Figure skaters use these sessions to practice skating movements individually and to receive private lessons. Anyone not working on skills or engaging in horseplay will be asked to leave the ice.
Open Freestyle Sign-In Procedure:
BEFORE entering the ice, skater needs to write FIRST AND LAST NAME (legibly) on the clipboard next to the ice entrance and circle the payment method being used. If you have pre-purchased a punch card, that is all there is to it!
If you are paying with a check, write check number on the clipboard next to skater's name and then place check in the plastic envelope under the sign-in sheets on the clipboard. (Cash no longer accepted)
EARLY MORNINGS AND MONDAYS ONLY: there are is a TWO HOUR Open Freestyle sessions on early mornings and Mondays at MIA during the school year. There is a special sign-in sheet and your skater will need to circle the amount of time they are skating: 30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes.
But what if.....
If the clipboard is not next to the ice or it is out of sheets, please ask one of the coaches or rink employees to help you. DO NOT get onto the ice without signing in, unless told to do so by the staff.
If you skate for any fraction of the whole hour (other than during the special 1/2 punch Monday session) you will be charged for the whole hour.
If you are not sure how many punches you have left, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will look at your card and get back to you as quick as we can.
If you arrive early, you may NOT get on the ice early. This is especially true for Mondays: if you arrive at 2:50 for the 3:00 PM session, you MUST wait until 3:00 PM to get on the ice. If your skater gets on early, they will be charged for the additional 1/2 punch session.
So what happens if my skater doesn't follow this procedure?
First warning: Verbal reminder and allowed to sign-in for the session
Second warning: Asked to leave ice and not return during same session
Third warning: charged 2 punches and asked to leave the ice during same session
Instructions for Purchasing Open Freestyle Punch Cards Online:
After your Punch Card purchase is complete: