Policies, Rules & Procedures

The BFACC cannot be responsible for any injury, damage or loss while participating in activities conducted during BFACC or surrounding property.

Please consult your physician before beginning any exercise programs.

ENTRANCE/CHECK-IN/EXIT

  1. Please enter the building from the front doors located on South side of building.
  2. Everyone must check in at front desk. Members please bring key card; nonmembers must purchase a day pass.
  3. Exit building from front doors (South side) or East exit door located by cardio and weight room. All other doors are emergency exits only.

AGE REQUIREMENTS

See track & wellness rooms for more specific details.

  1. Ages 6 & up must be listed on a membership or pay and use appropriate gender locker rooms.
  2. Ages 7 & under must be directly supervised (12 & UP).
  3. Ages 8 & 9 are allowed in the gym, pool and racquetball courts without supervision.
  4. Ages 10 & 11 are allowed on track during low usage times with supervision (18 & UP).
  5. Ages 11 & under are not allowed to utilize wellness rooms.
    1. During low usage times may be allowed to accompany a parent and “sit and watch” IF they do not sit on or utilize the equipment.
  6. Ages 12 & 13
    1. Are allowed on track during low usage times and following rules.
    2. May utilize the wellness room with direct supervision (18 & UP) after attending an orientation with Programming Staff.
    3. May utilize the wellness room, without supervision, after completing a Youth Strength & Cardio session (8 classes).
  7. Ages 14 & up can utilize track and wellness rooms without supervision.
  8. Ages 17 & under are not allowed in spa.

ATTIRE

  1. Minimum tank top and shorts must be worn.
  2. Swimwear needs to be worn in the pool/locker room only.
  3. Changing of clothing must be done in locker room or restroom.

FOOTWEAR/CLEAN SHOE POLICY helps to preserve the life of the floor surfaces and equipment while keeping our facility clean, safe and inviting.

  1. Shoes are required throughout building with exception of pool/locker rooms.
  2. We encourage all who use track, gymnasium and wellness rooms or attend group fitness classes to bring a second pair of clean shoes.
  3. If unable to bring a second pair of shoes we encourage cleaning of shoes with provided spray and towels.
  4. Non-marking athletic shoes are required. Black-soled shoes are permitted provided they have a nonmarking sole. Some types of shoes will mark playing surfaces and are NOT permitted.

PERSONAL BELONGINGS

  1. Please do not leave valuables unattended. The BFACC cannot assume responsibility for loss or theft.
  2. Please store personal items in lockers and keep walkways/playing areas clear.

LOBBY/HALLWAYS

  1. Food is not allowed in carpeted areas.
  2. Please keep physical activity/play in the appropriate spaces. This includes but is not limited to:
    1. Running
    2. Dribbling, Passing & Kicking
  3. Parties/meetings are limited to the Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana rooms as well as the Wi-Fi/coffee area.  Please contact Customer Service in advance to rent these rooms.

LOCKERS

  1. Daily locker rentals are available.
    1. Coin lockers in lobby are 25 cents per use.
    2. Changing room lockers are available at no cost, however, no lock provided.
    3. Please remove all personal items by closing.
  2. Long-term locker rentals are available.

LOCKER ROOMS

  1. Locker rooms are available for dressing & showering.
  2. Ages 6 & up must use appropriate gender locker rooms.
  3. Locker rooms have direct access to the pool.
  4. Family Locker Room:
    1. Patrons may request usage at the Customer Service desk.
    2. Priority is given to but not limited to:
      1. Families
      2. Persons with a disability
      3. Persons & Families needing special accommodations

GYMNASIUM

The gymnasium priority is for basketball, volleyball, BFACC programs and approved recreational activities.

  1. Clean, dry, non-marking athletic shoes and proper gym attire are required. (NO boots or high heels are allowed if “playing”.)
  2. Water and sports drinks only. (Please report spills immediately.)
  3. No food.
  4. Ages 7 & under must be directly supervised (12 & UP).
  5. Good sportsmanship is expected.
  6. Basketballs and volleyballs are available for free checkout at Customer Service Desk. Please return.
  7. All equipment is to be used in the proper way.
  8. Dunking without hanging on rim at regulation height is allowed.
  9. Dunking on a lowered hoop is not permitted.
  10. Hanging on basketball rims/nets and wall pads is prohibited.
  11. Kicking is prohibited.
  12. Football, soccer, baseball/softball and hacky sack are not allowed in the gymnasium without special reservation. Inquire about use of a racquetball court.
  13. Please keep walkways and boundary areas open and use the bleachers for:
    1. Watching/Spectating
    2. Sitting/Socializing
    3. Charging of electronic devices
  14. We encourage the use of the track for lap walking.
    1. If unable, the gym may be utilized during low usage times.
    2. Lap walking must be performed around the perimeter of the gym.
    3. Strollers and assisted walking aids may be used with clean, dry wheels.
  15. Half-court play may be required during high usage.
  16. Gym may be closed for BFACC programs or special events. Closings will be posted ASAP.
  17. Every effort will be made to keep 1/2 gym open.
  18. Group practices are not allowed in the gym without NON-BFACC Practice signed agreement and prior approval.
  19. Musical devices must have headphones.
  20. Weights are not allowed in gym.
  21. No Heelys, roller skates, skateboards or scooters allowed.

