Fayetteville Policies and Procedures  722.0

Use of In-Line Skates, Roller Skates and Skateboards

The use of in-line skates, roller skates, skateboards, and other similar skating equipment on campus or other property owned or controlled by the University is permitted for individual transportation purposes only by students, University employees, or other individuals conducting official University business, utilizing University facilities available to the public or attending University programs. Any type of skating is strictly prohibited when a skater is moving and jumping and a skate or the wheels of the skateboard touch anything other than the ground, and this prohibition includes, but is not limited to, handrails, walls, benches, fountains, steps, and raised surfaces. Any person engaging in any skating activity shall assume and shall be solely responsible for any property damage and/or any personal injury to himself or herself or to any third parties which arises out of any skating activity, including, but not limited to, any property damaged at the University. Moreover, any person choosing to engage in any skating activity of any kind or nature shall assume all risks associated with such activity. 

Notwithstanding any other provision of this policy, any type of skating is absolutely prohibited in the following areas:

  • all university buildings,
  • all multi-level/interior parking structures and outdoor parking lots,
  • all campus streets and service drives located on, running through,
  • adjacent, or contiguous to, the campus, and
  • any additional areas restricted by signs.

Storage of any in-line skates, roller skates, skateboards, or related equipment is prohibited in aisles, hallways or other areas that will create hazardous conditions. 

Any type of skating activity which violates this policy shall result in the following:

  • For the first offense, the University Arkansas Police Department ("UAPD") or other authorized University employees will record the name of the individual and provide a written warning against further skating activity which violates this policy. Individuals who cannot produce satisfactory identification will be given a receipt for able to return with the receipt and identification. There will be no impound fee.
  • For a second offense, within twenty-four months of any previous offense or warning, any skateboard involved in such a violation shall be impounded for not less than forty-eight hours and any person engaging in skating activity which violates this policy shall be subject to a fine of not less than ten dollars plus applicable impound fee.
  • For a third or subsequent offense, within twenty-four months of any of the previous two offenses, any skateboard involved in such violation shall be impounded for not less than thirty days and any person engaging in skating activity which violates this policy shall be subject to a fine of not less than thirty dollars plus applicable impound fee.
  • Impounded skateboards shall be held by the UAPD and released only during regular business hours to individuals with satisfactory identification. Payment of a ten-dollar storage fee will also be required for release, except as provided in (a) of this subsection.

Skateboards impounded under this section which are unclaimed sixty consecutive days after the applicable minimum impoundment time period has elapsed will be presumed abandoned and be subject to sale.

The University and its officers, agents, and employees shall not be liable for loss or damage of any kind resulting from impounding, storage, or sale of any item under this policy.

Impoundment or sale of any skateboard under this policy shall not release any person from liability for damage to persons or property caused by the use of any in-line skates, roller skates, skateboards, or other similar equipment on campus or other property owned or controlled by the University.

Any person subject to any of the enforcement sanctions provided herein shall have the right to file an administrative appeal with the UAF Parking and Traffic Appeals Court at the Transit and Parking Department in accordance with the procedures set forth in the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville's Parking and Traffic Regulations.

All University Police Officers shall have authority to enforce this policy and all other applicable University rules, regulations, and laws.

Reformatted for Web May 13, 2014
April 29, 1998