On and Off Ice Rules

The following are on and off ice rules which EPFSC skaters and professionals are recommended to follow. These rules are important to maintaining a safe, friendly and productive atmosphere on and off the ice. These rules will be reviewed annually with skaters by the EPFSC professional coaching staff, but review them with your skater also.

EPFSC Club Ice Rules

  • DO follow Priority in the following order: Program (the one wearing the colored belt), Harness, Lessons.
  • DO watch out for skaters in colored belt who are skating their program. They have the RIGHT OF WAY.
  • DO spins on harness end.
  • DO jumps on either end of the rink unless you are practicing stand still jumps which should be done on harness end.
  • DO keep skating at all times and DO NOT stand in the middle of the ice. Look both ways before skating away from the boards. EVERYONE, stay alert!!
  • DO get up quickly if you fall on the ice. Laying on the ice is dangerous to you as well as other skaters.
  • When doing your program with music, you CANNOT start it again for any reason. You must keep skating your program all the way through no matter what happens.
  • DO treat all skaters, coaches, and parents with RESPECT. Bad language and inappropriate behavior WILL NOT be tolerated. Physical infractions will immediately result in consequence #2 below.
  • While coaches are instructing their students, both the skater and the coach should stand with hips/backs touching the boards.
  • DO NOT talk unnecessarily to friends while on the ice. It’s distracting to BOTH skaters and coaches.
  • DO NOT leave the ice unless absolutely necessary such as for bathroom breaks or if you get hurt.
  • The session begins when Zamboni doors closes or at your session start time.
  • DO NOT sit in hockey boxes or on the boards ( this includes parents and spectators – even during Junior Club) UNLESS RETYING SKATES

A good faith effort should be made at all times to comply with these guidelines. Blatant or consistent disregard may result in a formal grievance filed with EPFSC board (see Bylaws) or enforcement of the consequences cited below.


Behavioral expectations for group lessons (on or off ice) are consistent with those rules set for as above. In addition, disruptive behavior for a group lesson (disrespecting an instructor, side conversations, not following instruction, etc.) will NOT be tolerated. See consequences below.


COACHES AND RINK MONITORS will have the authority to discipline skaters who break the above ice rules.

1) Each skater will receive one verbal warning. (Serious offenses will go directly to #2)

2) For the second offense, the skater will be asked to leave the ice for the remainder of the session.

If a skater is asked to leave the ice THREE times, or commits a serious offense, the skater, skaters parents, the coaches and an EPFSC Board Executive Committee Member (President, Vice-President, Secretary or Treasurer) will meet in a conference to determine how to handle the situation.



Updated September, 2019