It is the purpose of this agreement to exempt, waive and relieve the City of Sioux Center, its subdivisions, employees and agents (hereinafter “City”) from liability for personal injury, property damage, and wrongful death, including if caused by negligence, including the negligence, if any, of City.
For and in consideration of the undersigned participant’s registration with City, its affiliates, local associations and member teams (all referred to together as City) and being allowed to participate in City events and member team activities, at City facilities, participant (and the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of participant, if applicable) waive, release and relinquish any and all claims for liability and cause(s) of action, including for personal injury, property damage or wrongful death occurring to participant, arising out of participation in City events, member team activities, the sport of ice hockey, any activities at City ice facilities and/or activities incidental thereto, whenever or however they occur and for such period said activities may continue, and by this agreement any such claims, rights, and causes or action that participant (and participant’s parent(s) or legal guardian(s), if applicable) may have are hereby waived, released and relinquished, and participant (and parent(s)/guardian(s), if applicable) does(do) so on behalf of my/our and participant’s heirs, executors, administrators and assigns.
Participant (and participant’s parent(s)/guardian(s), if applicable) acknowledge, understand and assume all risks relating to ice hockey, ice skating, and any member team activities, and understand that ice hockey, ice skating, and member team activities involve risks to participant’s person including bodily injury, partial or total disability, paralysis and death, and damages which may arise therefrom and that I/we have full knowledge of said risks. These risks and dangers may be caused by the negligence of the participant or the negligence of others, including the City. These risks and dangers include, but are not limited to, those arising from participating with bigger, faster and stronger participants, and these risks and dangers will increase if participant participates in ice hockey and member team activities in an age group above that which participant would normally participate in. I/We further acknowledge that there may be risks and dangers not known to us or not reasonably foreseeable at this time. Participant (and participant’s parent(s)/guardian(s), if applicable) acknowledge, understand and agree that all of the risks and dangers described throughout this agreement, including those caused by the negligence of participant and/or others, are included within the waiver, release and relinquishment described in the preceding paragraph. I/We agree to abide by and be bound under the rules of City, including any applicable arbitration clauses.
Participant (and participant’s parent(s)/guardian(s), if applicable) acknowledge, understand and assume the risks, if any, arising from the conditions and use of ice hockey rinks and related premises and acknowledge and understand that included within the scope of this waiver and release is any cause of action (including any cause of action based on negligence) arising from the performance, or failure to perform, maintenance, inspection, supervision or control of said areas and for the failure to warn of dangerous conditions existing at said rinks, for negligent selection of certain employees or agents, or negligent supervision or instruction by employees or agents.
Participant (and participant’s parent(s)/guardian(s), if applicable) agree if any claim for participant’s personal injury or wrongful death is commenced against City, he/she shall defend, indemnify and save harmless the City from any and all claims or causes of action by whomever or wherever made or presented for participant’s personal injuries, property damage or wrongful death.
Participant (and participant’s parent(s)/guardian(s), if applicable) acknowledge that they have been provided and have read the above paragraphs and have not relied upon any representations or City, that they are fully advised of the potential dangers of ice hockey or ice related activities and understand these waivers and releases are necessary to allow amateur ice hockey to exist in its present form. If participant signs on participant’s own behalf, without the signature of a parent or guardian, affirmatively warrants that participant is 18 years of age or older and has represented to the City that participant is 18 years of age or older.