Now the silent glare of stricture is about kick some ass at what frankly has been pretty loosey-goosey freestyles.
|Obey the rules or the ice monitor will throw you off!|
Here are the Rules Summarized
I've heard a rumor that some people weren't paying. So, it's about time that this got enforced.
2 . No bridging.
Bridging is where you could skate across sessions--say 15 min in one session, then finish the hour in the next. This was always a nice privilege, but I guess it got abused. You now have to get off the ice at the end of the session.
3. Skaters must have an etiquette lesson before they are allowed to solo--and must sign the freestyle rules.
4. Must wear vests when in program--And skater in program has right of way--except for ice dancersThis is a relief. It will be nice if the coaches also enforce the rules.
Yeah, right. Last year enforcement of vest wearing lasted a couple of weeks, then it was 'Guess who's in program'. I don't expect this to last unless the coaches enforce it. And I'm pretty sure the violation of right of way will continue.
|But Doggy has the vest on!|
5. Limited number of times an individual's program music can be played in session
6. Parents cannot coach from the gates.I think we may be the only rink I've ever skated at that has this rule, but I've seen it enforced.
7. No swearing or bad language.I've never seen this at my rink. I mean, every other rink I've ever skated at even for a single session, there's some parent hanging inside the gate yelling at their kid, but not this one. So there must be one annoying parent I've never run into that has everyone's hackles up.
8. Be nice. Especially to coaches.No guarantees if I fall on my ass. Usually it's just one word...you know which one.
In Russia, students used to have to bow or curtsey to their coach at the end of a lesson. I'd pay to see today's kids do that!