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Pay To Play Terms and Conditions

RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS, AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT
to be executed by participants over the Age of Majority

 Warning! Please read carefully. By acknowledging and agreeing to this document, you will waive certain legal rights – including the right to sue

1. This is a binding legal agreement. Clarify any questions or concerns before signing.

2.  As a participant in the sport of curling and the activities, programs, classes, services provided, and events sponsored or organized by:

Curling Canada, Ontario Curling Association, Orillia Curling Club including but not limited to: games, tournaments, practices, training, personal training, dryland training, use of strength training and fitness conditioning equipment, machines and facilities, nutritional and dietary programs, orientational or instructional sessions or lessons, aerobic and anaerobic conditioning programs (collectively the “Activities”), the undersigned acknowledges and agrees to the following terms outlined in this agreement: 

Disclaimer

3. Curling Canada, Ontario Curling Association, Orillia Curling Club and their respective Directors, Officers, committee members, members, employees, coaches, volunteers, officials, participants, agents, sponsors, owners/operators of the facilities in which the Activities take place, and representatives (collectively the “Organization”) are not responsible for any injury, personal injury, damage, property damage, expense, loss of income or loss of any kind suffered by a Participant during, or as a result of, the Activities, caused in any manner whatsoever including, but not limited to, the negligence of the Organization.

Description and Acknowledgement of Risk

4. I understand and acknowledge that:

  1. The Activities have foreseeable and unforeseeable inherent risks, hazards, and dangers that no amount of care, caution, or expertise can eliminate, including without limitation, the potential for serious bodily injury, permanent disability, paralysis, and loss of life. The sport of curling is played on a sheet of ice, which is slippery, hard, and dangerous;
  2. A pertinent risk to participating in the sport of curling is the risk of suffering serious head injury should I fall, trip, or stumble onto the ground or ice. It is highly recommended that I wear proper curling equipment such as a helmet at all times when participating in the sport of curling;
  3. The Organization has a difficult task to ensure safety and it is not infallible. The Organization may be unaware of my fitness or abilities, may misjudge the weather or environmental conditions, may give incomplete warnings or instructions, and the equipment being used might malfunction; and Covid-19;
  4. The Coronavirus disease, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization, and COVID-19 is extremely contagious. The Organization has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, the Organization cannot guarantee that I will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, participating in the Activities could increase my risk of contracting COVID-19;

5. I am participating voluntarily in the Activities. In consideration of my participation, I hereby acknowledge that I am aware of the risks, dangers, and hazards associated with or related to the Activities. The risks, dangers, and hazards include, but are not limited to:

  1. Health: executing strenuous and demanding physical techniques, physical exertion, overexertion, stretching, dehydration, fatigue, cardiovascular workouts, rapid movements and stops, lack of fitness or conditioning, traumatic injury, bacterial infections, rashes, and the transmission of communicable diseases, including viruses of all kinds, COVID-19, bacteria, parasites or other organisms or any mutation thereof;
  2. Premises: defective, dangerous, or unsafe condition of the facilities; falls; collisions with objects, walls, equipment, or persons; dangerous, unsafe, or irregular conditions on floors, ice, or other surfaces, extreme weather conditions travel to and from premises;
  3. Use of Equipment: mechanical failure of the equipment; negligent design or manufacture of the equipment; the provision of or the failure by the Organization to provide any warnings, directions, instructions, or guidance as to the use of the equipment; failure to use or operate the equipment within my own ability;
  4. Contact: contact with brooms, brushes or curling stones, other equipment, vehicles, or other persons, and may lead to serious bodily injury, including but not limited to concussions and/or other brain injuries, or serious spinal injury.
  5. Advice: negligent advice regarding the Activities;
  6. Ability: Failing to act safely or within my own ability or within designated areas;
  7. Sport: the game of curling and its inherent risks, including but not limited to, running, sliding or slipping on the ice surface, delivering the curling stone, skipping or sweeping, stepping onto the ice surface from the walkway or onto the walkway from the ice surface, or stepping over dividers that divide one sheet of ice from the next;
  8. Cyber: privacy breaches, hacking, technology malfunction or damage;
  9. Conduct: My conduct and conduct of other persons including any physical altercation between participants;
  10. Travel: Travel to and from the Activities;
  11. Negligence: My negligence and negligence of other persons, including NEGLIGENCE ON the PART OF THE ORGANIZATION, may increase the risk of damage, loss, personal injury, or death. I understand that the Organization may fail to safeguard or protect me from the risks, dangers, and hazards of curling programs, some of which are referred to in this document.

