicating that the injury is the result of the on-ice activity. The skater must present evidence that the injury occurred during an LSC session.
  • Withdrawals for PreCanSkate: A pro-rated refund* will be given to parents of NEW PreCanSkate skaters (aged 3-5) if the refund request is received in writing within 4 weeks of the program start date.

* ALL withdrawals are subject to a $30 processing/administration fee, Skate Canada Fee, and Ontario Skater’s Promotional Contest Booklet fee (if purchased).

SKATING SUMMER CAMP 2016 REFUND AND WITHDRAWAL POLICY: A non-refundable $150 deposit is due upon summer camp registration. Withdrawls will be permitted before June 1st. Any withdrawal request must submitted in writing to info@londonskatingclub.com before midnight on June 1st. The $150 deposit is non-refundable.

STARSkate Makeup Session Policy *NEW 2013*
STARSkate and Adult skaters will be allowed to make-up up to 5 missed sessions during the Winter session and up to 2 missed sessions during the Spring session if notice of at least a minimum of 1 week is given to the LSC office of the session that will be missed. The skater must be aware that the request may not be granted if the makeup session requested is full or if the skater is not qualified to skate on the session requested for the makeup.
 
There are NO make-up sessions allowed for CanSkate & CanPower. 
 
Guest Skating/Guest Coaching
LSC CLUB office must be contacted well before the session. Fees are applicable per half hour and must be paid to the music staff immediately. Guest skating will only be allowed on sessions that are not full and the skater must be qualified for that session. Only coaches under contract with the CLUB or whom have special permission previously arranged with the Pro Liaison my give lessons on CLUB ice.
 
Release
All registered skaters accept and release, from any and all claims, the London Skating Club, it’s directors, employees and coaches and agree that none of them shall be held responsible for any accident, injury, or loss, however caused, whether on or off club premises, ice or other facilities. All registered skaters accept and give permission to the London Skating Club to photograph/video the registered skater for the purposes of club advertisement and promotion. All registered skaters are aware that these photographs/videos and/or the registered skaters name may be used on the club’s website, newsletter, sent to the media or used in other club promotions. Registered skaters also authorize the London Skating Club to release private information of the registered skater to the City of London for purposes of their ice allocation policy.
 
Skate Canada Fees
All skaters must be members of Skate Canada in order to be eligible to receive badges, try tests, skate on a Synchronized Skating team or compete in any category. This involves an annual fee as set by Skate Canada. Your present membership expires August 31. You must register for the new skating year if you have not already done so at Fall School. The annual Western Ontario Section skater development fee must also be paid. Members of other clubs, who do not wish to change clubs, must register with their club and pay the WOS fee before starting to skate with LSC. They must provide proof of registration by having a director of the CLUB sign the application.