Hockey/Ringette Frequently Asked Questions
I've never registered with ASC before. How do I create an account?
All skaters must register with ASC in order to be insured while on the ice. Please come to the rink by 6:30 so we can register new skaters before they get on the ice. Meet us in our office above Pad 2, or in the change rooms in the hall between pads 1 and 2.
Is Hockey/Ringette only geared only to Hockey/Ringette players?
Does my child have to have previous skating experience before signing up for Hockey/Ringette?
Yes. Hockey/Ringette is not a learn-to-skate program. Skaters must be able to skate forwards and backwards, and be able to stop independently (without using the boards). Any skaters with this skating experience will do well in the program.
My children have different levels of skating experience. Can they all participate in the same Hockey/Ringette session?
We accept skaters from age 5 through 15 in an effort to allow siblings at different skating levels to participate in the same session. However, all participants must have the ability to skate forwards and backwards and stop independently. Depending on the number of skaters in a session, they will be placed in smaller groups according to age and/or ability so that coaches are able to work with skaters of a similar skill level.
If my skater is not advanced enough for Hockey/Ringette, what should they register for?
ASC offers CanSkate and PreCanSkate; these lessons serve as an excellent base for developing the skating skills required to participate in Hockey/Ringette. Further information about the CanSkate program can be found by going to CanSkate Program page.
Can I drop my child off for classes and leave the arena?
No. A parent or other responsible adult must be available in Rink 2 during the sessions.
Can I stand on the ice with my child if he/she is uncomfortable?
No. For insurance purposes, only Skate Canada members are allowed on the ice.
Do I have to buy the skates/helmet/equipment/stick or other hockey gear, or are they available for rent?
All participants must provide their own CSA approved hockey helmet and hockey stick. Additional hockey equipment is not requried, but skaters are encouraged to wear it.
If I forget a helmet, are there helmets available that my skater can borrow?
No. All helmets must fit properly to provide adequate protection and ASC does not provide helmets.