Terms

6. In consideration of the Organization allowing me to participate in the Activities, I agree:

  1. To always abide by the Club's by-laws while a member/participant thereof and pay the applicable fee for my membership classification;
  2. That when I practice or train in my own space, I am responsible for my surroundings and the location and equipment that I select;
  3. That my mental and physical condition is appropriate to participate in the Activities and I assume all risks related to my mental and physical condition;
  4. To comply with the rules and regulations for participation in the Activities;
  5. To comply with the rules of the facility or equipment;
  6. That if I observe any unusual significant hazard or risk, I will remove myself from participation and bring my observations to a representative of the Organization immediately;
  7. The risks associated with the Activities are increased when I am impaired and therefore I will not participate if I am impaired in any way;
  8. That it is my sole responsibility to assess whether any Activities are too difficult for me. By commencing an Activity, I acknowledge and accept the suitability and conditions of the Activity;
  9. That I am responsible for my choice of safety or protective equipment and the secure fitting of that equipment;
  10. Covid-19: that COVID-19 is contagious in nature and I may be exposed to, or infected by, COVID-19 and such exposure may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, or death.

Concussion Awareness

7. That I am committed to concussion prevention, recognition, informing others, and reporting when I suspect myself or another individual may have sustained a concussion. I confirm that I have reviewed the Ontario Concussion Awareness Resources found at https://www.ontario.ca/page/rowans-law-concussion-safety.    

 I will help prevent concussions by: 

  1. Wearing the proper equipment for my sport and wearing it correctly 
  2. Developing my skills and strength so that I can participate to the best of my ability 
  3. Respecting the rules of my sport or activity 
  4. My commitment to fair play and respect for all other participants 
  5. I will care for my health and safety by taking concussions seriously 

 8. I understand that: 

  1. A concussion is a brain injury that can have both short- and long-term effects 
  2. A blow to my head, face, or neck, or a blow to the body that causes the brain to move around inside the skull may cause a concussion 
  3. I don’t need to lose consciousness to have had a concussion 
  4. I have a commitment to concussion recognition and reporting, including self-reporting of a possible concussion and reporting to a designated person when an individual suspects that another individual may have sustained a concussion. (Meaning: If I think I might have a concussion I should stop participating in further training, practice, or competition immediately, or tell a club official if I think another participant has a concussion) 
  5. Continuing to participate in further training, practice, or competition with a possible concussion increases my risk of more severe, longer-lasting symptoms, and increases my risk of other injuries 

 9. I will not hide concussion symptoms. I will speak up for myself and others: 

  1. I will not hide my symptoms. I will tell a club official if I experience any symptoms of concussion 
  2. If someone else tells me about concussion symptoms, or I see signs they might have a concussion, I will tell a club official, so they can help 
  3. I understand that if I have a suspected concussion, I will be removed from sport and that I will not be able to return to participation on the ice until I undergo a medical assessment by a medical doctor or nurse practitioner and have been medically cleared to return to active participation on the ice 
  4. I have a commitment to sharing any pertinent information regarding my concussion with my school and any other sports organization I have registered with. 

 10. I will take the time I need to recover because it is important for my health. 

  1. I understand my commitment to supporting the return-to-sport process 
  2. I understand I will have to be medically cleared by a medical doctor or nurse practitioner before returning to curling.  

