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2017 Late Fall LSA Contract Registration updated 9/07/17

Contract Session

2017 Late Fall

Monday October 16,2017 to Friday December 15, 2017 (9 weeks)

  • Your skater must be a FULL, ASSOCIATE or COLLEGIATE MEMBER of LSA to contract for the Late Fall 2017 contract at the time of registration.
  • Please note the change to PayPal payments in Section V of the contract document.
  • Skaters/Parents have 48 hours from the date of their contract registration to review their contract and notify the Contract Account Manager of any errors or corrections.
  • Please review as there have been changes made to the wording of the contract.
  • Skate at your own risk. If no ice monitor or coach is on the ice, you are responsible for your child or your own person. Ice monitors are a volunteer position and LSA cannot guarantee an ice monitor will be present at every session. You are responsible for the safety and behavior of your child on the rink and at the Iceland facility.

Please Remember

  1. Class confirmation and invoices will NOT be emailed.
  2. Your invoice will be available online within 48 hours of enrolling although your schedule will be online immediately after enrolling.
  3. Please contact the Contract Account Manager for changes or late sign ups. Note that a late fee will be assessed for late sign ups. (See cutoff dates below left under Contract Dates)

Contract Dates

September 7, 2017
Registration opens for ALL skaters at 9:00 pm
September 15, 2017
CONTRACT DUE DATE ? Payment #1
NO GRACE PERIOD. If first payment is not made by the CONTRACT DUE DATE you will lose your spot in any classes that have a wait list and the next skater in line will be placed in the class.
September 16, 2017
LATE FEE PERIOD ? $50 late fee per skater for late initial payments or new registrations during this period. New Registrations must submit first payment within 48 hours of contracting. All other deadlines apply and are not extended.
September 23, 2017
11:59 p.m. No further changes accepted
October 20, 2017
CONTRACT PAYMENT #2.

Contract Committee Members

Contract Chair:
Steve Whyte

Contract Account Manager:
Amy Scheinler

Contract Technical Contact:
Petra Uchida

Skating Director/Programming:
Rebecca Hatch-Purnell
skatingdirector@skatelouisville.org

Registration Process (please re-read as there have been updates)

  • Registration Date: For the 2017 Late Fall contract, the registration will be open for all on September 7 at 9:00pm. Please refer to Section I, Contract Information to see if you are eligible to contract.
  • Skaters/Parents have 48 hours from the date of their contract registration to review their contract and notify the Contract Account Manager of any errors or corrections.
  • Changes: After this 48 hour period, skaters/parents may request schedule changes in writing. (i.e. swapping classes of the same money value) Requested changes will be reviewed by the contract committee. Approved changes will subject to a $10 fee per change. Changes cannot be made after September 23, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. for the Late Fall 2017 contract.
  • Deletions to the existing schedule (removing classes from your contract) are not permitted EXCEPT within the first 48 hours after contracting.
  • Additions to the contract may be made after initial registration until the cut-off date.
  • Late Contracts: Skaters who register within the LATE CONTRACTING PERIOD (September 16 until September 23. 2017 for Late Fall contract) must pay the applicable contract payment within 48 hours of contracting. All other deadline dates apply and are not extended.

This contract is divided into 8 sections for easy reference.

  1. LSA Contract Information
  2. Sessions
  3. Levels
  4. Scheduling Options
  5. Payment Information
  6. Serious Injury or Illness Policy
  7. Registration Process
  8. Other

Section I - LSA Contract Information

Skaters who wish to register for this Training Program must:

  1. Be current associate, collegiate or full members of LSA at the time of registration AND for the duration of the entire contract.
  2. Have no outstanding balances owed to LSA, including prior contract payments, NSF fees, walk on fees or any other amounts owed to LSA.
  3. Be a Member in Good Standing with USFSA.
  • Information on joining LSA available here.
  • This contract offers on- and off-ice classes and sessions for skaters of all levels.
  • Questions about this website should be directed to .
  • Questions about individual registrations should be directed to the .

Section II - Sessions

LSA offers on- and off-ice sessions for skaters of all levels. Descriptions of classes and sessions offered are listed below. Every class described may not be offered during this specific registration period. Please refer to the actual schedule.

