Skater's Ice Rules

The Morrisburg & District Skating Club expects each skater to act in a courteous and considerate manner and to skate safely.


Be aware of other skaters at all times

  • Make sure you can see skaters around you – when skating backwards & leaving the boards.
  • Learn other skater’s “traffic patterns” – learn to maneuver skillfully around other skaters.

Show respect to all skaters and coaches

  • Always be polite.
  • Encourage your fellow skaters in a positive and supportive manner.
  • Avoid whenever possible, skating in an area where another skater is receiving a private lesson.
  • Right away of is given to the skaters’ whose music is playing and the skaters that are in lesson.
  • Skaters should politely call out “Excuse me” or “Heads up” to let other skaters know they are coming through for safety.
  • Get up quickly after a fall (if you are not hurt).
  • Practice spins in the center of the ice and jumps and field movements at the end of the ice.
  • Avoid practicing in the same spot.  Use the entire ice.
  • Skaters are expected to be practicing at all times.  Avoid socializing & hanging out by the boards while on the ice.  Use your ice time for practice.
  • Group practicing should be limited unless permission is given from a coach.
  • Foul language, yelling, abusive or aggressive behavior including kicking the ice is prohibited on the ice.
  • Hair should be neatly tied back while skating.

General Safety Rules

  • Avoid food, drinks and gum on the ice.  Only water is permitted at the boards.
  • Skaters are responsible for repairing any holes in the ice that they make.
  • Rink doors must be kept closed at all times.
  • Skaters should leave the ice when speaking to someone in the stands as their attention is not on the safety of skaters around them.
  • Free skate is not permitted during dance/skills sessions unless in lesson with a coach.

Change Room Rules (Closed for the 2020-2021 season but rules will apply to skate change areas)

  • Skaters must change in the Change Room.  Please avoid changing in the lobby.
  • Respect other skater’s belongings and personal space.  Do not move another skater’s personal items.
  • Keep change rooms neat and tidy.
  • Foul language and horseplay are not permitted in the change room.
  • Avoid leaving valuables in the change room.