Release of Liability and Disclaimer

11. In consideration of the Organization allowing me to participate, I agree:

  1. That the sole responsibility for my safety remains with me;
  2. To ASSUME all risks arising out of, associated with, or related to my participation;
  3. That I am not relying on any oral or written statements made by the Organization or its agents, whether in a brochure or advertisement or in individual conversations, to agree to participate in the Activities;
  4. To WAIVE any and all claims that I may have now or in the future against the Organization;
  5. To freely ACCEPT AND FULLY ASSUME all such risks and the possibility of personal injury, death, property damage, expense and related loss, loss of property, including loss of income, resulting from my participation in the Activities;
  6. To FOREVER RELEASE and INDEMNIFY the Organization from any and all liability for any and all claims, demands, actions, damages (including direct, indirect, special, and/or consequential), losses, actions, judgments, and costs

g)            (including legal fees) (collectively, the “Claims”) which I have or may have in the future, that might arise out of, result from, or relate to my participation in the Activities, even though such Claims may have been caused by any manner whatsoever, including but not limited to, the negligence, gross negligence, negligent rescue, omissions, carelessness, breach of contract and/or breach of any statutory duty of care of the Organization;

               To FOREVER RELEASE AND INDEMNIFY the Organization from any action related to my becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 as a result of, or from, any action, omission or negligence of myself or others, including but not limited to the Organization;

               That the Organization is not responsible or liable for any damage to my vehicle, property, or equipment that may occur as a result of the Activities;

h)            That negligence includes failure on the part of the Organization to take reasonable steps to safeguard or protect me from the risks, dangers, and hazards associated with the Activities; and

  1. This release, waiver, and indemnity are intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by law of the Province of Ontario and if any portion thereof is held invalid, the balance shall notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.

Jurisdiction

12. I agree that in the event that I file a lawsuit against the Organization, I will do so solely in the Province of Ontario and further agree that the substantive law of the Province of Ontario will apply without regard to conflict of law rules.

 Acknowledgment

13. I acknowledge that I have read and understood this agreement, that I have executed this agreement voluntarily, and that this agreement is to be binding upon myself, my heirs, spouse, children, parents, guardians, next of kin, executors, administrators, and legal or personal representatives. I further acknowledge by signing this agreement I have waived my right to maintain a lawsuit against the Organization on the basis of any claims from which I have released herein.

CONSENT FOR USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION USE

14. The Participant (and the Participant’s parent/guardian, if applicable) authorizes the Organization to collect and use personal information about the Participant for the purposes described in the Organizations’ policies for privacy.


INFORMED CONSENT AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT

(To be executed by parents/guardians of Participants under the Age of Majority)

 Warning! Parent or Guardian, please read carefully. By acknowledging and agreeing to this document, you will assume certain risks and responsibilities.

1.This is a binding legal agreement. Clarify any questions or concerns before signing.

2. As a Participant in the sport of curling and the activities, programs, classes, services provided and events sponsored or organized by: Curling Canada,   Ontario Curling Association, Orillia Curling Club (collectively the “Organization”), including but not limited to: games, tournaments, practices, training, personal training, dryland training, use of strength training and fitness conditioning equipment, machines, and facilities, nutritional and dietary programs, orientational or instructional sessions or lessons, aerobic and anaerobic conditioning programs (collectively the “Activities”), the undersigned being the Participant and Participant’s Parent/Guardian (collectively the “Parties”) acknowledges and agrees to the following terms outlined in this agreement:

