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Recreational Skating
Codes of Conduct

Public Skaters
Dress and Conduct 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 the building will be cold and damp. Suggestions for how to dress when going ice skating.

Violations that are considered inappropriate at - insert name of rink - as a skater or a spectator.

Men or women wearing their pants so low off the hips that their rear is visible when they bend over. 

Males or females who wearing boxer shorts or briefs outside of what might be considered normal clothing/attire.

Males or Females with bare midriff showing their navel.

Any outfit that is considered unacceptable in a family setting.

Any kissing and groping, or pantomiming of any sexual activities.

Any language and/or gestures considered inappropriate in a family setting

Individuals who violate these rules of dress or conduct will be asked to leave the premises without any refund.

  Dress code for anyone entering a rink depends if there is a viewing area that is heated or if seating is in the arena where the normal ambient temperature of the rink which can be quite cold and damp.

Skating Athletes
          Dress code varies according to the sport. Even active athletes can require a blanket or jacket for situations in which they are inactive for any extended period of time. Most facilities will have heated food court and dressing/locker rooms where the athletes can stretch and warm-up their muscles in preparation to taking the ice for a skating session.

Personal Conduct on Public Skating Sessions
          Children, teens, and adults are expected to be courteous and respectful of other skaters by following rules are intended for the safety and consideration of all skaters:
  • Maintain reasonable control of your speed at all times. Never skater faster than you can perform a controlled stop.
  • Read and abide by all posted signs and warnings. At all times cooperate with the rink staff.
  • Skates must be worn on the ice during public skating, no street shoes.
  • Skaters are not permitted to carry other skaters or small children on the ice.
  • Maintain a proactive approach to look for and avoid other skaters, objects, or conditions on the ice surface.
  • Accept responsibility for knowing range of your ability while on skates and skate within the limits of that ability and as appropriate to the session on which you are skating.
  • Refrain from skating while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or other control impairing substance.
  • Leave the ice surface immediately when asked. Insurance requires no skaters on the ice when the resurfacing maintenance (Zamboni machine) enters the ice rink to resurface. Do not re-enter the rink until permitted by staff.
  • NO food or drink is allowed on the rink surface or the surrounding dasher topsail, team benches or scorer’s area.
  • Refrain from participating in any activities that may cause or contribute to injury to you, other skaters or spectators.
  • Refrain from throwing or leaving objects on the rink surface.
  • Refrain from instigating or becoming involved in any type of altercations with any other skater or spectator.
  • NO abusive acts or language is permitted in the facility.
  • Assumption of Risk: By engaging in skating, skaters and spectators are deemed to have knowledge of, and assume the inherent risks of skating, which include, but are not limited to the following:
    • Injuries that result from collisions with other skaters or skate guards.
    • Injuries that result from falls.
    • Injuries that involve objects or artificial structures that are properly within the intended path of travel of the skater.
        Other Facility Rules include:
  • No running, climbing on tables and benches, swinging or throwing objects in the lobby.
  • Young children are not be left unattended in any area of the facility.
  • Outside food and drink is not permitted in the building when the food service is open unless you have specific written permission from Rink Management.
        Any injuries or abuse of rules should be reported to a member of the rink's management team.    Violations of rink policies including violence, abuse, or harassment; the use of alcohol or drugs; and/or the destruction of public property will result in immediate suspension and possible permanent suspension from the facility.


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 Public Skaters
Waiver of Injury Liability

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