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United Capital Blades parents and skaters are expected to help in regular duties. This includes helping place and remove crash pads on the ice. 


Make sure you or your skater is on time to practice and events. Being on time helps coaching flow and prevents skaters from missing information. Help your skater prepare for ice if needed and once on ice, they become the coach's responsibility for instruction. Parents can assist coaches by limiting interaction while ice time is active. 


Although we certainly wish this were the case with everyone, every skater will not be an elite Olympic level athlete, same as any other sport. Our skaters are kids first, fun and learning are paramount. Skill and ability will develop over time and we ask parents to be patient and encouraging. Skaters will progress season after season with dedication and hard work.

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