2022 Roll-A-Fest a Rolling Success

July 17, 2022

Thank you to all who supported yesterday’s Roll-A-Fest! It was amazing to see all the first time skaters come out and put up their best efforts. What a turn-out and what fun races to watch.

Thank you to all the families who cheered on the skaters. A big thank you to the coaches and volunteers who heled make this event possible.

We are in the preliminary stages of organizing another race for late-August. We are predicting a doubling in number of skaters who’ll participate! Stay tuned for more!


TISC Summer Roll-A-Fest – July 16th – Event Information

July 5, 2022

We are pleased to host an inline skating event on July 16th on our home track. Skaters of all speeds, experience, and ages are invited to come out and enjoy a beautiful day of skating, speed, and racing on our home track, a 400-meter asphalt oval near the north shore of Lake Ontario.

  • When: July 16th 2022
  • Where: 400-meter track next to Father Redmond School and Ken Cox Community Center, 28 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive, Etobicoke, Ontario, M8V 4B7
  • Categories and Distances:
    Age Classfor participants new to skating
    – 5 years old and under – 100-meter, 200-meter
    – 6 to 8 years old male/ female – 200-meter, 400-meter
    – 9 to 11 years old male/ female – 400-meter, 800-meter
    – 12 to 15 years old male/ female – 400-meters, 1200-meters
    – 16 years old and above male/ female – 400-meters, 2000-meters
    – 45 years old and above – 400-meters, 800-meters
    Open Categoryfor participants experienced in skating and races
    – Open Category: Junior 19 and under/ Senior 20 and over/ Master 45 and over male/ female – 800-meters, 10km elimination
    * The age of the participant on December 31st of this year will be used to designate the age category
    * Participants taking part in the Open Category races may also participate in the Age Class races
  • Schedule of Events, Times:
    7:30am: Registration opens, please check-in at the table near the sound-system on the East side of the track next to Father Redmond school
    8am: first race * the following schedule may be adjusted due to number of participants and field size. Some distances and groups may be combined. Please listen for any announcements during the competition.
    – Races will be held approximately every 10-minutes: 5- 100m at 8am, 6-8 male 400m at 8:10am, 6-8 female 400m at 8:20am, 9-11 male 400m at 8:30am, 9-11 female 400m at 8:40am, 12-15 male 400m at 8:50am, 12-15 female 400m at 9am, 16+ male 400m at 9:10am, 16+ female 400m at 9:20am, 45+ 400m at 9:30am, Open 800m at 9:40am, 5- 200m at 9:50am, 6-8 male 800m at 10am, 6-8 female 800m at 10:10am, 9-11 male 800m at 10:20am, 9-11 female 800m at 10:30am, 12-15 male 1200m at 10:40am, 12-15 female 1200m at 10:50am, 16+ male 2000m at 11am, 16+ female 2000m at 11:10am, 45+ 800m at 11:20am, Open 10km elimination at 11:30am
    – Awards and Medals Presentations: 12pm
    – 1pm: competition will be closed
  • Awards: Medals & ceremony for top-3 for each race
  • Perks: Freezies, music will be played too!
  • Results: Click here for full results (PDF)
  • Media- Pictures & Videos: Link to brief report with photo gallery
  • Contact: torontoinline@yahoo.com
  • Rules: Helmet is required for all participants. Those under 16 years of age must use wrist/ palm protection, knee, and elbow protection. No shortcuts allowed. All skaters must obey the starting commands. No skating on the track when participant isn’t racing. No pushing, pulling, or knocking down other participants. No false starts. Please follow instructions of event officials/ judges/ referees. No tripping or bumping or blocking other participants. A race number (bib) must be worn on the hip- information for which side will be available on day of the event). No earphones or audio devices allowed to be worn. Finish is determined by the leading part of the skate that is on the ground that reaches the first edge of the finish line; if first skate is in the air, then the trailing skate will be used to determine the finish. No weaving (side to side) and no blocking or impeding other participants’ progress. Additional rules available here.
  • Registration and Entry Fee: $25 registration fee for Age Class, Open Category is $30 registration fee (open class can also participate in Age Class races too), registration deadline is July 14th at 10pm. You can pay via PayPal, Interact e-Transfer (make password “skating“). Once you submit registration form, you will be contacted to complete payment.
  • Disclaimer: *By submitting this form, you indicate that you have reviewed and are agreeing to the following Waivers and Forms (#1, #2, and #3). There is no need to print or submit these. #1) The Waiver [Waiver for Member] [Waiver for Visitor or Guest


Play on the Runway! Skating at Downsview This Weekend

June 21, 2022

On Sunday June 26th, Play on the Runway! will be held at Downsview from 2pm to 5pm. 

The public is invited to roll at Downsview airport celebrating North York’s 100th birthday The first 600 to register will receive free ice cream!

To register, visit https://www.id8downsview.ca/?name=Runway

To access the registration/details page, click the link on the banner at the top of the page.

https://www.id8downsview.ca/?name=Runway

TISC – 2022 Clothing Order

June 20, 2022

I am arranging a clothing order on behalf of TISC. The clothing features a new design and identity for TISC. I would like to offer a huge thank you to Larry Magloire for coming up with this beauty of a design.

You can have a look at the different items available below.

Please let me know which items you are interested in by e-mailing me at torontoinline@yahoo.com or seeing me in-person at skating practice. We can then sort out sizing and more precise cost before launching the order. There is a sizing chart on each image. I’m aiming to launch the order in August. I will be collecting payment PRIOR to ordering.

Here are VERY APPROXIMATE costs for items. They’re approximate because final cost will be influenced by factors such as number of items ordered, cost of shipping, and exchange rate, and my own mistakes.

  • skin suit (regular) $105
  • skin suit (Pro) $135
  • skating top (tight fitting lycra) $95
  • skating bottom (tight fitting lycra) $60
  • pants (warm-up, zip, tight fitting lycra) $125
  • pants (regular jogging pants) $TBA
  • hoodie $110
  • shorts (loose) $65
  • Jacket (wind jacket, not tight) $105
  • skating gloves $30

June 6th- Practice Cancelled

June 6, 2022

It’s raining. Tonight’s TISC practice is cancelled! See you next week!


May 16th- Practice Cancelled

May 16, 2022

Due to the rain, forecast, and soaked track, this evening’s skating is cancelled. See you next week.


April 25- Skating Cancelled

April 25, 2022

Once again, rain strikes skating down. This evening’s skating is cancelled.

Here is a picture of the before times in early April, when it didn’t rain (or snow) every Monday. See you next week????


April 18th – Skating Cancelled Due to Rain And Forecast

April 18, 2022

Today’s practice is cancelled as rain is starting to fall in parts of the city and the forecast is calling for much more rain this evening. See you next week!


2022 TISC Season- Info, Registration

March 23, 2022

All the information related to the Toronto Inline Skating Club’s 2022 season and how to register with the Toronto Inline Skating Club is included in this post. If you have questions, please contact torontoinlin@yahoo.com

The Toronto Inline Skating Club open its 2022 season on Monday April 4th 2022 at 6pm on the 400-meter track next to Father Redmond School at Colonel Samuel Smith Park.

LOCATION INFO

  • 28 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive, Toronto, Ontario, M8V4B7
  • Map


Skating will be weather dependent (conditions must be dry and safe – this site & FB page will be updated if practice is cancelled). The season will conclude with the final skate on September 26 2022.

1 of 11- HOW TO JOIN

All components of registration for membership must be completed prior to participating in TISC activities.

  1. Read and review the following documents (no need to print or submit them as you’ll be submitting agreement in the form below): 1) The Waiver [Waiver for Member] [Waiver for Visitor or Guest], 2) TISC Equity Climate Governance statement, and 3) COVID-19 Assumption of Risk
  2. Read all the information below that follows below
  3. Complete and submit the membership application form below (scroll down), which by submitting indicates you have reviewed and agree to the three documents under point 1 (Waiver, Equity Climate Statement, COVID-19 Assumption of Risk)
  4. Complete payment; TISC will accept payment via Paypal (you will be invoiced somewhat shortly after you have submitted your registration), cheque or cash (must be submitted in-person prior to participation)

2 of 11- HEALTH AND SAFETY INCLUDING COVID-19

  • ONTARIO COVID-19 SELF ASSESSMENT: Complete the Ontario COVID-19 Self Assessment prior to arrival at the venue/ location for participation in TISC programming and activities, and only attend and participate when the screening allows. [Click here for Ontario COVID-19 Self Assessment]
  • SIGN-IN: Complete sign-in: prior to participating in TISC programming and activities, sign-in must be completed. This includes physically signing a paper proving attendance. A sign-in area will be set-up and designated.
  • REQUIRED SAFETY EQUIPMENT: Helmet (CSA, EN, ASTM, CPSC or Snell B90/B95) and hand/ palm/ wrist protection (such as gloves, wrist guard, palm sliders) are required for ALL in order to participate. Helmet should NOT be damaged and should be one that hasn’t made contact with ground or any other surfaces/ items in a fall and should be in good condition. Skaters 15 years old and younger must wear elbow and knee protection as well. This equipment must by properly worm at all times while on the field of play (track).
  • SANITIZER: Sanitizer will be available on-site and available for TISC Members, Guests, and Visitors, and Accompanying Parties.
  • FACE COVERING: Face coverings and masks are not mandatory. An announcement will be made if there is a change to face covering requirements.
  • DISTANCE FROM OTHERS: Distancing from others is not being enforced. An announcement will be made if there is a change of requirement for distancing from others.
  • TISC COVID-19 WAIVER: Please review the COVID-19 Waiver [Click here to read TISC’s COVID-19 Waiver]

