School Program Pricing

Alien In-Line programs are very economical and affordable. Multi-day school programs can offer your child the opportunity to learn to in-line skate for as little as $12 dollars, a value that is difficult to match with any other activity. In-line skating is a skill that can be enjoyed for life.

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Program Packages

Use Alien In-Line's convenient and exciting full service program

» Full Day Program Package — $485/Day to $510/Day (effective September 1st, 2017)

(30 students per session $75 set up charge may apply for programs less than 3 days)

  • One qualified instructor for up to 6.0 hours of teaching
  • Equipment w/delivery and set-up

» Partial Day Program Package — Please call (403) 262-4404 for pricing.

All prices in Canadian Dollars - please add 5% GST
Mileage & additional charges may apply outside Calgary city limits

Equipment Only Rental

In-line skates to fit the needs of your school – delivered to your school

» General Skate Fleet Rental (Classes of 30)
$300/Day to $500/Day ($75 set up charge may apply for programs less than 3 days)

  • Up to 80 pairs of floor friendly in-line skates delivered to your school
  • 35 sets of protective gear
  • 35 helmets
  • Organized for easy use

All prices in Canadian Dollars - please add 5% GST
*Mileage & additional charges may apply outside Calgary city limits

Testimonials

Many of our children had never experienced rollerblading and they were all very excited to try. Children recognized that something that appeared impossible on day one is very possible with time and effort, which was a great lesson in perseverance for all everyone involved.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity of a lifetime for many of our students here at G.H. Dawe Community School!"

"We appreciate you recognizing the needs of different students and the diversity within each group...we look forward to having you again next year"— Blessed Damien School, Calgary

"Staff were punctual and organized, setting easy to follow routines that got students skating as quickly as possible" — Haultain Memorial, Calgary

"...An awesome program...many of these children would never have this opportunity without Alien In-Line" — Normandeau School, Red Deer

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Safety

Perform a thorough gear check — Always check your gear before a skate to make sure it fits and is functioning properly. Check your helmet for any cracks or loose straps. Check your skates for loose wheels or brakes that are worn or broken.

Take a lesson - Learning to skate properly from an expert can provide you with tips and information that can help you skate both smarter and safer.

Use all the gear, all the time — in-line skating gear was designed for the specific purpose of protecting you while you perform a sport where you can reach speeds in excess of what your body was designed to absorb should you lose control and fall. Gear shields specific areas that are known to take the brunt of an impact, and wearing in-line gear protects those areas. The helmet is the most important piece of gear you can wear. Bones usually heal and skin grows back, but an injury to the brain can create injuries that are not so predictable - always always wear one when you are skating.

Be aware of the weather/conditions — Wet pathways, leaves, ice in northern climates, sand, oil, all of these conditions can cause safety concerns for in-line skaters. In-line skating takes a bit more consciousness to perform that simply walking or running. Think ahead, be aware of your surroundings, speed, and changing conditions of weather and terrain.

Skate within your ability — Many in-line skating injuries are caused by one skating out of or above the level of one's skill or control. Skating within your ability means always navigating with the ability to stop or maneuver around object and obstacles, maintaining balances and being aware of changing conditions. Avoid hills and inclines if you have little experience with them.

Wear visible or reflective clothing when skating at night — Night skating can be fun, but it can be difficult to see and for others to see you. Always use a headlamp when skating at night and wear light colored or reflective clothing so you can be seen by others.

Don't tow or be towed — "Skitching" on vehicles can be deadly. Being towed by dogs or other animals can be dangerous for you and them. Their paws are not designed to take the punishment of towing someone on a pathway and can be damaged by such activities, not to mention the potential danger of a leash crossing the pathway in front of someone else. Avoid towing or being towed when on in-line skates. In many places, such activities are also illegal.

Rules of the Road

Safe skating's a snap when you remember to SLAP!
Skate...

