Terms and Conditions/Club Policies
Delta Skating Club (DSC) Policies-
Payment and Fees
Payment is accepted via cheque, Visa/Mastercard, or Paypal (in Canadian Funds). Payment via cash (in Canadian Funds) accepted only upon special arrangement with the Club Administrator and a second Board member, preferably the Treasurer.
Cash payments must be witnessed by two Board members, preferably the Club Administrator and Treasurer. A written receipt, with the signatures of the two members, must be provided at the time of the transaction to the payee. A copy of the receipt is to remain with the club as proof of payment.
For cash or cheque payments the invoice number of the completed Uplifter registration must be included.
Cheques are to be made payable to Delta Skating Club and may be submitted to the Club Administrator directly or mailed to:
Delta Skating Club
5010 48th Avenue
PO Box 227
NSF cheques/Declined Credit card payments will be subject to a $25 fee and ice privileges may be suspended until the issue is resolved.
Payments are due as scheduled. Any missed or outstanding payments will result in the suspension of ice time and inability to register in further sessions until the issue is resolved. Outstanding accounts will also be charged an administration fee of $50 per season.
Delta Skating Club offers ON GOING registration. If a session has started and there is still room available, fees will be pro-rated for the classes missed.
Upon completion of payment a receipt will be sent via email. All transaction history and Tax Credit receipts are available on Uplifter in “My Order History”. Tax receipts are issued in the name of the person who made the payment for each participant enrolled in Delta Skating programs.
At Delta Skating Club we understand financial circumstances that can impact participation in sports. We do our best to work with families to remove as many barriers as possible.
Financial assistance is available through Kidsport (www.kidsportcanada.ca) or Jumpstart (http://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca).
In the event that a skater is not eligible for Kidsport and/or Jumpstart the Club Administrator, President and Treasurer, in collaboration, may approve payment plans.
PreCanskate, Canskate, Powerskating, Junior Development, and Synchronized Skating: No refunds will be issued after the third scheduled session unless in the case of medical circumstances. In cases of medical circumstances a skater must have missed a minimum of 5 consecutive scheduled lessons.
StarSkate (on ice and off ice): No refunds will be issued after the first scheduled session unless in the case of medical circumstances. In cases of medical circumstances a skater must have missed a minimum of 20 consecutive scheduled lessons
Medical circumstances refunds will be provided in the form of a non-transferable credit for prolonged and sustained medical issues such as fractures, concussions or serious illness. A Medical Certificate must accompany a written request for refund. All refunds will be pro-rated from the date of the medical documentation.
The Skate Canada fee and Fundraising fee are NON-Refundable after the first class.
The Delta Skating Club is not responsible for cancellation of classes due to unavailable ice, severe weather or other circumstances beyond the control of the club.
There are no makeup sessions for missed classes.
24 hours’ notice to the coach for cancellation of private, semi-private or small group lessons is required; unless in the event of an emergency (e.g. car accident, appendicitis, etc.). Failure to provide sufficient notice will result in a lesson fee charge.
Skate Canada Membership Fee (Skate Canada)
When registering in a skating program at our club, skaters are required to also become a member of Skate Canada. This annual fee is valid from Sept 1st to August 31st. The fee is required to be paid pay it once during the year, regardless of number of registered sessions. The fee includes insurance coverage, along with access to all Skate Canada programs. This fee is submitted by the club to Skate Canada in Ottawa. This fee is a non-refundable fee after the first class. For more information about Skate Canada, visit www.skatecanada.ca
Included in the Fall/Winter registration for each skater is a fundraising fee. The fundraising fee is $40/skater for which each skater will receive 2 tickets to a Vancouver Giant’s Hockey game.
Volunteering and Volunteer Fee
PreCanSkate, CanSkate, PowerSkating encouraged to volunteer.
Junior Development are strongly encouraged to complete 4 hours of volunteer hours per skater. Please note there are additional volunteering requirements for synchronized skating, see below.
StarSkate required to complete at least 8 hours of volunteer time per skater. They must submit with their Fall/Winter registration a postdated cheque for $250 (as instructed per Uplifter). Cheques are to be submitted to the Club Administrator or Volunteer Coordinator. Please note there are additional volunteering requirements for synchronized skating, see below.
