Safety Guidelines

Wexford on Ice Do’s and Don’ts

Please follow our safety guidelines

 

DO

 

  • Wear gloves.
  • We recommend that you use a helmet. There are helmets available to hire for €2 and all funds go directly to charity. You can also bring your own helmet if you wish.
  • Use knee pads and elbow pads if you wish.
  • Enjoy yourself!

 

DON’T

 

  • Use cameras, phones, music players or any handheld equipment while skating.
  • Wear trailing clothing or scarves.
  • Be a nuisance – if you’re a danger to yourself or others you will be asked to leave the rink.
  • Drink alcohol before skating.
  • Cause offence to others who are on the ice.

 

PLEASE NOTE

 

  • While all reasonable measures are in place to ensure your safety, it is your responsibility to ensure that you are aware of the safety information prior to entering the rink. It is your responsibility to bring to the attention of the Ice Marshal any event or act which may impact on your safety while skating.
  • In the event of an accident, Wexford on Ice will have a qualified person on duty to provide first aid.
  • If your child is a young toddler they may not fully understand all of the rules and we also ask parents to keep extra close eye on your little one at all times.
  • Always pay attention to the skaters around you and pay special attention to skaters ahead of you as they cannot see you coming.

Remember that ice skating can definitely be a fun activity for the whole family, as long as the rules of safety are closely followed.

 

Skaters and Spectators Code of Conduct and Assumption of Risk Agreement

The management will not be responsible for any loss or injury incurred to skaters and/or spectators. Skaters and Spectators understand and agree to the following:

All skaters and spectators are deemed to have knowledge of, and assume the risk of skating which includes but is not limited to:

Injuries that result from collision or contact with other skaters or other individuals who are on the skating surface

Injuries that result from slips or falls

Injuries that involve objects or artificial structures that are within the properly intended path of travel of the skater

 

While all reasonable measures are in place to ensure your safety, it is your responsibility to ensure that you are aware of the safety information prior to entering the rink. It is your responsibility to bring to the attention of the Ice Marshal any event or act which may impact on your safety while skating.

 

 

If you are new to skating or have young children it is best to take them during a time when the rink is less crowded. Please contact us at Wexford on Ice or in our Box Office on Rowe Street and we can recommend a suitable time to take your children.

 

 

Skaters and Spectators also agree to :

  • Maintain reasonable control of his/her/their speed at all times
  • Maintain a proper lookout to avoid other skaters, objects or conditions on the surface of the rink
  • Accept responsibility for knowing the range of his/her/their abilities while on skates, and skate within the limits of that ability and as appropriate to the session on which he/she/they is skating
  • Refrain from skating whilst under the influence of drugs, alcohol or other control impairing substances
  • Leave the surface of the ice when resurfacing maintenance is taking place, when sessions end or as directed by staff
  • Refrain from taking food and drink onto the rink surface
  • Refrain from acting in a manner that may cause or contribute to injury of themselves or any other person
  • Refrain from instigating or becoming involved in any type of altercations with any other skater or spectator and engaging in abusive, abrasive, disorderly conduct or other anti-social behaviour
  • Refrain from sitting, climbing or putting feet on the barrier

 

Please Note :

  • Anti-social or unacceptable behaviour of any kind will not be tolerated and those responsible will be asked to leave the rink with no refund given.
  • Any persons, who in the opinion of the Ice Marshals, represent a danger to themselves or others will be asked to leave the rink.
  • Any persons whose behaviour may be deemed as likely to cause offence to others will be asked to leave the rink.
  • When your session has ended you will be directed to the exit point by the Ice Marshal and Public Address system. Please exit the rink in an orderly manner.
  • If your child is a young toddler they may not fully understand all of the rules and we also ask parents to keep extra close eye on your little one at all times.
  • Always pay attention to the skaters around you and pay special attention to skaters ahead of you as they cannot see you coming.
  • You are required to skate in an anti-clockwise direction. Please ensure that you are skating in the correct direction at all times.