SMART
LEGAL
ALERT
POLITE

Skate Smart

* Always wear your protective gear—helmet, wrist protection, elbow pads, knee pads
* Master the basics—striding, stopping, and turning
* Keep your equipment in proper working order

Skate Legal

* Obey all traffic regulations. When on skates, you should consider yourself to be subject to the same obligations as a bicyclist or a driver of an automobile

Skate Alert

* Skate under control at all times
* Watch out for road hazards
* Avoid water, oil, and sand
* Avoid traffic

Skate Polite

* Skate on the right, pass on the left
* Announce your intentions by saying, "passing on your left"
* Always yield to pedestrians

Feel free to print, copy, and distribute this page.

IISA "Rules of the Road" © In-line Skating Resource Centre, 2009

Program Guidelines

Accidents/First Aid
Please treat any accident requiring medical attention as you would in any physical education class. Although many of our instructors are trained in first aid, students and parents are more comfortable with the resources they are familiar with at your school.

Class Size
Alien In-Line is officially equipped to provide all equipment to all students in classes of up to 30 students unless otherwise agreed to with the exception of Kindergarten Classes which can have a maximum of 25 students.. We normally have no problem in servicing slightly larger classes, but can make no such guarantees without advance notice.

Equipment Storage
We will require a secure equipment storage area for the duration of your program, which can be locked overnight. Most physical education equipment storage rooms work well for this purpose.

Equipment Theft
Your school will be invoiced for any significant loss of our equipment during your program that can be attributed to theft of equipment by participants. You will not be held liable however, in the event of break-in or other loss that occurs outside the hours of the program, provided that reasonable precautions have been taken (locking of storage room, storage room access limited to staff and supervised others, etc...) to secure our equipment.

Evaluation Forms
An evaluation form is provided on our website that you may photocopy and distribute to as many interested parties as you like. Please return completed forms by mail to the address provided on the form. The .pdf version of the evaluation form can be found.

Fire Alarms and Drills
We ask that if at all possible you avoid scheduling fire drills during the time we are at your school. In the event that there is an unexpected activation of your fire alarms (fire or false alarm) during our program Alien In-Line instructors will assist your staff in supervising the quickest, safest evacuation possible. Our staff should be provided in advance, any special evacuation requirements or policies of your school.

Gym/Facility Preparation
We ask that your gymnasium be as free as possible of tables, chairs, desks or other items that may create danger or cause accidents. If your gym is used for eating at lunchtime, please plan to have the floor cleaned and dry in time for our first afternoon class.

Gym Strip
Requiring students to change into gym strip is optional for Alien In-Line programs. We do however, find that programs run more smoothly, and equipment goes on more easily if your students DO change. Most students change into their gym strip very quickly for our program, and we seldom lose any actual skating time when they do.

Hygiene Issues

Skates
Alien In-Line requires that all participants wear socks while using our skates. Please be sure your students wear or bring socks to class. Many elementary classes walk to the gymnasium in their sock-feet (leaving their shoes in the classroom) to save time and clutter. If you choose this practice for your school please remember that floors may be slippery and be sure students do not run inside the school.

Protective Gear
Alien In-Line protective gear is washed weekly – and stored in breathable mesh bags for your students' comfort.

Helmets
Shared headwear has been indicated as a potential agent in the spread of head lice. For this reason we ** strongly recommend that students bring in their own helmets whenever possible.** Any student who owns a bicycle or in-line skates should own a helmet — and this may be an opportunity to communicate to parents of those who do not that the purchase of a properly fitting CSA approved helmet may be the most important sports equipment purchase they can make for their child!

Alien In-Line DOES NOT use any pesticide based cleaning or disinfectant products on our helmets due to allergy and environmental concerns.

On request we can provide students with individual sani-caps for $25.00 per hundred. Please call 403-262-4404.

Non-Participants/Non-Skaters
We hope that all students will participate in our program, but we do realize that for whatever reasons some students will choose not to. We request for safety reasons that these students and all other non-skating personnel (other than the faculty member responsible for each class, appropriate observers and volunteer helpers) not be present in the gymnasium at the time of our program.

Parent Observers
Parents are welcome to observe the Alien In-Line program at all time during our stay at your school. There is no need to notify Alien In-Line of dates and times parents are expected.

Payment
A 10% deposit is required to confirm program dates. You will receive an invoice for balance due prior to your program's first day. All program fees are payable in full upon completion of program, unless alternative arrangements have been made in writing. Please call 403-262-4404 if alternative arrangements are required. All payments should be mailed to Alien In-Line.

