There is sufficient interest to run a Winter skating program at the Scooter’s Roller Palace.
WHEN WILL PRACTICES BE HELD? The program take place on Mondays doors open at 7:30pm for track preparation and skating from 8pm to 9:30pm. We will begin on Monday November 21st and operate the Club until Monday March 27th 2017.
WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU: E-MAIL US IF YOU’RE IN– In order to finalize the cost structure, we need to know BY THURSDAY NOVEMBER 10th at 7pm if you are 100% certain that you will skate with the Club this Winter. Let us know by e-mailing me at email@example.com
WHO SHOULD COME SKATE AT THESE PRACTICES? If you can propel yourself on skates and remain fairly balanced without toppling over, if you’re can turn left and right, and if you like to go fast and want to work on your fitness & skills, and you want to do the best and coolest sport in the world with a great bunch of skaters, then come on out!
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST? Even though the Club itself will pay more than in years past to rent the venue, because more people are interested in skating this year, it’ll actually cost less per session for each skater! Right now we’re looking at under $300 for the entire season. What a deal!! The final cost will be determined by how many skaters commit. The more skaters are registered the cheaper it will be to skate for everyone. If there are more skaters at the end of the season, everyone will get a proportional partial refund. So talk to your relatives, friends and neighbours!
WHAT’S THE NEXT STEP? I (will send you an e-mail confirming cost, forms you have to sign, and what date practices start and practice times. I will also insist you show up 30-minutes before practice begins because we need at least 6 people to help clean, mop, and set up so we can actually begin practice on time.
SPREAD THE NEWS, BE A CHAMPION FOR SKATING AND PROMOTE THIS SPORT Tell all your family, friends, even strangers! Figure out what you need to do to convince them to come out and skate with us. With your help, lets double, triple, even quadruple the number of skaters and participants we have in the GTA!
I CAN’T JOIN BECAUSE (INSERT EXCUSE HERE… we are having a baby/ I am a baby/ I have to work weird hours) That’s fine, we understand (even though we really don’t). You can skate with the club as a guest. You’ll have to fill in some forms explaining you understand there’s inherent risk with skating, and you have to pay $20. This needs to be done before you skate.
WHEN AND HOW DO I HAVE TO PAY BY AND REGISTER? You MUST pay before you first skate, no exceptions. You can pay cash, cheque (made out to Scooter’s Skate Club), or e-transfer (let us know and we’ll give you the e-mail address for that option).
When you show up for the first practice on Monday, you’ll need to give the cash or cheque to Alain or me AND all the forms (registration and waiver). We’ll make sure everyone respects this. If you don’t bring the payment, you can’t skate. There will be no exceptions. Managing this Club takes a lot of work and we can’t spend time chasing down individuals to be responsible.
On top of the floor fees, you will also be required to pay $20 that goes to the Club itself. This goes to pay for vinegar to clean the floor we skate which makes it grippy (significantly less slippery, much better quality practice), laundry for the towels we use to mop the floor with, replacement mops, first aid equipment, RSC Membership fees for the Club (liability insurance for the Board).
CAN I BUY A PACKAGE OF PASSES LIKE LAST YEAR? No, we phased that option out. When you register, it’s for the whole year. We are a Club, we are a team, so we expect everyone to show up and put their best effort forward.
WHAT ABOUT CANCELLED PRACTICES? WILL THEY BE MADE UP? No, this year, in the event of practice cancellations, they won’t be made up. The Club will not pay for renting the venue for cancelled practices, and everyone who paid for those times will be reimbursed proportionally.
I CAN’T JOIN UNTIL JANUARY OR FEBRUARY That’s fine. You can join when you’re ready. You’ll pay the exact amount of money PER practice as everyone else. It’s a fair deal.
WHAT HAPPENS IF NEW SKATERS COME? Great! We’ll be happy, and make sure you’re friendly and inviting, and give them space to enjoy practice safely!! We’ll help them out and teach them about proper track protocol and etiquette. Also, after you have paid, anybody who signs up and pays means you will get a portion of your fees back at the end of the year. This is because the fees you paid at the start of the year will cover the floor fees for the entire season.
Always be well,
Peter Doucet- OCT
President- Toronto Inline Skating Club