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Registration policy and rules

1. Students

Hebrew University students of the Safra or Ein Kerem campuses only, are entitled to purchase a subscription under the wellness services arrangement, as follows:

Wellness services – Hebrew University bachelor and master’s students who have paid the wellness services fee and student association membership are entitled to subscribe to the swimming pool free of charge and to the gym at the same sports center for 690 NIS for the duration of the subscription.

1.1 Subscription is subject to presenting certificates of paid tuition for the subscription year, and payment at the customer service office only.

1.2 Students who have purchased a subscription to the Safra center may use the gym, the swimming pool, and the athletics stadium. The basic subscription does not include use of the parking.

1.3 Students who have purchased a subscription are entitled to special rates at the studio and at the tennis club, as advertised by the Center. Discounts cannot be combined.

1.4 Students who have completed their studies and their remaining obligations are exams or papers, must provide the customer service office with a certificate issued by their department confirming their obligations for their final year. In this case, students are entitled to purchase a subscription at the rate offered to students from other institutions, for two years after completing their course work.

1.5 Summer course students may use the sports centers on Safra campus or Mount Scopus campus for a monthly subscription or for the duration of their course at the rate of 1/3 of the full price (the full price in 2019 is NIS 1,440).

1.6 Postgraduate students are entitled to student rates, as follows:

1.6.1. Postgraduate – a PhD student in the experimental track at the Authority for Research Students (studies at the Safra campus or the Ein Kerem medical school campus).

1.6.2 Postgraduate – PhD student in the theoretical track at the Authority for Research Students who is enrolled in a 40% program or more at the Hebrew University.

1.6.3 This arrangement is valid for the first three years of the degree program.

1.6.4 Postgraduate students in the categories listed above will be able to purchase the subscription as a combined subscription only, which includes: the swimming pools and gym for NIS 690.

1.7 Students who subscribe via the customer service office may pay by credit card in 4 installments.

1.8 Students who purchase a subscription to the Lerner center on Mount Scopus or the Safra center will be asked to go to the customer service office on their first visit to deposit a NIS 50 security and receive a biometric ID card.

1.9 Your subscription covers the academic year, and ends on September 30, every year.

1.10 Subscriptions cannot be frozen.

1.11 Monthly subscription is NIS 330.

1.12 The administration is entitled to revoke membership of students whose status at the university changed after subscribing to the center, or to request payment according to their current status at the university.

2. Hebrew University Employees

University employees are entitled to purchase a subscription on condition that they appear in the employee index issued by the Division of Human Resources or subject to presenting suitable documentation from the Office of Academic Affairs or the human resources manager at the medical school.

2.1 Regular university employees may arrange payment by withholding from their salary. Amounts will be deducted in 5 equal installments.

2.2 Members of the senior faculty association

2.2.1 Entitled to participate in the group purchase of annual subscriptions by arrangement with the association (retired faculty not included).

2.2.2 This arrangement is for a subscription to the center; upgrades are subject to rates at each center.

2.2.3 Subscriptions are annual, and cannot be frozen or extended.

2.3 Employees who pledge to pay by deduction from salary and/or compensation (in case of non-payment) are exempt from registration, handling, and overhead fees.

2.4 Instructors or guest lecturers may use the sports facilities for a monthly fee at a rate of 1/4 of the employee basic rate. Guest lecturers hosted in the Belgium Residence or Maiersdorf Faculty House may purchase single drop-in admissions to the swimming at the advertised rate.

2.5 Monthly subscription is NIS 420.

2.6 Admission to the sports facilities has been extended to third generation (grandchildren) of all ages, and spouses and children of employees at the adult rate.

2.7 Employees of Hebrew University companies and not for profit associations, and board members of these organizations are entitled to purchase a subscription at employee rates with the additional registration fee of NIS 200. Please review the list of approved organizations advertised every year by the University Company and Association Unit.

2.8 The administration is entitled to revoke membership of employees whose status at the university changed after subscribing to the center, or to request payment according to their current status at the university.

3.University alumni

University alumni may subscribe on presenting a certificate of graduation from the University (when first subscribing) and are entitled to a reduced rate for University alumni.

Monthly subscription is NIS 420.

4. General

4.1 IDF invalids

Entitled to a discount on sports facilities in the group they are entitled to, equivalent to their disability percentage and up to 10%. The discount is non-transferrable and is not available on subscriptions of less than a year or on reduced student subscriptions. Please enclose a copy of your invalid certificate with your registration form.