Protective Gear Policy
Alien In-Line adheres to a STRICT protective gear policy. All participants MUST wear a helmet, kneepads, elbowpads, and wrist guards at all times while on skates. This applies to your school faculty, staff, substitutes and volunteers as well as to students.

Scheduling
We ask that you provide a timetable of classes that we will be teaching, including the following information; day of week, start of each period, end of each period, grade of class, teacher name, and lunch/recess times. A blank timetable has been provided here. Please fill out completely and return to us at by fax to 403-668-7567 at least 10 days prior to your program.

We strongly recommend class periods of 1 hour, but are able to instruct classes as short as 45 minutes.

If you will be offering the Alien In-Line program to younger students (k-3) we ask that you schedule classes of older students between classes of younger students if at all possible – and use the older students to assist the younger students with skates and equipment.

School Staff / Class Management
A member of your school staff MUST be present at all times during the presentation of our program. Most school boards require us to immediately stop instruction in the event that your assigned staff member(s) are not present.

Although we rarely experience serious discipline problems during our programs, we do rely on your school staff member to be present and manage such incidents. Students ALWAYS behave better when their everyday teachers are present.

Please be aware that class conduct and program efficiency are driven by student behavior. Classes that listen well, follow directions and gear up efficiently will get more skate time than classes that do not.

School Staff Skates
Your school staff is welcome and encouraged to put on skates and join in the activity if they wish to do so. Adult sized equipment will be provided at no charge on request, pending availability. Please include your teacher skate request in writing when you submit your program time-table.

Skate Sizes
A normal range of skate sizes are provided based on our experiences with classes at your grade levels. Sizes are indicated in men's sizing only. To convert to women's add 1.5-2 sizes (i.e. Men's 3 = Women's 5). If your skate needs fall outside of the equipment specified for your grade range please contact our program manager at least 10 days prior to your program at 403-262-4404.

Skates larger than men's 14 or smaller than children's 12 are not available at this time.

Elementary Sizes (K-6) — Child's 12 – Men's 10
Jr High Sizes (6-9) — Men's 3 – Men's 12
High School Sizes — Men's 5 – Men's 14

Students Using Their Own Equipment, Skates & Protective Gear
At the discretion of your school, students are welcome to bring in their own equipment. Be aware, however, that their skates and protective gear may not be as "floor friendly” as ours, and that we are not responsible for damage caused by skates not provided by Alien In-Line. Skates brought in by students must have a heel brake.

Helmets
Although we are equipped to provide helmets for classes up to 30 students, we strongly encourage students to bring their own certified cycling/skateboard/skating style helmet if possible. This saves time in the fitting process, and allows us to ensure that the helmets your students are using every day are properly fitted and adjusted.

Multiple impact helmets such as those used for football, hockey and helmets with face protection may not be appropriate for in-line skating, therefore we discourage their use.

Please read under “Hygiene Issues” (above) for more information on helmets.

Volunteer Helpers
Although not required, the assistance of volunteer helpers such as parents or older students is a great asset, and can help you get the most from your investment in our program. Helpers most often assist students in putting on and taking off the gear, but can help in other areas as well.

FAQ

Why does Alien In-Line charge on a per day basis rather than a per student basis?

Alien In-Line's pricing structure is designed to reflect the actual costs involved in providing service to schools. These costs do not change with fluctuations in class sizes. We also find that it is very difficult to verify participant numbers for per-student billing and prefer a flat-rate fee structure for that reason.

Alien In-Line program consultants can easily calculate how many program days your school needs to book and what your per-student cost will be - just call us at 403-262-4404.

Does Alien In-Line allow students to skate with music and lights?

For free skate portions of the Alien In-Line program we usually do play music for students' entertainment. Most schools in Alberta already have a gymnasium sound system that is suitable for this use.

Our focus is on quality instruction and providing a skill based program. Lights and sound can be incorporated to add atmosphere to the lesson once fundamentals have been achieved.

On request Alien In-Line can provide a family oriented night skate where the focus is participation with your family members to music and lights in a fun filled environment.

