When skating on patch there are some general rules that skaters and coaches are expected to follow.

  • Skaters must have passed Learn to Skate Level 6 to skate on patch
  • Socialising should be carried out off the ice not during patch
  • Skaters that fall should get up as soon as they can and not lay on the ice
  • Coaches and skaters are to be courteous to each other
  • All coaches are responsible for the safety of their pupils in a lesson
  • Skaters using patch are responsible for themselves
  • Skaters in a lesson on the music have right of way provided it is safe to do so
  • Coaches and skaters are not to stand in the middle of the ice
  • Please do not stop and restart music as there are others waiting to use the music
  • Coaches take priority on the music
  • For safety please practice spins responsibly and not in the flow of traffic
  • Coaches should locate themselves around the perimeter of the ice unless carrying out specific coaching tasks such as choreography or demonstrating
  • There will be NO poor behaviour for example kicking the ice or foul language
  • Skaters in a lesson on the music with right of way are allowed to call out in a polite manner (NO SHOUTING) if their path is blocked
  • Coaches are not permitted to shout except for extenuating circumstances
  • Group lessons are only to be run with a maximum of 2 skaters per coach no larger groups in conjunction with multiple coaches are permitted on patch
  • Please wear suitable attire when skating i.e. sportswear. Denim is not permitted and hair must be tied back
  • Mobile phones should only be used on the ice as a training aid or in case of an emergency
  • If any skater or coach does not adhere to these rules they will be asked to leave the ice by the Head of Skating
  • The Head of Skating will have the final decision on any matter relating to patch.

I agree to the Ozone Patch Ice Etiquette rules