4.2 Guest admissions

Members of the sports center may purchase guest admissions to the swimming pool at their center. The guest must be accompanied by the host (entry subject to availability). During the summer guest admissions must be preordered and are limited to an established quota.

4.3 Children and family members

4.3.1 Family subscriptions of two parents and 3 children in the same category at the full rate Include any additional children free of charge, provided the children are under 18, or under 21 if they are serving in the IDF. Older children are not included in this offer.

4.3.2 Children under 3 years old are charged at a reduced rate (for swimming pool subscription).

4.3.3 Children of subscribers who during at least 4 months of the subscription period will be serving in the IDF (conscripted) or in National Service (girls) will be charged at the rate of children under 18. Please enclose an IDF certificate of service (Form 435/1) or certificate of National Service. Without the appropriate form, the full rate will be charged.

4.3.4 Children under 18 who subscribe without the person eligible for a special rate will be charged at the full rate for the eligible person.

4.3.5 Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent while at the swimming pool.

4.4 Domestic partners

University students, employees, or graduates who wish to purchase a subscription for their domestic partner must provide a statement of cohabitation signed by a lawyer and ID cards showing the address of their common residence.

4.5 Required documents

4.5.1 ID cards of all family members (containing children’s identification).

4.5.2 Valid student card (students).

4.5.3 Certificate of paid tuition.

4.5.4 Statement of health.

4.6 Receiving your membership card

Your subscription card will be prepared when you register but will be given after you have filled in your statement of health and provided a doctor’s certificate confirming your fitness to train in a gym in accordance with the Physical Fitness Establishments Law. You will be given a temporary admission card for one week with which you will be allowed to train provided you complete a single-workout statement. Proof of payment is not equivalent to an admission pass.

Subscription cards are not disposable; they are automatically renewed with your subscription renewal. Keep your card even if you do not renew your subscription regularly. Re-issue of a subscription card is charged at NIS 50.

4.7 Lost subscription cards

4.7.1 Please report lost cards (stolen or damaged. etc.) to the customer service office.

4.7.2 Re-issue of a subscription card is charged at NIS 50. The card owner must be present in person and present an ID card.

4.8 Canceling a subscription

Subscriptions are annual and cancelation must comply with the law (see handling cancelation requests on the last page)

4.9 Freezing a subscription

4.9.1 The Center has an exceptions committee which is authorized to discuss applications to freeze a subscription.

4.9.2 In case of illness (longer than two weeks), you may apply to the exceptions committee to freeze your subscription.

4.9.2.1 Please deliver the typed application to the customer service office in person or by email or fax. Please include a signed medical specialist’s letter on official letterhead.

4.9.2.2 The freeze (if approved) will be valid only after the subscription card is deposited in the customer service office.

4.9.3 Transferring a subscription – Your subscription may be transferred once only with the approval of the sports center, and provided there are at least 3 months of use remaining. You may transfer your subscription only to another person who is entitled to the same rate. The fee for transferring a subscription is NIS 250.

4.9.4 Travelling abroad – If you travel overseas for a period longer than 21 days, you may freeze you subscription for the duration of your absence.

4.9.5 You will be asked to provide proof of travel (ticket, passport stamps) and submit a typed application by email or fax to the customer service office.

4.10 Disciplinary rules of conduct (for all Cosell facilities and services at Safra, Mount Scopus, and Rehovot).

Persons who violate any of the regulations will be subject to the following disciplinary actions:

Following a hearing, member’s right to enter the center can be revoked by decision of the center’s director

An expelled member may appeal the director’s decision to the Association CEO. Appeals must be typed.

Notwithstanding, complaints about breach of regulations by a student or employee may be submitted to the University disciplinary committee.

4.11 Holidays

The sports centers are closed on the following dates: eve of Day of Atonement (Yom Kipur), Yom Kipur, IDF Memorial Day, Independence Day, and 9th of Av. Hours during the Tabernacles (Sukkot) and Passover (Pesach) vacations will be adjusted to the holidays. Updated information will be published on the bulletin boards and on the Cosell website 14 days before the holiday. The Rehovot sports center will be closed on Holocaust Memorial Day and open on Independence Day.