3 of 11- INSURANCE

The Toronto Inline Skating Club has purchased an insurance plan in order to operate and offer programming and activities. Members, Guests, and Visitors of the Toronto Inline Skating Club do not have access to or coverage for Sport Accident insurance through membership to TISC or via participation in TISC programming and activities. Those who participate with TISC (Members, Visitors, Guests) are responsible for all costs related to injuries and sport accident sustained during and related to TISC programming and activities. It is recommended that Members, Visitors, and Guests assess their own risk and exposure and consider any liabilities and potential costs related to sport accidents and injuries and make their own decision related to purchasing or not purchasing Sport Accident insurance.

4 of 11- WHAT TO BRING

This is a list of some of what you’ll need for a better experience skating with TISC:

  • Helmet (mandatory, certified by CSA, EN, ASTM, CPSC or Snell B90/B95) that fits properly and has not made contact with the ground and is not damaged during a fall
  • Skates (all types of skates are suitable)
  • Wrist guards or palm protection (mandatory)
  • Water bottle (with what you need to hydrate, for example water, sports drink) + nutrition (what you need to eat and consume- energy bars, gels, etc.)
  • Clothing for activity, suitable for the day’s weather
  • Skaters 15 years old and younger must wear elbow and knee protection as well

5 of 11- WHO SHOULD SKATE WITH TISC

If you can start rolling, stop safely, turn in both directions, skate on a variety of terrain (up hill, downhill, rough asphalt, over curbs, hop over small obstacles), and you’re stable on your skates, then TISC is the right place for you to improve your fitness, technique, group skills, and race strategies.

We hope to provide programming focused on younger skaters in late-May.

6 of 11- PROGRAMMING AND HOW PRACTICE WILL BE DELIVERED

The 2022 TISC season will see a return to traditional activities, including group skating featuring drafting, technical work, relays, interval programs, distance skating, and drills to enhance skills and agility.

Grouping will be a core organizational component, where skaters will be in fluid and flexible groups at various times based on a variety of criteria, including skills, speed, age, size, interest, and stability on skates.

One coach, Peter Doucet, will lead practices. Additional coaches, instructors, leaders, and volunteers will contribute to held deliver more targeted programming as well as supervise & manage activities (for example group leaders within a pack/ group).

7 of 11- GUESTS & VISITORS

The Toronto Inline Skating Club will offer two options outside of TISC membership for Guest and Visitors

  • GUEST: A guest is defined as an individual who has never held a TISC membership at any time prior to 2022. The cost is $20 to participate in two (2) TISC session/ activity/ practice held any Monday in 2022. An individual may act as a Guest (paying $20 for two TISC session/ activity/ practice) one time. To continue participating in TISC programming and activities after an individual has acted as a guest, the individual must either do so as a visitor or as a member.
  • VISITOR: A visitor is defined as an individual who has held a TISC membership at any time prior to 2022. The cost is $20 to participate in one (1) TISC session/ activity/ practice held any Monday in 2022. The number of times an individual may attend and participate as a visitor is unlimited. Each TISC session/ activity/ practice will cost $20 for the individual.

8 of 11- RENTAL SKATES

TISC has a supply of rental racing skates (low boots, carbon fiber shell, big wheels!) available to its members. To receive rental skates, all components of TISC membership must be complete, payment and forms must first be completed and deposits must be made prior to skates being rented.

Cost is $100 for the season starting in April to end of September + a $400 security deposit (post dated cheque which will be returned when the rental skaters are returned to TISC in similar condition than when rented), $50 is skates are returned within 1-month of the start of the rental. As the outdoor season passes (April to September), the rental rate is reduced by $10 for each month (example: $100 to rent April to September, $90 May to September, $80 June to September…). To rent skates, please speak with a club volunteer or coach at practice.

9 of 11- EVENTS, SPECIAL PRACTICES

TISC aims to host a special event during one of the TISC Monday session/ activity/ practices, dedicated to young skaters in late-May 2022. It is possible that more than 50 skaters under 10-years of age will attend this special event. We will announce the exact date at a later time. That will NOT be a usual session/ activity/ practice.

We also hope to host two weekend events, competitions on the track- one in June or July and a second in August. More details later.

