Winter Skating At Scooter’s: Survey, TISC Party RSVP for November 5th (Saturday), Call for Volunteers
WINTER SKATING AT SCOOTER’S- IMPORTANT SURVEY
Alain Quintard and I met with Scooter’s Roller Palace management this past Thursday to discuss rink availability and costs associated to booking the rink to run an indoor winter skating program for the Scooter’s Indoor Speed club. We had a fruitful discussion, agreeing on terms and conditions to operate the Club out of the roller rink.
We’ve been offered days and times listed below as potential skating opportunities. Please let me know by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org which of the following days you will definitely commit to skate on. We need to know how many of you WILL skate this winter, as this will dictate fees and allow us to create the best schedule.
This year we will offer a very different fee structure than in years past to skate at the Scooter’s Indoor Speed Club. This is necessary because we now have a fixed rate for renting the rink. Given that membership fees are closely linked to the costs of operating the club, and that the largest expense for the club is paying for floor time (roller rink rental), the greater number of skaters who skate at Scooter’s makes for lower fees to skate. If interest is low or insufficient, fees will be higher, and we may need to reconsider skating this winter at Scooter’s.
Please let me know by OCTOBER 25th which of the following times you will skate, including how many days per week you’d like and what your preferred choices are. If you select Sundays, let me know if you wish to skate on December 25th and January 1st since these days happen to fall on Sundays.
- Sundays 9:30am floor cleaning, skate 10am to 11:30am
- Mondays 7:30pm floor cleaning, skate 8pm to 9:30pm
- Tuesdays 8pm floor cleaning, skate 8:30pm to 10pm
- Wednesdays 9pm floor cleaning, skate 9:30pm to 11pm
Please note the following:
1) A CALL FOR HELP WITH COACHING/ RUNNING PROGRAMS/ INSTRUCTION: We need assistance with running practices- instruction/ coaching/ managing the program. If you’re interesting in, and willing to lend a hand with this, please let me know by e-mailing me at email@example.com. You’ll be offered assistance & support, and may possibly be compensated.
2) Cancelled practices will be made up either by using the next available time slot in the week, or by adding extra time (30-minutes) to already existing practices. Mondays are prone to a number of cancellations due to the rink booking Winter Holiday parties and commercial & photo/ video shoots.
Once I have collected all your responses, we’ll look to offer the most suitable skating times at the best possible cost.
TISC YEAR END PARTY & AWARDS
TISC’s Year End Party & Awards will be held SATURDAY November 5th at 7pm. In a previous communication, I mistakenly wrote Friday November 5th. I am confirming the party will be held on the Saturday the 5th.
Location is 652 Santee Gate, Mississauga, Ontario, L5A2B7. Please confirm your attendance, including what you’ll bring as food for the pot-luck, by contacting Shannon Hegarty at firstname.lastname@example.org
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
We are ALWAYS looking for volunteers to help pitch in to sustain and grow our amazing sport. If you’d like to be involved with TISC and/or Roller Sports Canada in any capacity, please let me know. We need help with promotion, social media outreach, event organization, coaching and instruction programming and delivery, officiating, recruitment. The are numerous ways for you to become involved an a variety of depths in which you can become engaged. Please contact email@example.com and we can discuss how you can become involved!
Always be well,
Peter Doucet- OCT
President- Toronto Inline Skating Club
Warmer weather and little snow this winter made it seem like there was hardly a winter at all this year. As Spring quickly approaches, so ends of the 2015-2016 season for the Scooter’s Indoor Speed Club.
Only two practices remain this year: March 14th will start later with doors open for floor cleaning at 9:10pm, and skating 9:40pm to 11:10pm. March 21st practice will be held at the regular start-time, with floor cleaning at 7:30pm and skating at 8pm.
Please note that due to Family Day public skate on February 15th as well as a private booking of the rink the following week, the Scooter’s Indoor Speed Club practices for February 15th and February 22nd have been cancelled.
The Club will meet again next on February 29th.
This racing video from France should give you a pretty good idea of what the speedy members from the Scooter’s Indoor Speed Club are working towards.
This is a reminder that Pajama Day for the Scooter’s Indoor Speed Club will be held at the January 18th practice. Don’t forget to bring & wear your sweetest pajamas for skating practice. There will be an award to for best pajamas. I will be the judge.
Obviously, this will be a excellent practice. Surely everything will go well. Maybe we’ll do flying laps or some sort of time trial. I’m going to skate the entire practice in my Calvin Klein pajamas.
Also, don’t forget the next annual Swear Practice (Curse Word Practice/ Swear Day) will be held on the first skate of 2017. Cue up your harshest curse words in English and French (or any other language). Don’t forget to keep things respectful: no discrimination or harassment (racism, sexism, hetero-sexism, etc).
The next Scooter’s Skate Club practice will be held Monday January 4th 2016. As usual, doors will open at 7:30pm and skate begins at 8pm. Please arrive early to help prepare the floor for practice.
The next two Mondays (December 21st and 28th) are cancelled because the Scooter’s Roller Palace will hold public skate sessions.
We would like to wish you a all wonderful Winter break, no matter what you do, and no matter which Celebrations you & your Loves Ones do or do not observe. Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, and Happy New Year! Be safe & healthy, have fun, enjoy time with your Love Ones and Friends, and keep in-touch.
In keeping with tradition, the first practice of 2016 will be Swear Day. Be ready to use your all your expletives- in French, in English! See you all in 2016!
We are pleased to announce that the Scooter’s Indoor Speed Club will begin its 2015-2016 indoor inline skating program on Monday November 2nd 2015. Doors will open at 7:30pm and skating will begin at 8pm and finish at 9:30pm. The season will come to a close on March 28th 2016. Skating will be held weekly- Mondays 8pm to 9:30pm with doors open at 7:30pm.
Please plan to arrive for 7:30pm and be ready to help out. We need 6 volunteers to help with set up: four people to clean the floor (1 to mix vinegar & water and one to put up protective mats while 2 dry mop on skates, immediately followed by four to dry-mop and vinegar). It is impossible to start skating at 8pm unless we have volunteers who arrive early and immediately start with preparing the floor.
- Helmets are mandatory. Additional protective equipment (wrist guards, knee and elbow pads) is recommended but not mandatory.
- Members are required to be registered with Roller Sports Canada (RSC). You can register here: http://rollersports.ca/registration/
- The program will start with a focus on safety, how to safely skate in groups/ safe passing/ getting passed safely, and track pattern.
- For now, the program is open to those who are able to stand and are stable on skates, can start rolling on their own, are able to hop/ jump over small obstacles, and able to turn right and left.
The complete fee structure will be published this week on this website. Also, I plan on updating the website with this year’s information later this week.
PASS IT ON, GET THE WORD OUT: If you know anyone you think could be interested in skating with the Scooter’s Indoor Speed Club, please pass along this message.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We are always looking for volunteers to help with running and managing the Club. If you’re willing to help in any capacity, please get in touch with me by replying to this e-mail. Areas where volunteers are required include running programs, coordinating set-up and clean-up, website management, promotion of the club, communications with members, registration and check-in (paper work), coordinating members for attending competitions. We need the skating community to step-up and take initiative and ownership because running a Club (as well as with most parts of this sports) relies almost exclusively on volunteer contributions.
The Scooter’s Indoor Speed Club closed its 2014-2015 season on Monday March 22nd. The Club aims to resume in the Fall of 2015.
The Toronto Inline Skating Club will likely start its 2015 outdoor skating season on April 9th.