4.12 The swimming pool will be closed on the following days: eve of  Day of Atonement (Yom Kipur), Yom Kipur, IDF Memorial Day, Independence Day, and 9th of Av.

4.13 The administration of the center reserves the right to close the center or part of its facilities for groups, special events, parties, or national and international sports events. No financial or other compensation will be offered.

4.14 The administration of the sports center reserves the right to close any facility for renovation with advance notice of up to 14 days without financial or other compensation. In such cases, members will be offered alternative sports services at the Mount Scopus sports center.

4.15 Members undertake to behave respectfully and courteously at the sports center, in a manner that does not interfere, injure, insult or disturb others, and does not compromise the running of the sports center.

Information and rules

5. General

Access-control: Please present a valid subscription card at the entrance to the center. You may not enter without your subscription card. Subscriptions are individual and non-transferable.

5.1 Customer service office

5.1.1 Located at the main entrance to the building. Enjoy convenient and advanced registration facilities in our spacious and modernized office. At the office you may receive information, explanations, and advice about the services offered in Givat Ram. Givat Ram and Mount Campus sports center subscriptions are completely separate; purchasing a subscription to one center does not entitle the subscriber to use of the facilities at the other sports center.

5.1.2 Open hours

Sunday 11:00am-6:00pm

Monday-Wednesday 9:00am-6:00pm

Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm

5.2 Parking

5.2.1 Parking rules:

  • Do not park in the disabled parking.

Reserved parking for subscribers with mobility disabilities: Appropriate certificates will be issued by the customer service office. These members must display the appropriate certificate on the car window.

Please park in the marked places only.

Parking is limited to four hours running. Members who violate these rules will lose the right to use the parking.

Please park motorbikes in the designated facility. Motorbikes are prohibited from entering the sports center gate.

Please park bicycles in the designated facility. Do not bring bicycles in the gate or lock bicycles to the Center’s fences.

Traffic from the lower parking to the upper part is one-way.

The exit from the parking is also one-way.

5.2.2 The entrance gate to the parking closes 20 minutes before the Center closes. Entrance to the campus is through the pedestrian gate.

5.2.3 Do not climb over the fences when the parking gate is closed.

5.2.4 No animals are allowed on the sports center premises.

5.2.5 Cars with employee parking permits may park on campus at the parking above the sports center.

5.3 Smoking is prohibited on all Center premises, including open spaces, as required by the regulations and the law.

5.4 You may use your mobile phone only in the designated areas.

5.5 Please follow changes in center opening hours. These will be posted on the electronic bulletin board at the entrance to the center and/or on the Cosell website.

5.6 The Center is not liable for any loss or damage to property of members.

6. Lobby

6.1 Access to the Center requires a means of biometric identification. Present your subscription card and finger print to go through the automated gate.

6.1.1 You must have a valid subscription card or a temporary entrance pass issued by the customer service office with an ID card or passport.

*Only cards in their original form are considered valid.

6.1.2 In exceptional cases, members will be allowed in through the controlled gate, if presenting a subscription card and ID or passport to the lobby staff.

6.1.3 To locate lost items that you accidentally left at the Center, please speak to the lobby attendant. Lost items are transferred to the lost-and-found room the day after, and donated to a charity two weeks later.

6.1.4 Theft: Members must avoid leaving their gear, valuables, and clothing unattended in the changing rooms/ Personal lockers are available. Please report theft to the campus security desk and the lobby attendant. The sports center and the Hebrew University are not liable for loss or damage to personal property.

6.1.5 Please be ready to present or give your subscription card to Center attendants for inquiries on request.

6.1.6 Lobby telephone number: 02-6584293.

6.1.7 Center changing rooms close 15 minutes after the official closing time. Please vacate the changing rooms by this time.

6.2 Storing personal items

6.2.1 The lockers in the changing rooms are available for use while you are at the Center only.

6.2.2 To use a locker, deposit a NIS 10 coin which is returned when you empty the locker.

6.2.3 There are also closets for storing jackets, coats, and shoes.

6.2.4 Lockers that have not been emptied on exit from the sports center will be emptied by the Center attendants and the member will be charged a NIS 120 storage fee. We value your cooperation in implementing this advanced and essential service.

6.3 The administration is entitled to change activity hours and separate swimming hours with advance notice of two weeks at least.

