This is a copy of the waiver, provided by the City of Bowie, which appears in the 2020-21 season registrations for Bowie Hockey Club programs. You may download a PDF version here.
WAIVER, RELEASE AND INDEMNIFICATION READ CAREFULLY AS THIS DOCUMENT AFFECTS YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
I understand and acknowledge that the ICE RENTAL (‘the Activity”) to be held at the CITY OF BOWIE ICE ARENA located at 3330 Northview Drive, Bowie MD 20716 [the property] is presented solely by BOWIE HOCKEY CLUB [entity name and address], is not an activity of the City of Bowie and is not sponsored or offered by or on behalf of the City. Nor are the individuals presenting, managing, speaking at, guiding or teaching the Activity employed by the City. This release and indemnification covers all harm that may befall my minor child as a consequence of his or her participation in the Activity.
I acknowledge and agree that my child participates in the Activity at his or her sole risk and that the City and its servants, agents, employees and officials, shall not be liable to me or to my minor child for any claims, demands, injuries, damages, actions, or causes of action whatsoever, to his or her person or property arising out of or in connection with his or her participation in the Activity
There currently exists a pandemic as a consequence of the emergence of SARS CoV2, the coronavirus that causes the illness known as COVID-19, a severe acute respiratory syndrome. I have read and understand the most recent guidances concerning the illness issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html. I acknowledge that participation in the Activity includes possible exposure to and illness from infectious diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19. BOWIE HOCKEY CLUB [sponsoring entity name] is solely responsible for implementing procedures and safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 (and any other illnesses circulating environmentally) for the Activity. I am solely responsible for ensuring that my child takes precautionary measures, including but not limited to wearing a mask and maintaining an appropriate distance from other persons, in order to minimize risk to my child and to others.
I acknowledge that the risk of serious illness and/or death from COVID-19 or from other causes, including illness and injury unrelated to COVID-19, does exist, and I knowingly and freely assume all such risk, both known and unknown.
I hereby forever waive, release and discharge the City, and its servants, agents, employees, and officials, from all claims, demands, liabilities, injuries, damages, actions, or causes of action, by me or my minor child relating to or arising from any infection by any pathogen and from any other causes and from all acts of active or passive negligence on the part of the City, and/or its servants, agents or employees, against me or minor child, arising out of or in connection with the participation of my minor child in the Activity.
I will indemnify and hold the City, and its servants, agents, employees and officials, harmless from and against any and all claims, demands, liabilities, injuries, damages, loss, expense, actions, or causes of action that they may incur, including attorney’s fees, in connection with or as a result of property damage or personal injury to any person or entity relating to or arising from exposure to or infection by any pathogen or as a consequence of the actual or alleged negligence or willful misconduct of my minor child in connection with his or her participation in the Activity.