Player Waiver Complete Text
I UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE SPORT OF ICE HOCKEY HAS INHERENT RISKS OF PHYSICAL INJURY, INCLUDING SERIOUS BODILY INJURY, PERMANENT DISABILITY, PARALYSIS AND DEATH, AND I ACCEPT AND ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS.
I ALSO UNDERSTAND AND ACKNOWLEDGE that my participation in the sport of hockey will involve risks to me, both anticipated and unanticipated, that could result in injury, disease, illness and death to me and others while participating in any and all on, and off ice activities, and as well as damage to or loss of property. Potential risks may include but are not limited to: contracting COVID19, cuts, bruises, sprains, strains, fractures, concussion, internal injuries, disease, serious illness, head injuries, paraplegia, quadriplegia, dismemberment, and even death which may arise from accidents or incidents associated with my participation in the sport of ice hockey.
I further acknowledge that: physical exertion and cardiovascular output may cause dizziness, shortness of breath, chest discomfort, muscle cramps, sprains, strains, contusions and/or fractures, and impact with boards and other hard surfaces, and/or other hockey players may cause all manner of injury resulting from tripping, falling, and/or unexpected contact with equipment which may include but is not limited to: hockey pucks, hockey sticks, and helmets (my own or of other players).
These risks and dangers may be caused by my own actions or inaction’s, the actions or inaction’s of others participating in the event, the conditions or layout of the event, or my or other’s equipment. There may be other risks not known to me or that are not readily foreseeable at this time. The social and economic losses and/or damages that could result from those risks could be severe and could permanently change my future.
I HEREBY AGREE TO WAIVE, RELEASE, FOREVER DISCHARGE , THE NCHL, CANADIAN RECREATIONAL SPORTS DEVELOPMENT CORP, AND ANY OF IT’S BRANDS AND SUBSIDIARIES hereinafter referred to as ‘the League’, any of the League’s officials, management, owners, the proprietor or employees of any ice facility used by the League from any and all manner of action, causes of action, suits, demands, debts, contracts, claims, damages, interest, costs, and expenses, that I have, or may in the future have against the League as a result of any loss, injury, disease, illness, death, and damage that I may suffer, by reason of or arising out of or, in any way connected with or resulting from the participation in League activities and FROM ALL LIABILITY TO ME, my personal representative, assigns, heirs, next of kin, FOR ANY CLAIMS, DEMANDS LOSSES OR DAMAGE DUE TO ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER ON ACCOUNT OF ANY INJURY OR ILLNESS sustained or contracted by me while participating in any League activity, including, but not limited to, serious illness, dismemberment,death or damage to property, CAUSED OR ALLEGED TO BE CAUSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF ME OR OTHERWISE INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, BREACH OF CONTRACT, OR BREACH OF ANY STATUTORY OR OTHER DUTY OF CARE by the League. I COVENANT NOT TO SUE the League
I further agree to indemnify the League and hold the League harmless from all costs and expenses, including legal fees, incurred by the League or on League’s behalf, in defending or in connection with any claim, action or proceeding which may be brought against the League for any reason resulting from my participation in any and all of the League activity.
I hereby certify that I have adequate medical insurance to pay for the treatment and cure of any such injury, which may result from my participation in the League activities, and I agree to be solely responsible for all medical, and other, costs arising from any injuries I may receive while participating in the League activities. I further certify that I have no known medical condition, which would prohibit me from participating in the sport of ice hockey. I acknowledge that the League strongly recommends each player to receive a physical examination by a competent physician prior to participating in any of the League activity.
I further agree that prior to participating in any League sanctioned event, I will inspect the rink facilities and equipment to be used, and if I believe that anything is unsafe I will immediately advise my coach, team captain, and the game supervisor of such conditions, and I will refuse to participate until the unsafe condition(s) has been removed. I further understand that the League does not warrant any equipment used in any of the League activity or any facility at which the League activities are held.
I further agree that this agreement shall be effective and binding upon my heirs, executors, administrators, assigns and representatives.
I further agree that this agreement and any rights, duties and obligations as between the parties to this agreement shall be governed by and interpreted solely in accordance with the laws of the Province of Alberta; and
I further agree that any litigation involving parties to this agreement shall be brought solely within the Province of Alberta and shall be within the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Alberta.
I have read and understand this agreement and agree that by signing this document I have given up certain legal rights which I or my heirs, executors, administrators, assigns and representatives may have against the League. In entering into this agreement I am not relying upon any oral or written representations or statements made by the League with respect to the safety or value of the facilities used by the League to conduct the League activities. I understand that I have the right to seek legal advice before executing this agreement.
I understand and agree to the following:
The League’s decision shall be final on the adoption, enforcement, and interpretation of all of the League rules and policies, and all other matters relating to the League activities.
I agree to abide by all such decisions not withstanding my personal preferences to the contrary.
Each team will have a team captain who will be elected from among the team’s players at the beginning of the season. The team captain will be authorized to act as the sole agent of the team for all purposes relating to the League activities and events. If I am elected team captain, I will act to ensure that the team strictly complies with all of the League rules and policies.
The League may use for promotional, advertising, or educational purposes, without notice or compensation to me, any audio and/or visual recordings of any of the League activity in which I may appear.
I give explicit consent to The League to contact me via electronic and/or other methods of communication for any reason as deemed required by The League, including and not limited to marketing and promotional offers.
“NCHL”, “Non Contact Hockey League”, “Canadian Recreational Sports Development Corporation” and the names of and rights to all of the League teams, are the exclusive property of the League and shall not be used in any manner in connection with any non-League play or any tournaments or multiple games that have not been expressly approved or endorsed by the League.
In conjunction with the NCHL Rules & Regulations, these Terms of Registration, and any written notification of playing rules, policies, or conditions, represent the entire agreement between the League and me, and there are no valid or binding representations, inducements, promises, or agreements, oral or otherwise, between the League and me that are not set forth above. This agreement may be amended or modified only by writing signed by me and an authorized corporate officer of the League. To the extent there exists any inconsistency or conflict between these Terms of Registration and any other statement of the League policy or rules, these Terms of Registration shall prevail and shall remain fully binding upon me.
I agree in and with the positive character and fair play principals of the NCHL which include (but are not limited to) first and foremost respect of self and others; followed by personal maturity; constant vigilance with respect to safety; personal, team and the League character and integrity; and adding to and participating in a positive social interaction while in engaging in an appropriate acknowledgement, pursuit, and participatory competitive manner.
I understand that this is a recreational novice to intermediate league and accept personal responsibility for conducting myself accordingly and further agree to both assist and be subject to the League’s mission statement “to provide competitive adult recreational ice hockey for men and women in a fun, safe environment”. Failure to abide as deemed by league administrators will result in my possible forfeiture, suspension, and/or expulsion.
I further agree to familiarize myself and follow all rules and regulations published by Alberta Health Services as part of Stage 2 relaunch, which include but are not limited to me playing in one bubble cohort only, as required by the regulations.
I further agree that I will not play in any other bubble cohort in the League or elsewhere during the duration of Stage 2 relaunch.