Athlete Code of Conduct

To ensure the safety and enjoyment of all Club members and their parents, we have felt it necessary to have skaters and their parents (or guardians), read and sign this Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct applies to all skate sanctioned activities both on and off the ice. The Richmond Rockets Speed Skating Club expects all members to:

  • Be honest and forthright;
  • Treat others with courtesy and respect;
  • Respect the property of others;
  • Respond to coaches and all meet officials with courtesy and respect;
  • Settle disagreements in a fair and non-violent way;

The following behavior is unacceptable for a member of the Richmond Rockets Speed Skating Club:

  • Lying;
  • Intimidation;
  • Using profane, disrespectful and abusive language including offensive gestures;
  • Using any form of physical abuse;
  • Prejudicial behavior;
  • Harassment;
  • Defiance of or rudeness to coaches and all ice officials or chaperones;
  • Destroying, damaging or interfering with the property of others, or of the Richmond Rockets Speed Skating Club;

The following is a list of immediate consequences for unacceptable behavior. All or some of these measures may be taken, and not necessarily in this order listed.

  • Warning;
  • Time out;
  • Contact with parents;
  • Suspension until further investigation can take place;

Upon accepting his or her misbehavior, a skater may make restitution through a verbal or written apology to the parties involved, along with a Statement to the Club Executive that the offending action will not reoccur. For persistent unacceptable behavior, all or some of the following measures may be taken by the Executive of the Richmond Rockets Speed Skating Club:

  • Withdrawal of funding to meets;
  • Suspension from practices and meets; and
  • Expulsion from the Richmond Rockets Speed Skating Club.

Minor skaters must have a parent or designated supervisor present during all club sanctioned activities.*

*Unless spectating is prohibited due to COVID-19 Safety Guidelines