RDCLSSC has a no-refund policy once the season has started. If families wish to leave the Club within the first two weeks, Club Fees will be refunded less a $25 Administration Fee. AASSA/SSC Fees are not refunded. Refunds are processed through the online registration system and returned via the original method of payment.
Club Fees for the season (½ Season: Oct-Dec or Jan-Mar or Full Season Oct-Mar) include Coaching, Ice Time, and Skate Rentals. RDCLSSC does not issue refunds or partial refunds for lost ice-time (e.g. due to weather during outside long track) or for short-term illnesses.
For 2020-2021: Should the season be cancelled at any point due to Public Health Guidelines, families will be refunded based on a pro-rated portion of the remaining season. AASSA/SSC Fees may not be refunded.
Refunds for Medical Reasons: Request for refunds for medical reasons must be submitted in writing to the RDCLSSC Executive and must be accompanied by a Doctor's note, in order to be considered. The skater must have missed a minimum of 5 consecutive registered days due to illness or be injured and unable to skate for the remainder of the season (e.g. concussion). Refunds will not be considered for skaters who miss only some of their registered sessions due to short-term illnesses. If the refund is approved, an administration fee of $25.00 will be applied. The refund will be calculated pro-rated from the date of the Doctor's note for the remainder of the season. AASSA and SSC fees will not be refunded.
Non-Sufficient Funds (NSF) Cheques
We skate outside from approximately December 15th until the end of February. This is weather dependent and exact dates for moving to the Outdoor Long Track Oval at Setters Place will be communicated internally to Club Members.
Outside Practice Times: Group 1 Practice is shortened by 15 minutes (5:45pm-6:30pm) while practices are outside. Group 2 Practice starts at 6:45pm.
Group 1: Practices will normally be cancelled when the weather is -20 with or without windchill.
Group 2: Practices are normally cancelled when the weather is -25 with or without windchill or if the facility is closed due to weather.
At any point, parents should use their discretion to decide if the weather is appropriate for their children.
Same-Day Practice Cancellations will be communicated as soon as possible (by 3:00pm) to Club Members via an urgent messaging system such as WhatsApp.
We will send out via email regular (normally weekly) emails to keep everyone up to date on the latest activities, upcoming skating competitions and other important information. Our primary method of communication is by email. Please ensure that we have your working email address(es) on file with the Club. Emails will normally come from the Club Registrar but may come from the Coach, Publicity VP, or COVID Lead (for 2020-2021).
Photographs of Skaters
We may photograph skaters at meets and practices and photos may be used for publicity and promotion purposes, posted online through our Social Media platforms, and used in our Year-End Slideshow. All Club Members complete a Consent of Image as part of registration. The Club cannot be responsible for photos taken by audience members at public events (Meets) and posted to social media.
We encourage all parents/guardians and skaters to take photos and send them to: RDSpeedSkating@gmail.com.
Website & Social Media
The Club uses several social media platforms to engage with the public, raise awareness about speed skating and the Club, and promote and praise our skaters. We encourage you to follow us on the following platforms and share them widely with your family and friends: