ICE TIME REGISTRATION

How You Can Purchase Ice Time

Club skaters purchase ice in two different ways:

The Fargo Park District/Moorhead Park and Recreation ice registration is through city offices. The RRVFSC coaches are allowed to teach on city ice. This ice is available approximately October through March. The Fargo Park District/Moorhead Park & Recreation is liable for all incidents and accidents. Both the Fargo and Moorhead Park Districts sponsor an Ice Show in the spring. Information about the packages and purchase of ice from the city will be available from each Director of Figure Skating for the Park Districts.
The club purchases and sells ice to its members. Registration is through RRVFSC. Members will be notified when ice packages become available through the website. Club ice is available April through September. There is generally an April/May package, a summer package (June through August) and a September package. Skaters are assigned to specific sessions in the summer packages based on their dance test level. There is usually a 2-3 week break between packages.
Ice is purchased at various rinks in the FM area depending on cost and availability of ice. It is then packaged accordingly.

Ice package registration priorities have been
established as follows:

  • Up to registration deadline - club members only
  • Largest packages will get priority (summer only)
  • At deadline - associate members get priority over non members
  • After deadline--online registration date will take priority with members and non members being treated on the same basis

Instructions on the Ice

Club members may take lessons from any of the coaches that are approved by the RRVFSC Board of Directors to give lessons on RRVFSC ice. The skater (parent) needs to arrange separately with the coach for their lesson time. The skater will pay the lesson fees directly to the coach; our coaches are considered independent contractors for employment purposes.

All coaches who teach RRVFSC skaters on RRVFSC ice must be approved by the RRVFSC Board of Directors, be a member or associate member of the RRVFSC, and be a registered coach with US Figure Skating and participate in continuing education courses. In addition all club coaches receive concussion training. All coaches are encouraged to join the Professional Skaters Association and become rated. The club president may be contacted for information on the approved coaches. Coaches teaching associate or non club members on RRVFSC ice must also be registered coaches with US Figure Skating.
Rink Policies

General Rink Policies for all Skaters to Follow

These rules are not meant to restrict, but to let parents and skaters know what is expected and provide the safest possible atmosphere to skaters - thus avoiding frustration and injury. We want your skating experience to be fun and rewarding! We want you to accomplish many skating goals. We think these policies will enable everyone to get the most out of the time spent skating.

All coaches who teach RRVFSC skaters on RRVFSC ice must be approved by the RRVFSC Board of Directors, be a member or associate member of the RRVFSC, and be a registered coach with US Figure Skating and participate in continuing education courses. In addition all club coaches receive concussion training. All coaches are encouraged to join the Professional Skaters Association and become rated. The club president may be contacted for information on the approved coaches. Coaches teaching associate or non club members on RRVFSC ice must also be registered coaches with US Figure Skating.

Respect for each skater's time:

  1. Respect the music being played for all skaters, whether it is being used for lessons or practice. Music time must be shared and there will be ample time for each skater's music. Only one skater is needed in the music area at any time operating the music system. Show consideration for a skater performing their program. Give the right of way to the person having a lesson or music being played. STAY CLEAR!
  2. When a skater is being given a lesson by a coach, do not interrupt them.
  3. Special courtesy should be shown to testers and competitors prior to a test session or competition. Eventually all skaters will benefit from this courtesy.
  4. Talking on the ice should be kept to a minimum. Visit off the ice.
  5. Each skater should have an opportunity to have their program played once before skaters play their music a second time. Skaters are not to change the order of CD's.
  6. Be on time. Don't switch lesson times with another skater without permission from your coach.
  7. Leave the ice immediately when the session ends and the Zamboni comes on for resurfacing.

Locker Room:

  1. Keep the locker room neat at all times. THROW YOUR GARBAGE IN THE TRASH CONTAINER, NOT ON THE FLOOR.
  2. RRVFSC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST ARTICLES. Possessions should be locked in your locker while you are out skating. When you leave at the end of the day be sure that you have either taken all your possessions with you or locked them up in your locker - and closed the lock!
  3. No music is to be played in the locker room.

Respect for valuable ice time:

  1. Be prompt for sessions and have the necessary clothing and equipment with you before getting on the ice.
  2. Use the restroom during breaks and resurfaces.
  3. During dance and free skate do not stand along the sides of the ice or stand in or continue to skate in the corners. Keep moving and use the entire ice surface.
  4. Skaters will be allowed 5 minutes for changing skates, etc. and returning to the ice.
  5. Coaches are not required to be at the rink if they are not giving lessons. For this reason, there are times we will have parents there to keep the sessions running smoothly. Please keep in mind parents deserve the same respect and have the same authority as coaches while they are acting in this capacity.

General Policies at the rink:

  1. Reasonable manners and behavior are expected both on and off the ice. Please refer to the Code of Conduct you have signed to be aware of inappropriate behavior. Disciplinary actions will be taken if need be. Make an honest effort to respect one another.
  2. No gum chewing, food or beverage is allowed on the ice at any time.
  3. If you are ill or going to be absent, follow your coach's policy for cancelling your lessons.
  4. Problems or concerns regarding ice or arena conditions should be communicated to the club president - never complain directly to the rink manager or crew.
  5. The coach's room is a business office and is to be used by the coaches only.
  6. Skate guards should be worn at all times when you are not on the ice. No walking on the ice in shoes (except coaches and judges).