In consideration of my involvement in the sport and activities under the auspices of the A.S.A.I, U.S. Speedskating, and the Northbrook Speedskating Club, I acknowledge, appreciate and agree that:
1. I risk bodily injury, including paralysis, disfigurement, disability and death, and while particular rules of my sport, equipment, and personal training and discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of injury DOES EXIST, as well as the risk of damage to or loss of property;
2. I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, BOTH KOWN AND UNKNOWN, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERS;
3. I willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions for participation. If however, I observe any unusual or unnecessary hazard during my presence or participation, I will bring such to the attention of the nearest official;
4. I, FOR MYSELF AND ON BEHALF OF MY HEIRS, ASSIGNS, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES, AND NEXT OF KIN, HEREBY RELEASE, HOLD HARLMESS, AND PROMISE NOT TO SUE THE NORTHBROOK SPEEDSKATING CLUB, THE A.S.A.I., U.S. SPEEDSKATING , OR OTHER SPONSORING ORGANIZATIONS, THEIR OFFICERS, VOLUNTEERS, STAFF, SPONSORS AND/OR AGENTS (“RELEASEES”) WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL INJURY AND LOSS ARISING FROM MY PARTICIPATION, WHETHER CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, EXCEPT THAT WHICH IS THE RESULT OF GROSS NEGLIGENCE OR WANTON MISCOUNDUCT. I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE OR LIABILITY AND WAIVER AGREEMENT, FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, AND SIGN IT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY.