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Codes of Conduct
Public Skaters

Public Skaters
      Dress code for public sessions
What to Wear Ice Skating
When you are ice skating you need to remember that you will be on ice and that the building will be cold. Suggestions for how to dress when going ice skating.
  • Skaters and spectators will conduct themselves as ladies and gentlemen.
  • All patrons must wear skates at all times. Parent spectators are welcome to sit and watch.
  • Faded, ragged, or unclean apparel is not allowed.
  • Casual dress is acceptable.
  • No cut-off or mesh shirts
  • Smoking and Gum chewing is not permitted.
  • Alcoholic beverages or drugs or any person suspected to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol is not permitted on the property. Police will be called concerning any violations.
  • Hats, headbands, rags, or any headgear other than certified safety helmets are prohibited.
  • Beepers and cell phones are prohibited
  • Fast or reckless skating, weaving in or out, tag playing, or skating in any manner that will jeopardize the safety of others will result in ejection from the skate center.
  • Patrons assume at the risk of injury from the stage of beginner to someone with advanced skating skills. The rink owner/mangement are not responsible for accidents or injuries.
  • Ice skating is a dangerious sport. Skaters and their parents assume all risks associated with ice skating and the performance of jumps, spins, etc. All customers acknowledge that ice skating is an activity that is subject to injuries which may result from a number of causes. By puchasing an admission or skate rental ticket, the customer acknowledges and accepts this risk. All of the above rules have been adopted for the safety and security of our customers. If you have any questions concerning them, please feel free to talk to the rink management.
      The owner/management takes great pride in providing a clean and healthy enviroment for its patrons to enjoy participation in the sport of figure, speed, anad hockey activities and competitive events.

      Skaters on public sessions rarely skate the entire time without geting off the ice to go the restroom and/or for a snack and rest their ankles.

      Parents attending with young skaters can hold possessions like shoes, wallets, and articles of clothing. If the parents are also skating, most rinks have public lockers to rent for the session. The key to the locker pins to a coat sleves or pant pocket. The fee is usually nominal and well worth the cost to avoid the lost of valuables.

      Children under the age of 16 should never be in a skating rink without adult supervision. A rink is not designed to provide a baby sitting service. Rink management has no authority to provide medical treatment in the event of injuries unless a legal power of attorney has been signed by the parents, witnessed, and a copy in the possession of guardian or adult who is supervising their care.

      Even if a child is considered to be old enough to be responsible enough to be unsupervised by a parent or guardian, they should have information about parental contacts, health insurance, personal physician, and list of medicines, allergies to food or drugs, and other medical concerns such as diabetes. This request is made in the event that they have been render unconscious.

      Dress code for anyone entering a rink depends if there is a viewing area that is heated or if the only seating is in the rink with its normal ambient cold and damp temperature.        


The following internet links have been gleaned from personal communications

combined with information from public institutions and athletic organizations/
associations that have a web presence with information concerning team and
individual sports programs:

Skater Conduct & Etiquette On and Off Ice
Recreational Ice Skating
Codes of Conduct for Recreational Ice Skating
Recreational Skaters Codes of Conduct
Codes of Conduct for Public Skaters
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