STARSkate Fees, Policies & Refund Information
Our STARSkaters range in age from 6 years to adult. Participants have completed CanSkate level 5 or 6 (or have participated in a complimentary on-ice assessment with SMSC). STARSkaters select a coach and, under their guidance, will learn jumps and spins in freeskate, ice dance, and interpretive skating. STARSkaters progress through an increasingly more complex series of skills via Skate Canada’s nationally standardized testing system.
By registering online all skaters/parents agree to all SMSC policies, Skater’s Code of Conduct and Athlete’s Release as outlined in the online waiver prior to registration.
Schedule is subject to revision based on skater registration should the SMSC Board of Directors deem necessary. SMSC cannot guarantee that all sessions will be held at Meadowvale Four Rinks on Rink 3. Due to maintenance, over booking or other reasons, the City may relocate SMSC to another rink.
- Residency requirement (as required by the City of Mississauga): The majority of all participants must reside in Mississauga. There will be an additional fee of $60 for all non-resident members; this fee will be transferred to the City of Mississauga.
- Age requirements: Open to skaters who have completed the prerequisites as outlined below.
- Pre-Star pre-requisites: Pre-Star – participants must have completed CanSkate Level 5 or 6 (or have participated in a complimentary skills assessment with SMSC if available)
- STARSkate pre-requisites: STARSkate – participants must have skated in a minimum one Pre-Star session from at least January of the same year.
- Only members in good standing and those who skate a minimum of 2 regular sessions per week will be allowed to test and participate in club events.
- Equipment: Skaters must wear proper skates and gloves. Equipment is not available to rent, so participants must make arrangements to have equipment by the first session. Participants without appropriate equipment will not be permitted on the ice.
- No make-ups for missed classes: Skaters sign up for a specific session and cannot be accommodated on another session if they have to miss a day for any reason.
- Cancelled classes: SMSC cannot make up a class or provide a refund if there is a cancellation due to severe weather or other circumstances beyond the control of SMSC.
- Refund policy: See details of our refund policy below.
- Supervision: SMSC does not offer supervision for STARSkaters outside of their on-ice and off-ice sessions. Young skaters must be dropped off and picked up INSIDE Rink 3 and NOT at the front entrance.
Skate Canada Membership Fees
When you sign up for a skating program at our club, you are required to also become a member of Skate Canada. This annual fee is valid from September 1 to August 31 (you will only pay it once during a season, no matter how many STARSkate or other sessions you register for). It includes insurance coverage, along with access to all Skate Canada programs. Please note that your skater information will be shared with Skate Canada through this website.
This fee does not stay with the club, but is sent on to Skate Canada in Ottawa. For more information about Skate Canada, visit www.skatecanada.ca.
Schedules and Fees
****In addition to the lesson fees shown below, each participant must pay:
- $44 Skate Canada membership fee, payable once per skating season (due upon registration).
- $75 administration fee to cover online registration,website hosting, credit card processing as well as banking fees (due upon registration).
- $50 fund raising fee per family.
- $60 non-resident fee, payable once per skating season by all non-Mississauga residents (due upon assessment or residency by administrators)
- $250 volunteer buyout to be charged on May 31, 2023 if required volunteer hours are not completed. If paying in full, $250 will be charged at registration and will be refunded when required volunteer hours have been completed.
- Changes to registrations after September 25, 2022 will be subject to a $25.00 processing fee. Once a change is made, this change is considered final and further changes will not be accepted. THIS FEE WILL BE ENFORCED. There will be no fee to add a session.
- All fees can only be paid online by credit card.
SMSC has a no refund policy after the first 3 weeks (September 25, 2022) of our current skating season (fall, winter and spring). Summer school refunds are not included in this policy as there is a separate policy for that season of skating. A pro-rated refund will be granted to any skater choosing to cancel their membership before September 25, 2022 by way of written notice. The amount refunded will be calculated using the pro-rated session fees from date we receive written notification of termination to the club. A $25 cancellation fee will apply and the Skate Canada membership fee of $44 is non-refundable. Refunds for off-ice classes will not be granted if you participated in the clubs early bird registration.
Further to this, a credit may be issued for medical reasons only once the club receives written notice requesting a credit due to lost skating time which would consist of 4 or more consecutive skating weeks. This written request must be accompanied by a Doctor’s certificate dated the day the injury occurred. Credits will only be considered for skaters who have injured themselves during a skating session at SMSC during their time at our rink. There are no refunds for off-ice classes either due to injury or withdrawal.
Guest Skating Policy
Guest skating will only be permitted on sessions where registration has not reached capacity. The number of guest skaters will be limited to the number of spaces available for registration, irrespective of skater absences. Guest skating tickets must be purchased in advance and can be purchased online. Guest skating tickets must be presented to the coach/office for redemption.
A guest skating ticket entitles the bearer to skate on the freeskate portion of the sessions, which DOES NOT INCLUDE STROKING OR GROUP INSTRUCTION. Guest skaters must qualify for the level requirements on the session they wish to skate on.