By proceeding to the registration website, I agree to the following terms, conditions, rules and codes of conduct.


As a student in the Detroit Skating Club, I/we the student and parent/guardian agree to assume the risks of participating in the program and waive all claims for any personal injury and/or loss or damage to property and hereby release the Detroit Skating Club, its Board of Directors, members, instructors, coaches, employees and agents from any liability whatsoever, which may arise as a result of participation. This release shall extend to all future damages and injuries of every nature, however sustained. All risks attendant to observing and/or participating are hereby assumed by the student and his/her parents and/or guardian and this assumption and release are acknowledged and approved.

Assumption of the Risk and Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. As a result, federal, state, and local governments and federal and state health agencies recommend social distancing and have, in many locations, prohibited the congregation of groups of people.

The Detroit Skating Club (“the Club”) has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, the Club cannot guarantee that you or your child(ren) will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending the Club could increase your risk and your child(ren)’s risk of contracting COVID-19.

I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that my child(ren) and I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending the Club and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at the Club may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, Club employees, volunteers, and program participants and their families.

I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to my child(ren) or myself (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I or my child(ren) may experience or incur in connection with my child(ren)’s attendance at the Club or participation in Club programming (“Claims”). On my behalf, and on behalf of my children, I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless the Club, its employees, agents, and representatives, of and from the Claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. I understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of the Club, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any Club program

The Detroit Skating Club reserves the right to terminate the stay of any student, without refund, when it is deemed to be in the best interest of either the student or the Detroit Skating Club.

Photo Release

The Detroit Skating Club reserves the right to use any pictures taken during the season for advertising and/or instructional purposes, including publication of the same on the DSC “web page” and Internet.

Medical Release

In the event that I/we are unable to be contacted or are unavailable for immediate authorization. I/we agree to hold harmless any hospital and its staff. I/we give permission for our child to be treated by a local physician.


Detroit Skating Club is committed to creating a safe and positive environment for members’ physical, emotional and social development and ensuring that it promotes an environment free of misconduct.

Preamble: The essential elements of character building and ethics in sports are embodied in the concept of sportsmanship and six core principles: respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, trustworthiness and good citizenship. The highest potential of sports is achieved when competitions reflects these “six pillars of character” (Arizona Sports Summit Accord).

  1.  RESPECT:
    a)    I will respect my child’s coach, his/her knowledge as a professional, and will not interfere or teach from the sideline. I will teach my child to also respect his/her coach, and demonstrate respect by being punctual for lessons, tests, and competitions and through his/her attitude, words and behaviors.
    b)    I will respect official’s authority and decisions during competitions and test sessions. I will teach my child to do the same.
    c)     I will not ridicule, bully, blame, or yell at my child, coaches or other skaters and their parents for any reason. I will teach my child to also be respectful of others, and resolve disagreements or dissatisfaction calmly without resorting to hostility or violence.
    a)    I will be responsible for choosing my child’s coach, someone who is qualified and is in compliance with all requirements of U.S. Figure Skating and the Professional Skaters Association.
    b)    I will be responsible for promptly communicating with my child’s coach of any physical/mental challenges that could impair my child’s ability to skate or compete, or hamper the safety of other skaters. I will teach my child to do the same.
    c)     I will fulfill my responsibility to my club by volunteering my time where needed and paying my dues and fees on time. I will teach my child to do the same.
    d)    I will become familiar with the rules of U.S. Figure Skating and teach my child accordingly.
    e)    I will become familiar with the rules of Detroit Skating Club and teach my child accordingly.
    a)    I will educate myself on how to properly and fairly establish or terminate the coaching relationship, or in team disciplines, skating partnerships. I will teach my child to do the same.
    b)    I will treat other skaters, coaches, fans, volunteers, officials, and rink staff with respect, regardless of race, creed, color, sexual orientation or ability, and will report any acts of bullying, harassment or abuse to the appropriate authorities. I will teach my child to do the same.
  4. CARING:
    a)    I will put my child’s enjoyment and satisfaction for skating first at all times.
    b)    I will support my child both emotionally and physically, during both highs and lows, victory or defeat, helping him/her understand the valuable life lessons that skating can teach.
    c)     I will encourage my child to develop supportive and caring friendships that could last a lifetime.
    a)    I will maintain my trust be refraining from spreading unsubstantiated rumors. I will teach my child to do the same.
    b)    I will not use or provide to a third party any illegal drug prohibited by applicable federal, state, or municipal law. I will teach my child to do the same.
    c)     I will not assist or condone any athlete’s use of a banned substance as described by the International Olympic Committee, International Skating Union, United States Olympic Committee, or U.S. Figure Skating. I will teach my child to do the same.
    a)    I will practice good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all skaters, coaches, and officials at every practice, competition, and test session. I will teach my child to do the same.
    b)    I understand that as a Detroit Skating Club (DSC) member my child and I have the right to participate in programs that not part of the DSC programs or organizations (i.e. Programs offered by another skating club such as but not limited to synchronized skating as an example.) However, while I or my child is an active member of DSC and I am on DSC property I will not attempt to solicit DSC skaters to another club’s program that is in direct competition with a DSC Program. (Partner search activities will not be considered other club’s programs.


