Please read carefully before signing. This is a legally binding agreement.
Through your purchase of the activities and use of the facilities as referenced herein, you give up your right to bring a course of action to recover compensation or obtaining any remedy for any injury to yourself of your property or for your death, however caused, arising out of your participation in the activities referenced herein or in use of City of Aspen facilities, now or anytime in the future.
Acknowledgement of Risk
I hereby acknowledge and agree that the activities referenced herein and the use of associated City facilities for those activities has inherent risks, including the risk of serious injury, paralysis and death. I have full knowledge of the nature and extent of all risks associated with my use and participation of the activities referenced herein and the use of City owned facilities.
In consideration of my participation in the activities referenced herein and the use of City owned facilities, I, the subscribing user and participant, agree to release and on behalf of myself, my heirs, representatives, executors, administrators and assigns HEREBY DO RELEASE, the City of Aspen, its officers, agents, sponsors and employees from cause of action, claims, or demands of any nature whatsoever, including, but not limited to, a claim of negligence, which I, my heirs, representatives, executors, administrators and assigns may now have, or have in the future on account of personal injury, property damage, death or accident of any kind, arising out of or in any way related to my participation in the activities referenced herein or in the use of City owned facilities, whether that participation or use is supervised or unsupervised, however the injury of damage caused, including, but not limited to, the negligence of the City of Aspen, its officers, agents and employees. In consideration of my participation and use of City owned facilities, I ,the subscribing user and participant, agree to indemnify and hold harmless the City of Aspen, its officers, agents and employees from any and all causes of action, claims, demands, losses or costs of any nature whatever arising out of or in any way related to my participation or use of City owned facilities. The terms of this Agreement shall be in full force and effect on the date hereof, the date(s) upon which I participate in the activities referenced herein, and on any other occasion when I may participate or use City owned facilities to participate in the activities referenced herein.
To preserve, enhance and provide access to our recreational facilities, parks, open space and trails.
Scenic views of the natural environment are one of the community’s greatest assets and the reason many people choose to visit or make the Aspen area their home. Maintaining and improving easy access to public lands throughout the UGB is equally important.
The City and County have made great strides in the acquisition of open space during the last 40 years. The further acquisition of open space parcels should focus on wildlife habitat, the protection of scenic resources, trail connectivity and recreational uses.
The City and County have dramatically expanded the regional trails network in recent decades. Further trail development should focus on connections between existing trails to further improve this outstanding network for the purpose of supporting an outdoor lifestyle, easy access to outlying public lands and to provide increased opportunities for the use of trails by commuters in both summer and winter.
The City’s recreation programs and facilities have become a valuable asset for year-round residents as well as building on the community’s reputation as a center for high quality recreation. These programs and facilities must be constantly reassessed and revitalized in order to maintain one of the most valued features of the Aspen area.
Parental Acknowledgement and Consent
In the event that the User of said activities and the associated City facilities is under 18 years of age, I hereby represent that I am legally appointed or natural guardian of the participant as herein subscribed and that he or she is participating thusly with my full knowledge and consent; and that I join in the execution of the above Acknowledgements of Risk and Releases and Indemnifications and agree to the terms thereof and do hereby bind myself, my heirs, executors, personal representatives and assigns.
Hospital and Medical Release
As parent or legal guardian of the minor participant, I DO HEREBY CONSENT to the giving of emergency medical care or treatment of my son or daughter by any professional medical nursing staff of the Aspen Valley Hospital, or any other hospital, or any licensed physician, which in their judgment is required in case of accident or medical emergency incurred during said minor's participation of use of City owned facilities.
James E. Moore Aquatics Center at the ARC
Rule – Only one person is allowed on the board at a time.
Reason – This could cause the other person to fall off the board
Rule – Wait until the person in front of you has reached the ladder before jumping.
Reason – This is to prevent a person from jumping on another person in the water.
Rule – There is no running allowed on the diving board.
Reason – The diving board becomes wet and has a possibility of become very slick.