7. Health club

7.1 The health club is offered to members (18 and older) who wish to upgrade their subscription. The health club offers: use of health club facilities free of charge, use of the club changing rooms, a personal locker in the club changing rooms, a personal towel, use of the tennis and squash courts with lighting.

7.2 Members who do not renew their health club membership are required to empty their locker when their club subscription expires. Health club changing rooms are available to club members only.

7.2.1 Members who do not remove their property on time, will have their items removed by the administration and will be charged a NIS 150 storage and lock-replacement fee.

7.3. Health club and gold club members are offered this service as part of their subscription. Please upgrade your annual subscription to be eligible for the service.

7.4 Gold member: Includes all health club benefits and all studio classes.

8. Spa

8.1 The spa is operated by Barak College and includes: dry sauna, wet sauna, Jacuzzi, two treatment rooms, and rest areas.

8.2 Entrance from age 18 and up.

9.3 This area of the Center maintains a peaceful and quiet ambience.

8.4 Treatments: A diverse selection of treatments is offered. Treatments are charged separately. Please order treatments at the spa desk. Telephone number for appointments: 02-5306666. Website: www.barakspa.com

8.5 The spa will be closed for special activities twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30pm.

8.6 Spa schedule:

Sunday 12:00pm-9:00pm

Monday 7:00am-9:00pm

Tuesday 7:00pm-7:30pm

Wednesday 7:00am-9:00pm

Thursday 7:00pm-7:30pm

Friday 7:00am-5:00pm

Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm

8.7 Dry sauna

8.7.1 You must take a towel into the sauna with you and place it on the seat.

8.7.2 Do not pour water or aromatic substances on the sauna stones.

8.7.3 Safety regulations: Please follow the safety regulations and observe the medical restrictions posted at the site (people with heart condition or hypertension may not use the saunas).

8.7.4 Do not remain in the sauna for longer than 10 minutes.

8.8 Jacuzzi

8.8.1 Please shower before entering the Jacuzzi.

8.8.2 Please store your personal belongings in the designated cubbies.

8.8.3 Do not bring any glass or food into the Jacuzzi area.

8.8.4 Eating in the area is prohibited.

8.8.5 Do not remain in the tub for longer than 10 minutes at a time.

9. Swimming pool

9.1 Open swim: The pool has swimming lanes installed along the pool length for swimming laps. Swimming progresses clock-wise. Bathers who are not swimming laps are prohibited from using these lanes when the separator is up.

9.2 Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent while in the swimming pool.

9.3 Rules

9.3.1 Safety rules

Follow the instructions of the lifeguards and swimming pool attendants. The staff may impose additional instructions as needed.

Make sure the water is deep enough before you jump in. Diving in head first is allowed only on the deep end of the pool. Do not jump into the pool on the short side of the pool.

Make sure you can swim. Stay in the shallows if you are learning to swim or are a beginner. Do not move into the deep water, swim or jump before you are sure you able to swim well enough.

Be courteous and considerate while in the swimming pool.

Do not enter the pool if there is no lifeguard.

Running and games on the surface around the pool are prohibited. Do not hang on the diving board or on the diving board railing.

Swimming instruction is allowed only by administration-approved instructors. To register for swimming lessons please call Born to Swim at: 02-6733191.

No ball games or other games are allowed in the water.

Swimming gear (diving masks, fins, inflatable dinghies, surf boards, etc.) may be used in the designated lanes only subject to approval by the lifeguard.

Ball games (bat games and others) on the front lawn are prohibited (please go to the lawns adjacent to the sports center to play ball and bat games).

9.3.2 Hygiene

Use the restrooms before you enter the pool.

You must shower before entering the pool. Please use the showers on the swimming pool floor.

Do not spit in the pool or in its surroundings.

Avoid swimming in the pool when you feel weak, have a cold, ear infection, skin disease or some other illness.

Do not enter the pool if you are wearing any type of bandaging.

According to Ministry of Health regulations, persons with long hair (men and women) must wear a swim cap while swimming.

Do not enter the swimming pool area in your street shoes.

Keep the pool area, patio, and yard clean.

Children under 3 years old must wear a swimming diaper.

9.3.3 Precautions

You must undergo a medical examination before you go swimming. You are advised to check your physical fitness once a year. Members are offered stress tests and medical fitness tests at a testing center.

Beginners are advised to start the swimming season or restart swimming after a long break with 7-10 minutes of swimming. Gradually extend the amount of time you stay in the water. Do not swim longer than half an hour at a stretch.

