The Woodville Skating Club runs a full program of figure skating instruction, ranging from the CanSkate learn-to-skate program to the StarSkate program.
The Woodville Skating Club is a non-profit organization approved by Skate Canada. It is administered by parent volunteers to serve the needs of the skaters, our children. It is expected that parents and older skaters volunteer some time or experience to the Club’s ventures.
Annual Ice Show
Our year-end Ice Show will be held on the Saturday of the final week of our skating program. Ice Show rehearsal will be held the week before the event. Details will be available on the News & Events webpage closer to the ice show date.
Cancellations Due to Ice & Weather
There will be no refunds for missed ice due to inclement weather. We will notify you via email and Facebook of cancellation due to the weather over the winter months.
Annual General Meeting
The club’s Annual General Meeting is held in April each year. Please watch the club’s home web page under News and Events for the date/time/location. This meeting is your chance to hear from the club’s executive regarding the previous year’s season. Nominations will also be accepted from individuals to serve on the following year’s executive and to have input to the skating programs being offered.
The Woodville Skating Club is a non-profit organization. All programs are subsidized by club fundraising to keep program costs down. Fundraising information will be provided each season at registration. All fundraising fees are recoverable.
The WSC implements a yearly Fundraising Fee for our families. The WSC will be distributing tickets to parents and skaters to sell for the Skate Ontario Skaters Promotional Contest. This is a contest run by Skate Ontario, with various Club's selling tickets for the same draw. Each family with skaters in our PreCanSkate, CanSkate, Gold STAR, Silver STAR, Bronze STAR and Diamond STAR programs will receive two booklets, which will come at a cost of $40.00 CAD each (totaling $80.00 CAD) to be paid for at registration to the WSC. Each booklet consists of 20 tickets for our families to sell at $2.00 CAD each, for which each family will keep their money from sales. Therefore, if the skaters & their families sell all of their tickets, they will make their $80.00 CAD back.
The draw will take place in June of 2024 via livestream.
There will be a number of volunteer opportunities throughout the season where your participation is critical to the success of the club. The season-ending ice show also has some volunteer opportunities. Please watch the newsletter and bulletin boards throughout the season. We are counting on you!
Program Assistants are Gold STAR and Silver STAR skaters who assist our club coaches during CanSkate and Pre-CanSkate programs. PAs provide coaching assistance to groups or individual skaters and also act as role models to our young skaters. Training will be provided. Students can earn community service hours as PAs. If interested, please speak to the Canskate Coordinator or an executive member.
Registration & Payment Terms & Conditions
Registration in our winter programs takes place throughout August and September. We also accept new registrants at any time throughout the season. We offer multiple different payment plans, if you would like more information on this, please contact us through our Facebook page or e-mail.
If you (or your child[ren]) are registered in any of our programs, and wish to withdraw from the program, we ask that you submit a request to the WSC board for review prior to your 4th week of the program. If the board approves the request, we will offer a full refund within 3 weeks of your first night of skating (minus applicable fees).
COVID-19 Refund Policy
If the current pandemic causes for the rinks to shut down again, the following is how we will be approaching skater refunds:
Skate Canada Fees & Online Registration Fees:
These fees are non-refundable.
Program Fee Refund:
The WSC will deduct $20 off of the program cost to cover non-refundable VISA/Mastercard fees, and pro-rate the remainder of the cost between the amount of events are remaining in the season.
The Fundraising Fee is non-refundable as the tickets given out will still be valid to sell. Skate Ontario has advised that the draw will happen, so ticket sales can continue throughout a second shut down.
Missed Sessions due to illness
No Refunds will be given for missed sessions due to any illness.
Code of Conduct Policy
Any skater or parent who displays inappropriate behaviour on or off the ice will be asked to leave the arena at the discretion of the Coach, WSC Executive or arena staff. A skater or parent who continues to display inappropriate behaviour will be permanently removed from the program.
Guest skaters are only permitted from Skate Canada coaches affiliated with our club if all the needs of the registered skaters on that session have been met (had their music played and received their lesson). Guest skaters must be at the skill level of the other skaters on the ice. During particularly crowded group sessions, the Club reserves the right to limit the time and ice area, which may be used for private lesson. Please reach out to the club on Facebook or e-mail for guest skating fees.