10 of 11- ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, RULES

  • Use of helmet and hand or wrist protection is compulsory. You must wear your protective equipment at all times. Additional equipment (wrist and knee protection and mouth guard) is recommended.
  • Skaters 15 years old and younger must wear elbow and knee protection. Parents/ guardians can sign-off on required use of elbow and/ or knee protection.
  • Use of personal listening devices & earphones (mp3 players, ect.) is forbidden
  • Prior to skating with TISC, membership application must be completed and all relevant documents (waivers, health, equity) must be reviewed, and payment must be completed.
  • Bring your own water/ hydration/ food/ nutrition.
  • Sign-in must be completed prior to participation.
  • Follow the passing rules for the location (if unsure please ask the coach or instructor).  Leave lots of room between yourself and the skater(s) you’re passing (about 1-meter). On the 400-meter track, it is customary to skate on the left side (inside) and pass/ overtake/ overlap on the right side.
  • Each member or guest must sign in on the “Sign In” sheet at each practice.
  • Stay alert to others using venues- tracks, trails and streets- and be courteous at all times. Be mindful of, and vigilant for, other participants, skaters, cyclists, pedestrians and motor vehicles, which may share the road and may constitute a danger to you. Occasionally you will encounter those who act in a reckless or dangerous manner. Do not initiate a confrontation, but rather, if the situation warrants it, report the person/vehicle to the police. During TISC programming and activities, coach, instructor, or a TISC volunteer will handle the situation.
  • Avoid water, sand, dirt, grass, oil, debris, uneven or broken pavement, manhole covers and ‘road snakes’ (cracks sealed with tar). When skating in packs or groups, alert others to any oncoming hazards verbally and/or by pointing to the hazard side.
  • Please consult the website, and use the facebook page, and listen-up at practice for practice and event cancellations due to weather conditions (made approximately 1-2 hour prior to start time) and/ or club attendance at competitions, other special club events.
  • Please review and familiarize yourself with the section on Equity, Climate and Governance
  • Unless otherwise noted, all practice venues are alcohol free and smoking is prohibited. These are policies and requirements of property owners and managements of the venues and facilities where TISC holds permits for the use of the venues and facilities.
  • TISC programming and activities make use of group and individual drills and moment. This includes skating in groups, drafting, passing, moving and switching positions within the group (pack/ peloton), relays, technical drills, agility exercises, time-trials, wide and sharp turns, accelerations, decelerations, pacing, pursuits, races, competitions, balancing drills, isolating skating movements, and timed events.
  • Group skating typically features contact between skaters such as hands on the lower back/ hips.
  • When following/ drafting a skaters in a pack/ paceline, try to match the timing of your step/ push – for example, both skaters extending and pushing with the right skate at the same time.

11 of 11- REGISTRATION FORM, FEES

Individual Registration DateAdultStudent, 55 years +
June 27 2022$140$105
July 4 2022$130$97.50
July 11 2022$120$90
Ongoing…$10 less each week$7.50 less each week
Family Registration DateFamily of 2Family of 3 (inquire for family of 4 or more)
June 27 2022$224$294
July 4 2022$208$273
July 11 2022$192$252
Ongoing…$16 less each week$21 less each week

Completing and submitting this application indicates you have reviewed and agree to the documents (linked at the beginning of this post): 1) The Waiver , 2) TISC Equity Climate Governance statement, and 3) COVID-19 Assumption of Risk. There is NO NEED TO SIGN ANY DOCUMENTS. The submission of your application is considered as your review and agreement. A Paypal invoice will be sent to you at the e-mail address you submitted. Please check your junk-mail folder.

For family members, please complete an application for EVERY individual. For example, a family of three would submit three membership applications.

*UPDATED APRIL 2ND 11:15AM – ALL THE INFORMATION IS UP-TO-DATE AND COMPLETE. PLEASE CONTACT US AT TORONTOINLINE@YAHOO.COM IF THERE ARE ANY ERRORS, IF ANY INFORMATION IS MISSING, OR IF YOU HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS*


Notice: 2022 TISC Annual General Meeting: March 20th at 7pm

March 6, 2022

The Toronto Inline Skating Club will hold its Annual General Meeting on Sunday, March 20th at 7pm.

Full meeting details, including how to join the meeting (it will be held virtually via Zoom), the Agenda, the Proposed Budget, and the Minutes from the last Meeting (April 2021) will be shared with all who register prior to the meeting.

The Toronto Inline Skating Club’s Annual General Meeting is open to those who were members of TISC in 2021. In order to PARTICIPATE (or if you have questions), please REGISTER by contacting torontoinline@yahoo.com