GLOUCESTER SKATING CLUB
Competitive Training Ice Policy
2:00 – 4:20pm
Competitive training ice is offered to single skaters, dance teams and pair teams who are training in the Skate Canada competitive stream. Competitive training ice provides our skaters with an “enhanced training opportunity” in accordance with their competitive training requirements.
Prerequisite for skating on Competitive Training Ice1
GSC competitive skaters must be registered for 4 regular Club free skate sessions Pre-Comp or Competitive Sessions and be competing at the Juvenile level or higher to purchase Training Ice multipasses or unlimited training ice membership. Skaters must also plan to register for the GSC Competitive Team and Ontario Sectional Championships.
1 Sessions: *New* Register for a session similar to regular skating sessions. Approximately 5% cheaper than a multipass, this option allows a skater to skate on the same day from September to March 31st and saves time reserving sessions each week, however, you cannot exchange for another day if you miss a session.
2 Multipass: Purchase a multipass for 26 x 50 minute sessions, then register as a drop-in on training ice using your multipass. Please register on the session where you plan starting your skate. Skaters that register for multipasses are permitted to exchange dates in their registration as long as the exchange is done before the session starts. Multipasses can be used up to June 30, 2018.
3 Membership: *New* GSC competitive skaters may purchase an unlimited use Training Ice membership for September to June and register for all sessions at one all inclusive price. This option is for skaters looking for an intensive training schedule. Purchase the membership, then register for all training ice sessions. You will receive a 100% discount on all training ice sessions until June 30th.
4 Drop-in: Training ice may be open for drop-ins to skaters at other levels, or if a Competitive skater is registered in less than 4 Club Free skate sessions and if the ice is not being used at full capacity. Contact your Base Coach to see if you qualify.
How to purchase multipasses
For those Pre-Comp and Competitive Skaters who are new to Training Ice, please contact the Club Office to learn how to use the multipass system.
Go to the Skate! Multipasses tab. Purchase a competitive training ice 30 minute or 50 minute multipass.
Go to the Skate! Programs tab and open the STARSkate / Competitive Skate program. At the top of the page there is a calendar where you can click and see all available drop-ins.
Or, you can scroll down to Competitive training ice and click on drop-in for a specific skating timeslot and then see a calendar with only drop-ins for that specific session.
Are you not able to arrive at the scheduled start time? Skaters are permitted to arrive late on one session and finish skating on a later session as long as they skate the maximum amount of minutes they are registered for. In these cases, register on the session you plan to arrive and inform the coach in charge that you will be spanning 2 sessions so that you are not charged a drop-in for the second session.
Click on the + to register. If the session is in grey, it is not open for registration.
If you want to reserve or cancel last minute, you have until the start of the session to do so. The number of multipasses available in your “wallet” will be reduced (or increased) each time you register/unregister.
If you find you have missed the deadline to register or unregister, please contact the office to do this for you. The office will allow some changes, however if it becomes a common occurrence, the Club Administrator will have the discretion to apply a change fee.
Training Ice multipasses, sessions, memberships and drop-ins are not refundable and must be used by June 30 each year. Near the end of the season (May or June) you can convert 50 minute multipasses to 30 minute multipasses based on the value you have remaining. Please send your request to the GSC Bookkeeper.
If you need assistance please contact the Club Office.
1After Sectionals, this training ice may be opened up to skaters at other levels if the ice is not being used at full capacity. Contact your Base Coach to see if you qualify.