Events with Physical Activity

Student groups organize a variety of events that involve physical activity, ranging from fitness classes to ski & snowboard trips. Due to the increased risk of injury, physical activity events are high-risk events. 

Groups that host events with physical activity are required to have the following: 

  • Primary and Secondary Event Organizers. 
  • Risk Assessment Plan and Emergency Action Plan. These are required for all high-risk events and help groups prepare for worst-case scenarios and emergencies.
  • First Aid Kit on-site. 
  • Description of the activities (if unique). 
  • Incident Report Form on-site.
  • Insurance. 
  • Waivers and/or Informed Consent Forms signed by all participants. These documents will be created by the Student Life Team to be administered by the student group. 

Examples of Physical Activity:

  • Yoga
  • Events held at other facilities (i.e. trampoline parks, fitness facilities, laser tag, etc.)
  • Running
  • Hiking or camping
  • "Amazing Race" style events
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Dodgeball
  • Soccer, basketball, volleyball, cricket, football, badminton, etc.
  • Skating and curling
  • Dance

Ski & Snowboard Trips

Ski and snowboard trips usually involve all three high-risk categories: travel, physical activity, and alcohol. 

Due to the risk level associated with these trips, student groups are encouraged to book their trip with a touring company. Touring companies have appropriate insurance in place to cover ski and snowboard activities, travel, and alcohol. The touring company will organize everything, including hotels/accommodations, travel, and lift tickets. 

More information on events with physical activity can be found in Event Organizer Training.