3. I am the Parent/Guardian of the Participant and have full legal responsibility for the decisions of the Participant.

Description and Acknowledgement of Risks

4. The Parties understand and acknowledge that:

  1. The Activities have foreseeable and unforeseeable inherent risks, hazards, and dangers that no amount of care, caution, or expertise can eliminate, including without limitation, the potential for serious bodily injury, permanent disability, paralysis, and loss of life. The sport of curling is played on a sheet of ice, which is slippery, hard, and dangerous;
  2. A pertinent risk to participating in the sport of curling is the risk of suffering serious head injury should the Participant fall, trip, or stumble onto the ground or ice. It is highly recommended that the Participant wear a helmet at all times when participating in the sport of curling;
  3. The Organization has a difficult task to ensure safety and it is not infallible. The Organization may be unaware of the Participant’s fitness or abilities, may misjudge the weather or environmental conditions, may give incomplete warnings or instructions, and the equipment being used might malfunction; and Covid-19;
  4. The Coronavirus disease, Covid-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization, and COVID-19 is extremely contagious. The Organization has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, the Organization cannot guarantee that the Participant will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, participating in the Activities could increase the Participant’s risk of contracting COVID-19.

5. The Participant is participating voluntarily in the Activities. In consideration of that participation, the Parties hereby acknowledge that they are aware of the risks, dangers, and hazards and may be exposed to such risks, dangers, and hazards. The risks, dangers, and hazards include, but are not limited to:

  1. Health: executing strenuous and demanding physical techniques, physical exertion, overexertion, stretching, dehydration, fatigue, cardiovascular workouts, rapid movements and stops, lack of fitness or conditioning, traumatic injury, bacterial infections, rashes, and the transmission of communicable diseases, including viruses of all kinds, COVID-19, bacteria, parasites or other organisms or any mutation thereof.
  2. Premises: defective, dangerous, or unsafe condition of the facilities; falls; collisions with objects, walls, equipment or persons; dangerous, unsafe, or irregular conditions on floors, ice, or other surfaces, extreme weather conditions; travel to and from premises.
  3. Use of Equipment: mechanical failure of the equipment; negligent design or manufacture of the equipment; the provision of or the failure by the Organization to provide any warnings, directions, instructions, or guidance as to the use of the equipment; failure to use or operate the equipment within my own ability;
  4. Contact: contact with brooms, brushes or curling stones, other equipment, vehicles, or other persons, and may lead to serious bodily injury, including but not limited to concussions and/or other brain injuries, or serious spinal injury;
  5. Advice: negligent advice regarding the Activities;
  6. Ability: Failing to act safely or within my own ability or within designated areas;
  7. Sport: the game of curling and its inherent risks, including but not limited to, running, sliding or slipping on the ice surface, delivering the curling stone, skipping or sweeping, stepping onto the ice surface from the walkway or onto the walkway from the ice surface, or stepping over dividers that divide one sheet of ice from the next, or running on the sideboards;
  8. Cyber: privacy breaches, hacking, technology malfunction or damage;
  9. Conduct: My conduct and conduct of other persons including any physical altercation between participants;
  10. Travel: Travel to and from the Activities;
  11. Negligence: My negligence and negligence of other persons, including NEGLIGENCE ON the PART OF THE ORGANIZATION, may increase the risk of damage, loss, personal injury, or death. I understand that the Organization may fail to safeguard or protect me from the risks, dangers, and hazards of curling programs, some of which are referred to in this document.

