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Winter CanSkate and Pre-CanSkate programs are full

Update Vaccination Policy for RSC (Nov 8, 2021) - Read here



Registration will be closed for any sessions which become filled. The Club reserves the right to change categories or ice times at any time during the skating year, and cancel programs where minimum registration levels are not met. Rideau Skating Club is not required to make up lost time or compensate customers for closing arenas due to Acts of God.

Skate Canada Registrant Fee

Skate Canada’s mission is to be a leader in the delivery of skating programs and to have a continuing legacy of champions. In order to achieve this goal, it is critical that best in class programs are developed and executed by Skate Canada, our clubs, skating schools and coaches. This is facilitated, in part, through the collection of a fee from all those who participate. The registrant fee is shared equally between Skate Canada and our Sections in carrying out our respective objectives.

The Skate Canada Registrant Fee is collected from each participant in a Skate Canada program. The fee is collected once per year through the registrant's skating club. The fee provides the registrant with insurance while participating a Skate Canada program. For the 2021-2022 season, the fee covers September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022.

The Skate Canada fee is mandatory and non-refundable. The fee for the 2021-2022 season is $44 per registrant.

Missed Classes

Participants are to attend all classes as scheduled for the program in which they are registered. In the event that a participant is unable to attend a scheduled class(es), make-up classes, refunds, or credits for the missed class(es) will not be provided.

Helmet Use Policy

This policy is accepted at the time of registration.

All Skate Canada member clubs and skating schools who offer a CanSkate program must ensure all CanSkate and Adult CanSkate participants up to and including Stage 5 must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet while on the ice.

This policy also applies to all other Skate Canada programs, therefore anyone who lacks good control/balance when skating forward, backward and has difficulty stopping, as well as maneuvering around obstacles on the ice must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet.

See the full policy at Safe Sport - Helmet Use Policy

Withdrawals / Refunds

This policy is accepted at the time of registration.

All requests for program withdrawals and/or refunds must be done in writing to We do not accept in person or over the phone withdrawal or refund requests. 

See the full Refund Policy at 2020 RSC Refund Policy.pdf

Program Changes

All requests for program changes must be done in writing to We do not accept in person or over the phone program changes. 

See the full Program Change Policy at 2020 RSC Program Change Policy.pdf

Privacy Policy

This policy is accepted at the time of registration.

Privacy Policy Appendix A: Notice of Collection Statement

Your privacy and the protection of your personal information is important to us. Your personal information is required to register you with Skate Canada in any capacity, including, without limitation, as a Skate Canada registrant, coach or in connection with your affiliation with a skating club or skating school and to administer various services, such as Skate Canada events. Your personal information may also be exchanged with Skate Canada affiliates which includes your local skating club or skating school or provincial association or section. By accepting this policy, you expressly provide your consent to the sharing of your personal information with Skate Canada and as described herein for purposes of registration and receipt of national services delivered by Skate Canada. We adopt the 10 Fair Information Principles into our privacy program, and employ reasonable measures to protect against unauthorized access, processing, disclosure, alteration, destruction or loss of your personal information. See Skate Canada's Privacy Policy for more details.

See the full Privacy Policy at 2021 RSC Privacy Policy.pdf

Media Policy

This policy is accepted at the time of registration.
Rideau Skating Club, from time to time, takes photographs or videos of the skaters. Any photograph or video may be included on our website or Facebook page, in the local newspapers, or any other Club related document, information sheet or advertising relating to the Club. The use of photographs and video will be limited to these purposes. Please email if you have any questions regarding this policy.

Code of Conduct

Rideau Skating Club (RSC) is committed to ensuring a quality experience for all members.

All members of Rideau Skating Club are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the values of RSC which include integrity, inclusiveness and collaboration.

The following Code of Conduct shall apply to all members of Rideau Skating Club:

Members shall treat all individuals and property with dignity and respect, including but not limited to peers, athletes, coaches, officials, parents, opponents, sponsors, media, and spectators and event organizers.

Members shall refrain from any behaviour or comments, which are sexist, racist, abusive, disrespectful or otherwise offensive.

Members shall avoid any conduct, which brings Rideau Skating Club into disrepute, including but not limited to abusive use of alcohol, non-medical use of drugs and use of alcohol by minors and gambling.

Members shall at all times adhere to the policies, procedures, rules, standards, and ethics of Rideau Skating Club.

Skate Canada's National Safe Sport Program

Rideau Skating Club follows Skate Canada’s National Safe Sport Program

See the program at Skate Canada Safe Sport

Concussions / Rowan's Law

The recognition of concussion in sport is coming to the forefront of injury in sport. More and more scientific and public press attention is paid to this injury, and our knowledge of the causation, effects and outcomes of concussion injury is expanding daily. Skate Canada and its medical team recognize the importance and need for athletes, parents, coaches and other team members to rapidly and appropriately recognize and respond to a concussion injury. 

There are Skate Canada and Skate Canada Central Ontario policies currently available for parents, skaters and coaches to reference, and links for these are provided below.

Please note that this information is for general information purposes only. It is not intended to and does not constitute any medical advice and does not contain any medical diagnoses, symptom assessments or medical opinions.

Skate Canada Concussion Policy
Skate Ontario Concussion Policy
Rideau Skating Club's Concussion Resources Page, Rowan's Law