All fees must be paid in full by October 1st of each year, unless other arrangements have been made with the executive.
Skate Canada fees are mandatory. The entire $32.65 is forwarded to Skate Canada on your behalf. Skaters become a member of Skate Canada as well they receive coverage from their insurance plan. Skaters will be issued a Skate Canada number and can go to the Skate Canada website to print their membership card. Check out www.skatecanada.ca for additional information.
A membership in the Grovedale Community Club is mandatory, since our ice is partially subsidized. The entire $25.00 per family is forwarded to the Grovedale Community Club on your behalf. With this membership you can enjoy public skating at The Grovedale Arena for free on Sundays and most Saturdays. Please advise the executive if you have already paid this fee through minor hockey or other means.
Refunds will be issued for medical reasons only and a medical certificate must be presented. A $35.00 administration fee will be deducted from all funds. The Skate Canada Insurance fee, Safe Sport fee, and Community Club fee are non-refundable.
StarSkate offers opportunities for skaters of all ages to develop fundamental figure skating skills in the area of ice dance, skating skills, free skate and interpretive skating. Unique in Canada, this program teaches skating skills in a group and/or private lesson format in a progressive and sequential manner. It includes specifically designed awards and incentives. Skaters have the opportunity to take Skate Canada tests through a nationally standardized testing system. Skaters who have mastered figure skating skills in StarSkating may also choose to pursue synchronized or pairs skating.
CanSkate is Skate Canada's flagship learn to skate program designed for beginners of all ages. When you sign up for CanSkate, you will begin a program that focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development. You will learn fundamental skating skills. Lessons are given in a group format and led by a Skate Canada Professional Coach.
Professional coaches are assisted by trained program assistants. The coach to student ratio is 1:10. Skaters progress at their own rate and coaches make sessions active using teaching aids, music and a wide variety of activities that create a fun learning environment and promote learning. CanSkate is the feeder program to all other Skate Canada skating programs, and is presented by BMO Financial Group, reflecting their commitment to grassroots development.
Our executive is made up of volunteers and is responsible for hiring the professional coaches, as well as maintaining the skating programs. All parents are encouraged to take part in all aspects of the club. The success of the club depends on you.