  1. RESPECT: I will do my best to:
    a) Follow “The Golden Rule” – treat other people like you want to be treated, with respect.
    b) Be aware of other skaters while training.
    c) Skate with the flow of other skaters and recognize the most common areas to practice jumps and spins.
    d) Recognize that a skater has sole right of way when skating their programs to music.
    e) Not damage or take for myself the club’s property and the property of others.
  2. RESPONSIBILITY: I will do my best to:
    a) Follow the letter and spirit of the Rules for Ice Skaters
     b) Commit to a healthy lifestyle.
  3.  FAIRNESS: I will do my best to:
    a) Understand that a higher level skater is expected to exhibit patience towards beginning skaters.
    b) Listen and learn.
  4.   CARING: I will do my best to:
    a) Not intentionally hurt others or do things that my hurt someone.
  5.  TRUSTWORTHINESS: I will do my best to:
    a) Be honest and meet my commitments.
  6.  GOOD CITIZENSHIP: I will do my best to:
    a) Exhibit good sportsmanship and be nice to others.



These rules are for the safety and benefit of all who utilize Detroit Skating Club’s (DSC) facilities. All members and skaters are expected to know and observe these rules.

  1. When skater arrives they must sign in at the ice monitor’s desk before getting on the ice.
  2. Locker Room
    a)    The locker room is used by skaters of all ages, please be courteous and sensitive to your fellow skaters.
    b)    Lockers are assigned by the ice monitor. The inside of the locker may be decorated and removable shelves inserted. The outside of the locker is not to be decorated.
    c)     Skaters should keep their belongings in the locker and lock it. Do not give your combination to anyone. DSC is not responsible for missing items.
    d)    No food is allowed in the locker room.
  3. On-Ice Behaviors
    a)    No socializing with other skaters during sessions
    b)    Kicking or gouging the ice or barriers is prohibited.
    c)     No cell phones, earbuds or headphones allowed.
    d)    Do not interrupt teaching staff during lessons.
    e)    Skater performing to music has right of way (usually wearing colored belt).
    f)      Music should alternate between coach request and another skater.
    g)    Skater in jump harness has right of way.
    h)    Skater/Coach must clear the ice when Zamboni appears.
    i)      Any injuries should be reported to the DSC main office or the ice monitor and an accident report submitted.
  4. Off-Ice Area
    a)    Skaters are allowed to use the training center when classes are not in session with permission from the DSC Off-Ice Coordinator and must have appropriate adult supervision.
    b)    Food and drink are not permitted in the work-out or ballet rooms.
    c)     Please report any equipment that is not working properly to S & C Coordinator.
    d)    Skaters and Classes have priority for usage.
  5. General
    a)    For your safety skate guards should be worn off the ice.
    b)    Any damage to DSC equipment must be reported to the ice monitor or DSC office. TV adjustments can only be made by DSC employees.
    c)     Only food and beverage purchased from Ice Sports Cafe may be consumed in DSC concession area (no outside food/beverage other than skater’s personal lunch boxes).
    d)    Violent and aggressive behavior will not be tolerated.
    e)    Controlled substances, such as alcohol and illegal drugs are prohibited.
    No animals allowed in the building (Department of Health state law).



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