YOUR RESPONSIBILITY CODE
Ice skating is for fun and enjoyment for everyone. Skating can be enjoyed in many ways. Regardless of your level of skill, there are elements of risk in ice skating. Use common sense, show courtesy to others, and anticipate dangerous situations before they arise.
The following guidelines are some basic elements of common sense and courtesy.
- Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other skaters.
- While on the ice, keep moving. Don’t stop where you obstruct other skaters. Don’t skate in groups.
- People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid hitting them or disrupting them.
- No speeding
- No weaving
- No roughness
- No snowball or other throwing
- Keep exits clear. Before getting on the ice, look for oncoming skaters. Do not sit on the dasher boards.
- Don’t carry children or other items while skating. No eating, drinking, or smoking on the ice.
- Rink equipment can be dangerous. Stay off the ice when resurfacing is in progress.
- Do not go on the ice without skates. Do not wear skates in the stands.
- Obey the monitors. Report hazards to the monitors.
- Respect the ice. Please do not litter or use foul language.
This is just a partial list. There are elements of risk that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. You are ultimately responsible for your personal safety.
Use caution, and skate in control. Respect other skaters. The rink’s monitors cannot guarantee your safety and will not protect you from injury. It is part of your respons1b1hty to avoid other skaters and hazards. Failure to use good judgment, skate responsibly, or follow the Responsibility Code will result in the loss of skating privileges.