The St. Louis Skating Club (SLSC) has developed the following ice rules and regulations for the purpose of providing safe skating conditions, an environment for learning, and an atmosphere for pleasant skating.
SLSC purchases ice from the Brentwood and Kirkwood Parks and Recreation Departments for designated periods of time. SLSC Club ice season begins in mid-August and runs through May. The Brentwood rink closes for six weeks mid-May for yearly maintenance. The club contracts ice for its skating membership in advance for each designated season, with the understanding that the membership will support the club throughout the entire season. Download the club ice rules.
General Ice Rules and Regulations:
- Club ice is open to SLSC skaters, associate club skaters and coaches in good standing with SLSC and USFS. Skaters must have passed pre-preliminary moves, ISI Freestyle 2, or be instructed by a coach to be on club ice.
- Guests and prospective members who are USFS members in good standing are welcome to skate on SLSC ice once at the walk-on rate. Afterwards, the skater must become a member of SLSC to utilize club ice.
- The first couple of minutes of all sessions should be used for the purpose of warm up.
- Proper skating attire is required on the ice. Street clothes should not be worn.
- Skaters may not chew gum, eat or smoke on the ice.
- Drinking water from a non-breakable bottle is permitted and may be placed on the ledge of the boards.
- No headphones or iPods may be used while skating on Club ice.
- Profanity and derogatory comments are inappropriate and will not be permitted during club ice sessions.
- Family and friends of skaters are welcome and encouraged to watch sessions from the bleachers and lobby. Only skaters, monitors and coaches are allowed on the penalty box side of the ice.
- All videotaping must be done from the bleachers unless authorized by the Ice Monitor or Ice Chairperson.
- Any complaints regarding ice rules and usage of ice during club sessions should be submitted in writing to the Ice Chairperson.
- Skaters should not monopolize certain sections of the ice, especially the center and landing zones.
- A maximum of 21 skaters will be permitted on the ice.
- Fallen skaters must get up immediately. Do not sit or lie on the ice.
- Ice must be paid to the Ice Monitor or Ice Chairperson PRIOR to taking the ice.
- Music played on Club ice may not contain any profane language.
- Skaters should use common sense and courtesy to avoid collisions or startling other skaters.
- The harness may only be used by coaches and only if no more than 18 skaters are utilizing the ice.
- All skaters need to be mindful of the ice pattern and be aware of all skaters working on pattern, whether for ice dancing, moves in the field or footwork.
- No group lessons are permitted.
- No more than two skaters may be connected on club ice.
- Synchronized skating by more than two skaters, whether connected or unconnected, is not permitted on Club ice.
- Program music will be played in the order in which they are turned in to the music monitor. If time allows, a program may be played a second time after all other music has been played. In the absence of a music monitor, the coaches will be in charge of the music and must follow the established rules.
- A coach may request that a student's music be played out of order one time during that student's lesson. Other times, the coach must carry a handheld player. An exception to this rule may be applied only when there are no other CDs waiting to be played.
- The following priority will be followed regarding the right-of-way (highest priority listed first).
- Skaters who are performing to their music over the ice and wearing a vest.
- Skaters taking lessons from their coach.
- All other skaters.
- Only coaches approved by SLSC can teach, coach or train members during club sessions. Approved coaches should be respectful of St. Louis Skating Club.
- Coaches should teach Club Ice rules and general rules of etiquette to their skaters and encourage them to obey them. If a monitor asks a coach to speak to a skater about violating etiquette/rules, the coach should respond to the request.
- Payment for club ice must be paid to the Ice Monitor or Ice Chairperson PRIOR to taking the ice.
- Payment may only be in the form of cash or checks for walk-on ice.
- Punch cards are available from the ice monitor in 10- and 20-session cards.
- Skaters who remain on the ice past their purchased time slot will be charged an additional fee of $8.00 per half hour. This additional time must be paid to the Ice Monitor or Ice Chairperson that day.
The SLSC will refund money paid for ice time only under the following conditions:
- Serious illness or injuries which prevent a skater from using ice for an extended period of time must be reported to the Ice Chair or members of the Board of Directors. Confirmation from an attending physician must be included in the information provided to the appropriate club officers.
- Personal situations that would impair one's commitment to skating should be presented to the SLSC Board on an individual basis for review. Absence due to skating competitions does not qualify for a refund.
The Ice Monitor reserves the right to remove any skater from the ice who does not adhere to the ice rules. The incident will be documented and reported to the Ice/Rules Chair and/or President of the club.
Serious or repeated violations of Club Ice Rules will be reported to the Ice/Rules Committee, which will then bring violators to the Board of Directors.
The Board will then follow these steps:
- 1st offense: Verbal notice to the skater, parent, or coach
- 2nd offense: Written letter from the Board to the skater, parent, or coach
- 3rd offense: Loss of Club Ice privileges for 1 week without reimbursement
- 4th offense: Loss of Club Ice privileges for the entire season
Be aware and considerate of others on the ice at all times.