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Northcrest Skating School Information Letter 

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Welcome to the Northcrest Skating School.

Classes will start promptly at 12:15 pm, 1:15 pm and 2:15 pm. The classes are divided into coloured groups and will be monitored regularly by the instructors to advance to the next group.

Pink Level - The pink level is for brand new skaters. Parents with skaters in this group are welcome on the ice surface with their child on the first day only.

Parents that enter the ice surface must wear a CSA approved helmet.

Red, Blue, Yellow, Black, Orange and Green Levels - The skaters will be assessed and put into their appropriate colour group with qualified instructors. The last five minutes of the session is a free skate. Children may take this opportunity to have fun and practice what they have learned.

Helpful hints:

  • All participants (and parents) must wear a CSA approved helmet on the ice surface. Bicycle helmets are not acceptable.
  • It is extremely important that each skater has sharpened, proper fitting skates with skate guards (skate guards are to be removed before entering the ice surface).
  • Do not file off picks on your child's skates if they have them.
  • Name tags must be worn at every skate session.
  • Please ensure that your child is dressed warmly.
  • Please arrive on time, have skates properly laced waiting for your instructor.

Note: Parents must remain at the arena for the entire lesson

The last Sunday in each session is a fun day!

On behalf of the Recreation Division, Bonnie Lynn Porter and her instructional staff, we hope you will find this program enjoyable and a learning experience for your child. We welcome your comments and feedback.

For additional information please contact the Recreation Division at 705-742-7777 ext. 1873.

Waiver for adult and minor participants in Northcrest Skating School

Acknowledgement and assumption of risk

I am the parent/guardian having full legal responsibility for decisions regarding my minor child/ward. I am familiar with and accept, on behalf of myself and my minor child/ward that there is a potential risk for injury involved in the training and participation of any physical activity. I further understand and agree on behalf of myself and my minor child/ward that when participating in the Northcrest Skating School Program there is a potential for injury. I freely accept and fully acknowledge all such risks, dangers and hazards, that may result from my minor child/ward and my own participation in any event hosted or instructed by Bonnie Lynn Porter.

I have read and understand the above statement of risk and on behalf of myself and my minor child/ward I assume responsibility for the safety of my minor child/ward, and myself and I understand and accept the risks involved with participation.

Protective equipment

I have been advised that my child/ward is required to wear all protective equipment including a CSA Approved Hockey Helmet while participating in the Northcrest Skating School Program. I have also been advised that I and or the adult who is accompanying my child/ward will require a CSA Approved Helmet whenever I or they are on the ice surface.

Release, waiver and indemnity agreement

I confirm that I have read and understand this release agreement prior to signing it, and I am aware that by signing this Release Agreement, I am waiving Bonnie Lynn Porter and the Corporation of the City of Peterborough from any liability for personal injury or death arising out of my or my minor child's/ward's participation in the above named program. Any risk or possibility of injury or death arising out of participating in the program is voluntarily assumed.

Photo waiver - during the course of this program photos, audio, or video may be taken of facilities and participants. The City of Peterborough reserves the right to use all materials for promotional purposes.