TRACK

Track priority is for adult walking/running, strollers, BFACC programs and approved activities.

  1. Clean, dry, non-marking shoes and proper gym attire are required.
  2. Water and sports drinks only. (Please report spills immediately.)
  3. One mile=11.5 laps
  4. Lap counters are available for free checkout at the Customer Service desk.
  5. Age 12 & 13:
    1. Are allowed during low usage times and following rules.
  6. Age 10 & 11:
    1. Are allowed during low usage times
    2. Supervision (18 & UP) is required
  7. Age 5 to 9:
    1. Are allowed during low usage times.
    2. Direct supervision is required.
      1. Supervised (18 & UP) within arms-reach at all times
      2. One adult per youth
  8. Slower runners/walkers should occupy the inner lanes.
  9. Direction depends on the day so please see signs on the track.
  10. Always pass to the outside.
  11. Track is not for spectating or loitering.
  12. For safety and traffic flow, please use the corner areas for stopping/resting.
  13. Climbing, standing, hanging, on rails is prohibited.
  14. Stretching on the track is restricted to the corner areas by the coat hangers.
  15. Group stretching is not allowed on the track.
  16. Group practices are not allowed on the track without NON-BFACC Practice signed agreement and prior approval.
  17. Strollers/Assisted walking aids with clean, dry wheels are permitted during low usage times.

WELLNESS ROOMS

(Cardio & Weight Rooms) priority is for adult fitness and BFACC programs.

  1. Clean, dry, non-marking shoes and proper gym attire are required.
    1. Athletic shoes are recommended.
    2. No flip-flops, bare feet or boots allowed.
    3. For your safety, we recommend a minimum of closed-toed sandal with a strap.
  2. Water and sports drinks only. (Please report spills immediately.)
  3. No food.
  4. Ages 0-11:
    1. Are not allowed to utilize the equipment in the wellness rooms.
      1. During low usage times may be allowed to accompany a parent and “sit and watch” IF they do not sit on or utilize the equipment.
  5. Ages 12-13:
    1. May utilize the equipment with direct supervision (18 & UP) after attending an orientation with Programming Staff.
    2. May utilize the equipment, without supervision, after completing a Youth Strength & Cardio session (8 classes).
  6. BFACC Members are encouraged to schedule a FREE orientation prior to using the exercise equipment.
  7. All equipment in the wellness rooms must remain in the weight/cardio rooms.
  8. Please lower weights carefully and keep under control to avoid crashing.
  9. Patrons are expected to return weights to their designated spot to help keep the room clean and safe for others.
  10. Please wipe down equipment after use with spray and towel.
    1. Spray the towel not the machines as this protects patrons from getting sprayed and protects the electrical consoles.
  11. One person allowed per cardio/weight machine.
  12. Please workout in wellness rooms – NO LOITERING in wellness rooms or on equipment.
  13. We are a noise free cardio and weight room in regard to personal music. Musical devices must have headphones.
  14. Outside personal trainers/fitness groups/instructors are prohibited from providing services within the BFACC. Any individuals found attempting to offer these services will be notified of this policy immediately.
  15. Report all broken, worn-out, or damaged equipment to the Programming Team and/or Customer Service.

POOL

Pool priority is for adult fitness and BFACC Programs and approved recreational activities.

Patrons are expected to follow the rules and guidance of the aquatics staff. The aquatics staff have been instructed to confront any unsafe and potentially damaging behavior.  This includes but is not limited to these rules. Those who choose not to follow these rules and/or the lifeguard’s instructions may lose privileges, which may include asking you to leave the facility. No refunds will be given.

