2020 Skaters Promotional Contest ticket booklets are $40.00 each. This fundraising is mandatory, one per skater and is the first fundraiser of the year. The tickets are for a draw to be held in March 2020. The ticket booklet contains 20 $2.00 tickets that you can sell to family and friends if you wish to recover your cost. Otherwise just fill in your name on the ticket stubs and return in the Club's metal box before November 15th, 2019 for 20 chances at winning a prize. Total of $40.00 is added to registration cost.
Each Starskater must sell a minimum of 6 boxes of World's Finest Chocolate. Total of $360.00 is added to registration.
To be considered in good standing, all members of the Club must pay Club fees as stipulated by the Club Board of Directors. Members will not be permitted to take part in any Club activities if these fees are not paid within thirty (30) days of the date set for payment. Members in arrears shall be considered as having terminated their membership.
Cheques are payable to: Hearst Figure Skating Club (H.F.S.C.).
Etransfers are also accepted: firstname.lastname@example.org
Skaters are not permitted on the ice or cannot take part in the Club’s special events until the registration form has been completed and total payment received.
The H.F.S.C. reserves the right to change or cancel any program in which there is insufficient paid registration. In the event of any program change or cancellation the registrants will be offered a full refund.
Refund date for all groups is 3 weeks after a skater has started the sessions. After that date refunds will only be provided upon presentation of a medical certificate confirming the skater’s inability to participate as a result of a medical condition.
Registration fee of $35.70 to Skate Canada, Ontario Skaters Promotional Tickets and Chocolat Lamontagne fees are non-refundable.
NSF cheques will be charged an administrative fee of $20.00. Skaters are not permitted to take part in Club’s activities until all outstanding fees are paid in full.
CSA Approved helmets are required for Learn to Skate and Canskate levels.
The purpose of this policy is to safeguard the organization’s integrity, image and branding and is applicable to all Hearst FSC registrants. This policy is not intended to interfere with the private lives of our volunteers, board or team members or impinge on the right to freedom of speech. As representatives of Hearst FSC, all parties are required to exercise good judgment in their use of social media and conduct themselves in a responsible and respectful manner when contributing and interacting in online spaces. “Social media” should be understood in its broadest interpretation to include but is not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, blogs, electronic newsletters, online forums and other sites and services that permit users to share information with others in a contemporaneous matter. Official use refers to anyone posting on behalf of the organization, with any form of Hearst FSC in their username or description. Personal use refers to posts about Skate Ontario through a personal, non-affiliated account of an employee, volunteer, board or team member. Hearst FSC volunteers, board and team members are free to publish or comment via social media in accordance with this policy.
• The purpose of using social media channels on behalf of Hearst FSC is to support the organization’s mission, goals, programs, efforts and events, including news, information, content and objectives
• When posting on behalf of Hearst FSC, refrain from reporting, speculation, discussion or giving opinions on Hearst FSC topics or personalities that could be considered sensitive, confidential or disparaging • Confidential or proprietary information that has been shared with you should not be publicized on social media channels
• As in all communications, volunteers, board and team members should be consistent in their message when posting about Hearst FSC. Users are not permitted to post information, photos or other representations of inappropriate behaviour, or items that could be interpreted as demeaning or inflammatory. All communications will be respectful of others. This includes the obvious (no ethnic slurs, offensive comments, defamatory comments, personal insults and obscenity) but also proper consideration of privacy of objectionable topics, such as politics and religion.
• Posters are encouraged to tag the accounts of athletes and coaches, along with images, provided the action does not release any personal information the subject does not already have on their account/handle
• Hearst FSC’s social media channels are to be used for positive interaction. Refrain from posting negative or critical comments about or relating to athletes, officials, coaches, staff or organizations.
• When posting on behalf of Hearst FSC, professionalism and quality must be maintained. This includes the use of proper grammar, syntax, style and accuracy of information in all posts. All communications should adhere to the brand guidelines and established online voice of Hearst FSC.
• Posters will not use social media to promote goods or services not affiliated with Hearst FSC.
• Material posted on Hearst FSC media platforms that does not follow the Social Media Policy, will be promptly removed or the individual who posted on an affiliated account will be asked to remove said post. It is not the intent of Hearst FSC to police accounts, so please, stay positive, humble and professional.
Guidelines for posting
If you see a misrepresentation of Hearst FSC in the media, you may point it out and report it to Hearst FSC President. Conversations are encouraged, but if you feel the values of Hearst FSC are being contradicted, please address the issue immediately. If an error is made, correct it quickly and if you modify an earlier post, make it known that you have done so. If accused of posting something incorrect, seek official response from the department which the issue concerns and correct immediately.
Recommendations to effectively promote Hearst FSC across social platforms
• Encourage others to share Hearst FSC content
• Use relevant hashtags
• Keep content fresh
• Use photos and videos to increase interaction on posts
• Include links to websites or other external posts
• Respond to comments in a timely manner and in a positive fashion
• Pose questions to stimulate discussions
• Commenting and retweeting is important, but don’t flood timeline
• Send messages to multiple channels (e.g. an Instagram post to Twitter)
On July 1, 2019, new rules came into effect through the Province of Ontario’s Rowan’s Law, to improve concussion safety in amateur competitive sport. If you are an athlete under 26 years of age, the parent of an athlete under 18, coach, a team trainer or official, you will be required to:
• review any one of Ontario's official Concussion Awareness Resources before registering or serving with your sport organization (current links provided below); and
• review your sport organization’s Concussion Code of Conduct (coming soon); and
• confirm that you have reviewed both of these resources every year with your sport organization(s).
The Hearst FSC would like you to take this opportunity to review the official Concussion Awareness Resources that are currently on the Government of Ontario website. Please note that at this time, only the e-booklet resources are available.
Please review Government of Ontario Concussion Awareness Resource e-booklet that suits you / your family best:
It is important that if a concussion is suspected the individual MUST receive medical clearance by a physician or nurse-practitioner, preferably with experience in concussion management, in order to return to skate, train off the ice, or coach.
Please note that skaters, coaches, and parents must NOT make the return to skate/train/coach decision on their own, even if the individual's signs and symptoms appear to have stopped.
As we await further guidance from Skate Ontario regarding Rowan’s Law, we understand that it is likely that our club’s Concussion Policy will be updated to reflect the changes coming soon. The Hearst FSC is making every proactive effort to ensure we are adhering to these new provincial laws while providing a safe environment for all our members.
Concussions are a serious issue - let’s take the time to educate ourselves of the signs, symptoms, and return to sport processes, so that we can all stay healthy and on the ice!
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