Skater Drop Off and Pick up Information

The When, What, and How of show day

Skater Drop Off and Dressing Room Info

All skaters must arrive no later than 5:30pm on April 19, 20178.  Skaters should proceed to the Registration Desk located at the entrance to the dressing rooms on the Event Floor (rink level) – International Arena ‘A’, beside the Joan Snyder Arena B. There will be ushers in the Lobby at the main floor entrance to the Markin MacPhail building to direct you.

Al Skaters: Must arrive in full costume with hair and make-up done. Skaters without costumes on will NOT be allowed into the dressing rooms.

**Please note:  Due to the fact all CanSkate groups will be going up to the stands after they have skated, we are asking no Zuca bags be used on the day of the show for CanSkate only.  All skaters in CanSkate must have a backpack or bag they can carry to transport all of their belongings with them into the stands as they will not be going back into the dressing room before pick up. 

All dressing rooms will be supervised by parent volunteers, who will be helping children tie skates, etc

Parent volunteers are unable to:

  • Administer Epi-Pens or other medications
  • Change diapers/pull-ups

If your child is in diapers/pull-ups or has severe allergies please volunteer to be in the dressing room with the group.

Preschool Age Skaters (ages 5 and under)

Preschool skaters are able to be checked out early before the end of the show.  Skaters who are being picked up by a parent before the end of the show MUST have a bracelet put on.  Please notify the registration desk at check in.

After the CanSkate groups perform, they will all be taking their skates off and going up into the stands to watch the rest of the show (no Zuca bags please).  Preschoolers (age 5 and under) will be going upstairs with their groups.  Preschoolers will be the only skaters allowed to leave early.  If you wish to pick up your preschool skater before the show is over please be sure they have a bracelet at check in.  Skaters can be picked up on the concourse level of Arena A by the windows.

Skate Bag Checklist

  • Label all bags and items

    • Pair of skates
    • Set of hard guards (if you have them)
    • Small hand-held activity for the dressing room (IPod, DSI, sticker book, etc.)
    • Water bottle
    • Small nut-free, hand held, easy to eat snack (granola bar, non-staining fruit or crackers)
    • NO MONEY or VALUABLES – the skaters will NOT be allowed upstairs to purchase any food
    • There will be some waiting time in the dressing rooms for the skaters before their group performs. They will be asked to remain seated with their group at all times. Please pack an activity for your younger child (IPod, DSI, sticker book, etc.) to keep them busy. PLEASE NO MARKERS or FELT PENS.

Skater Pickup

Pickup of the skaters after the show will be scheduled.  The schedule will be given to each parent as the skaters are registered.  The schedule will be posted on the wall at the registration location.  Please note the time so that we reduce the congestion at the pickup locations.

 Pick up for CanSkate and Intro to Figure will be on the concourse level of Arena A by the windows.  Pick up for all other groups will be downstairs.

After the CanSkate groups perform, they will all be taking their skates off and going up into the stands to watch the rest of the show.  Skaters can be picked up on the concourse level of Arena A by the windows.

**Please note:  Due to the fact all CanSkate groups will be going up to the stands after they have skated, we are asking no Zuca bags be used on the day of the show for CanSkate only.  All skaters in CanSkate must have a backpack or bag they can carry to transport all of their belongings with them into the stands as they will not be going back into the dressing room before pick up.