Capital City Skating Club Rules and Etiquette

On-ice sessions go more smoothly and safely when everyone observes the following rules and skating etiquette.

  • Skaters who are late for stroking may not enter the ice surface until stroking has concluded. This also applies to off-ice training sessions.
  • For safety reasons, no standing at centre ice or in the corners.
  • No gum or candy on the ice.
  • Hard or sharp objects should not be carried in pockets or worn in the hair
  • Spins are usually practiced at centre ice during the first or last 15 minutes of a freestyle session.
  • Jumps are usually practiced in the corners.
  • Skaters having a lesson have the right of way. Helpful Hint: There may be times in the schedule when junior skaters are on the ice with older, faster skaters. It is common sense for the junior skaters to yield the right of way to faster skaters who may be working on jumps that require significant speed and preparation. Please make sure that your skater understands this important safety consideration.
  • Get up quickly after falling. Skaters lying on the ice are vulnerable.
  • When skating backwards, always look in the direction of travel.
  • Skaters shall only have lessons during designated ice times and during the scheduled discipline.
  • Skaters having a lesson have priority for having their music played. However, if their music has already been played, they must wait until everyone else’s music has played.
  • Skaters must not play their music more than once if other skaters are waiting. Skaters with more than one program may not play their music back to back.
  • Skaters must check with a coach before leaving the ice surface.
  • Skaters shall not enter the ice surface until cleaning equipment has left. Similarly, skaters will leave the ice promptly when a session has ended.
  • Foul. offensive and abusive language will not be tolerated. Be polite and courteous to all skaters, coaches, arena staff and volunteers.
  • Use of the facilities and equipment is a privilege, not a right.
  • During an emergency, skaters must follow the instructions of coaches and arena staff.
  • Skaters must be in good standing with the club before attempting tests.
  • Guest skaters must obtain permission from the CCSC at least 48 hours prior to skating. Skaters must be registered with another club. Permission will not be granted when maximum on-ice numbers exceed safety restrictions. Please read our Guest Skating Policy which applies to Fall, Winter and Spring seasons.
  • Please use designated dressing rooms.