No Practice February 20th

There will be no Scooter’s Indoor Speed Club practice on Monday February 20th. See you on Monday February 27th!

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2017 Program Rolling Along- Get on your skates with us as you prepare for skating this summer!

It’s not too late to come out and skate with us at the Scooter’s Indoor Speed Club. Come to our Monday practices, especially if you have the following…

  • …interest & desire to get fit, fast, race, and have fun! A coach will help you with the program. It’s fun, you’ll get to skate with others. Our members are a cool and super nice group of experienced skaters of varying ability ranging from near-beginners to speedsters who’ve been on podiums and raced at the World Championships!
  • …skills, that you can do the following comfortably & under control: propel yourself on skates , turn right & left, slow down on your own. You’ll work on sharpening skills, on your speed, and you’ll learn about racing, tactics, and equipment!
  • …equipment, you have skates, helmet, clothing suitable for indoors. We’ll get you up to speed with the kind of wheels you need, and there’s plenty of people who can help guide you in the world of buying skates!

First time is free. After your first skate with us, you can either join up or pay the $20 practice fee to skate with the Club.

For 2017 until the end of March, we skate Mondays. Show up at 7:30pm to help prepare the facility, and skating happens from 8pm to 9:30pm.

Please note that some Monday sessions will be cancelled because of public sessions and private rink rental & bookings. Make sure you check the website BEFORE LEAVING home for a practice. We’ll update the site with information about cancelled practices the instant we are informed that Scooter’s Roller Palace is not available to us for practices & programs.

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Reminder: Register With Roller Sports Canada

This is a reminder for Scooter’s Indoor Sped Club members to register with Roller Sports Canada. This needs to be done as soon as possible, preferably before your next practice at Scooter’s.

If you have already submitted the Registration to RSC, you also need to complete the payment in order for your Registration to be complete. The fee for Ontario skaters is now reduced down to $52 from $82.

You can complete your registration here: https://www.rscmembership.com/ 

No Practice January 2nd

There will be no practice on Monday January 2nd because very few people wish to attend a practice with a later start time.

The next practice will be the regularly scheduled January 9th- doors open at 7:30pm for cleaning and program runs from 8pm to 9:30pm.

Scooter’s Speed- RSC Membership For January: Select Provincial Option

Hello members & guests of the Scooter’s Indoor Speed Club.

As we look to kick-off the 2017 season, it is my duty to remind you of the requirement for members to register with Roller Sports Canada for 2017 prior to your first practice in 2017. As a matter of fact, you can register right now and it will count for 2017. Don’t wait until the last minute; get it done & out of the way so Alain and I don’t have to chase anyone down and give them grief.

Please note that Roller Sports Ontario (RSO) has paused its collection of $30 which was rolled in with RSC National Registration cost. This pause is in effect until after RSO holds an Annual General Meeting in January. The new RSO Board will then decide on RSO’s mandate and sort out how much in fees it needs to collect and the process for how to collect those fees.

What this means is that everyone from Ontario registering with RSC will pay $52, not $82. As RSC volunteers update and sort out the complex RSC registration system, I am asking for you to register to the Provincial Membership option with RSC. Do NOT select the National Membership (which costs $82).

ALL Provincial Memberships with RSC will be counted as National Memberships.

You can register for RSC here: https://www.rscmembership.com/

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Winter Holiday Skating- Let Us Know If You Will Skate on December 26th and January 2nd

We are have the option to skate Scooter’s Speed Club practices Monday December 26th and Monday January 2nd: floor cleaning at 9pm, skating 9:30pm to 11pm.

In order to go ahead with the practices, we have determined the fairest way for all is for 9 of the current Scooter’s Indoor Speed Club members & guests to agree to attend practice. If less than 9 people will attend for a practice, the practice won’t be held and a credit will be provided to current members at the end of the season.

Please let me know by e-mail at torontoinline@yahoo.com by December 21st 6pm if you will attend or not for each of the following days- December 26th and January 2nd, skating 9:30pm to 11pm. I will let you know the decision after the 21st.

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Thank you. I wish You and your Loved Ones all the best in this amazing Holiday Season!

Always be well,

Peter Doucet- OCT
President- Toronto Inline Skating Club
Webmaster- SpeedSkateWorld.com

2016-2017 Forms: Pricing, Waivers, Registration

Here are the forms for 2016-2017. Please print and fill out your own copy so your registration can be processed quickly upon arrival.

MEMBERS
* all three forms required PLUS payment

GUESTS
*both forms are required PLUS guest fee ($20)

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First Skate THIS Monday, Nov. 21st- Registration Form and Cost Structure Available Here This Weekend

The Scooter’s Indoor Speed Club WILL hold its first practice Monday November 21st. Doors will open at 7:30pm. Please arrive early so you can complete membership application and help prepare the venue (floor cleaning). The program is set to begin at 8pm.

You will be required to pay for the entire year ($337 cash or cheque made out to Scooter’s Skate Club) or pay-as-you-go for $20 per practice. The $337 covers every Monday until the end of March. If practices are cancelled, proportionate fees will be refunded. As well, the payment is based on a minimum number of skater to cover facility rental. If more skaters join, then proportionate refunds will be calculated for the end of the year. All payments and forms MUST be completed prior to you being allowed to skate, no exceptions. If you join later in the year, you’ll be asked to pay less. The payment table that indicates how much is required is detailed in full on the membership form that will be available this weekend on this website.