Terms

6. In consideration of the Organization allowing the Participant to participate in the Activities, the Parties agree:

  1. To always abide by the Club's by-laws while a member thereof and pay the applicable fee for my membership classification;
  2. That when the Participant practices or trains in their own space, the Parties are responsible for the Participant’s surroundings and the location and equipment that is selected for the Participant;
  3. That the Participant’s mental and physical condition is appropriate to participate in the Activities and the Parties assume all risks related to the Participant’s mental and physical condition;
  4. To comply with the rules and regulations for participation in the Activities;
  5. To comply with the rules of the facility or equipment;
  6. That if the Participant observes an unusual significant hazard or risk, the Participant will remove themselves from participation and bring their observations to a representative of the Organization immediately;
  7. The risks associated with the Activities are increased when the Participant is impaired, and the Participant will not participate if impaired in any way;
  8. That it is their sole responsibility to assess whether any Activities are too difficult for the Participant. By the Participant commencing an Activity, they acknowledge and accept the suitability and conditions of the Activity;
  9. That COVID-19 is contagious in nature and the Participant may be exposed to or infected by, COVID-19 and such exposure may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, or death;
  10. That they are responsible for the choice of the Participant’s safety or protective equipment and the secure fitting of that equipment; and,
  11. I acknowledge that any curler under the age of 15 must wear a CSA-approved helmet.   If any minor who is under my responsibility chooses not to wear a CSA-approved helmet, I assume any and all risk of their injury.
  12. In consideration of the Organization allowing the Participant to participate, the Parties agree:
  13. That the Parties are not relying on any oral or written statements made by the Organization or their agents, whether in brochure or advertisement or in individual conversations, to agree to participate in the Activities;
  14. That the Organization is not responsible or liable for any damage to the Participant’s vehicle, property, or equipment that may occur as a result of the Activities; and
  15. That this Agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by law of the Province of Ontario and if any portion thereof is held invalid, the balance shall notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.

Concussion Awareness

7: That I am committed to concussion prevention, recognition, informing others, and reporting when I suspect myself or another individual may have sustained a concussion. I confirm that I have reviewed the Ontario Concussion Awareness Resources found at https://www.ontario.ca/page/rowans-law-concussion-safety.    

 I will help prevent concussions by: 

  1. Wearing the proper equipment for my sport and wearing it correctly 
  2. Developing my skills and strength so that I can participate to the best of my ability 
  3. Respecting the rules of my sport or activity 
  4. My commitment to fair play and respect for all other participants 
  5. I will care for my health and safety by taking concussions seriously

               I understand that: 

  1. A concussion is a brain injury that can have both short- and long-term effects 
  2. A blow to my head, face, or neck, or a blow to the body that causes the brain to move around inside the skull may cause a concussion 
  3. I don’t need to lose consciousness to have had a concussion 
  4. I have a commitment to concussion recognition and reporting, including self-reporting of a possible concussion and reporting to a designated person when an individual suspects that another individual may have sustained a concussion. (Meaning: If I think I might have a concussion I should stop participating in further training, practice, or competition immediately, or tell a club official if I think another participant has a concussion) 
  5. Continuing to participate in further training, practice, or competition with a possible concussion increases my risk of more severe, longer-lasting symptoms, and increases my risk of other injuries
  6. I will not hide concussion symptoms. I will speak up for myself and others: 
  7. I will not hide my symptoms. I will tell a club official if I experience any symptoms of concussion
  8. If someone else tells me about concussion symptoms, or I see signs they might have a concussion, I will tell a club official, so they can help
  9. I understand that if I have a suspected concussion, I will be removed from sport and that I will not be able to return to participation on the ice until I undergo a medical assessment by a medical doctor or nurse practitioner and have been medically cleared to return to active participation on the ice
  10. I have a commitment to sharing any pertinent information regarding my concussion with my school and any other sports organization I have registered with.

8: I will take the time I need to recover because it is important for my health. 

  1. I understand my commitment to supporting the return-to-sport process 
  2. I understand I will have to be medically cleared by a medical doctor or nurse practitioner before returning to curling. 

 Jurisdiction

9. The Parties agree that in the event that they file a lawsuit against the Organization, they agree to do so solely in the Province of Ontario, and they further agree that the substantive law of the Province of Ontario will apply without regard to conflict of law rules.

Acknowledgment

10. The Parties acknowledge that they have read this agreement and understand it, that they have executed this agreement voluntarily, and that this Agreement is to be binding upon themselves, their heirs, their spouses, parents, guardians, next of kin, executors, administrators, and legal or personal representatives.

