Details of the benefits and requirements of the HP1240 program are listed below. For the purposes of the program, a year or season is understood to run from July 1 through June 30 of the following calendar year.
The completed HP1240 Pledge & Agreement form is required in order to proceed with the program registration. Please download the form, complete all fields and obtain all signatures before beginning the registration process. The completed form can be scanned and uploaded in any of these formats: pdf, jpg, png.
If you have any questions about the program, please contact its Director, Simon Shnapir at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about Simon can be found on his Club professional staff biography.
- Prioritization for contracting Club ice and off-ice sessions
- Annual inclusion in six (6) complimentary Club athlete seminars
- Free use of the Club spinner for all program participants (coaching fee will still apply)
- Inclusion (for parents of HP1240 members) in one (1) parent oriented off-ice seminar each season
- Inclusion in annual off-site, team building program
- Complimentary twice yearly in-house performance critique from U.S. Figure Skating judges and technical officials
- Complimentary introductory evaluation at The Micheli Center for Injury Prevention
- HP1240 jacket
- HP1240 water bottle
- Additional Club seminars (if offered) at special rates (discounted further from Club member rate and from the non-member rate)
- Club web page with resources for program member follow-up, including the Micheli Center for Injury Prevention, nutrition, sports psychology, etc.
HP1240 Requires for Enrollment
- Monthly program fee of $25/month
- Fulfillment of minimum number of on-ice sessions as outlined per skating tier (see below)
- Fulfillment of minimum number of off-ice sessions as outlined per skating tier (see below)
- Attendance at 5 of the 6 required enrichment seminars to be hosted by the Club
- Annual goal setting meeting with primary Club coach
The monthly program fee of $25 will be waived for Tier A skaters (see below) in the novice, junior and senior levels, who medal at the U.S. Championships or the U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships. The fee waiver will begin with the month following the U.S. Championships event, and continue through the end of the month preceding the month of next year’s event.
Members of the high performance program will fall into one of the below categories of classification, and be required to participate in
Juvenile – Intermediate
- Minimum ten (10) ice sessions per week (minimum of 8 at the Club)
- Minimum three (3) sessions off-ice strength classes
- Minimum one (1) spinner lesson per week (does not apply to Ice Dance)
Novice – Senior
- Minimum twelve (12) sessions of ice per week (minimum of 10 at the Club)
- Minimum three (3) sessions off-ice strength classes per week
- One (1) flexibility, dance, yoga type class per week
- One (1) spinner lesson per week (does not apply to Ice Dance)
Preliminary – Pre-Juvenile
- Minimum of six (6) sessions of ice per week (minimum of 4 at the Club)
- Minimum one (1) session off-ice strength classes
- One (1) flexibility, dance, yoga type class per week
No Test – Pre-Preliminary
- Minimum four (4) sessions contracted ice per week (minimum of 3 at the Club)
- Minimum one (1) session off-ice class
For multi-discipline skaters, you must follow the guidelines for your highest competitive free skate level. E.g. A skater that is both Intermediate Pairs and Junior Ladies must abide by the Tier A/Junior requirements.
HP1240 Commitment and Accountability
Commitment and accountability are important aspects of the HP1240 program, both for the program members to get the most benefit, and to also preserve the integrity of the program’s meaning and importance for all members. As such, skaters’ performance will be tracked each week for their commitment in meeting the on-ice and off-ice requirements as well as attending the bi-monthly program seminars. Skaters will be notified if they are not meeting the program requirements. For those regularly falling short of the minimum requirements, they will be given the opportunity to recommit to the program before being required to withdraw.
Proof of Participation
For skaters choosing to fulfill part of their on-ice ice and other program requirements outside of 1240 Soldiers Field Road, an HP1240 Proof of Performance card must be completed and returned to the Club office, demonstrating fulfillment of the requirement. These cards may be picked up from the Club office, and must be completed and submitted weekly back to the Club office for the specified activities. Proof of participation cards must include an authorized signature. Please be sure to note for each specified Tier in the program, the number of on-ice sessions a skater is allowed outside of Club programming.
Complimentary HP1240 jackets will be available for registered participants beginning in March 2017, but on the condition that the participant remains in the program for at least one year. Members who withdraw from the program during their first full year will have their Club account charged $200 for the cost of the jacket.
For skaters in the high performance program who become injured during the season, they will be expected to procure a note from their primary coach detailing the basic nature of the injury and expected time away from their training. They will also need to provide status reports during their recovery period, and a final return-to-play form signed by their doctor. A written request must be submitted to the Club office requesting suspension of monthly billing for the program due to injury. Billing for the HP1240 program (only) will be suspended beginning the following month, and until the skater notifies the program director and Club office they have returned to the ice.
Testing During the Season
If a skater tests to a higher level during the season, they are encouraged to also increase their commitment to the appropriate level in HP1240. But it is not a requirement of the program. Skaters may continue in the same HP1240 tier through the end of the season on June 30. Their enrollment for the following season will be at the new HP1240 tier.
For enrolled skaters choosing to leave the HP1240 program, please notify in writing the program director, Simon Shnapir, and the Club office. Billing will terminated for the next month following written notice of withdrawal from the program. No refunds for a partial month of participation will be given. As previously noted, for skaters leaving the program before a full year of participation, a charge of $200 will be imposed for the cost of the HP1240 jacket.