Rule – Only one bounce is allowed on the board.
Reason – Multiple bounce could cause a person to bounce off the board accidentally.
Rule – Patrons must dive straight off of the diving board.
Reason – This will prevent the diver from hitting the side of the pool or lane ropes.
Rule – Children may not use floatation devices when jumping off of the diving board.
Reason – Floatation devices are prone to coming off the child when hitting the water.
Rule – Patrons may not catch children from the diving board.
Reason – There is a possibility of a collision and injury.
James E. Moore Aquatics Center at the ARC
Rule – All children under the age of 8 years old must be supervised at all times by another guest of 12 years or older within an arms reach. Children of ages 8 to 12 are eligible to be in the pool without direct supervision as long as swimming skills have been demonstrated to a lifeguard by performing a swim test of one length of the lap pool. **Children under the age of 7 may also demonstrate skills by doing the same swim test.
Reason – We require that all children that are learning or do not have skills require additional supervision.
Rule – Children of diaper wearing age must wear swim diapers.
Reason – Normal diapers will break down in the water and cause leakage and contamination of the pool water.
Rule – Showers are to be taken before entering any of the pools.
Reason – This is a requirement by the State of Colorado Health Department. This also helps keep our pools clean.
Rule – Glass containers are not allowed anywhere in the pool area.
Reason – If accidentally broken, glass is very sharp and hard to locate if in the water.
Rule – Proper swimming attire is required in the pool.
Reason – Cut-offs cause blockage of our filters and damage the slide, and t-shirts are a detriment to your swimming ability and others around you.
Rule – Personal floatation devices are to be used only with direct supervision of an adult.
Reason – Children have a tendency to get overconfident with personal floatation devices and could get themselves in trouble if it comes off.
Rule – Children may need to take a swimming test before being allowed in the deep end, lazy river, or the on the slide.
Reason – Children have the tendency to over estimate their swimming ability and could get themselves in a situation that they could not handle.
Rule – Walking is the fastest speed allowed on the deck.
Reason – The pool deck is notorious for becoming wet and slick. Any speed faster than walking could result in an accident.
Rule – Swimmers are not allowed in the diving area while diving board is open.
Reason – This prevents divers from landing on a person below them.
Rule – Gum is not permitted in the pool area.
Reason – Gum is a chocking hazard for patrons and also is bad for the filtration system.
Rule – Kickboards are used for lap swimming and lessons only.
Reason – These were not designed to be surfed on, and can cause injury when not properly used.
Rule – Alcoholic beverages, tobacco, or illegal drugs are not permitted.
Reason – Impairs swimmers and is also a City of Aspen ordinance.
Rule – Floatation devices are at the discretion of the lifeguard on duty.
Reason – Depending on the number of patrons and the size of the floatation device, this could hinder the safety of those in the pool.
Rule – Swim only when there is a lifeguard on duty.
Reason – State of Colorado require that a lifeguard be on duty in any public swimming pool.
James E. Moore Aquatic Center at the ARC
Rule - Patrons must enter the slide in feet first, face up and one person at a time.
Reason – This is to prevent injury to oneself or another person in front of them.
Rule – Exit the landing area immediately.
Reason – This is to prevent a collision with the next person using the water slide.
Rule – Children must be at least three and one half feet to ride the slide.
Reason – The landing area is three and one half feet deep, and any children under that height may have problems with the current in the landing area.
Rule – Parents may not ride the slide with their children.
Reason – There is a large possibility of injury in a collision between the child and parent in the slide and in the landing area, it is also a requirement by the slide company to comply with insurance.
Rule – Parents are not allowed to catch children out of the slide in the landing area.
Reason – There is a strong possibility of injury due to a collision out of the slide.
Rule – Patrons using the slide are not allowed to stop at any point during the ride.
Reason – This could cause injury to the person if another person comes down the slide while a person is still in the tube.
Rule – Patrons using the slide must walk up the stairs to the top of the slide.
Reason – Running up the stairs could cause an accident and injury.