In consideration of the services of Trapeze School World Corp., TSNY Chicago L.L.C., Chicago Park District, their agents or employees, owners, officers, volunteers, participants, and all other persons or entities acting in any capacity by, through, under or on their behalf (hereinafter collectively referred to as "TSNY"), I hereby agree to release, indemnify, and discharge TSNY, on behalf of myself, my spouse, my children, my parents, my heirs, assigns, personal representative and estate as follows:
1. I acknowledge that Minor’s participation in instruction and training, individual and group initiatives, problem solving exercises, personal growth and development exercises utilizing flying trapeze, static trapeze, trampoline, silks, lyra and vertical rope entails known and unanticipated risks that could result in physical or emotional injury or death. I understand that such risks simply cannot be eliminated without jeopardizing the essential qualities of the activity.
The risks include, among other things: the hazards of slips and falls; being struck by objects dislodged or dropped from above; the hazards from using safety ropes and equipment; the risks of falling off the trapeze; the risks of landing improperly in a safety net; the risks of being entangled in safety lines; my own physical condition, and the physical exertion associated with this activity.
Furthermore, TSNY employees have difficult jobs to perform. They seek safety, but they are not infallible and among other things (1) they might be unaware of a participant's fitness or abilities, (2) they might misjudge the weather or other environmental conditions, (3) they may give incomplete or inaccurate instructions or warnings, and (4) the equipment being used might malfunction.
2. I expressly agree and promise to accept and assume all of the risks existing in this activity. Minor’s participation in this activity is purely voluntary, and I elect to allow Minor to participate in spite of the risks.
3. I hereby voluntarily release, forever discharge, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless TSNY from and against any and all claims, demands, actions, suits, judgments, damages, liability, cost or expense, or causes of action, which are in any way connected with Minor’s participation in any activity at TSNY or Minor’s use of any TSNY equipment or facilities, including but not limited to those alleging negligent acts or omissions.
4. I certify that I or the Minor Participant have adequate insurance to cover any injury or damage Minor may cause or suffer while participating, or else I agree to bear the costs of such injury or damage myself. I further certify that I am willing to assume the risk of any medical or physical condition Minor Participant may have.
5. Should TSNY or anyone acting on their behalf, be required to incur reasonable attorney's fees and costs to enforce this agreement, I agree to indemnify and hold them harmless for all such fees and costs.
6. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, in the event that I, the Minor or anyone on the Minor’s behalf file a lawsuit against TSNY, I agree to do so solely in the state of Illinois, and I further agree that the substantive law of Illinois shall apply in that action without regard to the conflict of law rules of that state. I agree that if any portion of this agreement is found to be void or unenforceable, the remaining document shall remain in full force and effect.
By signing this document, I acknowledge that if anyone is hurt, or property is damaged or lost during Minor’s participation in this activity, I waive the right to maintain a lawsuit against TSNY on the basis of any claim from which I have released them herein.
I have had sufficient opportunity to read this entire document. I have read and understood it, and I agree to be bound by its terms. I agree that a digitally reproduced/scanned version of this waiver is fully valid and representative of the original, signed executed copy.
Date: February 8, 2023