Description of Sessions and Classes ? On-Ice:

  • Free Skate Session: On-ice time for practice and/or private lessons. Free skate sessions are designated by skating level ( see Skating Levels below) to provide optimal training and safety for the skaters on these sessions. Dance and pairs teams must practice on team sessions, unless working on individual skills. Skaters who are in dance lessons with an LSA instructor or designated testing partner may skate as a unit. Synchronized team members may practice their programs on free skate sessions in units of two.
  • Team Plus Session: On-ice practice/private lesson time for ice dance teams or pairs teams. In addition, those individual skaters who will compete this year at a U.S. Figure Skating Regional Championships (juvenile to senior) and meet the criteria of High skater as defined in the LSA Description of Levels may participate in these sessions. Also, skaters who are participating in the 2017 U.S. Figure Skating solo dance series in the combined dance event at the intermediate level or higher may participate in these sessions.
  • Power Class: The primary focus of this class will be creating and maintaining power, improving stamina and endurance, and focusing on body alignment.
  • Edges and Curves Class: The focus of this class will be edge quality and turns. Skaters also will focus on maintaining flow.
  • Synchronized Team Practice: Skaters who have made the 2017-2018 synchronized skating teams will practice during the time designated for their team. Practice is included in the synchronized team contract.
  • Junior Academy: This session is for basic skills level skaters and is a great transition into LSA's competitive skating program. Skaters may not walk on to the Junior Academy Class portion, as prior registration through the contract process or the LSA learn-to-skate program is required. No group instruction will be offered during the free skate session. No experience is needed. Parent meetings will be held from time to time and will cover important topics such as the USFS testing structure, going to competitions and finding a coach.

Description of Sessions and Classes ? Off-Ice:

Please note that Off-Ice classes are offered for skaters age 7 and older or who have passed the Pre-Preliminary Moves in the Field test.

  • Ballet for Skaters: LSA has partnered with the University of Louisville Dance Academy to offer a comprehensive ballet program for skaters. Classes will be held at Iceland and will be limited in number of participants. This off-ice class will focus on classical ballet concepts to enhance figure skating.
  • Strength and Conditioning: This program has been developed to increase the performance, health and well-being of skaters and is run by David Boyce, physical therapist, Bellarmine professor, and outpatient clinic owner. Athletes will perform a circuit of exercises specifically developed for the LSA skaters. Attention will be given to all parts of the body including torso, legs, hips, upper body and arms. Early Fall classes will be 50 ? 60 minutes in length. Start times may be slightly adjusted to accommodate sub-grouping of athletes. Participating skaters will be given an orthopedic evaluation if such skater has any musculoskeletal complaint. A physical therapist will perform the screen either on-site, or at a Physical Therapy Plus facility, at no charge. If further medical treatment is required, Physical Therapy Plus will assist in the process of getting the appropriate medical care required (i.e. referral to MD or rehabilitation).
  • Pilates for Skaters: Pilates addresses the body as a whole, strengthening the specific muscles needed for skating as well as the deep stabilizing muscles, giving the skater greater control over their movements. This balance of the body will help with injury prevention and the longevity of the skater's competitive career. Pilates uses core strength in every exercise. The core is your center of power, needed in jumps, spins and intricate footwork. The skaters will be going through a series of standing, and floor exercises designed to work every part of their body. The class will adapt and challenge each and every skater to work on narrowing the gap between their strengths and weaknesses. Pilates for Skaters was developed by Master Teacher, Haylee Sullivan. She was a competitive figure skater and ice dancer, who first started Pilates as training for her skating career. She then studied with Joseph Pilates predecessor, Ron Fletcher, and helped teach and run his Pilates training program in Tucson, Arizona. She has returned to Kentucky, and is excited to blend her knowledge of Skating, Ice Dancing, and Pilates in her program designed specifically for LSA skaters.

Section III - Levels

Description of Levels:

Skating levels are defined by LSA for the Competitive Training Program only and are used to maintain training quality and provide a safer environment. The levels are not the same as U.S. Figure Skating levels. LSA levels are used solely to determine which skaters are eligible for different classes and sessions. Skaters must have achieved the test levels indicated by the date the contract is submitted. Most sessions are limited to 20 skaters with the exception of the Open sessions and group classes.

