Welcome to CanPower Skate!
The Glencoe Skating Club would like to extend a warm WELCOME to everyone registering for the skating season. The Club is continuing to expand and grow. It is definitely an exciting time to be a member of the Glencoe Skating Club. We have a dedicated group of individuals heading up our executive and we have laid the framework to enable the Club to build on its previous years’ successes and offer an exciting Skating season ahead.
Please remember that we are a volunteer organization; all of our executive members work full-time jobs during the day, and generously give their time to the Club in the evenings and on skating days. We do not have any paid administrative staff or daytime office hours. We only have operating hours during skating sessions, as our ‘office’ is operated by parents who volunteer to be in the arena while their child is skating.
The best form of communication is email (email@example.com ) and we will try our best to respond to your inquiries within 24 hours. This year we will have a new website that will be used for registration and to complete most of our communications. Please make sure that the email and phone number that you supplied on your registration is the correct as this will be the way we will be contacting you. Please visit our site often so you can keep up to date with everything that is going on throughout the season.
Cancellations, Missed Sessions and Refunds
Glencoe SC cannot make up a class or provide a refund if there is a cancellation due to severe weather or other circumstances beyond the control of Glencoe SC.
If your child misses a session due to sickness, vacation, etc., we DO NOT allow them to make it up on another day. Your child is only permitted to attend the day that they registered for. All of our sessions are normally full and we have a limit as to how many we are allowed to have on the ice at a time.
Withdrawal before session starts: A program refund* will be issued for withdrawals after registration but before the first scheduled class begins
Withdrawals will not be permitted after the program start date, except for the following circumstances:
Withdrawal due to injury: Any skater that misses four or more consecutive weeks due to an on-ice injury on a Glencoe Skating Club session is entitled to a credit of 50% of the pro-rated amount of the sessions missed. A doctor’s note must be provided to the Program Convener indicating that the injury is the result of the on-ice activity. The skater must present evidence that the injury occurred during an Glencoe Skating Club session.
* ALL withdrawals are subject to a $30 processing/administration fee and Skate Canada Fee
Mid-Season Program Transfers:
While program withdrawals are not permitted after session start, a skater MAY transfer from one program to another in the middle of a program season, with no administration fee, when changing skating categories: for example from CanPower 1 to CanPower 2. A skater may also transfer between equivalent programs once per season with no administration fee, for scheduling purposes IF there is room on the desired session. Each subsequent transfer after the first would be charged a $30 administration fee. With any program to program transfer any registration payments on the current program will be applied toward the fees for the new program.
Ensure your CanPower skater meets the skating requirements
CanPower is not a learn-to-skate program. CanPower (ages 5+) is an action-packed, high energy power skating program that focuses on balance, power, agility, speed and endurance. Our coaches teach skills, techniques and conditioning drills in a progressive format that emphasizes how skills apply to game situations. Developed by a team of hockey, figure skating and ringette experts, CanPower is the only nationally regulated power skating program in Canada.
Important note: Schedule is subject to revision based on skater registration should the Glencoe SC Board of Directors deem necessary.
Age requirements: CanPower participants must be 5 + years old on the first day of the session in which the skater is registered.
For CanPower Level 1: Skaters must be able to push with both feet, skate backwards and forwards, and stop independently in at least 1 direction, complete a one foot glide on each foot moving forward over a distance of 10 feet OR the skater must have passed CanSkate Level 3. Skaters must be 5 + at the date of registration.
For CanPower Level 2: Skaters must be able to push with both feet, skate backwards and forwards, and stop independently in at least 1 direction, complete a one foot glide on each foot moving forward over a distance of 10 feet OR the skater must have passed CanSkate Level 3. In addition to these prerequisites skaters must be able to complete forward crosscuts, and complete a backward glide from blue line to blue line on each foot. Skaters must be 9 + years of age as of the date of registration, unless permission has been given by the head CanPower coach.
We reserve the right to regroup skaters based on suitability for their skating level.
CSA approved hockey helmets are required, and helmet cages are strongly recommended. Skaters may wear full hockey gear (shoulder pads, elbow pads, hockey pants, shin pads, gloves, neck guard) and hockey skates. Mouthguards are recommended but not required.
Supervisor Requirement: Glencoe SC requires that there be an adult responsible for the participant, present in either the rink or the lobby during the duration of the class.
No Make ups for Missed Classes: Skaters sign up for a specific session and cannot be accommodated on another session if they have to miss a day for any reason.
Skate Canada Membership Fees
When you sign up for a skating program at our club, you are required to also become a member of Skate Canada. This annual $40 fee is valid for the whole season from September 1 to August 31 (you will only pay it once during a season, no matter how many CanPower or other sessions you register for). It includes insurance coverage, along with access to all Skate Canada programs.