Do not enter the pool on a full stomach. Wait at least one hour after a full meal.

Do not linger long on the pool deck when you are wet. Use a towel when resting between swimming sessions.

If you get a cramp, move immediately to the edge of the pool at get help from the lifeguard.

9.3.4 Miscellaneous

Bathers are requested to conserve water when showering.

Bathers are requested to avoid damaging the pool facilities through displacing or incorrect use of the facilities.

Avoid personal care activities (e.g. clipping nails, pedicure) in the changing rooms

Do not place your shoes on the benches.

9.4 Notes

Blow dryers are for drying hair only. Do not use the blow dryers to dry swimwear, towels, etc.

No eating and drinking on the swimming pool premises.

No smoking is allowed on the tanning patio. Smoking is prohibited by law.

The swimwear dryer is not for drying regular clothing. Please use according to the instructions posted next to the device. The Center is not responsible for damage to swimwear from using the dryer.

10. Gym

The gym was designed with its users in mind, and is a highly advanced facility. The TechnoGym aerobics and muscle-building equipment is the best of its kind, as are the free weights, kinesis, outrace, SKILLMILL, and flexibility and stretching machines.

Our trainers are available to instruct and guide members.

10.1 Gym hours

Sunday 12:00pm-10:30pm

Monday-Thursday 6:15am-10:30pm

Friday 6:30am-5:00pm

Saturday 8:00am-5:00pm

*On the mid-week Tabernacles (Sukkot) and Passover (Pesach) days, hours end at 8:00pm

*Changes in opening hours will be advertised on the website and bulletin boards.

10.2 Members are requested to comply with the following rules when using the gym:

10.2.1 When entering, wait for an instructor at the reception desk. New patrons must present their subscription card or single-workout statement to have an introductory class with the instructor.

10.2.2 Please wear clean sports shoes (no mud or dust).

10.2.3 Age limit is 17 years, children under 17 years old are not allowed in the gym (teens who have a swimming pool subscription must pay an extra fee to expand their subscription to include the gym).

10.2.4 No chewing gum allowed.

10.2.5 Statement of health: Before you come to your first workout, fill in the statement of health form or provide the customer service office with a doctor’s certificate of fitness to train in a gym (as required by law).

10.2.6 Patrons over 50 years old are advised to have an annual medical fitness test.

10.2.7 Members whose state of health has changed during their membership period, are required to provide the Center with a detailed doctor’s certificate so that the Center can evaluate their continued activity at the gym.

10.2.8 Always bring a large towel and place it on the equipment before you work out.

10.2.9 Activity on the aerobic machines (treadmill, elliptical, vario, step, and bike) is limited to 30 minutes per machine during crowded times.

10.2.10 Do not use your mobile phone at the gym.

10.2.11 Please follow the instructor’s instructions.

10.2.12 Free weights

10.2.12.1 When training with weights, please keep a safe distance from others.

10.2.12.2 When training with barbells, make sure the clamps are secure.

10.2.12.3 You are responsible for returning the weights to their place when you are done.

10.2.12.4 Do not remove dumbbells, plates, or other fittings from the free weights area.

10.2.14 Flexibility and stretching area

Do no remove any devices from this area. Spread a large towel over the mat while you are working out on it.

10.3 Air-conditioning: The temperature is preset to 20 degrees centigrade; do not open the windows.

10.4 TV and music

10.4.1 Personal audio and video devices are installed in the hall on some of the aerobics machines.

10.4.2 The PA system will be operated as appropriate to the place and as decided by the administration.

10.4.3 The administration is entitled to change the screened programs and channels from time to time.

10.5 Instruction

The gym has been designed and built to meet the highest standards, and offers a large variety of first-rate equipment. Our gym instructors are among the best available professionals. Please work with us to create a pleasant sporting environment that allows everyone to benefit from use of the gym.

Our team of professional trainers is available to instruct and guide you, as follows:

10.5.1 Using the machines: Build a personalized training program based on your needs and goals. Your program will be monitored by the gym instructor and you will also coordinate a meeting to review your program with the instructor. This service is included in your annual subscription at no additional charge.

10.5.2 Personal training: Members may make use of personal trainer services (for an additional fee). Information and registration at the customer service office.

10.6 What do I do with my bags and personal items?

There are closets outside for large bags, and lockers inside for smaller personal items (purses, glasses, phones). Avoid leaving your personal belongings in other places around the gym.