If the required 8 hours of volunteer hours are completed by the end of the Fall/Winter Season (March) the cheque will be returned to the payee. If volunteer hours are not fulfilled the cheque will be cashed. All funds received through unfulfilled volunteer hours will be used for club development (e.g. equipment purchases, seminars, program development, etc.) as approved by the Board.
Synchronized skating are required to complete 4 hours of volunteer time per skater. They must submit with their Fall/Winter registration an additional postdated cheques for $200.
Cheques are to be submitted to the Club Administrator, Volunteer Coordinator or Synchro Team Manager.
If the required 4 hours volunteer hours are fulfilled by the end of the Fall/Winter Season (March) the check will be returned to the payee. If volunteer hours are not fulfilled the cheque will be cashed. All funds received through unfulfilled volunteer hours will be used for Synchro program expenses and/or club development (e.g. equipment purchases, seminars, program development, etc.) as approved by the Board.
The Delta Skating Club is committed to protecting the privacy of all member personal information. Any information given to us will be held with extreme care and will not be used in a way that has not been consented to.
The club does not sell or distribute any personal information with any other organization, user group, or third party other than Skate Canada.
The club web site does not automatically gather any specific personal information, such as name, phone number or email address. We only obtain this type of information if supplied by the member via e-mail or by registering in the members’ only registration portion of the site.
Information collected during registration must be used to register skaters with Skate Canada, our Sport Governing Body.
Transactions made to the Delta Skating Club are for skating services rendered by the club. Delivery of these services is outlined on our website and subject to the session, dates, times and location indicated on your application. We do not export any goods or services.
All programs will be delivered as set forth within Skate Canada program guides and RuleBook.
All programs will take place at the location indicated in the program registration.
Delta Skating Club requires each Program Coordinator for CanSkate, StarSkate, CanPowerSkate, Synchronized skating program to hold a parent/skater information session at least once per season. The club will make available Skater and Parent Handbooks.
For further information regarding Skate Canada program guide visit: https://info.skatecanada.ca/index.php/en-ca/guides.html
For further information regarding Skate Canada RuleBook visit:
Additional to the general terms and conditions, members will be required to accept the Delta Skating Club policies as required by each particular program during the registration process.
Buy On Fees
Skaters may buy-on sessions that they are not registered in for providing they have a current Skate Canada membership, and BC/YK insurance. Proof of registration is required.
Note: Buy ons will not be permitted where the session is full*
Out of club skaters must have the approval of the Program Director to qualify for buy ons for sessions.
Uplifter registration via the Delta Skating Club website must be completed for Buy on sessions
Buy-on rates per free skate session
$ 11.25/45 minutes
$ 7.50/30 minutes
Disciplinary Policy (Skate Canada)
A Member’s membership may be suspended in accordance with Skate Canada’s policies and procedures relating to the discipline of Members.
A Registrant may be suspended or expelled from Skate Canada in accordance with Skate Canada’s policies and procedures relating to the discipline of Registrants.
Talent Identification and Movement of Skaters
Program Coordinators collaboratively with the Program Director will identify talent and identify skater development using methods described in Skate Canada Technical Manuals.
Program Coordinators collaboratively with the Program Director will determine movement of skaters.
Out of Club Coaches
Out of Club Coach Coverage for Club Coach Absence
If a club coach will be absent for group or private lessons and a club coach is not available to cover the impacted sessions. The club coach who will be absent may arrange for a substitute out of club coach.
Out of club coaching arrangements must be communicated to the President, Club Administrator, Scheduling committee chair, and Program Director and all club coaches prior to the out of club coach arrival. Two weeks notice if preferable.
Out of club coaches must meet the minimum criteria as laid out in the Skate Canada Professional Coach Membership Policy
Out of Club Coaching on Freeskate/Open Ice
Delta Skating Club will accept out of club skaters and out of club coaches on Delta Skating Club Freeskate/Open skate sessions only as approved by the Program Director. Prior to the start of their session the out of club skater and coach must supply a copy of their current Skate Canada Coach and Skater membership to the Club Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org