Registration Policies

Terms of Payments

Payments, in Canadian funds, for programs can be made in full at the time of registration (via credit card online or by cheque or cash in person) or in six (6) monthly instalments (credit card or cheque) from September to February of the following year. The instalment payment program is only available to memberships over $200.00. Additionally, StarSkaters will need a separate postdated cheque for the Ice Subsidy fee. Those skaters participating in Ice Show will also need a separate postdated cheque dated January 15, of the following year.

Any skater, who during the course of the season moves to another level, will be required to pay a pro-rated fee determined by the Registration Chair.

The Treasurer will handle all NSF Cheques.  A $40.00 service fee will be applied. 

Skate Canada Fees

Each skater who registers with the TBFSC is required to pay a non-refundable Skate Canada membership fee of $35.00 as part of their registration.  This entitles you to a Skate Canada membership number which gives you access to the Members Only section of the Skate Canada web site www.skatecanada.ca.  This fee provides insurance for the skater through Skate Canada and as well as opportunities for athletes to participate in Skate Canada sanctioned interclub competitions such as Skate Thunder Bay, Thunder Bay Open, Festival of Stars and Northern Ontario Sectionals. 

Skaters must be registered a minimum of 48 hours ahead of the first class attended.  Unregistered skaters may not step onto the ice surface.

Fundraising

All skaters are required to participate in our fundraising effort.  This amount will be applied to membership but only once per family. 

Ice Subsidy and Volunteer Hours

All STARSkate families must pay a $200 ice subsidy fee at registration which will be refunded upon completion of a minimum of 8 volunteers hours with the club. The volunteer hours must be completed before the end of the skating season.  

NSF Policy

In an effort to avoid complications arising from problems due to NSF cheques, TBFSC board of directors has implemented a new policy.  Effective immediately, any member with one returned NSF cheque will be required to pay all outstanding fees, including but not limited to coaching fees, test fees, competition fees, Ice Show fees and registration fees (past and future to session end) by way of cash, certified bank cheque or money order only.  No exceptions.  Access to ice privileges will be denied until all monies owed are collected.  

Refund Policy

All requests must be made in writing and will only be given up to the first four weeks of skating.  A non-refundable fee of $60.00 includes administrative costs and Skate Canada Registration fees.  All written requests for refunds must be made within 7 days of the skater’s last day.  The club’s income is based solely on fees and fundraising, therefore after the first 4 weeks of skating, fees will only be refunded under the following conditions:

  • relocation of family to another town
  • compassionate reasons approved by the board
  • a medical note from a doctor for injury or illness 

A letter to the board is required for any skater leaving the program.  The letter may be handed to any member of the board who will mark the date received on that letter.  The letter will then be presented at the next board meeting.  Approved funds will be pro-rated and mailed out.  Absolutely NO REFUNDS for ice show will be given out after January 15 as material and supplies have already been purchased. 

Privacy Policy

Privacy of information is of utmost importance to our figure skating club. Some of the information collected during our on-line registration (Skate Canada number, name of skater, and contact email) is forwarded to Skate Canada for membership registration. We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personally identifiable information to outside parties. This does not include trusted third parties who assist the club in the operation of our website and processing of online transactions. All cardholder data provided during online registration is collected and handled by a third-party compliant vendor (Beanstream Internet Commerce). The club does not have access to or store credit card information in any way.

The email address provided is used for registration processing and to send information/updates about program registration, volunteer opportunities, or other events (e.g. annual AGM, Ice Show) of interest to the club. You can opt out of these message lists at any time by signing into your member account and editing account details.