Loyola University Maryland

Department of Recreational Sports

Policies

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Facility Access and Registration

  • A valid Loyola/membership identification card or a valid drivers license is required for entrance into the facility. Individuals will not be granted access without one of the above forms of identification.
  • All registration occurs in the member services office area unless otherwise specified. This includes membership enrollment, registration for instructional classes, and intramural activities.

Daily User and Guest Usage

  • A Fitness and Aquatics member 18 years of age or older is eligible to sponsor up to two guests per visit. The member will be required to present his or her Loyola photo ID or valid driver’s license.
  • Loyola faculty, administrators, and staff may use the Fitness and Aquatics Center on a daily basis by showing their Loyola photo ID card and may sponsor up to two guests per visit.
  • Daily users and guests will be asked to complete appropriate paperwork and pay the $5 per person, per visit fee upon entering the facility.
  • Sponsors must personally register each guest at the FAC welcome desk upon each visit.
  • FAC guests MUST BE ACCOMPANIED by their sponsor in the facility at all times, for the duration of the visit.
  • No food or drink is permitted beyond the welcome desk (water is permitted throughout the facility).  Sports drinks, glass containers and all tobacco products are prohibited.
  • Guests must comply with all department of recreational sports policies and procedures and posted rules. Sponsors may be held responsible, financially or otherwise, for the actions of their guest(s), and for any damage or loss. Misconduct by guests may result in loss of the sponsor’s daily use or membership privileges.
  • RecSports is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged personal property.
  • Loyola RecSports administrators reserve the right to revoke daily use, guest sponsorship, or membership privileges at any time.

Member Policies

Participant Safety and Responsibility

RecSports provides individuals the opportunity to participate in intramural sports, informal sports, sports clubs, and indoor/outdoor recreation activities and programs. Regardless of the activity, all participants must realize that they are assuming risks when they take part in an active recreation program. Each person must be aware of this assumption of risk and recognize that his or her participation is voluntary. Each participant also has a responsibility to use prudent and ordinary care in his or her actions. For the safety of the individual and that of fellow participants, any situation perceived as a potential danger must be called to the attention of a recreational sports supervisor. This includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Unsafe facilities.
  • Equipment that is broken or in disrepair.
  • A participant who is not feeling well or who is unduly fatigued.
  • A participant who is having unusual difficulty performing an activity.

Each participant is obligated to follow the rules and regulations for individual safety as set forth by recreational sports. This includes dressing appropriately and using protective equipment. Individuals choosing not to use such protective equipment, whether provided or requested, must realize they are doing so at their own peril and that injury may result.

It must be recognized that, even in safe environments, accidents can occur during active, vigorous participation. The department of recreational sports makes every effort to keep all facilities and equipment in safe, operating condition. Both supervisors and participants must use good judgment and work together for safe participation.

Should an injury occur in the facility and/or during participation in any recreational sports program, a recreational sports supervisor will make arrangements for emergency transportation whenever appropriate. The injured party is responsible for all financial obligations arising from the injury, emergency transportation, and subsequent treatment. Therefore, the University requires students and strongly encourages all others to have health care insurance. Prior to participation in recreational sports programs, all students should discuss with the Student Health Center medical staff any known physical problems that may limit their activity.

This statement about participant safety and responsibility is provided for the protection of our participants. Any questions concerning this statement should be directed to the recreational sports associate director for facilities and fitness.

Skating and Roller Hockey

The only place where skating is allowed in the FAC is the Multi Activity Court (MAC). Skating is only permitted when no one else is on the MAC; skaters may not split the space with other individuals or groups using the court, i.e. no half court skating or roller hockey. Footwear must be worn when entering or leaving the facility and for trips to the restroom, locker room, or water fountain. Skating and roller hockey are open to all FAC members.

Hours

Recommended times for skating or roller hockey include, Monday – Friday before 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.  Members are advised to call the FAC before arriving to see if court is available, though there is no guarantee that the court will be available upon arrival. Reservations for skating or roller hockey can be made through Reggie Johnson, assistant director of facilities and special events  at 410-617-5410 or rajohnson@loyola.edu, with a minimum of 10 days advance notice.

Wheels

In order to preserve the flooring on the MAC, wheels that may damage the flooring are prohibited, specifically black colored or outdoor wheels. Other wheels may also be prohibited if the FAC building supervisor identifies “marks” on the floor. As a guideline, wheels size 82A and above tend to be sufficient, though they are not guaranteed to prevent damage.

Prohibited Equipment and Apparel

The following is not permitted when skating or playing roller hockey: skates with brakes, baseball hats, bandanas, liquid-injected balls or pucks, headphones, and knee braces with exposed metal. All players must either have skates or be on foot. There cannot be a combination of some players on foot and the others on skates (goalies are the only exception to this rule).  All goalies must have a helmet with a cage, blocker, glove, chest protector, leg pads, and stick.  Recreational sports recommends that all members wear helmets, gloves, and mouth pieces while playing hockey.

Roller Hockey

Due to the violent nature of roller hockey, any play involving physical contact (checking, hitting, etc) or scrimmage/game play is prohibited. However, shooting on goal and passing drills are permitted. There is a maximum of four skaters (plus one goalie) permitted on the court at one time.