FREE SKATE, ON ICE CLASSES, OFF ICE PROGRAMS:

  • High: Intermediate Free Skate, Novice Moves in the Field
  • Intermediate: Pre-Juvenile Free Skate, Juvenile Moves in the Field, or Adult Silver Moves
  • Low: Passed Basic Skills Level 8 and up or lower if the skater has a lesson with a coach
  • Open: Skaters of any level
  • Adult: Skaters 18+ years of age
Special Circumstances

In recognition of the fact that occasionally there will be special circumstances where a skater needs access to a session or class for which they are not qualified (either too high or too low) LSA has a policy to take into account these issues. This policy is initiated by the coach or instructor, not the skater or parent, by conferring with the Skating Director. In considering the session in question such factors as: number of skaters registered, number of instructors on the session, overall make-up of the session (weak, very low, low, mixed, high, powerful) and physical size of skaters, as well as the expectations of those who registered for the session are all taken into account. The Skating Director has the authority and responsibility to grant, refer to another more suitable session, refuse, or establish parameters for each request. A signed permission slip or other written confirmation (may be email or text) from the Skating Director must be submitted to the ice monitor or Contract Chair when the skater signs in and pays in full for the session.

Level Changes

Session eligibility is based on the skater's test level on the date the contract is submitted. Skaters must contract at their current test level, not an anticipated test level. A skater's contract will not be altered mid-season if such skater passes a test that effects his or her session eligibility. Skaters may walk-on sessions based on their level at such time (i.e., this might change mid-season). Skaters who take out of town tests must email the LSA Test Chair to request that confirmation of a passed test be sent to the contract committee for an update in LSA's records. Such confirmation will occur once the test is reflected within the USFS system.


Section IV - Scheduling Options

LSA offers several options to make scheduling easier. These options are outlined below:

1. Trade Coupons: Two trade coupons will be issued to those members whose registration forms total a minimum of $200. One additional coupon will be issued for each additional $100 purchased up to a 6 coupon maximum. In the event of a missed session, a trade coupon becomes valid for a subsequent session. Contracts within immediate families will not be combined together to equal or reach trade threshold amounts. Trade coupons may NOT be used in advance and are valid only during the registration period in which they were issued. Trade coupons may not be sold, transferred or exchanged except within the immediate family with two or more skaters.

2. Flex Cards: Skaters may purchase a flexible option which will allow them to walk-on a session without having to produce cash or a check at the time of skating. This option is useful for those parents who want to avoid carrying exact change or who drop off young skaters who do not feel comfortable managing walk-on payments. Payment is made in advance during the contracting process. However, there is no commitment to a particular session. The skater will receive a series of Flex stickers. Such Flexes are sold in increments of 5 and are kept at the rink for ease of use. Skaters must purchase at least one session during the contract registration process to be eligible to purchase Flexes. Flexes may be used for any on- or off-ice class or session, if space is available. Flexes hold no cash value. Skaters may not take change or carry a monetary value forward from a session of lesser value if they choose to use Flexes. Each skater may purchase 1 Flex for a registration period lasting less than 5 weeks, 2 Flexes for a registration period of 5 to 11 weeks, or a maximum of 3 Flexes for a registration period of 12 or more weeks. A Flex does not guarantee use if space becomes unavailable. Flexes are valid only during the registration period in which they were issued. Flex cards may not be sold, transferred or exchanged except within the immediate family with two or more skaters.

3. Walk-on: Skaters who wish to skate on a session for which they have not pre-registered may walk-on if they are eligible and if space is available. Skaters may be denied access to the off-ice conditioning, ballet or Pilates class as walk-on participants if deemed incapable of keeping up with the rest of the class or at risk of injury. Skaters must check in with the ice monitor and pay for the session with cash, check, flex card or trade coupon PRIOR to walking on. Checks are preferred as change is not always available.

Walk-on rates are as follows:

  • 30 min Freestyle - $8.00
  • 40 min Freestyle - $11.00
  • 50 min Freestyle - $13.00
  • 60 min Freestyle - $16.00
  • Power/Edges class - $11.00
  • Intro to Dance and Intro to Axel on-ice class - $13.00
  • Off Ice Conditioning, Ballet - $14.00
  • Off ice Jump/Plyometrics - $10
  • JA Class- not available
  • 30 min Freestyle immediately following Learn to Skate - $5.00

Walk-on procedures:

Once sign-in sheets have been established, skaters must be prepared to enter the ice in a timely fashion. If a session reaches the maximum number of skaters, walk-on skaters will be allowed on the ice if registered skaters are not present at the start of a session. A walk-on skater may be asked to exit the ice if a pre-registered skater comes within 10 minutes of the start of a session and the maximum number of skaters allowed on the session is exceeded. The walk-on money will be refunded to any skater who is asked to exit the ice. Any pre-registered skater who does not sign in with the ice monitor within 10 minutes of the start of the session will forfeit his or her spot.

