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Skate Canada Policies
Skate Canada Membership Policy
 
Skate Canada is the governing body for the sport of skating in Canada.  Crowchild Skating Club is very proud to be a sanctioned Skate Canada skating club offering the best skating programs in the country.  When you register with CSC you become a member of Skate Canada and are issued a membership number.  The Skate Canada membership fee (paid annually without prorating with a membership year of September 1 to August 31) is submitted directly to the Skate Canada National Office in Ottawa.  The membership fee provides accident insurance at a substantially lower cost, access to high quality internationally recognized learn-to-skate, powerskate and figure skating programs, coaching by qualified NCCP certified professional coaches and access to program materials and merchandise.

 

SKATE CANADA ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND WAIVER

1.  ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF INHERENT RISK

I understand that participation in skating, figure skating, and any other sporting activities listed in the enclosed appendix (hereinafter the “Sports Activity”) is voluntary, and involves inherent risk during participation, including the risk of possible accidents, physical injury, or exposure to the COVID-19 virus or other infections or infectious diseases as a result of attending training, club events or competitive events. I freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, including but not limited to personal injury, disease transmission, death, property damage or loss, resulting from my participation. I have carefully considered the risks involved, and I have full confidence that reasonable precautions will be taken to ensure the safety and well-being of myself (or my son/daughter/ward).

2. WAIVER

I do for myself (or my child), and our respective heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns, hereby waive, release, and forever discharge Skate Canada and/or Skate Canada: Alberta-Northwest Territories/Nunavut Association (Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut Section), all Regions of Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut Section, Crowchild Skating Club, their officers, partners, agents, employees, servants, representatives, volunteers, coaches, officials, successors and assigns (the “Representatives”) of and from any actions, causes of action, complaints, demands and claims or any recourse whatsoever (“Claims”) that I have or may have in the future in any way connected with my (or my child’s) participation in the Sports Activity contemplated herein, whether in law or in equity, in respect of personal injury, illness or disease transmission, loss of life, or property damage of any kind or nature, and I do hereby discharge the Representatives from any such liability. This includes negligence, breach of contract or breach of any statutory or other duty of care.

3. INDEMNIFICATION

I further agree to fully indemnify and defend Skate Canada and/or Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut Section, all Regions of Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut Section, Crowchild Skating Club and any of their Representatives from and against any and all Claims brought against Skate Canada and/or Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut Section, all Regions of Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut Section, Crowchild Skating Club and any of their Representatives, including all related costs and expenses, and against any loss, costs, damages, or expenses which Skate Canada and/or Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut Section, all Regions of Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut Section, Crowchild Skating Club and any of their Representatives may sustain, suffer, incur, or be liable for resulting from, arising from, or in any way related to my (or my son/daughter/ward’s) participation in the Sports Activity. I also agree and undertake not to make any claim or take any proceedings against the Representatives set out above, or any other person or corporation which might claim contribution or indemnity under the provisions of any statute or otherwise from the Representatives set out above.

4. SEVERABILITY

The provisions of this Assumption of Risk and Waiver shall be deemed severable and if any provision or portion thereof is held invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, the remainder shall not thereby be invalidated, but shall remain in full force and effect.

Acknowledgement: I am aware of the nature and effect of this Assumption of Risk and Waiver and I fully understand all of the terms and conditions above. I understand that I have given up substantial rights by agreeing to this Assumption of Risk and Waiver and I am agreeing to it freely and voluntarily without inducement.

Parent/Guardian: I certify that I am the parent or legal guardian of the participant named below and that I am entitled to his or her custody and control.  I understand the aforesaid inherent risks that could arise from these activities, I grant permission for my son/daughter/ward to participate in the Sports Activity and other activities incidental thereto and I accept this Assumption of Risk and Waiver on behalf of myself and my son/daughter/ward.

By registering or participating in one of our programs, you agree to the SKATE CANADA ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND WAIVER.

 

Appendix

Additional Description of Sports Activity

CanSkate programming and activities, or

CanPowerSkate programming and activities, or

Junior Academy and STARSkate programming and activities, or

SynchroSkate programming and activities, or

Off-ice programming and activities, or

Seminars, camps, or events, or

Assessment days.

Helmet Use Policy

Crowchild Skating Club requires all CanSkate participants (up to and including Stage 5) as well as all skaters in the CanPowerSkate program to wear a CSA approved hockey helmet while on the ice. All PreCanSkate participants must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet with a cage while on the ice. Skaters will not be allowed on the ice without the required helmet. Bicycle, multi-sport and snowboarding/skiing helmets are not acceptable.
 
Additional information regarding helmet use, including a description of a properly fitted helmet, can be found by clicking here.