Buffalo Skating Club requires all skaters to follow the ice etiquette rules for skating. These rules are
for the benefit and safety of all skaters. Ice Monitors and Board Members will be enforcing these rules. Skaters who do not comply will get a warning and may be asked to leave the session if they do
not improve their behavior.
1. Skaters should enter the ice only after the Zamboni has LEFT THE ICE, and the doors ARE CLOSED. You MUST EXIT ice immediately when Zamboni doors open.
2. Check in with the monitor as you enter the ice. Those who have not registered for the session must give their switch to the monitor before you begin to skate.
3. Higher level skaters should be careful of less experienced skaters and should set a good example. Less experienced skaters should also be aware and careful of the higher level skaters.
4. There will be no fooling around while on the ice. This includes, but is not limited to, profanity, kicking the ice or boards with toe picks, tag, deliberate bumping or tripping, sitting on the boards.
5. Skaters performing their program to the music being played have the right of way. All other skaters must yield to that skater.
6. Music will be played in order of the line up unless a coach requests music to be played during a lesson. Then that music will be moved to the end of the rotation.
7. During the week prior to a competition or test session, skaters competing or testing will have priority over those not competing or testing.
8. No eating or gum chewing on the ice. Only plastic/paper containers are allowed at the boards. NO COLORED LIQUIDS should be on the boards or benches. This includes coffee. Please remember to be neat and clean up after yourself on the rink and in the warming room. This includes placing ALL TISSUES IN THE TRASH.
9. Make sure all tapes, bottles, sweaters are removed from boards at the end of each 10. Skaters need to keep moving on the ice. If you want to rest or talk with parents or friends, please leave the ice.
11. If you fall on the ice and are not injured, please get up immediately!
12. Do not practice spins or congregate in the corners of the ice. The four Lutz corners (2,4,8 and 10 o’clock) need to remain clear for those skaters setting up for their Lutz jump.
13. Parents/Guardians and Coaches are responsible for the conduct of your child/skater.