Please see www.sjspeedskaters.ca for full information on the group levels, mandatory and suggested equipment, skating schedule, schedule changes, upcoming meets, helpful links about our sport and a full calendar. Follow "Saint John Amateur Speed Skating Club" on Facebook for updates as well.
* NOTE ABOUT SCHEDULE BELOW - In the event that times and days indicated here are changed during the season, it will be noted on the website.
START DATE FOR Groups 1 & 2 IS OCTOBER 14th 2017. Groups 3, 4 & 5 start October 14th.
Group 5 Learn to Skate: Beginner - Age 3 (as of June 30, 2017) and upRegistration Fee $250Saturday 12:15-12:45 pmSunday 3:45-4:15 pm Group 4 Learn to Skate: Skills ImprovementRegistration Fee $325Saturday 11:30 am-12:15Sunday 4:15-5:00 pm
Group 3 Introduction to Speed SkatingRegistration Fee $350 + Fundraising Fee $125Saturday 10:30-11:30 amSunday 5:00-6:00 pm
Group 2 Intermediate Speed SkatingRegistration Fee $450 + Fundraising Fee $150 Tuesday & Thursday 5:30-6:30 pmSaturday 9:15-10:15 am
Group 1 Advanced Competitive Speed Skating Registration Fee $600 + Fundraising Fee $200Tuesday & Thursday 6:45-8:15 pmSaturday 7:30-9:00 am
FAMILY DISCOUNTThere is a discount for more than one skater in one family. The higher group child pays full fee and others will get a discount according to their group.Group 4 & 5 - $10 off second child/siblingsGroup 1,2,3 - $20 off second child/siblings
FUNDRAISINGFUNDRAISING CHEQUE MUST BE SUBMITTED AT REGISTRATION BEFORE FIRST ICE TIME.There is a $125 fundraising fee for each Group 3 skater, $150 fundraising fee for each Group 2 skater, $200 Fundraising fee for each Group 1 skater. A post dated cheque for February 28th, 2018 is collected at registration. Skaters may participate in as many of the Fundraising events as they want to earn back their money. Most will be done between Oct-Dec; details will be on the website and in e-mails. If you fundraise over your fundraising fee then the excess amount will go to SJASSC. If you prefer to not participate in fundraising activities, the fundraising cheque will be cashed .
PAYMENTRegistration fees may be paid in full at registration, or with two equal payments; one due at registration, and the other a post dated cheque for Nov. 15. Make cheques out to "SJASSC". Payments must be made before first ice time. Cheques may be given in-person at registration or payments given by e-transfer.
e-transfer email...firstname.lastname@example.org FOR E-TRANSFERS, BOTH PARENTS NAMES AND CHILD'S NAMES MUST BE ON EMAIL!
REFUND POLICY: See the website or email club for details.
EQUIPMENT: Please look at the equipment list and photos on our website under "Registration" to make sure your child has all the necessary equipment for their safety. http://www.sjspeedskaters.ca/registration/equipment-list.html
Group 4-5 LEARN TO SKATE: Skates (any type, with sharpened blades), Helmet (skating, hockey or bike), Neck guard (bib-style), Knee pads (soft-volleyball style), Soccer shin guards to cover front of shin (not the ankle), Padded gloves or mittens no fleece or knitted gloves/mittens. Splash pants or snow suits. Optional: eye protection (available from club), elbow pads.
Group 3 INTRODUCTION TO SPEED SKATING: All skaters will be on speed skates. Group 3 equipment : speed skates and appropriate guards (rented before season starts), helmet (can start with other helmets, but will need speed skating helmet for competitions), neck guard (bib style), safety glasses with strap, knee pads (soft), shin guards (hard soccer; shin only, not ankle), cut resistant gloves, kevlar ankle guards, skinsuit or athletic clothing, cut resistant undersuit ( can be rented from club).
Group 1-2 SPEED SKATING: speed skates (your own or rented), soft and hard blade guards, skating helmet, neck guard (bib style), safety glasses with strap, knee pads (separate or built in), hard shin guards, kevlar ankle guards, cut resistant gloves, skinsuit, cut resistant undersuit.
-Most basic equipment such as skates for gr. 4-5-volleyball knee pads, bib style neck guards, shin guards, helmets and gloves can be purchased at sport stores, Walmart, Canadian tire, etc.-In the upstairs office we have more specialized equipment for sale including ankle guards, eye protection, speed skating helmets, skating gloves, basic skinsuits and some used equipment. There is a limited number of cut-resistant undersuits for rent. -Eye protection must be clear or amber shatterproof polycarbonate, ANSI Z87.1, with strap. (Oakleys, Black knight Raquetball or safety glasses.) We have nice fitting safety glasses available for $10.
CLUB RENTALSRENTAL SPEED SKATES are available (group 3,2,1). Rental fee is $130 for a pair of boots and blades + $200 damage deposit cheque post dated March 15th 2018, or $75 boots only + $100 damage deposit cheque post dated March 15th 2018 , $75 blades only + $100 damage deposit cheque post dated March 15th 2018. Skates will be tried on and rented PRIOR to the first day of skating. CUT RESISTANT UNDERSUITS- Rental fee of $80 + $105 damage deposit cheque post dated March 15th 2018.
NOTE: ***Buying/Renting Equipment from the Club- Rental Date - Saturday, September 30th at 9-11am at the Charles Gorman Arena
*NOTE-CHILDREN WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ON THE ICE WITHOUT ALL SAFETY EQUIPMENT FOR THEIR LEVEL OR THEIR PAYMENTS. (If you forget a piece of equipment, check to see if we have a loaner)
CODE OF CONDUCT:Parents/Guardians are expected to be in the arena and be responsible for the behavior of their children while they are at practice and during competitions. Skaters and Parents are expected to treat coaches, officials, volunteers and other skaters with respect, both on and off the ice. Coaches are expected to treat skaters, officials and volunteers with respect, both on and off the ice.
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Club Contact e-mail: SJASSC@gmail.com