In-line skating information

Inline Skates, and skateboards are great transportation, fun and healthy exercise. There are some important facts you should have before you begin enjoying yourself.

Florida statute 316.2065 prohibits the use of inline skates, and skateboards on the roadway. This is an important safety consideration and could cost you an expensive traffic citation.

The university also limits the use of inline skates, and skateboards in the Student Code of Conduct: 6C1-2.0162, which states in part:

University Students, faculty and staff may use or operate skateboards, idler skates, roller blades or similar devices only on University sidewalks and while crossing street at crosswalks. The use of skateboards and inline skates is prohibited in all other areas of campus, including:

a. Fine Arts Complex
b. Architecture Building
c. Turlington Hall
d. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
e. Stephen C. O’Connell Center
g. Parking Garages
g. Park and Ride Lots

These limitations are established for safety reasons and should be adhered to at all times.

General Safety Tips For Inline Skaters

* Always wear protective gear: helmets, wrist guards, knee and elbow pads.

* Learn in-line skating basics such as braking and turning before going out on the open trail.

* Stay away from water, oil, debris, sand and uneven or broken pavement.

* Observe all traffic regulations.

* Move to the left of pedestrians, cyclists and other skaters to pass them.

For further information on this or others safety topics please contact the University of Florida Police Department’s Community Services Division at 392-1409.