Ice Show Frequently Asked Questions

 

When and where are rehearsals?
When and where is the Ice Show held?
Is the Ice Show open to all skaters?
What will my skater be doing?
How are skaters grouped for the Ice Show?
What about helmets?
Where do I register?
When are the Ice Show Information Costume Measurement Sessions?
When do I have to register?
How many show numbers will my skater participate in? What is the registration fee?
What do my registration fees cover?
Are there any extra costs?
Does my skater get to keep his/her Ice Show costume?
Does my skater have to attend every practice?
What other commitment is required?
How much time will my CanSkater be on the ice during the show?
How are solos and other highlighted performers chosen?
What if my skater does not wish to participate after I have registered?


 

When and where are rehearsals?

CanSkate rehearsals begin Monday May 7, 2018. STARSkate rehearsals begin Thursday May 10, 2018. Ice Show rehearsals are held at Meadowvale 4 Rinks (Rink 3) from May 7, 2018 to May 24, 2018. All skaters must participate in the dress rehearsal at Iceland Arena on the evening of Friday, May 25, 2018.

A detailed rehearsal schedule will be posted at the beginning of April, but generally skaters can expect to rehearse 2-3 times per show number. CanSkater rehearsals will generally be scheduled when CanSkate sessions would normally run (Monday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings) and CanSkaters can expect to practice 3 times before the dress rehearsal.

When and where is the Ice Show held?

All performances are at Iceland Arena, 5500 Rose Cherry Place – May 25 (evening dress rehearsal starts at 5 pm), May 26 (1:30 pm and 7:00 pm performances) and May 27 (1:30 pm performance). All skaters participate in all 3 performances plus the dress rehearsal.

Is the Ice Show open to all skaters?

Yes! All skaters from Level 1 CanSkate through all our levels of STARSkate are invited to participate. In fact, our youngest CanSkaters are often the most popular part of the show. CanSkaters MUST be registered in Session 2 CanSkate in order to participate in Ice Show.

What will my skater be doing?

Each skater will be assigned to a specific group, according to skill level. During rehearsal time, our coaches will choreograph a number to fit the accompanying music, and it will be performed by the group during each Ice Show performance. Skaters are grouped according to skill level, and our coaches design each show number to showcase the appropriate skating level, so everyone can participate and enjoy!

How are skaters grouped for the Ice Show?

Once registration is complete, the Ice Show Director along with our coaches work to group skaters of similar skill level together. Some adjustments may need to be made depending on costume availability and group size (some show numbers require larger groups, which can result in a broader range of skill level). If there is a group with widely varying levels, the more senior levels may take a leadership role and/or have an opportunity to do additional skating skills. We are unable to take requests to put friends in the same group or to change groups based on rehearsal times. All inquiries regarding casting should be made to info@smfsc.ca.

What about helmets?

As per Skate Canada rules, CanSkaters up to Level 5 must wear helmets.

Where do I register?

Registration must be completed online starting October 25, 2017 up to Sunday November 19, 2017 via our website – www.smfsc.ca– just as you would register for your regular skating sessions. You will need to register for the appropriate program AND enter your skater’s measurements and sizing for costumes.

Skaters’ measurements must be added to their skater profile by November 19 to ensure proper costume fitting. If you are unfamiliar with measuring, we can help during one of our Ice Show registration sessions. The registration sessions will allow you the opportunity to ask questions, watch a video, view pictures and get all of the details worked out.

When are the Ice Show Information Costume Measurement Sessions?

They are scheduled as follows:

  • Saturday, October 28, 201710:45 am - 12:30 pm
  • Monday, October 30, 20176:15 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday, November 1, 20176:15 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, November 2, 20176:00 pm - 7:45 pm
  • Saturday, November 4, 201710:45 am - 12:30 pm
  • Monday, November 6, 20176:15 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday, November 8, 20176:15 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, November 9, 20176:00 pm - 7:45 pm

When do I have to register?

We must finalize and pay for costume rentals as soon as registration is complete. Our registration deadline is November 19, 2017. Late entries are subject to a $25 late fee and will only be accepted at the discretion of the Ice Show Director.

How many show numbers will my skater participate in? What is the registration fee?

Here is how it works:

  • CanSkate / Pre Junior1 show number$100/skater
  • Junior / Intermediate2 show numbers$150/skater
  • Senior / Competitive3 show numbers$200/skater

What do my registration fees cover?

Ice Show registration fees cover the cost of renting costumes, coaching fees and a portion of production costs like ice rentals. Registration fees do not cover the full cost of the Ice Show production. We expect to defray the majority of the production costs through ticket sales, program sales and other fund raising activities during the skating season. 

Are there any extra costs?

Tickets for family and friends to watch performances will be offered for sale in early 2018.

  • Adults $25 in advance
  • Youth (5-17) / Senior (60+) $20 in advance
  • All Tickets at door$30 at door
  • Ice level tables$100 (seats 4)
  • Ice level tables$150 (seats 6)

 

Other costs: DVDs & Picture purchase; Skater pizza party (Saturday only), Ice Show program

Does my skater get to keep his/her Ice Show costume?

No. Our costumes are rented from a costume company, and must be returned in good condition directly after the final Ice Show performance. This year, in keeping with the theme of the show, if skaters are in more than 1 show number (i.e. STARSkate Intermediate and higher), they maybe asked to provide certain elements of their costume from basic clothing elements they may already own or purchase basic reusable items to supplement costumes that they can keep for future use.

Does my skater have to attend every practice?

We ask that skaters attend all practices, but we understand that you may have to miss a practice due to illness. Please keep in mind that each skater becomes part of the Production Team. Skaters who repeatedly miss practices will not be able to take part in the show and cannot have their payment refunded.

What other commitment is required?

We need help from many volunteers to make the Ice Show a success. We are counting on our skaters’ parents to get involved and lend a hand where they can. Most of our volunteer needs will be around the actual show time but there is a ton of work to be done proactively and we would love to have you involved. For our STARSkate parents, Ice Show volunteer assignments will count towards the annual volunteer commitment; a detailed listing of volunteer positions will be posted and available for sign-up 4-6 weeks prior to the Ice Show.

How much time will my CanSkater be on the ice during the show?

CanSkate participants will have 1 group number (group size- approximately 7 – 16 skaters) as well as participating in either the 1st or 2nd half finale. Although this may not seem like a lot of time on the ice, young CanSkate members see it as a very important event.

How are solos and other highlighted performers chosen?

The Ice Show Director will select a small number of STARSkaters for solos, duets or highlights based on their completion of a minimum number of Gold tests and / or their participation in competitive and regional or provincially qualifying competitions. Please note that there will be an extra cost to cover costume and coaching expenses for those skaters selected.

What if my skater does not wish to participate after I have registered?

All costumes are ordered and paid directly following registration; as such, no refunds are possible after December 1, 2017

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