Welcome to the Junior Blades Ice Skating Club. The club operates every Saturday morning between 8am and 10am.
The Junior Blades Ice Skating Club is operational throughout the year and is only closed for the Easter Weekend, June/July School Holidays and the December School Holidays. If the club is going to be closed due to any other event (e.g. competitions) we will advertise timeously on both the notice board, our website and social media sites.
Our intake of new members will take place each week whilst in our re-opening phase. A new members’ meeting will be held at a later stage date to be confirmed.
NB: A COPY OF THE PARENTS ID/PASSPORT AS WELL AS THE SKATER/S ID/BIRTH CERTIFICATE/PASSPORT ARE REQUIRED WHEN JOINING THE CLUB
Click here to download our latest Process letter. Please note that there are NEW processes in place and these might change over the coming weeks as we find our feet again.
In keeping with our Club Constitution, one parent member per family is required to join the club as a full member. This is to ensure that each child member has a representative at Junior Blades meetings, and most importantly at the AGM. Parent members are not expected to skate but may join the lessons if they wish to learn to skate, same lesson costs applicable.
Junior Blades does not have the facilities to accept debit/credit cards or EFT’s. Payment is in cash only, we do not have credit card facilities. (Skaters, plus parent if skater under 18)
The JB financial year runs from 1 October to 30 September. ALL Junior Blades members are required to pay the annual subscription, due by the end of September each year. Renewals not paid by the end of September will mean rejoining the club (i.e. all members will be required to pay the joining fee again).
Membership Cards & Lessons (Sold in bundles of 4):
The membership card is critical to being a member of the club as we work on a barcode system. The lessons are loaded onto the membership card in bundles of 4. Once the lessons have been used, a new bundle of lessons will have to be purchased and loaded onto the card. No lessons may be purchased without presentation of a valid membership card.
|Club lessons 08h30 to 10h00||R150 for 4 weeks (Paid to JB)|
|Rink charges per skater per week:||R35 per skater (own or hired skates)|
Lesson Times: LATE ARRIVALS to classes cause serious disruption to the teaching. Skaters not on the ice within 5 minutes of their class starting time WILL NOT be allowed to join the class.
NO CHATTING TO COACHES during lesson times is permitted. For any queries or concerns please discuss these with the Committee Member on duty at the entrance to the lesson area.
NON SKATERS are not permitted in the lesson area.
EXITING THE ICE: once your child’s lesson has ended, he or she will only be permitted to exit the ice on the opposite side of the rink. Parents who wish to collect their children are advised to please wait for them there.
Your future in this sport: The club is here to teach the basics of skating and sets the foundation for future Western Province and National skaters in various disciplines: Solo, pairs, ice dance, hockey, and synchronized team skating. Once a skater has mastered the basic skating skills in the clubs’ grade lessons, they may proceed to having private lessons. These lessons are offered by the Ice Station’s resident professional/pro-am coaches. In order to be eligible for private lessons during SAFSA ice time the skater will need to become a member of the South African Figure Skating Association – WP (SAFSA-WP). In order to become a SAFSA-WP member you will need to :
- Appoint a professional/pro-am coach. Click here the list of Professional/Pro-am coaches.
- Complete the SAFSA application for membership form. Click here to download the SAFSA form.
- A copy of the skater’s ID/birth certificate must accompany the application.
- Pay the Annual membership fee (1st April to 31 March) of R500 (R250 if Jan, Feb or March) into the following bank:
SAFSA WP – BANKING DETAILS – SUBS
ABSA Bank: Branch 632005
Acc name: SAFSA WP Subs :
Account no: 9349328261
(Reference) SURNAME & INITIAL + Subs
Email POP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note this bank account is only used for SAFSA-WP subscriptions annually, and any further EFT payments will be advised as to which bank account to use.
All correspondence (application form, copy of ID/birth certificate, proof of payment) must be put in to the SAFSA office letterbox which can be found upstairs adjoining the Function Room. The SAFSA-WP committee will collect the documentation prior to their next meeting and they will notify you of the outcome of your application.The following two websites will give you a more in depth view to this wonderful sport:The Ice Station: http://www.icerink.co.za
South African Figure Skating Association: http://www.safsa.org.za
|08h00 – 08h30||Synchro|
|08h30 – 09h00||Stroking 1 to 2,
Intermediate 1 to 4,
|09h00 – 09h30||Grades 2 to 5|
|09h30 – 10h00||Grades 1 ,