Leave of Absence

Leave of Absence

Skaters must complete and submit the Leave of Absence Request Form to the Executive Committee when requiring an extended period off skates. This policy outlines the types of LOAs available and the expectations of Skaters while on leave.

Leave of Absence due to Injury

Skaters taking a leave of absence due to injury (any length of time longer than 30 days, including injury, illness, and pregnancy) must complete the “Leave of Absence Request Form” and submit it to the Executive Committee explaining the nature of the injury and anticipated recovery time. Injured Skaters are required to attend and participate in league events including practices, scrimmages, bouts and fundraising initiatives in an off-skates capacity to the best of their ability. Failure to attend will be recorded on the Skater’s attendance record and may impact the Skater’s ability to be rostered for upcoming games. The Executive Committee may request a Skater submit a letter from their physician regarding the injury. The Skater may also require a physician’s letter declaring the Skater medically fit to return to practice.

Skaters approved for a Leave of Absence due to Injury will be required to pay only five dollars for dues beginning the following month until the Skater is medically fit to return to practice. Upon returning to skating, the Skater’s dues will be pro-rated for that month. Injured skaters may continue to hold Committee positions during the recovery period.

Personal Leave of Absence

Skaters taking a Personal Leave of Absence longer than 30 days must complete the “Leave of Absence Request Form” and submit it to the Executive Committee seven days prior to the date the leave will begin. The duration of a Personal Leave of Absence is 3 months. Approval and renewal is at the discretion of the Executive Committee. Skaters requesting a Personal Leave of Absence are required to attend and participate in league events including practices, scrimmages, bouts and fundraising initiatives in an off-skates capacity. Skaters requesting a Personal Leave of Absence must submit a written letter attached to the “Leave of Absence Request Form” if the reason for the request impacts the Skater’s ability to attend league events. Failure to attend without approval from the Executive Committee will be recorded on the skater’s attendance record and may impact the Skater’s ability to be rostered for upcoming games or be granted a renewal if circumstances require further Personal Leave.

Skaters approved for a Personal Leave of Absence will be required to pay only five dollars for dues beginning the following month for each month of the three month leave. In order to return to skating, the Skater must pay full dues immediately. Dues may be pro-rated at the discretion of the board. Skaters requiring a Personal Leave of Absence may not apply for or continue to hold Committee positions during the absence.

Vacation Requests

Skaters are asked to complete the “Vacation Request” Section on the “Leave of Absence Request Form” and submit the form to the Executive Committee as soon as possible when absence from league events is due to vacation as a courtesy to the League. Completing this section assists the Executive Committee in scheduling league events and helps coaches plan practices. Failure to submit the Vacation Request may impact the Skater’s ability to be rostered for upcoming games. Skaters are expected to pay full dues for the period of absence due to vacation.

Find the Leave of Absence Form here.