Ice Rules

Rules for Skating or Coaching on Club Ice Sessions

As a service to our members, the club purchases private ice at The Ohio State University Ice Rink to provide dedicated, monitored sessions that are geared towards faster-paced,  multi-directional practice and private instruction for freestyle, moves in the field, and ice dancing. Sessions are limited to a maximum of 25 skaters and are governed by the the rules outlined below. Ice Monitors reinforce the ice rules and play music for skaters, ensuring that all skaters have equal opportunity to have their program music. Club members are encouraged to support club sessions but are not required to do so. 

Please review and understand these rules prior to skating on club ice.

  1. Skaters must check in with the monitor when taking or leaving the ice, either for a break or for the day.
  2. Avoid gathering and conversing in groups on the ice.
  3. Do not skate or behave in a way that will endanger or intimidate others, for example, stamping, scratching or kicking (chipping) the ice or blocking another skater’s path. Report behavior of this nature to the Ice Monitor.
  4. Be courteous and respectful, in both actions and words, to other skaters and coaches.
  5. Use the designated entrances with caution when entering the rink. Avoid blocking others from entrance to or exit from the ice.
  6. Do not eat, chew gum, or bring anything on the ice that might create a hazard for other skaters. 
  7. Refrain from using inappropriate language or playing music with profane or abusive language.
  8. Respect and follow the Ice Monitor’s decisions about the order of playing music (skaters in lessons are given first priority) and about conduct on the ice.
  9. Wear the neon belt when skating announced programs with or without music.
  10.  Avoid back-to-back playing of the same skater’s program music.
  11.  Be ready to run your program when it’s your turn 
  12.  Yield to skaters in the neon belt and give them the right of way at all times.
  13.  Use extreme caution while doing backward spirals, flying spins, or other blind moves.
  14.  Be familiar with the jump corners and designated spinning areas. Do not stand or linger in them.
  15. Coach-led group lessons are limited to three skaters in one lesson.
  16. Report any type of biohazard (such as blood, urine, feces, or vomit) on the ice to the Ice Monitor immediately.