I, the undersigned (“Releasor”), as a condition of being permitted by Ruby’s Inn, Inc. (“Ruby’s Inn”) to participate in certain cross country skiing and/or ice skating activities (“Activities”), do execute this Ski/Skate Rental Agreement & Release of Liability (“Release”), which I have read and understand.
A. EQUIPMENT RENTAL AGREEMENT. I accept for use in its AS IS condition the equipment listed on this form and accept full financial responsibility for its care while it is in my possession. I will be responsible for the replacement, at full retail value, of any equipment rented under this agreement which is not returned. I have made no misrepresentations to Ruby’s Inn’s per- sonnel in regard to my height, weight, age and skiing or skating ability. I have NOT relied on Ruby’s Inn to instruct me in how to use the equipment, and I accept full responsibility for the proper and safe use of the equipment. I agree there are no warran- ties, express or implied, which have been made to me concerning the equipment. I give my express permission to Ruby’s Inn to use any photographs, videotapes, recordings or any other records taken of me or my minor child or legal ward ice skating or skiing on Ruby’s Inn’s premises for publicity, advertising, or any other legitimate purpose. I authorize emergency medical care to be given to me and my children/legal ward participating in the Activities.
C. Rules of Participation. I agree to abide by all of the Safety Rules and Etiquette on the reverse of this Release setting forth the rules of conduct for skiing and skating, as well as any rules posted by Ruby’s Inn, and/or otherwise communicated to me, whether orally or in writing.
B. RELEASE OF LIABILITY. I understand there are risks, dangers and hazards associated with the Activities for which this equipment is to be used, which may result in serious personal injury, and that injuries are a common and ordinary in occur- rence. Risks include, but are not limited to, collisions with other persons, falling on ice, packed snow, rocks and other hard sur- faces, colliding with other persons and fences, posts, trees, and other natural and man-made objects. I UNDERSTAND THAT RUBY’S INN CANNOT GUARANTEE MY OR MY MINOR CHILD’S OR LEGAL WARD’S SAFETY. I HEREBY RELEASE, WAIVE, AND FULLY DISCHARGE, AND AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND, AND HOLD HARMLESS RUBY’S INN, INC., ITS OWNERS, OFFICERS, SHAREHOLDERS, AGENTS AND EMPLOYEES (COLLECTIVELY “RELEASEES”) FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY RESULTING FROM ANY AND ALL INJURY TO MYSELF AND ANY MINOR CHILD OR LE- GAL WARD FOR WHOM I AM SIGNING (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DEATH, PARALYSIS, BRAIN INJURY, BROKEN BONES, OTHER PERSONAL INJURY, OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY) WHICH IS CAUSED BY THE BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OR THE NEGLIGENT ACT OR OMISSION OF ANY RELEASEE.
Safety Rules and Etiquette
I. 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 or disrupting them.
- NO: speeding, weaving, roughness, or snowball or other throwing
- Keep exits clear. Before getting on ice, look for oncoming skaters. Do not sit on 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 except in designated areas.
- Obey the monitors. Report hazards to the monitors.
- Do not litter or use foul language.
Failure to use good judgment, skate responsibly, or follow the Responsibility Code will result in a loss of skating privileges.
II. Cross Country Skiing
Before heading out:
- Check the weather forecast for your destination and bring along proper clothing and equipment. If you start to feel any warning signs of hypothermia, go to someplace warm as soon as possible.
- Sunlight can burn even on cold and cloudy days. Protect your skin and eyes from the sun and wind.
- Know your route. You may want to get a trail map to keep with you.
- Bring sufficient water with you to stay hydrated, and be on guard for signs of dehydration. If you start to feel any warning signs, seek help immediately.
- Understand the trail difficulty symbols to help you ski within your abilities.
While on the trail:
- Always follow the proper direction on one-way trails. Leave space between you and other skiers and alert others when passing.
- Do not obstruct ski trails or intersections. When stopped, step to the side out of tracks. If you fall, move off the track as quickly as possible.
- Respect trail closures; use only trails posted open and obey all posted signs.
- Carry out what you carry in.
- Protect the environment. Stay on the trail. Do not cut switchbacks or use shortcuts.
- Share the trail. Watch and listen for others and learn and use appropriate hand signals. Other users, especially snowmobiles, often cannot hear voice signals.
- Skate skiers should keep off of classic tracks.
Today's Date: February 21, 2019