What if I Miss the Registration Dates?
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will review your late registration request. A late fee of $25 will be charged to all StarSkate registrations after February 15th.
What do my Registration Fees Cover?
Carnival registration fees cover coaching costs and a small portion of the production costs. We expect to cover the majority of the production costs through ticket sales, program sales, and sponsorships/advertising. Please email us at email@example.com you or your business would like to be a Port Credit Skating Club Carnival sponsor or advertiser.
What if my skater does not wish to participate after I have registered?
Due to the costs and logistics associated with the production, all registrations are non-refundable. Refunds will be granted if a request is accompanied with a medical note.
Are there any extra costs?
Tickets for family and friends to watch performances will be offered for sale in April. Tickets will be priced at $20 and $30. All seating will be reserved in advance.
Carnival programs, flowers, pictures and Video orders will be available for purchase at the shows.
When and where are Practices/Rehearsals?
All practices, rehearsals and show performances will be held at the Port Credit Memorial Arena.
PreCan and CanSkate practices will be held from the beginning of April during the regular skating sessions.
StarSkate practices will be held from the beginning of April.
CanSkaters and StarSkaters are required to attend the production run-through on Thursday April 23rd (PreCanSkaters are not required to attend on the Thursday) starting at 3:40 pm. ALL skaters must attend a dress rehearsal on Friday, April 24th from approx 3:40 pm to 7:00 pm for our younger skaters and 3:40 pm to 9:00 pm for our older skaters. A detailed schedule will be provided in further communications.
Why is Practice and Rehearsal Attendance so important?
Our aim is for each skater to skate confidently during the show. In many cases, skaters will be learning new skills, and skating in a group and learning a skating program for the first time. Skaters take pride in their performances, so it is important that every skater attends every practice and rehearsal. Skaters that miss practices or rehearsals may not be able to participate in Carnival.
When and where is the Carnival held?
Carnival performances are at the Port Credit Memorial Arena on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM.
Skaters must participate in the dress rehearsal, the production run-through as well as both show performances. PreCanSkate level skaters are not required to attend the Thursday Production Run Through but are required to attend the Friday Dress Rehearsal.
Is the Carnival open to all skaters?
Yes! All skaters registered in a Port Credit Skating Club Full Year or Winter skating program can register. Our Carnival highlights all skaters from Pre-CanSkate, CanSkate and through all levels of StarSkate regardless of ability.
If you have attended a past Port Credit Carnival, you will already know that our Pre-Can and CanSkaters always steal the show!
What will my skater be doing?
Each skater will be assigned to a specific Carnival group, according to skill level. During practice time, our coaches will choreograph a number to fit the accompanying music, and it will be performed by the group during both Carnival performances.
Skaters are grouped according to skill level, and our coaches design each show number to showcase the appropriate skating level, so everyone can participate and enjoy!
How are skaters grouped for the ice show?
Once registration is complete, our Carnival Directors and our coaches’ work to group skaters of similar skill level together. We aim to ensure that every skater is comfortable in their Carnival group, so they feel confident skating together. Because of this we are unable to take requests to put friends in the same group or to change groups based on practice times.
What about helmets?
As per Skate Canada rules, skaters up to CanSkate Level 5 must wear helmets. Our costume committee prides itself on their creative ways to incorporate helmets into your skater’s costume.
What about Costume Sizing?
When registering you will be asked for some basic sizing information about your skater and you will have the opportunity to provide us with any special information.
We will announce Measurement Days for early February where our costume volunteers will be at the arena to measure your skater before and after their normal skating session times. A parent or guardian is welcome to attend and participate.
Does my skater get to keep his/her Carnival costume?
No. Our costumes have been lovingly handmade and collected over the years by our Club. They are a vital part of our show and we take great care to keep them in pristine shape so they can be reused.
Costumes will be provided to the skaters at the arena on Photo Day, Dress Rehearsal and both shows. Skaters will leave their costumes at the arena with the exception of our Pre-CanSkaters.
We appreciate that it is difficult to wrangle young children into costumes, so we will provide costumes to our Pre-CanSkaters before Dress Rehearsal so they can be dressed at home.
All costumes and accessories must be returned in good condition right after the final Carnival performance.
Does my skater need to provide any costumes or accessories?
Yes. We expect all skaters to bring and wear the following:
- Skate guards
- StarSkaters will be required to purchase Mondor over-the-boot performance tights in “Suntan”.
We will provide opportunities for you to purchase these at the arena through our Club sponsor, The Figure Skating Boutique.
Who should I contact if I have questions?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will answer your questions as quickly as possible. You can speak to any Board Member at the arena…you can normally find them at the CanSkate table during CanSkate sessions. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.