Waivers

If you are under 18 years of age and you want to skate at The Park, your parent MUST SIGN THE WAIVER IN PERSON or IT MUST BE NOTARIZED! 

17 Years & Younger

Liability Waiver, Minor (17 yrs and younger) - If you are 17 years old or younger, you need this waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian (supporting documentation required if not parent) in person at the Bath Youth Meetinghouse and Skatepark, OR, IF NOT SIGNED IN PERSON THIS FORM MUST BE NOTARIZED.

Registration Form / Emergency Contact Information - Everyone needs to fill out this form, it is your contact information and emergency contact information.

18 Years & Older

If you are 18 or older, you can sign your own waiver, but we require proper ID. Due to insurance and liability we cannot allow exceptions. Thanks!

Liability Waiver Adult (18 yrs +) - If you are over 18 years old, you need this waiver and the registration form completed to be allowed to skate.

Registration Form / Emergency Contact Information - Everyone needs to fill out this form, it is your contact information and emergency contact information.

Frequently Asked Questions

What You Need to Know

I am a grandparent/aunt/brother/sister/other type of relative of a skater whose parents are not here. May I sign their waiver?

No. Only a parent or legal guardian may sign the waiver form for a skater who is under 18.

Isn't a grandparent/aunt/brother/sister/other type of relative a legal guardian?

No. “A legal guardian is a person who has the legal authority (and the corresponding duty) to care for the personal and property interests of another person, called a ward. Usually, a person has the status of guardian because the ward is incapable of caring for his or her own interests due to infancy, incapacity, or disability. Most countries and states have laws that provide that the parents of a minor child are the legal guardians of that child, and that the parents can designate who shall become the child's legal guardian in the event of their death.”

How can I tell if I am a legal guardian of a skater?

One rule-of-thumb: can you (legally) claim your skater on your taxes as a dependent?

I am a parent of a friend of a skater. May I sign their waiver?

No.

I am a parent of a skater. May I send a note or call to give permission for my child to skate?

No.

I can't make it to The Park to sign a waiver in front of a member of The Park staff. I live on The Moon. Or Saco. What can I do?

A Notary Public may authenticate a waiver by stamping it.

What is a Notary Public?

“Notary Public is an ancient office with many citations throughout Maine statute. The primary duty is to formally witness transactions involving paper documents.”

Fun fact: Maine Notaries, like those in Florida and South Carolina, can officiate at weddings.

Where can I find a Notary Public?

Most post offices or city/town offices have at least one Notary Public on staff. Failing that, the Maine Secretary of State's website has a ridiculously awesome Notary Public search function.

Why do we have to sign this waiver anyway?

The waiver policy was enacted to allow The Park to be insured. Even though it seems obvious enough that skating—like most physical activity—can lead to personal injury, we live in a litigious society and in order to protect The Park from possible lawsuit we ask that people sign a statement that shows they knew the risks and have come to skate voluntarily.

Essentially, the waiver means we stay insured and being insured means “we are covered” for unforeseen litigation or other calamities.

What if we promise not to sue if our skater gets hurt?

Would you put that promise in writing?

Sure.

That's the waiver.

Isn't this all very inconvenient?

Yes.

Then why do it?

We gots to.

What happens if I drive all the way from Presque Isle with two skaters of whom I am a legal guardian and their friend Timmy from down the street who a genuinely nice kid and his mom wants him to skate and he has a rare bone-eating virus and so he only 24 hours to live and his last wish is to skate at The Park but he doesn't have a waiver signed?

Then, sadly, Timmy won't be skating. He can hang out in the lobby and use the computers or play the games, but, no, Timmy can't skate or go into The Park.

Seriously?

Seriously.

Isn't that sort of cold?

Stone cold. We don't enjoy telling people they can't skate (in fact, it's the worst part of the job) but we have to do it.

I want to watch my skater. Can I do it in The Park?

We have a spectator viewing area that is enclosed and guards against flying boards (and skaters) and provides a total view of The Park.  As such -waiver or no- non-skaters are not allowed to watch from the floor of The Park.