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Ice Usage and Free Skating Etiquette Safety Rules

 

 

 

Basic rules governing all behavior

  • Please respect the rights of others.

  • Please respect the arena's property and the property of others.

Prohibited Behavior

  • Kicking, digging holes, scraping or stomping the ice with your blades and kicking the railings are prohibited.  Any skater engaging in this behavior will be asked to leave the session immediately.

  • Being verbally abusive to other skaters or coaches is prohibited.  Any skater engaging in this behavior will be asked to leave the session immmediately.

  • Deliberately challenging, scaring or intentionally blocking another skater is prohibited.  Any skater engaging in this behavior will be asked to leave the ice immediately for an indefinite period of time.

  • Videotaping anyone other than your own skater sit strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated.  Anyone engaging in this behavior will be asked to leave the arena for an indefinite period of time.

Click here for Specific rules governing free skating sessions​

It is important for everyone's safety that all skaters stay aware of other skaters on the ice.  Try to anticipate their patterns as you decide you own pattern.

  • If you are a less experienced skater, please be extra careful to stay aware of other skaters and to look ahead of where ;you are skating to see what others are doing or are about to do.

  • If you are an experienced skater, please be patient with the less experienced skaters.  

  • Please be understanding if someone gets in your way.

Remember to look both ways before leaving the railing or skating across the ice.

Keep moving while on the ice, as it is dangerous for both you and there skaters to stand still during a session.  It is especially important not to stop in the middle of the ice or an of the jumping corners.

Right of way

  • The skater doing a routine to music has the right of way.  Orange vests and colorful belts are provided to help identify the skater whose music is being played.  Please stay aware of which skater is doing his or her routine and do your best to stay clear of his or her pattern.  Please wear the vest or belt when you play your music to help other skaters know you are skating your routine.

  • Skaters taking a lesson have the right of way over general skaters in the session.

  • Skaters on the harness also have the right away.  Please be careful of the harness area.

Clearing the Ice

When the Zamboni doors open, all skaters and coaches must leave the ice immediately.  If you are skating to your music, please stop skating immediately, turn off the music and clear the ice, no exception.

 SAFETY and CLUB RULES

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