All members are required to be registered with Roller Sports Canada- https://rollersports.ca/registration/

Helmet use is mandatory. Also bring a water bottle. Temperature inside the roller rink tends to be suitable for skin suit or shorts & t-shirt. You might want to also bring a light jacket.

I will go over practice protocol (how to pass safely, where to place water bottles, cleaning of wheels prior to skating, entry onto the track and leaving the track, signing-in, dealing with emergency situation).

Skating this Winter Is A GO! We Need Final Confirmation You’re In- Starting November 21st!

There is sufficient interest to run a Winter skating program at the Scooter’s Roller Palace.

WHEN WILL PRACTICES BE HELD? The program take place on Mondays doors open at 7:30pm for track preparation and skating from 8pm to 9:30pm. We will begin on Monday November 21st and operate the Club until Monday March 27th 2017.

WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU: E-MAIL US IF YOU’RE IN– In order to finalize the cost structure, we need to know BY THURSDAY NOVEMBER 10th at 7pm if you are 100% certain that you will skate with the Club this Winter. Let us know by e-mailing me at torontoinline@yahoo.com

WHO SHOULD COME SKATE AT THESE PRACTICES? If you can propel yourself on skates and remain fairly balanced without toppling over, if you’re can turn left and right, and if you like to go fast and want to work on your fitness & skills, and you want to do the best and coolest sport in the world with a great bunch of skaters, then come on out!

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST? Even though the Club itself will pay more than in years past to rent the venue, because more people are interested in skating this year, it’ll actually cost less per session for each skater! Right now we’re looking at under $300 for the entire season. What a deal!! The final cost will be determined by how many skaters commit. The more skaters are registered the cheaper it will be to skate for everyone. If there are more skaters at the end of the season, everyone will get a proportional partial refund. So talk to your relatives, friends and neighbours!

WHAT’S THE NEXT STEP? I (will send you an e-mail confirming cost, forms you have to sign, and what date practices start and practice times. I will also insist you show up 30-minutes before practice begins because we need at least 6 people to help clean, mop, and set up so we can actually begin practice on time.

SPREAD THE NEWS, BE A CHAMPION FOR SKATING AND PROMOTE THIS SPORT Tell all your family, friends, even strangers! Figure out what you need to do to convince them to come out and skate with us. With your help, lets double, triple, even quadruple the number of skaters and participants we have in the GTA!

I CAN’T JOIN BECAUSE (INSERT EXCUSE HERE… we are having a baby/ I am a baby/ I have to work weird hours) That’s fine, we understand (even though we really don’t). You can skate with the club as a guest. You’ll have to fill in some forms explaining you understand there’s inherent risk with skating, and you have to pay $20. This needs to be done before you skate.

WHEN AND HOW DO I HAVE TO PAY BY AND REGISTER? You MUST pay before you first skate, no exceptions. You can pay cash, cheque (made out to Scooter’s Skate Club), or e-transfer (let us know and we’ll give you the e-mail address for that option).

When you show up for the first practice on Monday, you’ll need to give the cash or cheque to Alain or me AND all the forms (registration and waiver). We’ll make sure everyone respects this. If you don’t bring the payment, you can’t skate. There will be no exceptions. Managing this Club takes a lot of work and we can’t spend time chasing down individuals to be responsible.

On top of the floor fees, you will also be required to pay $20 that goes to the Club itself. This goes to pay for vinegar to clean the floor we skate which makes it grippy (significantly less slippery, much better quality practice), laundry for the towels we use to mop the floor with, replacement mops, first aid equipment, RSC Membership fees for the Club (liability insurance for the Board).

CAN I BUY A PACKAGE OF PASSES LIKE LAST YEAR? No, we phased that option out. When you register, it’s for the whole year. We are a Club, we are a team, so we expect everyone to show up and put their best effort forward.

WHAT ABOUT CANCELLED PRACTICES? WILL THEY BE MADE UP? No, this year, in the event of practice cancellations, they won’t be made up. The Club will not pay for renting the venue for cancelled practices, and everyone who paid for those times will be reimbursed proportionally.

I CAN’T JOIN UNTIL JANUARY OR FEBRUARY That’s fine. You can join when you’re ready. You’ll pay the exact amount of money PER practice as everyone else. It’s a fair deal.

WHAT HAPPENS IF NEW SKATERS COME? Great! We’ll be happy, and make sure you’re friendly and inviting, and give them space to enjoy practice safely!! We’ll help them out and teach them about proper track protocol and etiquette. Also, after you have paid, anybody who signs up and pays means you will get a portion of your fees back at the end of the year. This is because the fees you paid at the start of the year will cover the floor fees for the entire season.

Always be well,

Peter Doucet- OCT
President- Toronto Inline Skating Club
Webmaster- SpeedSkateWorld.com

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 torontoinline@yahoo.com 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 torontoinline@yahoo.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 shannonlhegarty@hotmail.com

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 torontoinline@yahoo.com and we can discuss how you can become involved!

Always be well,

Peter Doucet- OCT
President- Toronto Inline Skating Club
Webmaster- SpeedSkateWorld.com