WANT TO JOIN? CHECK OUT THIS FIRST LINK WITH ALL INFO FOR 2023
WHERE: LOCATION INFO
- 28 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive, Toronto, Ontario, M8V4B7
WHEN: DAY AND TIME
TISC skates on Mondays at 6pm from May 1st to September 25th.
POSSIBLE SECOND EVENING OF SKATING
TISC is looking into offering a second evening of skating on Thursdays at 6pm from early June to end of August in Mississauga on a smooth 400-meter track near Dundas and Mavis.
Before coming out skate, please review the following information:
- 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]
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.
REGISTRATION WITH ROLLER SPORTS CANADA
The Toronto In-Line Skating Club will offer support to Roller Sports Canada (RSC), the National Governing Body for the sport in Canada, by including RSC membership when joining TISC. Given RSC organizes key events and allows coaches and officials to access education and certification, it is in the best interest to the sport to offer this support.
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
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.
PROGRAMMING AND HOW PRACTICE WILL BE DELIVERED
The 2023 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).
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 2023. The cost is $20 to participate in two (2) TISC session/ activity/ practice held any Monday in 2023. 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 2023. The cost is $20 to participate in one (1) TISC session/ activity/ practice held any Monday in 2023. 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.
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 (being May to September for 2023), the rental rate is reduced by $10 for each month (example: $100 to rent May to September, $80 May to September, $70 June to September…). To rent skates, please speak with a club volunteer or coach at practice.
EVENTS, SPECIAL PRACTICES
TISC may host a special events during session/ activity/ practices. This will be communicated. For 2023, we hope to host two or three weekend events, competitions on the track similar to 2022 events Roll The Stars and Roll-A-Fest.
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.
I live in St. Catharines and have not met any speedskaters here. I would like to join your Hamilton Beach Trail group and would like to know whether it is Saturday or Sunday on any particular weekend. (Having said that, I’m not available Saturday the 21st.)
Hi Lee- as the race season is now under way, the day skaters meet will vary. Your best bet to find out exactly when the skate is on a given weekend is to email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a speedskater from Germany and will live in Toronto for 3 month. I would like to join your training. Can I just come to your training and bring the signed waiver and signed guest membership or real membership?
I already have a license from the german federation of speedskating, is it also necessary to have the license from RSC?
thanks and see you in Toronto
Jochen from Stuttgart
For three months, it will be less expensive to join the Toronto Inline Skating Club rather than skate as a guest. You should have membership form and waiver.
The Toronto Inline Skating Club will recognize membership with another recognized Federation/ National Governing Body.
All the best in your travels-
thanks a lot for the great training, races and friendship.
The three month with you all were an wonderful time, that I will never forget.
Jochen from Stuttgart
I live in down town Toronto and I am searching for roller skater coaching classes in down town for my 5 years old daughter.
Please let me know about down town nearby locations.
Hi there Rajeshwar-
For beginner lessons, I’ll refer you to Stephen Fisher: http://inlineskatinginstruction.yolasite.com/
I’m in town for the summer and would like to learn to inline skate. I have no experience, do you take on people at my level of experience? Also what is the earliest age you take on children?
For beginner lessons, TISC refers those interested to Stephen Fisher: http://inlineskatinginstruction.yolasite.com/
When you’ve acquired basic skating skills (you can stand, move, turn, and stop) and you’re looking to get into fitness or racing, please come out and try TISC TISC.
For Youth, the youngest who currently skate with TISC are about 10 years old.
I live in North Etobicoke area and am looking for Roller blades private coaching lessons for my 14 year old son. please suggest if there is any in west end or nearby locations ..I would like to register him in beginners course. I would also like to know the days of lessons, time and fees. Thanks in advance.
Hi there- the Scooter’s Indoor Speed Club offers beginner and youth instruction on Sundays- next session is December 16th at 11:30am- show up at least 15-minutes before so you can sign waivers. Make sure you have helmet and skates- http://scootersindoor.wordpress.com/
I’m looking forward to the first session on Thursday. I have a lot of varied skating experience, but no inline skates yet. I see that you have rental skates available. Would it be possible to come a bit early on Thursday to set up a rental? (I have all the forms, etc. ready to go). Thanks so much!
Hi Kerry- I will e-mail you in a few minutes re. the rental skates. Looking forward to seeing you out on Thursday.
My daughter is a skater who is 8 years old and like to find the best place to continue her inline skating practice. we are currently living in Beijing. Is there a 200 meter banked track in Canada?
Hello Qi- the Toronto Inline Skating Club will run an outdoor program from early April 2014 to the end of September 2014. We will likely use a 200-meter flat track as well as a 400-meter flat track in the West-end of the City of Toronto.
There is one 200-meter banked track in Canada. It is located in Harritson, Ontario which is about 2-hour West of Toronto- https://www.facebook.com/CanadianInlineTrainingCentre
I’m planing to go for the Coming up Thursday session. I used to be a competitive inline skater in Colombia (long time ago) and because I love this sport so much I would like to try skating again just for fun. I see that you rent skates, what can I do to rent them for this coming Thursday.. Also I’m excited to meet the group and start skating again.
I’m glad to read you’re interested in skating with the Toronto Inline Skating Club.
In order to rent skates from TISC, you have to join TISC, and once you’re a member, there’s a $400 deposit that’s required.
If you just want to come out and skate as a guest, your first time is free and then it’s $10 each time, up to 5 times maximum.
Let me know what size you are (european sizing if possible) and I’ll see if we have your size and I’ll have them this Thursday. Please note that if it’s raining, we’ll cancel the practice.
Hi do you have any private instructor? I need an instructor for 3 of us who are all beginners
Hello Mah- try http://inlineskatinginstruction.yolasite.com/about-the-instructor.php All the best with rolling along!
Hello, my name is Gustavo and I will like to sign in my niece as a guess during the week of August 21 – 27; she will be visiting Canada that week and she need to keep practicing as she have some oncoming tournament back home. She is 13 years old. Let me know if she can join your practices that week.
Is there any phone number that I can call for information or to sign her in?? . Please let me know. Thanks
Good morning Gustavo-
Go to this page, which has the form for you to complete and submit. https://tisc.wordpress.com/2022/03/23/2022-tisc-season-info-registration/
Cost will be $20 which covers two practices. I hope this helps.
Hello Peter, thanks for the link, do you know if there is any phone number to get more detail information, like the date, time and place of the practices?
Yes, all the information is on that link. Date is every Monday (we don’t skate if it’s raining. Time is 6pm start. Location: 400-meter track at Father Redmond School: 28 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive, Toronto, Ontario, M8V4B7.