  1. Shower before entering pools or hot tub.
  2. Swimwear preferred. T-shirts and gym shorts may be allowed. No cutoffs.
  3. Ages 7 & under must be directly supervised (12 & UP).
  4. All infants and untrained youth are required to wear a SWIM diaper.
  5. Struggling swimmers may be asked to take a swim test to determine swimming ability.
  6. Food and drink (in non-glass containers) restricted to seating areas along the perimeter of the pool.
  7. Small flotation devices are only allowed if the child is being supervised (12 and older).
  8. Lap lane is for lap swimming. Please do not hang on lap lanes/ropes except in case of emergency.
  9. Swimmers with open wounds or infectious diseases are not allowed in the pools/spa.
  10. Pool will be closed for mechanical breakdowns, adverse chemical conditions, swim lessons, inclement weather, and contamination.
    1. A free pass may be issued when utilizing pool 30 minutes or less.
  11.  Pool may be closed for 15-minute safety breaks depending on usage and number of staff.
  12. The following are not allowed (this includes but is not limited to):
    1. Arm Floaties (In Main Pool)
    2. Diving in shallow areas
    3. Flips and/or back dives
    4. Running
    5. Horseplay (including but not limited to):
      1. Dunking
      2. Pushing
      3. Sitting/standing/diving from others
      4. Throwing/launching others
    6. Public display of affection
    7. Water guns or water balloons
    8. Large inflatable items
    9. Throwing and kicking any hard ball/toy
    10. Blowing your nose
    11. Spitting or spewing water
    12. Discharging bodily waste in the pools
  13. Waterslides:
    1. Patrons must slide feet first and face up.
    2. One person slides at a time. (Except parent holding young child)
    3. When slide is on keep area in front clear.
    4. Toys are not permitted on the slides.
    5. No flotation devices/life jackets with hard sharp edges or buckles in the back allowed as they damage the waterslide.
  14. Deep end:
    1. Swimmers must be able to swim unassisted to be in this area alone or wear a lifejacket.
    2. Forward dives and jumps ONLY
  15. Hot Tub: WARNING: Pregnant women, elderly persons and those with health conditions requiring medical care should consult with a physician before entering the hot tub. Exposure to hot water may result in dizziness, nausea or fainting.
    1. Must be 18 years of age
    2. Cutoffs and t-shirts are prohibited
    3. Patrons are limited to 20 minutes
    4. Limited to no more than 8 people
  16. Swimming Lessons:  Swim lessons are offered in small group classes and privately by BFACC staff. Contact Customer Service for more information. Non BFACC swim lesson instructors are prohibited from providing services within the BFACC. Any individuals found attempting to offer these services will be notified of this policy immediately.
  17. Adult Swim Time:
    1. Ages 12-13 may utilize the pool with DIRECT supervision of a person 18 or older IF they are in or have successfully completed the BFACC Level 5 Swim Skills Class. Youth must be working out or lap swimming at this time.
    2. Ages 14-17 may utilize the pool without direct supervision IF they have successfully completed the BFACC Level 5 Swim Skills class or have demonstrated to the Pool Manager a skill level equivalent to having completed the class.
    3. An APPOINTMENT must be made with the Pool Manager PRIOR TO your first use of the pool during adult swim time. A list will be maintained of youth who have completed this requirement. Youth must be working out of lap swimming.

RACQUETBALL/WALLYBALL

Raquetball Court priority is for racquetball, wallyball, BFACC programs and approved activities.

  1. Clean, dry, non-marking shoes and proper gym attire are required.
    1. Athletic shoes are recommended.
    2. No bare feet or boots.
    3. For your safety, we recommend a minimum of closed-toed sandal with a strap.
  2. Water and sports drinks only. (Please report spills immediately.)
  3. No food.
  4. Eye protection is recommended and available for free check out at the Customer Service desk.
  5. Racquets and balls are available for rental.
  6. Wallyball net is available for FREE and staff will aid in set up and take down.
  7. Members may reserve a court otherwise availability is first come first served.
  8. Court may be available for other recreational opportunities. This includes but is not limited to:
    1. Ball handling
    2. Wall soccer
    3. Hacky sack
    4. Catch
    5. And other forms of physical activity.

PICKLEBALL

Gym priority is for basketball, volleyball, BFACC programs and approved recreational activities.

  1. The BFACC has pickleball nets, paddles, balls and line markers available for use. Please contact customer service for checkout.
  2. Pickleball play is allowed during low usage times which varies from week to week. We will reserve certain times for open play as gym schedule allows. Please call ahead to see what court times are available.

BFACC PROGRAMS

  1. Members please CHECK-IN
  2. Non-member participants:
    1. Can arrive up to 20 minutes early.
    2. Before/After you must wait in the lobby.
  3. Program fees are for program-not daily admission.
  4. Adult sports practice is not included in league fees.

