Registration Policies - All Programs
Registration is done through our online Uplifter system.
Payment must be made in full in Canadian funds.
Payment can be online by credit card or offline by cheque or cash. Please keep in mind that until we have received your offline payment, registration will not be considered complete and we cannot guarantee your place in the selected program.
Any person having two or more cheques returned to the club for insufficient funds, or two or more credit card payments declined, must make all subsequent payments to the club by either cash, certified cheque, money order or bank draft. A $25 administration fee will be charged for all NSF cheques.
Changes to Schedule
All known cancelled days have been factored into session pricing.
All WRSSSC programs are subject to change based on enrolment. Affected skaters will be notified, then the revised schedule posted.
The WRSSSC does not offer refunds/credits without a medical note. All requests for refunds/credits must be put in writing addressed to the Board of Directors and must be accompanied by a medical note. Skaters must have missed a minimum of five consecutive sessions due to that illness or injury before a refund/credit is considered. The only exception to this policy is where there is consensus between the coach and parent/guardian that the child is too young to benefit from the lessons arranged. Such requests must be submitted by the end of the child’s fourth lesson.
Any refund/credit request after the final day of skating before the seasonal break will be issued as a Credit Voucher towards future ice costs (transferable to other family members) within one year.
The WRSSSC does not guarantee refunds/credits in the event of ice cancellations by the Arena, by mechanical breakdown, or acts of nature.
Skate Canada Fees will not be refunded. As a Skate Canada sanctioned club, we are not able to waive this fee.
Registration Policies - STARSkate Only
Skaters must choose the mandatory skating times in programs.
To ensure maximum benefit and safety, registration is limited on some sessions and will be offered on a first come, first served basis.
Skaters must book at least one on-ice session at the club to register through Skate Canada as a WRSSSC home club member if they wish to be eligible to take Skate Canada tests and/or represent the club at Skate Canada sanctioned competitions.
All known cancelled days have been factored into session pricing; any unscheduled cancellations may be reimbursed with credits and/or buy-on time.
No refunds will be issued for missed lessons due to illness or personal reasons. We will make every effort to make up missed lessons but cannot guarantee it.
The STARSkate coach in charge has the authority to ask any skater to leave a session if they are not complying with club rules and/or our skater code of conduct.
Buy-ons must be approved by the STARSkate coach in charge.
Skaters may only buy-on to sessions for which they are qualified.
Buy-on rates will vary between sessions.
If a group lesson is included as part of a session, there is an expectation that the skater buying-on will participate in the group lesson. If the skater chooses not to participate, they will not be permitted to skate on their own, nor will any portion of the group cost be refunded.
VOLUNTEER Fee (applies to fall/winter season only)
A $200 volunteer fee is mandatory for each STARSkate family and must be paid with the Fall/Winter registration each year. The volunteer requirement for each year will be posted and must be satisfied by the end of the Fall/Winter season.
WRSSSC Board members and Adult Skaters are exempt from the volunteer fee requirement.
The volunteer requirement for the 2019-20 Fall/Winter season will be 10 credits
There are two options for payment: 1) Submit a $200 cheque payable to WRSSSC post-dated to February 28, 2020. When volunteer requirement has been fulfilled, the cheque will be returned; 2) Those who do not intend to fulfill their volunteer requirements may pay the $200 volunteer fee with their Fall/Winter 2019-20 registration; in that case, they will not be contacted throughout the year by the volunteer coordinator.
One of the above options must be satisfied before a registration will be considered complete; skaters are not eligible to skate on Fall/Winter 2019-20 sessions until the volunteer fee has been processed.
Financial Assistance Policy
The Board of Directors of the White Rock South Surrey Skating Club (WRSSSC) recognizes the cost barrier that may prevent some skaters from joining, receiving coaching, or attending competitions. At the Board’s discretion and with consideration of the financial ability of WRSSSC, the Board may approve financial assistance on a case by case basis.
The Skaters requesting assistance from WRSSSC are required to apply through the three community charitable funding organizations, Jumpstart, KidSport and Athletics 4 Kids prior to the beginning of the skating season. These three community organizations require submission of the application 4-8 weeks prior to the start of the skating year. They all require thorough proof of financial need in the form of income verification and a sponsor or endorser for further verification of financial need.
KIDSPORT – apply online at http://www.kidsportcanada.ca/ or fill out a paper application printed off from their website and mail it in. If approved, they will provide up to a $400 grant per child per year.
ATHLETICS 4 KIDS – apply online at https://www.a4k.ca/ or fill out a paper application printed off from their website and mail it in. The application must be received by them no later than 30 days prior to the start of the skating year. If approved, they will provide up to $600 per year per child.
JUMPSTART – apply online at http://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/en.html. If approved, they will provide up to $300 per child per skating season to a maximum of $600 per year per child.
If the family is approved by at least one of the three community organizations for financial assistance and the family requests further financial assistance for the child to skate, WRSSSC, at the Board’s discretion, may approve a further grant of up to $400 per child per season. Requests for assistance from WRSSSC must be received by WRSSSC no later than 4 weeks prior to the start of each skating season and be in the form of a formal written request. Exceptional circumstances for financial assistance brought to the attention of the Board by the family, the skater or confidentially by another WRSSSC member, will be considered on a case by case basis.
Competition Fee Policy
The Board of Directors, in consultation with our Director of Skating, has established that the WRSSSC competition fee for all skaters competing at local or out of town competitions for the 2018/2019 skating season (September until May) will be $60 per skater per event.
We are very supportive of our skaters attending and participating in competitions. However, not all competitions are appropriate for all skaters, and depending on your child's level of skating, only a certain number of competitions per year might be advised. For that reason, please check with Coach Julie Dunlop before registering for any competition to ensure the competition is appropriate for the skater’s level of progression and development.
The $60 coaching/competition fee will be charged to your Uplifter account after each competition. The Club will continue to subsidize the additional costs our Coaches incur while attending out of town competitions.
Please feel free to call or email WRSSSC President Siobhan Philips at 778-294-7334 (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions about this policy.