Schedule Changes (Made by LSA)

LSA reserves the right to adjust the schedule due to insufficient enrollment. LSA cannot guarantee timeliness of all on-ice sessions as it pertains to Iceland Sports Complex, their employees or their equipment. LSA also reserves the right to reschedule sessions for situations caused by Iceland Sports Complex, their employees and their equipment. It is at the discretion of the contract committee to issue credit for delays or time missed.

Schedule Changes (Requests by Skaters/Parents)

Parent/Skater requests follow the conditions set forth below: Parent/Skaters have 48 hours from the date of their contract registration to review their contract and notify the Contract Account Manager of any errors or corrections.

  • Changes: After the 48 hour period, skaters/parents may request schedule changes in writing. (i.e. swapping classes of the same monetary value). Requested changes will be reviewed by the contract committee. Approved changes will subject to a $10 fee per change. Changes cannot be made after September 22 at 11:59 pm for Late Fall Contract.
  • Deletions to the existing schedule (removing classes from your contract) are not permitted except within the first 48 hours after contracting.
  • Additions to the contract may be made after initial registration until the cut-off date.
  • Late Contracts Skaters who register within the LATE CONTRACTING PERIOD (September 16-September 22, 2017 Late Fall contract) must pay their contract within 48 hours of contracting. All other deadline dates apply and are not extended.

Section V - Payment Information

LSA accepts payment by either credit card or check and offers volume discounts and an installment plan.

Credit Card Payments

LSA accepts credit card payments through www.paypal.com. Skaters can utilize the Parent Portal to make all PayPal payments after they have contacted the contact manager to have their invoice adjusted and their PayPal button turned on. Instructions on how to pay by credit card are included in the Invoice and Contract Worksheet. Credit Card Payments shall be subject to deadlines outlined in those documents.

NSF Check Policy

LSA members who pay by check adhere to the following Returned Check Policy:

  • All returned checks are subject to a $35.00 fee.
  • Members must submit full payment plus the $35 fee to the Contract Manager within 7 business days of being notified of a Returned Check. If payment is not made the skater will not be permitted to participate in any LSA sessions or programs, including but not limited to tests, competitions, shows, exhibitions, clinics and registering for LSA sessions. In addition, LSA will not approve any entries to in or out of town competitions or tests until such time that they have paid all delinquent amounts.
  • A member of LSA who has 2 or more returned checks to LSA within a six-month period will be required to make all future payment by money order, credit card, cashier's check, or cash.
  • After the expiration of six months after the last returned check in a six month period, the member may request that LSA again permit payment by personal checks, and LSA may grant or deny such request in its sole discretion. If the request is granted, checks will be accepted from the member unless and until any additional check is returned from their bank. If, after the request to pay by check is granted, the member issues to LSA even one check that is returned, the LSA member will then be required to use a money order, cashier's check, credit card or cash for all future payments.

Volume Discount

Skaters who register for large amounts of ice time receive a volume discount. The total session cost as well as the discount are noted on the LSA Training Worksheet. Such discount will be reflected on the skater's invoice. The parameters of this discount are subject to change in future registration periods.

Installment Payments

Registrations totaling $200 or more may be divided into equal installments. See dates in the shaded box for installment due dates. No reminders are sent. It is your responsibility to make payments on time. The installment payments may be made through paypal, mailed to the Contract Chair, or placed in the LSA mailbox, which is located on the wall outside the Iceland office, next to the bulletin boards.

Grace Periods

All installment payments are due on the stated due date. Due dates and late payment fees relating to initial registration and payment are listed to the left side of this document. After the initial contract payment, LSA will accept subsequent contract payments for a grace period of seven (7) calendar days after the due date. After such grace period and beginning the 8th calendar day after the initial stated due date, payments to LSA must be accompanied by a late payment fee of $50 per child AND the skater will not be permitted to participate in any LSA sessions or programs or register for LSA sessions until such time that they have paid all delinquent amounts. Skaters will not be given credit for missed sessions due to delinquent payment. Emergency situations will be taken into consideration on a case-by-case basis when the Contract Chair is notified in writing prior to the installment payment's initial stated due date.

PayPal Payments

The PayPal button will no longer be active during contracting. If you wish to pay by PayPal, you will be required to

email Amy Scheinler to let her know you would like to pay this way. A credit card processing fee of 2.3% will be added to your bill and Amy will send you an invoice. For example, if your contract is $1000.00, and you pay by PayPal, $23.00 will be added to your bill.


