Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Can I swap skates for a different size throughout the year?
Anwer: Yes, just ask coach Mike Murray – we don’t want painful/uncomfortable feet.
Question: Is it a requirement that I skate at competitions?
Anwer: No, it is not. Some skaters simply enjoy just coming out to practices for the exercise and comradery. For skaters new to the sport and not sure if they want to race, a good way to get some exposure to racing is at our annual Christmas party/pot luck. At this time we get together to celebrate the upcoming holidays but also have an informal “mini-meet” amongst our own club members where newcomers get exposed to what a meet would be like in a non-intimidating environment.
Question: What happens if I miss a practice – can I make it up at another equivalent session through the week?
Anwer: You can, but please provide notice prior to attending practice to ensure adequate coaching for the number of skaters
Question: If I register and then decide I want to add more sessions (i.e. change from once/week to twice/week) when and how can I do that?
Anwer: An extra session can be added during the season. Your fee will be prorated depending on the point in the season.
Question: My child isn’t as fast as I thought s/he’d be. How long does it take to see improvement?
Anwer: Like anything, the more exposure one as to an activity, the more time one has to practice. We recommend skating at least twice/week. Also, different ages develop at different rates. Practice and exposure are key.
Question: What forms of payment do you accept?
Anwer: Cash, Cheque or E-Transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
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