WANT TO JOIN? CHECK OUT THIS FIRST LINK WITH ALL INFO FOR 2022
WHERE: LOCATION INFO
- 28 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive, Toronto, Ontario, M8V4B7
WHEN: DAY AND TIME
TISC skates on Mondays at 6pm.
Before coming out skate, please review the following information:
- 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]
- 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
- 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.
- 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.