Section VI - Serious Injury or Illness Policy

LSA recognizes that a skater may incur a serious injury or illness which forces a skater to miss a significant amount of ice time. In these rare and unfortunate instances of serious injury or illness, LSA will continue to extend credit in approved situations for unused ice time. Credit of 50% for missed sessions for injuries 30 consecutive ice days or more will be considered. In order to be considered for this credit, both of the following criteria must be met:

  1. The serious injury or illness is unanticipated and has occurred either (a) after the submission of the contract for the current ice session, or (b) during the current skating session. (Pre-existing, chronic, and previously known conditions are not recognized in this policy; it is the responsibility of the skater/contracting party to plan for any such condition when entering into a skating contract with LSA).
  2. The skater is restricted, in the opinion of a medical provider, from participating in all forms of on- and off- ice training for thirty (30) or more consecutive ice days. An ice day is defined as any day LSA has contracted to skate with Iceland for the current session. (This policy is not designed to credit skaters for minor injury or common illnesses).

In addition to the above criteria being met the following process is to be followed for consideration of ice credit:

  1. The skater or parent must put the LSA Contract Chair on notice of the injury or serious illness within three (3) ice days of the occurrence of the injury or knowledge an illness will potentially be longer-term. Notice may be given by . This allows LSA to open the skater's slot for potential use by other skaters.
  2. Print and have the treating medical professional complete the Serious Injury or Illness Credit Request Form. Serious Injury or Illness Credit Request forms are due to LSA as soon as possible, but for liability reasons must be submitted before an injured or seriously ill skater resumes participation in on-ice or off-ice training. Forms are to be submitted electronically to the LSA Contract Chair or in person to Steve Whyte.
  3. Skater must continue to make all contract payments during the time of the injury.

Approval of ice credits is solely at the discretion of LSA in all instances; credits will not be considered if the above criteria and process are not met and followed. If ice credit is extended, credits may be used for future payments toward training time only and must be used in the next available skating session for which a skater's medical restrictions have been lifted. Credits may not be sold, traded or exchanged. In no case will skaters receive refunds due to injury or illness. To request a credit, skaters must attach proof of approval to the registration document for the next skating session.

Please note: Decisions of the contract committee chair are final.

Section VII - Registration Process

  1. Download and read the instructions for registration Instruction Manual or Quick Start Guide
  2. Enter your family information into the system. Click here to start the process.
  3. Use the Contract Worksheet (link at top of page) to determine what classes you want and calculate costs and discounts ahead of time. When enrollment opens online, reserve your classes. You can immediately check what classes you have enrolled in by checking the Parent Portal on the online enrollment site. Check this carefully! Technical issues can be directed to Petra Uchida. Please notify as soon as possible so we can get the changes into the system before the invoice goes out. Modifications in your schedule can be directed to the .
  4. Your invoice will be available online within 24 hours of enrolling. If your invoice is not available after 24 hours from enrolling, it is your responsibility to alert the .
  5. Payment instructions will be spelled out in the invoice. Payment is due for all contracts, regardless of what date the parent or skater registers for the sessions, on the CONTRACT PAYMENT DUE DATE. If your invoice is not paid on time, you will lose your spot in any classes that have a wait list and the next skater in line will be placed in the class. Skaters who have not paid their first installment or the entire contract by the Contract Due Date will not be permitted to participate in any LSA sessions or programs, including test and competitions and will not be permitted to register for further LSA sessions until such time that they have paid all delinquent amounts. Skaters will not be given credit for missed sessions due to delinquent payment. If payment remains delinquent, members may be reported to USFSA as a Member Not in Good Standing until all accounts are brought current. If you are paying with PayPal, please use the Parent Portal which provides a direct link from your account to PayPal.

Any technical issues with the online registration or enrollment forms can be directed to .


Section VIII - Other

Refunds

Skaters who have tragic or life-altering special circumstances may request a refund in writing to the Chair of the Contract Committee. Such refund request must be made prior to the start of the contract season for which refund is requested, and refunds will not be considered after this date for any reason. The board of directors will determine the amount of the refund, if any. The full amount will not be refunded under any circumstances. Contract Committee Contact: Contract Chair

Proper Attire

Proper skating attire is required for all LSA sessions. Skaters must wear figure skates. Hockey skates are prohibited. Female skaters should wear skating dresses or skirts, skate pants, or other athletic attire. Males should wear skating pants or other athletic attire. Jeans, jean shorts and street attire are not allowed.


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