CONSENT FOR USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION USE

11. The Participant (and the Participant’s parent/guardian, if applicable) authorizes the Organization to collect and use personal information about the Participant for the purposes described in the Organizations’ policies for privacy.

 

AGREE TO CLUB COVID DECLARATION
WARNING! ALL INDIVIDUALS ENTERING THE FACILITY AND/OR PARTICIPATING IN SANCTIONED ACTIVITIES MUST COMPLY WITH THIS DECLARATION

Curling Canada, Ontario Curling Association, and Orillia Curling Club; (collectively the “Organization”) require the disclosure of exposure or illness is in order to safeguard the health and safety of all participants and limit the further outbreak of COVID-19. This Declaration of Compliance will be kept safely, and personal information will not be disclosed unless required by law or with your consent. 

An individual (or the individual’s parent/guardian, if the individual is younger than the age of majority) who is unable to agree to the terms outlined in this document is not permitted to enter the Organization’s facilities or participate in the Organization’s activities, programs, or services.

I hereby acknowledge and agree to the terms outlined in this document:

  1. The coronavirus disease, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization, and COVID-19 is extremely contagious. The Organization has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and requires all individuals (or their parent/guardian, when applicable) to adhere to the compliance standards described in this document.
  2. The individual has not been diagnosed with COVID-19; OR If the individual was diagnosed with COVID-19, the individual was cleared as noncontagious by provincial or local public health authorities more than 14 days prior to the date this Declaration of Compliance was signed.
  3. If the individual is a front-line worker (such as hospital staff, long term care staff, or another individual who interacts with individuals who have confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19), the individual has worn proper and approved Personal Protective Equipment at all times whenever they interacted with an individual who has a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  4. If the individual is not a front-line worker or another individual who interacts with individuals who have confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19, they have not been exposed to a person with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  5. The individual is attending or participating voluntarily and understands the risks associated with COVID-19. The individual (or the individual’s parent/guardian, on behalf of the individual (when applicable)) agrees to assume those risks, including but not limited to exposure and being infected.
  6. The individual has not, nor has anyone in the individual’s household, experienced any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days (including fever, new or worsening cough, fatigue, chills, and body aches, respiratory illness, difficulty breathing, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, pink eye, or loss of taste or smell).
  7. If the individual experiences, or if anyone in the individual’s household experiences, any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 after submitting this Declaration of Compliance, the individual will immediately isolate, notify the Organization, and not attend any of the Organization’s facilities, activities, programs or services until at least 14 days have passed since those symptoms were last experienced.
  8. The individual has not, nor has any member of the individual’s household, traveled to, or had a lay-over in any country outside Canada. If the individual travels, or if anyone in the individual’s household travels, outside Canada after submitting this Declaration of Compliance, the individual will not attend any of the Organization’s facilities, activities, programs, or services until at least 14 days have passed since the date of return.
  9. The individual is following recommended guidelines, including but not limited to, practicing physical distancing, trying to maintain separation of six feet from others, adhering to recognized hygiene best practices, and otherwise limiting exposure to COVID-19.
  10. The individual will follow the safety, physical distancing, and hygiene protocols of the Organization.
  11. The individual will bring their own personal items and personal equipment (such as water bottles, bags, towels, etc.) at their discretion and will not share their personal items or equipment with other individuals.
  12. This document will remain in effect until the Organization, per the direction of the provincial government and provincial health officials determine that the acknowledgments in this Declaration of Compliance are no longer required.
  13. The Organization may remove the individual from the facility or from participation in the activities, programs, or services of the Organization at any time and for any reason if the Organization believes, in its sole discretion, that the individual is no longer in compliance with any of the standards described in this document.

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Founded in 1873, the Orillia Curling Club  includes six sheets of professionally maintained ice, a full service lounge with viewing area, change rooms with locker space and shower facilities. We welcome all skill levels to come out and enjoy curling.