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Skating Club of Hingham Massachusetts, Member of USFSA and NEICC
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Skating Club of Hingham - Club Policies/Rules and Regulations, Notes

General Rules
These rules are applicable for all Skating Club of Hingham ice sessions.

  1. Skaters and parents are advised that any abuse of the rules and regulations of The Skating Club of Hingham may result in the skater being excused from the ice for a period of time to be determined by the Board of Directors.

  2. Courtesy is expected at all times on the ice.  Discourteous comments regarding any skaters, professionals or parents in the building or on the ice will not be tolerated. Any person aware of a violation should submit a written complaint to the Board of Directors.

  3. Skaters or professionals should not sit on the barriers at any time. The safety issues associated with skate blades dangling off the ice necessitates strict enforcement of this rule. Coaches may coach from off the ice.

  4. For safety reasons, the Board of Directors have the authority to remove a skater from the ice if their behavior or ability places the skater or other skaters at risk, regardless of level.

Freestyle Rules

  1. “Right of Way” will be given to the skater doing his or her program (Skaters and coaches should do their best to yield to programs. Heads up at all times to avoid accidents. Skaters doing programs should make adjustments to their pattern if someone is already in the middle of an element...ie.spin).  Excessive yelling at others to get out of their way from a skater doing their program will result in the skater losing the right to run their programs. 
  2. Programs will be played in the order they are placed in line. A skater in lesson may have their coach "bump" the line once, until all other skaters in lesson have gone once that ask. A coach may not bump more than twice until all SCOH skaters in line have gone at least 1 time.
  3. Each skater is personally responsible for checking in for each and every session before they get on the ice. Any skater getting on the ice prior to payment will be asked to leave the ice.
  4. All  non-member CDs are placed at the end of the rotation behind club members, reciprocal members, and SCOH staff coaches giving lessons.
  5. SCOH club members, not on lesson, MAY bump any other non-member skater if the SCOH member has not gone at least once during the session. 
  6. Skaters should refrain from talking or standing in groups in the corners or middle of the ice. Skaters should generally keep moving when they are on the ice. If they need a break, they should leave the ice.
  7. Before moving away from the barrier or when stepping onto the ice surface, the skater should make sure he or she is not in the path of another skater. “Heads Up” at all times.
  8. All skaters are expected to get up immediately after a fall unless stunned or injured.
  9. Skaters MUST look behind them before skating any backward manuevers.

Walk-on Rules

  1. All non-SCOH walk-on skaters must be members of the USFS. Non-members must produce their USFS membership card upon request. Non-member walk-on skaters are allowed on the ice at the discretion of the Board member present at the rink.
  2. The order of preference for walk-on skaters is as follows: a) Full members ; b) Beginner Members; c) Basic Skills members having a lesson that day, d) Alumni/Adult members; e) Collegiate members; f) Reciprocal club members; g) Non-member USFS skaters; h) non-member ISI only..
  3. All skaters MUST sign in and pay prior to taking the ice and must pay by check or venmo. 
  4. Any non-member professional who wishes to teach on any SCOH club ice or activities, must present their USFS coaching credentials including proof of liability. The SCOH reserves the right to revoke any "non-staff member" coaching privileges AT ANY TIME at our discretion. Non-staff professionals are charged $10 per day to coach on SCOH sessions as of July 1, 2021.

Walk-on Payment

  1. All walk-on skaters must sign in and pay the Club Representative BEFORE going onto the ice.
  2. Payment for walk-ons are made to the Skating Club of Hingham, payable by check, or venmo only. NO CASH!.

Additional Reminders:


  1. Lobby-  Please refrain from eating and drinking messy things in the designated areas. Please help to keep the rink neat so that we may have the continued pleasure of using it.

  2. Equal Ice - Remember that all skaters have paid to be skating for the session. However, please be aware of others around you, and please try to be cognizant of someone doing their program or having a lesson. Programs have the right of way!