Joining the Richmond Rockets allows people of all ages to learn an exciting new winter sport.
The coaches seek to provide quality instruction in a safe and fun atmosphere, in a way that caters to the full range of skill levels. The board executives intend to run the club efficiently and to maintain effective regular communication with all of the members through the club website, newsletters, and email.
All members are expected to behave in a respectful manner to others.
Skaters are asked to arrive on time and be on ice ready for the practice.
Parents of children under 16 are expected to stay onsite during sessions.
Although our club accepts members of all skating levels (High Performance, Competitive, Recreational, Learn to Speed Skate, Improve skating)… however, rudimentary skating skills are expected as a minimum requirement for membership, as we do not have the resource to teach ice familiarization skills such as being able to stand, walk or glide on ice skates for the absolute beginner.
i.e. As a minimum, the skater must be able to glide or walk across the length of the ice in a forward direction unassisted nor having to hold onto anything or anyone, away from the boards. She or he must also be able to get up from a fall unassisted. Two foot skating and falls are okay. Basic balance over 2 skates is expected.