NEW SKATERS wishing to withdraw from the program may only apply for a refund during the month of October.
All refund requests must be received by no later than October 27, 2019. Please note that the $44.00 Skate Canada fee/Safe Sport Fee and a $50.00 administration charge will not be refunded. There will be NO refunds after this date.
Returning skaters are NOT eligible for a refund.
In the case of a skater withdrawing who has paid their registration fees with post-dated cheques, the following will apply; In order that there is a traceable paper trail, all post-dated cheques will be cashed on the appropriate date. Once all cheques have been cashed and have cleared the banking system (10 working days after deposit), a refund cheque will be issued by MBSC.
Registration funds must be paid in full by NO LATER than December 1, 2019.
Each year your Executive reviews Registration Fees for skaters and tries to keep these fees affordable and competitive for our families. However, as ice rental and other operating costs increase, we have found it necessary to raise additional funds. We are adding our Fundraiser initiative with each skaters participation.
At registration you will be required to purchase $100 of raffle tickets for each skater; a maximum of $200 per family. You will receive tickets at time of registration.
The draw will be held during our Annual Carnival April 2020.
We appreciate your support and on behalf of MBSC we look forward to an exciting season of skating.
Each Family is responsible for working 1 bingo per child up to a maximum of 2 per family (one must be a bingo).
Your bingo or event can also be paid out in cash in the amount of $150 each.
Visit the Volunteer Opportunities page on the website to sign up. The onus for scheduling is on the parent and NOT the club!
RETURN OF EVENT BOND CHEQUES:
Refunds issued once event(s) have been completed. You will be required to submit your volunteer voucher to our Volunteer Rep in order to receive your refund. All refunds will be made the last Friday of each month.
If volunteering for carnival a minimum of 6 hrs is to be completed in order to fulfill your event. If you have not signed up for any event by March 9th you will not receive your event refund.
If you complete your event(s) after March 1, 2020, a reimbursement cheque will be issued to you. Please note: These policies are excerpts from the MBSC Policy & Procedure Manual. A complete listing of all MBSC policies & procedures can be obtained from a Board Member.
Rowan's Law - Concussion Policy
Skate Ontario has developed a standardized best practice Concussion Policy for the sport of figure skating in Ontario. This policy is not age dependent, all skaters, coaches, officials, and volunteers must be treated in the same manner.
Though concussions are common sport injuries, particularly among children and adolescents, their sometimes subtle symptoms may go unnoticed. Without identification and proper management, a concussion can result in permanent or severe brain damage.
To view the entire Skate Ontario policy, click on the link below:
Volunteer Cancellation Policy
Effective for the 2019-2020 Season
As a community-run skating program, volunteers are vital to the success of the program. Volunteering provides you with the opportunity to become involved with the program, to help it be the best it can be and to show your child that you support and will assist in his/her activities. Volunteering ensures skating fees can remain reasonable, working to reduce the costs associated with operating the program.
We realize that things happen that may cause you to have to cancel your volunteer turn at a Bingo or at another volunteer event. In order to allow events to run smoothly, you must give 72 hours notice to the MBSC Board if you wish to cancel your assigned spot. The Board will try to find a replacement to cover your spot. If the Board is unable to find a replacement for you, you will be charged a $50 fee that will be taken from your bond cheque. If you cancel with less than 72 hours notice, you will be charged a $50 fee that will be taken from your bond cheque. If you cancel twice, upon your second cancellation you forfeit the remainder of your bond cheque.
MBSC strongly encourages volunteers wishing to cancel their spot to find a replacement volunteer themselves.