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Use of Skateboards and Rollerblades on University Property

It is the policy of the University of Nevada, Reno to prohibit the use of skateboards, rollerblades or similar types of equipment within university buildings. Faculty, staff, students or visitors using skateboards, rollerblades or similar types of equipment as a means of transportation shall be expected to exhibit due regard for the safety of pedestrians.

Unsupervised recreational use of skateboards, rollerblades or similar types of equipment on university property is prohibited. Organizers of any scheduled recreational event using such equipment shall file a valid certificate of insurance with the Scheduling Services office prior to the date of the event.

Individuals shall be held responsible for damage caused to university property as a result of the improper operation of skateboards, rollerblades or similar types of equipment on the university campus. Individuals shall be held responsible for injuries to themselves or others as a result of the improper operation of such equipment on university property.

Individuals are also subject to Reno Municipal Code, Section 6.06.030. Use of coasters, roller skates, roller blades, skateboards and similar devices restricted as follows:

(a) No person upon roller skates, roller blades, skateboards or riding in or by means of any coaster, toy vehicle or similar device, shall go upon any roadway except while crossing a street on a crosswalk and when so crossing such person shall be granted all the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to pedestrians.

(b) It is unlawful for any person to use a skateboard, coaster, roller skates, roller blades, or any similar device upon any public property that is posted with reference to this section.

(c) It is unlawful for any person, where such use is permitted, to operate or use a skateboard, coaster, roller skates, roller blades, or similar device to jump on or over any object, to jump off or onto stairs, handrails, benches, planters or any structure not designed for such use; or to operate these and similar devices in other than a careful or prudent manner, or at a rate of speed greater than is reasonable and proper, having due regard for the traffic and pedestrians on and the surface and width of the street, sidewalk or walkway; or such rate of speed as to endanger the life, safety, or property of any person.

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