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									                       EICFSC On Ice Rules and Conduct
Skating is basically an individual sport, and activities during most practice sessions are
relatively unstructured. Some basic rules must be observed for safety and to ensure that
everyone can make effective use of their ice time. It is essential to respect the rights of
other skaters and be constantly aware of who is around you.

   No talking or gathering on the ice. You must remain in motion at all times. If you must have a
    conversation with another skater, move it off the ice. When talking to a coach near the boards,
    keep your bottom or your hip touching the boards, so you are not in the way of other skaters.
   When entering onto the ice surface, or skating away from the boards, look both ways.
   “In Program” – The skater who is wearing the vest or sash (whose music is playing) has the
    right of way at all times over all other skaters, and other skaters are expected to give them free
    maneuvering room. (The purpose of the vest/sash is to make the skater more noticeable.)
   A skater using the harness has the right of way over other skaters, except a skater “in program”.
   During 45 minute and longer freestyle sessions, the first 10 minutes will be “moves in the field”
    only, subject to the following exceptions: (1) skater is in a lesson with their coach (2) the ice
    session immediately follows a “moves in the field” session.
   When two or more freestyle sessions are together, during the first 10 minutes of each
    subsequent session, “moves in the field” have the right of way.
   No spins or standstill jumps in the corners.
   If you fall on the ice, get up immediately.
   Stretching is allowed on the boards, but make sure you do not extend your leg out straight
    behind you.
   Only solo skaters and ice dance pairs may practice their programs. Other than ice dancers, no
    programs may be skated with more than one skater and no “shadowing” is allowed
   No backward spirals, subject to the following exceptions: (1) skater is working with a coach (2)
    during a moves-in-the field session (3) skater is doing their program to music
   No props may be used that create a hazard by sitting on or being dragged over the ice. No
    props that leave any residue on the ice.
   Clothing – Skaters must wear appropriate attire - skating dress or skirt and tights or dance type
    pants or shorts that fit snuggly to the leg. No hooded sweatshirts.
   No skaters in the music playing area.
   No pounding on the boards.
   No eating or chewing gum on the ice.
   No kicking or damaging the ice surface.
   Headphones or ear pieces may not be worn in both ears on the ice.
   Music and choreography- must be in good taste, appropriate for all ages, and not overly

The following behaviors are not allowed by skaters, coaches, or parents. Infractions may result in
any of the above being asked to leave the ice. Skaters will not be refunded for that session.
 Inappropriate language.
 Purposely blocking, following or obstructing other skaters.

                     EICFSC Check-In and Ice Monitor Responsibilities
                                                   April 2010

Check-In Responsibilities:
   1. Be there 15 minutes before the session begins.
   2. Obtain a locker room for the skaters by getting a key from an arena worker. Put a sign on the locker room
       door and direct skaters to put skates on in the locker room.
   3. Obtain the “club cart” from the coaches’ locker room and put the cart at the entrance to the ice NOT in
       the lobby.
   4. Sign your name at the bottom of the check-in sheet. If you do not sign it you will be counted as
   5. We do not always have people checking in for MIF sessions. If you are doing check-in for the
       freestyle session before or after a MIF session take some time to help out with the check-in
       process for the MIF session.
   6. All guest coaches must obtain a guest coach punch card, which the check-in monitor will find in the club
       binder. The punch card must be punched by the check-in monitor each date a guest coach is coaching on
       our ice. The guest coach needs to present their USFS card and the ice monitor should verify their
       name and expiration date.
   7. Check each skater in before they get on the ice:
        Check with any buy-on skater or parent to make sure the skater has passed the appropriate test to
           skate on that level of ice.
        If a contract skater knows they will be late for a session, they may ask that their spot be held by
           notifying the monitor in advance – no holds may be placed after the session has begun.
        Buy-ons will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis – skaters may not buy-on in
           advance by writing their name in the book prior to an ice session.
        Any non-EICFSC member wishing to “buy-on” must identify their home club or provide their USFS
           number, note this information on the check-in sheet as only USFS skaters are allowed on Club ice.
           Collect a check from these buy-ons prior to the session.
        If a contracted skater without a late or hold notice does not check in within the first 10 minutes of their
           session, their spot may be sold to a buy-on skater. Note: Spots with a late or hold notice should NOT
           be sold to buy-on skaters.
        If selling a buy-on spot during the first ten minutes of a full ice session, notify the buy-on skater in
           advance of getting on the ice that if the contracted skater shows up within 10 minutes of the session’s
           start time they will be asked to leave the ice and their check refunded.
        If the buy-on skater is a home or associate club member of EICFSC list their name under the buy-on
           portion of the check-in sheet. Also write in the amount that they should be billed.
        If a non-club member buys onto our ice, put their check in the check-holder box that is attached to the
           club cart.
   8. At end of the session, put sashes and locker room sign back on the cart and return cart to coaches’ room.

Ice Monitor and Music Responsibilities
    1. Monitor skater’s behavior and enforce on-ice rules.
    2. During each ice session, play music according to the following music playing policy:
        Music will be played in the order in which it is requested, except that skaters in a lesson have priority
        Ensure that a skater doing their program wears the sash, but only the skater doing their program may
           be on the ice while wearing a sash – no “double sashing”
        A skater in a lesson will only be given priority twice
        Only two “coach bumps” in a row are allowed, then one skater from the queue will go
        Skaters requesting their music a second time will be accommodated after all skaters in line have had
           their music played at least once
        Skaters who wish to play more than one program are treated the same as a skater requesting the
           same program again
        No music should be played during “moves in the field” time
    3. Only ice monitors are allowed on the side of the arena where music is being played.

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