The purpose of guest skating is to permit a skater access to additional practice ice, preparing for an upcoming competition, test, or to take advantage of an opportunity to skate on short notice.
Definition of a guest skater:
Any skater who is enrolled in the current MDSC school and who would like to skate on a session or sessions she/he is not currently registered for;
Any skater who is currently enrolled in a skating club outside of the MDSC school and who would like to skate on a MDSC session or sessions.
Any skater who is considering joining a MDSC program but would like to try a session first before joining.
Guest Skating Permissions
In all cases the guest skater must meet the qualification criteria for the session level. In the event that space on the session is an issue then permission will be given based on the following permission and priority:
Any skater who is enrolled in the current MDSC School and preparing for a competition or test.
Any skater who is enrolled in the current MDSC School.
Any skater who is currently enrolled in a skating club outside of the MDSC School.
Other Non-MDSC skaters.
In special circumstances, and by invitation or approval by the MDSC President, or delegated Director, a skater regardless of club or country of allegiance or skating level may be allowed to skate on any MDSC ice at a frequency and fee specifically determined by the President. The President shall ensure the Board, Coaching staff, and appropriate Program Representatives are informed.
Guest Skating Frequency
MDSC skaters who are currently enrolled in a program may guest skate an unlimited number of times on any appropriate MDSC session.
Non-MDSC skaters who are currently enrolled at a different club may guest skate an unlimited number of times on any appropriate MDSC session, provided space is available.
Any skater who is considering joining a MDSC program but would like to try a session first before joining will be permitted one guest skate per skating school.
Music and Program Solo Privileges:
Guest Skater music and program solo privileges shall be at the discretion of the Program Representative, MDSC Coaching Staff, and Music Player. Privileges will depend on the number of registered skaters on the session, who have priority for music.
Procedures for Guest Skating:
Prior to going on the ice, the skater, parent or coach should contact the MDSC office to confirm space availability and to confirm the applicable payment arrangements.
Permission to guest skate may be given by the President, a MDSC Director, or the appropriate Program Representative. Permission will only be given at the session start when the level of the skater has been verified and it is confirmed that space is available.
All forms MUST be completed with payment before the skater is allowed to skate. (form to be signed on the board above the music equipment)
Fees: (fees apply per discipline e.g. skills, dance, free/open – no partial session payments will be permitted)
MDSC Skaters: $10.00 per session
Non-MDSC Skaters: $15.00 per session
Guest skates that include Junior Lessons add $5.00
Guest skates that include Stroking Lessons add $2.50
CanSkate sessions:$10.00 per 50 minute CanSkate session *CanSkate guest skating is only intended for MDSC registered skaters who may have missed their scheduled day to skate.
MDSC coaches will be permitted to skate for partial sessions at a rate of $5.00 for up to 30 minutes and $8.00 for over 30 minutes.
MDSC skaters must sign and fill in the required information on the Guest Skating Sheet posted on the board above the music system. Skaters will be required to pay the guest skate fee prior to the skating session.
All non-club members must fill in the required guest skating form. Form along with payment must be in an envelope and left in Treasurer’s box.