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PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT
Notice of Collection Statement
Skate Canada is committed to ensuring that all skaters have the opportunity to participate in a safe and welcoming environment that
is encouraging and promotes their overall development. Parents have an enormous influence on skaters’ experiences in the sport.
The quality of a skater’s experience is determined by their relationships with parents and the manner in which parents conduct themselves in the Skate Canada environment.
In this code “parents” shall refer to “parents and guardians”. This code applies to all parents who are members of Skate Canada or
have children who are members of Skate Canada. Parents shall abide by this code at all times while participating in any Skate Canada
club or school, competition, or activity.
Parents shall refrain from any behaviour or comments which are profane, insulting, harassing, sexist, racist, abusive, disrespectful or otherwise offensive without hostility or violence.
Parents shall emphasize the importance of values like sportsmanship, respect, cooperation, competition and teamwork to their son/daughter offering praise for competing fairly, participation and skill development.
Parents shall model and encourage their son/daughter to maintain a healthy balance between skating and life. (e.g., school, other activities, social life, etc.)
Parents shall model and encourage balanced, healthy food choices and subscribing to an active and healthy lifestyle.
Parents shall set high, but reasonable expectations for their son/daughter’s participation in skating focusing on development and
enjoyment for the child.
Parents shall instill confidence in their son/daughter’s ability and skill development, always avoiding comparisons with other
Parents shall celebrate the acquisition of skills and goals achieved by their son/daughter.
Parents, along with the professional coach and the athlete, shall be considered members of a team whose main concern is the child’s overall progress and development. Parents shall respect that the professional coach is responsible and empowered for the on‐ice and off‐ice development of the athlete. A parent’s role shall be to take a healthy interest in their child’s progress and development and be responsible for the child’s nutrition, rest, adherence to off‐ice training regimen set by the coach or other fitness professional, overall health, life‐balance, and moral and emotional support.
Parents shall ensure their son/daughter wears proper skating clothing and equipment.
Parents shall never provide alcohol or drugs to minors in a Skate Canada environment.
Parents shall never provide or advocate the use of performance enhancing drugs or substances.
Parents shall avoid any conduct, which brings their club, skating school, Section or Skate Canada, into disrepute, including but not
limited to abusive use of alcohol, non‐medical use of drugs and gambling.
Parents shall openly support and uphold this code of conduct policy and take action and steps to ensure other parents follow and
uphold this code of conduct policy.
Parents shall adhere to the policies, procedures, rules, standards, and ethics of Skate Canada at all times.
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 submitting this form, 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
For further information or comments regarding our protection of your privacy, please contact Skate Canada at firstname.lastname@example.org .