COVID-19 Policy

All Mayfield Figure Skating Club programs will be following Skate Alberta-NWT/Nunavut’s Return to Skating protocols. For information on these protocols please see their website.

https://skateabnwtnun.ca/covid-19

Registration

All skaters must be registered and paid prior to their first day of the session with MFSC.

Memberships are non-transferable between skaters and/or sessions. Requests for credits will be considered due to specific circumstances, and must be made in writing to the Board of Directors.

All registrations are done online. All registrations must be done by the parent or adult skater (over 18 years of age).

Skaters must be registered at least 24 hours prior to the first day of the session. Payment is required to confirm registration. All members of MFSC must be registered with Skate Canada.

All STARSkaters will be required to pay an annual membership fee of $50. As per the MFSC Bylaws, MFSC STARSkaters will be referred to as, “Special Members” or as having, “Special Membership”.

Refund Policy

MFSC reserves the right to cancel sessions/classes, limit the number of skaters per session/class and to change the session/class levels when necessary.

Please note that credits are given at the discretion of the Club and will not be given for days that are cancelled due to weather or circumstances beyond the Club’s control.

Refunds will not be given if a Skater withdraws from a program for any reason. At the discretion of The Board of Directors, a credit may be considered if the Skater withdraws prior to the second class. The $44 Skate Canada Fee, any Admin fees, as well as any applicable class fees will be withheld. Requests must be received in writing to the Board of Directors. There shall be no refunds or credits in the event that skating sessions are canceled due to mechanical failure or club activities. Credits will be issued in the event that the Club must cancel sessions due to reasons beyond our control.

A $25 Admin Fee will be charged for all program changes. This includes changing to a different day and/or time. The only time the Admin Fee will not be applied is if a Skater advances in their current program and needs to move up to a higher level.

Drop-in Policy

Drop-in ice and private lessons are only available to STARSkate participants. This includes Junior STARSkaters, Adult Junior STARSkaters and Intermediate STARSkaters ONLY (it is not open to Pre-CanSkaters, Inclusive CanSkaters, CanSkater, Adult CanSkaters or Pre-STARSkaters). Drop-in fees are $18 for MFSC-members. MFSC members will get first priority, if an MFSC coach determines this ice surface is at capacity, non-MFSC members will be turned away. To purchase drop-in time, please speak to a Board Member or the Skating Coordinator.

Drop-in ice fees are $25 for non-MFSC members. All guest skaters and guest coaches must be current and valid registered members of Skate Canada and provide proof of such before doing a drop-in.

Drop-in on-ice practice is every Friday from 4:00-5:00PM. There will be a minimum of 2 coaches on the ice supervising on Fridays. If you choose, you may book a 10 or 15 minute private lesson with one of the coaches. Private lessons will be booked on a first-come, first serve basis and the skater will be responsible for paying the coach directly for their private lesson.

MFSC reserves the right to cancel a drop-in Friday as this ice time will also be used as “Intermediate STAR Assessment Days” throughout the Fall/Winter season.

For the 2022/2023 season there will be no drop-in ice on the following dates: September 30, October 28, November 11, November 25, December 16, February 17 & March 17.

Make-Up Class Policy

For anyone in the CanSkate (PreCanSkate, CanSkate and Adult CanSkate) program: due to our high registration numbers and to ensure quality within our programs, NO make-up classes will be allowed.

Program Assistant Policy

STARSkate participants who have passed all levels of STAR 1 (Elements, Skills and Freeskate), are over 12 years old and/or have been approved by the Skating Coordinator, are highly encouraged to become Program Assistants. This provides skaters with valuable leadership opportunities and supports the Club to offer a strong CanSkate program which is vital to the overall success of the Club.

As per Skate Canada guidelines, Program Assistants are considered volunteers and not paid employees. Program Assistants must attend a required training session in September and January, sign up to contribute to a minimum of one class per week and notify the Skating Coordinator if they cannot attend their assigned day.

Program Assistants will be recognized by issuing a credit to their account per class, based on skills and experience as determined by the Skating Coordinator. This credit can be used toward the next year’s skating fees and will not be carried over to subsequent years. Only Mayfield Figure Skating Club STARSkate  members can volunteer as a Program Assistant unless approval is granted by the Board of Directors.

The Skating Coordinator will determine the Program Assistant schedule.

Use of Photography or Video

Members grant MFSC permission to copyright, publish and/or use photographic portraits, pictures, or videos of them in which they are included in whole or part, for advertising, trade, web and multimedia or any other lawful purpose. Members waive the right to approve the finished products, for advertising, new media or printed, that might be used in connection with their images.

Members may request exemption from section in writing to Mayfield Figure Skating Club, Board of Directors.

Notice of Collection Statement (Skate Canada)

Your privacy and the protection of your personal information are important to us. Your personal information is required to register you with Skate Canada. Your personal information may be exchanged with Skate Canada affiliates which includes: your local skating club or skating school, or provincial association or section. By submitting this form, you expressly provide your consent to the sharing of your personal information with Skate Canada and as described herein for purposes of registration and receipt of national services delivered by Skate Canada. We adopt the 10 Fair Information Principles into our privacy program, and employ reasonable measures to protect against unauthorized access, processing, disclosure, alteration, destruction or loss of your personal information. See Skate Canada’s Privacy Policy for more details.

General

MFSC is NOT responsible for any injury, loss, theft, or damage under any circumstances.

Due to Skate Canada insurance requirements, only registered Skate Canada members are permitted on the ice, except in a medical emergency. Skaters are also not permitted on the ice unless a coach is present.

“Sometimes my skating allows me to do things I never dreamed possible.”

Kurt Browning