How many skating sessions should our students take?

Although there is no set number of sessions required for an Alien In-Line program, we generally recommend booking your program so that each student skates for a minimum of three one-hour sessions.

Some schools will decide to provide 4, 5 or 6 sessions for their students. This is usually a school decision.

How long should each session be?

If at all possible Alien In-Line prefers each student's skating session be one hour in length. If your school operates daily P.E. for 1/2 hour, you can simply alternate two classes for the period of our program and get each class skating a full hour every 2nd day instead of 1/2 hour each day. Remember, each session loses approx 15 minutes to the skates on-off process...two 1/2 hour sessions only allow a total of 30 minutes skating time while one full-hour session allows a total of 45 minutes skating time!

For Junior High and High Schools we are able to operate under the bell schedule and can manage classes as short as 45 minutes if required.

Does Alien In-Line provide protective gear and helmets? What about hygiene and head-lice?

Alien In-Line would never dream of allowing a single student to skate without appropriate protection. We provide knee pads, wrist guards, elbow pads and helmets and strictly require their use.

Protective gear is laundered regularly for comfort and hygiene reasons. Even though we provide sufficient helmets for use by all students, Alien In-Line spanly encourages students to bring in their own helmets whenever possible as their best defense against head lice. We have prepared a letter that schools may send home to parents which discusses the issue further. Click here to see that letter”, is NOT hot linked/funcational. Should go to letter which is a downloadable doc (.pdf) under bar entitled "Preparation Files.

Is Alien In-Line on the list of program providers approved by the Calgary Board of Education and/or Calgary Catholic School Board?

Yes to both. Alien In-Line has signed the "General Agreement" required by the CBE and has been listed on Calgary Catholic's letter of recommended program providers since 1995. We carry participant liability insurance coverage, and have an impressive safety record.”, getting rid of the sentence ending, “… never been a claim.

Are students allowed to use their own skates during the Alien In-Line program?

That is mostly up to your school. Alien In-Line has no philosophical problem with students’ use of their own equipment - but we cannot be responsible for any damage to gym floors that may occur due to students use of their own skates.

Participants should also note that our skates are maintained regularly, so we can ensure they are safe to use. They also have non-marking brakes and as “floor friendly” of hardware as we can find.

Can Alien In-Line programs be done outdoors?

The Alien In-Line program may be done outdoors provided that your school has informed us in advance of any outdoor programming. We cannot, however, operate outdoors in the rain. We spanly suggest that when booking outdoor programs that an indoor back-up facility be arranged, or that rain dates be specified.

How many instructors are provided with Alien In-Line programs?

One Alien In-Line instructor is assigned for a typical program day, with classes of approximately 30 students. The instructor is on skates throughout presentation of the program. Multi-Instructor programs are available upon request.

What are the qualifications of instructors employed by Alien In-Line?

Alien In-Line instructors come from many areas of the sport, recreation and education field. Some are recent University graduates gaining valuable in-school teaching experience before seeking teaching jobs, some are high-performance athletes working towards careers in coaching, others from the sport of in-line skating, and some just love working with kids.

Instructors are put through a challenging training program, including mentorship by senior instructors, and direct supervision by our Program Director. Alien In-Line strives to be a 100% instructor certified skating school through our affiliation with Skate IA (Skate Instructor’s Association), a North American professional organization for training and certifying in-line skate instructors ensuring the most up to date programming, techniques and methods are utilized by Alien In-Line instructors.

 

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Program Orientation Video

The following video is intended for use by schools, in preparation for an Alien In-Line school program visit. The video outlines special rules AIL has developed for skating in schools, an overview of how to properly use the skates and gear, and finally, a little bit about what to expect throughout the program. By taking a short time to view this video with students in advance, schools can be better prepared to take full advantage of AIL programs, as well as maximize skating time when our equipment and instructor arrive. Finally, this video can be streamed or downloaded and played back at a later time using a variety of viewer applications. Additional questions regarding our programs can be answered by contacting us directly. We'd also love to hear your feedback upon completion on one of our program evaluation forms here. Thank you and we hope you enjoy your Alien In-Line program!

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