NON-BFACC SPONSORED TEAM/GROUP PRACTICE

  1. Coach/Group leaders of each sport must read and sign policy agreement prior to practice.
    1. Policy must be signed yearly and/or as policies are updated.
  2. Procedure:
    1. Contact Customer Service.
    2. Requests must be made at least 24-hours in advance:
      1. Reviewed and approved/denied by the appropriate Department.
      2. Considered by location priority, present usage, scheduled events and staff availability.

SPECTATORS

  1. Members please CHECK-IN.
  2. Non-members do not have to pay a day pass if they are “watching.”
    1. Must remain in lobby, pool chairs and/or gymnasium bleachers.
  3. If you utilize our facility (i.e. gymnasium, track, wellness rooms, racquetball courts, pool, etc.) you MUST PAY A DAY PASS. Pay if you want to play!
    1. This includes but is not limited to:
      1. Casual play
      2. Running
      3. Playing catch, tag, hide & seek
  4. Age 7 & under must be directly supervised (12 & UP) at all times.

THEATER

  1. Food and beverages prohibited. Only exception water in plastic containers.
  2. Audio and video recording devices and flash cameras are prohibited.
  3. Please turn off cell phones before entering.

SPECIAL ACCOMODATIONS

The BFACC & the City of Belle Fourche make every possible effort to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Anyone needing reasonable accommodations is encouraged to notify the Executive Director.

ANIMALS

Only service animals are allowed in the facility. They must be on a leashed, harnessed, or tethered and accompany a disabled patron.

INTERNET

Free GUEST Wi-Fi is available for patron usage. No password needed.

ELECTRONIC DEVICES

  1. Use of digital cameras, camera phones, audio, or video recording devices to record or take pictures of individuals without their permission is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
  2. Charging of electronic devices is only allowed on the gymnasium bleachers or in WIFI room.
  3. Musical devices must have headphones.
  4. A courtesy phone for local calls only is available at the Customer Service desk.

POSTING OF MATERIAL

  1. Postings must be submitted to the Director for approval.
  2. Postings with a sport/recreational theme or items of public interest will be accepted.
  3. The BFACC and related facilities may not be used for private or commercial purposes such as sales, advertising or promotional activities unless such activities serve the BFACC purposes and are approved by the Director.
  4. Time limit (other than special events) is 2-weeks. Postings must be dated with an expiration date.

ALCOHOL, DRUGS & TOBACCO

  1. Alcohol, drugs, and tobacco products including e-cigarettes are not permitted in the BFACC and/or surrounding area.
  2. Individuals under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs will be asked to leave.
  3. All BFACC sponsored programs are non-alcohol.

LOST AND FOUND

Located at the Customer Service desk. Items will be kept no longer than 30 days.

SAFETY & RESPONSIBILITY

Safety & Responsibility helps our facility stay clean, safe, and inviting.

  1. If you notice an area that needs attending, please notify customer service.
  2. Report any incidents or accidents immediately to BFACC staff.
  3. Misuse or abuse of the facility or equipment will not be tolerated. Failure to abide by these rules will result in loss of privileges.
  4. Patrons may be responsible for damaged property.
  5. No firearms, knives, or other dangerous weapons are allowed in this facility. Law enforcement officers excluded. All persons are subject to search.

REGISTRATION

  1. Registrations are on a first come, first served basis.
  2. Fees must be paid at the time of registration.
  3. All participants are required to sign a liability and photo waiver prior to participating in a BFACC program.
    1. Parents or guardians must sign if the participant is a minor.
  4. We reserve the right to cancel, postpone and/or combine programs, classes, etc.

REFUND POLICY

  1. A full refund will be given when the BFACC cancels an activity due to lack of participation.
  2. Special circumstances may allow program credit or free day pass. The credit may be used towards another program, however, must be used within a 6-month time.

COMMITMENT TO QUALITY & EXCELLENCE

We are constantly striving to provide high quality recreational, educational and wellness programs.  We want to hear from you:

  1. Comments, concerns, and kudos can be submitted to the Customer Service desk or placed in our suggestion box located by the front entrance.
  2. Programs or services that you would like to see us provide.

POLICIES, RULES AND PROCEDURES

  1. May not cover every situation that may occur.
  2. The BFACC has the right to change as needed and without notice.
  3. May be amended for Special Events approved by the BFACC.
  4. This document serves as an information tool and is not intended to be all inclusive.

(Updated 7/23/20)