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05 October 2008 @ 09:36 pm
Arrangements for the first two sessions  
FIRST SOCIAL
Our first social will be on Wednesday the 8th. Everyone meet up at outside Portland at 1:45 to leave at 2:00 on the dot. We're going to the Ice Centre for a skate around (so everyone knows where it is/how to get there/get's a feel for the place; cost £4) and then onto a bar afterwards (so we can all get to know each other, obviously).
We're using a card system for lessons (see below), so we'll be taking money for the first lesson at this time.
If you are coming to the social please reply to this email by midnight on Monday and let us know. We need give the Ice Centre an idea of how many of us will be there.

FIRST LESSON
The first lesson will be on Wednesday the 15th. We'll be meeting at Portland again (time TBA) in case anyone couldn't come to the social and doesn't know where the Ice Centre is. You can skate around from 1:30-3:30 for £4. Lessons times are

beginners 2:00-2:30
advanced 2:30-3:00

Lessons are an additional £2.50, so you can skate for an hour and a half and have a lesson with a professional coach for £6.50. All rates are discounted from the usual Ice Centre rates.

Please note that after the first lesson we will not be meeting outside of Portland and you will have to make your own way to the Ice Centre.

THE CARD SYSTEM

Since you will be paying the society for lessons, you don't want to have to pay at the gate to get in. To prevent this we're using a card system so that the Ice Centre staff know you have already paid for entry and will let you through. Because we won't be meeting outside Portland after the first lesson we'll be taking money for the next session when the current one ends. Otherwise you won't have a card and won't be able to get through. And because I have a feeling I didn't put that too clearly:

+lesson A: get through using card
                     hand in card to committee member 
                     skate/ join in lesson 
                     pay for lesson B and get card so you can get in next week

+lesson B: get through using card you paid for at lesson A 
                     hand in card to committee member 
                     skate/ join in lesson 
                     I'm sure you get the idea

Note: don't panic! This system won't be in operation for the social and will only be in partial operation af the first lesson, since we haven't met most of you yet to give you cards. I'm just letting you know how it works!

Okay, I think I've bombarded you with enough information! Look forward to seeing you at the sessions!

Ali.