Rules of Conduct, Ettiquette, & Procedures

The following rules and procedures were adopted by the VFSC Board of Directors to promote and atmosphere conducive to training as well as allow for the safety of each skater. The rules must be followed by both skaters and pros in order to be effective.

  1. All ice monitors and pros are authorized to determine admission, monitor conduct on the ice and enforce rules.
  2. Skaters must sign-in BEFORE they get on the ice and between contiguous sessions. If a skater is not checked in within ten (10) minutes after the session begins, their slot may be resold to another skater.
  3. Admission to be determined in the following order: 
    1. Contracted skaters who have signed in. 
    2. Club members on a first come, first served basis. 
    3. all other skaters on a first come, first served basis.
      (Note: for example – if a member skater forgets to sign into the black book, and there are more than 22 skaters on the ice. The skater that did not sign into the book will be asked to get off the ice, regardless of whether or not they are contracted –
      For skaters not contracted, they must record the time that they arrive at the rink upon signing in.
  4. Skaters may be removed from the ice for any of the following: 
    1. intentionally damaging the surface of the ice. 
    2. consistent lack of consideration for other skaters. 
    3. offensive, abusive or profane language. 
    4. wild or rough skating. 
    5. disrespectful actions towards pros, ice monitors, other skaters or arena personnel.
  5. Consumption of food/snacks/beverages on ice or near boards is prohibited; The only exception is water bottles and must be kept back in the hockey boxes away for the ice surface. Keep all personal items such as tissue boxes, notebooks, music, apparel clear of ice surfaces and/or access areas for safety of all and remove them after each session.
  6. Be considerate in the use of the ice: consideration for 'right of way' on the ice as follows: 
    1. skaters doing their program to music (wear blaze orange vest), 
    2. skaters having lessons, 
    3. skaters in the harness.
      Practicing a program is critical to skating development; therefore, all pros and skaters should be aware of who has the right of way. Anyone, including pros, who ignore these rules and procedures will first receive a warning and then be suspended from the session.
  7. With regard to "Pro-Calls" the following policy applies:
    • Coaches can get one pro-call per coach per session; Dance coaches get 4 pro-calls per session.
    • Pro-Calls cannot bump in front of a skate of a skater who is in a lesson
    • One Pro-Call allowed between each skater; therefore a skater can not get bumped by more than one Pro-Call.
    • After a Pro-Call, that CD MUST go to the end of the line and can not be played again until all skaters have had their CD played once
    • Dance Partners for test session practices will get one Pro-Call for each student
  8. Avoid congregating on the ice during ice time; this is a hazard to all skaters; step off the ice for discussion of instruction, re-tying of skates, chatting etc.
  9. Pros should instruct from the board area. Exception is teaching a new program or demonstrating elements.
  10. All video-taping must be done from the boards.
  11. Skaters who are not current with their fees will not be allowed on the ice as per VFSC Bylaws.
  12. Skaters who have not signed the liability waiver will not be allowed on the ice.
  13. Skaters who are not current USFS members will not be allowed on the ice during "VFSC time".
  14. Please leave the ice promptly when the Zamboni doors opens for resurfacing, and/or buzzer sounds.
  15. Ice Monitor / Admission concerns should be addressed to a VFSC Board Member for resolution.

Any grievances should be brought to the VFSC Board of Directors.