You are responsible for your own equipment; the Center is not liable for your items.

11. Ada’s studio

Offers a broad range of classes in the studio rooms. To join a session, you must have a single drop-in admission or a drop-in pass. Studio classes are included in the gold club subscription. Studio subscribers may attend any of the studio classes. The program will be revised from time to time and the changes will be advertised on the website and bulletin boards.

The administration is entitled to revise the class schedule with advance notice.

*On the mid-week Tabernacles (Sukkot) and Passover (Pesach) days, the studio will be closed.

12. Squash club

The courts are available to health club, gold club, and squash club members.

Other users must purchase a single drop-in admission or a drop-in pass before entering a court.

12.1 Members may reserve a squash court in advance, in person at the lobby, or by phone at: 02-6584293. Members are entitled to reserve a squash court for up to three games a week, and up to a week in advance. Players will be asked to identify themselves at the desk. Players who sign up and fail to appear twice without notice will lose the right to reserve a court.

12.2 The squash courts are available in 45 minute slots. You may reserve up to one time slot a day. The 45-minute time slot is for a couples game, the time slot cannot be extended to accommodate more matches or participants.

12.3 Please state the full name of both players on the reservation form and list their squash club membership numbers and mobile phone numbers.

12.4 When using the courts, the following rules apply:

12.4.1 Players must vacate the court at the end of the 45 minute period listed on the reservation form.

12.4.2 If you start your match late, the time will be deducted from your period of play and if other players are waiting for the court you must vacate the court at the end of the 45 minute period.

12.4.3 The practice of one player reserving a court for a 45-minute slot and the second player reserving the next slot, to ensure 90 minutes continuous play for the two players, is prohibited.

12.4.4 A pair of players who come in when the court it empty may continue playing until another pair of players requests the court. In this case, the players must end their match at the end of the nearest 45 minute slot.

12.4.5 If a number of pairs come in without reservation at the same time, they must draw lots for the right to play in the nearest time slot.

13.4.6 Players who make a reservation and are more than 10 minutes late, lose their reservation and the court counts as vacant.

12.4.7 If you try to make a reservation, but all the courts are already reserved, you may be waitlisted for your requested date. If you cancel a reservation, waitlisted members will be able reserve the freed up dates. To be waitlisted you must provide your mobile phone number and your preferred dates. If a court becomes available on that date, the Center will contact you according to the waiting list.

12.4.8 If you wish to play more than 3 times a week, you may do so only at times when there are other unreserved courts.

12.5 The Center may reserve the facilities for Center sports events, classes or camps. These events will be displayed on the reservation form.

12.6 If you have reserved a court and are unable to come, please inform the sports center desk or the customer service office immediately and cancel your reservation at least 24 hours before your time slot begins. Call 02 658-4286 between 8:00am-10:00pm or the number listed in Section 13.1, above, 10:00am-12:00pm. All players must confirm their attendance at the sports center desk before they start playing.

12.7 The squash courts are available only to squash club members.

12.8 Non-members must purchase a drop-in admission in advance.

12.9 Disciplinary action will be taken against trespassers and persons who violate these rules.

12.10 Only Center-approved squash instructors are allowed to teach squash. Please see the customer service office to register for classes.

12.11 Squash court rules:

You must wear sports shoes with light-colored soles. Black-soled shoes are not allowed. Do not use shoes with other colored soles if they leave marks on a wood floor. Do not play in street shoes.

You must wear a tank-top or shirt to play.

Please use only green or blue Dunlop or Merco squash balls. Do not use black balls or any other ball that is not a squash ball.

The squash courts are only for squash games.

Any violation of these rules damages the walls and floors. Rules breakers will face disciplinary action, including being sued for damages.

We kindly request your cooperation in this matter. The front desk attendants at the sports center are instructed to routinely inspect shoes and balls.

12.12 Squash court hours:

Sun.-Thu. 12:00pm-10:00pm

Friday 7:00am-5:00pm

Saturday 8:30am-4:30pm

*The squash team is allocated hours for training and competition twice a week.

*In July and August the courts will be placed at the disposal of a summer camp, Sun.-Thu. 8:30am-4:00pm

*The Center may update the court schedules, provided advance notice is given (1 month notice).

* When the front desk is closed, you may enter the courts through the main lobby.

13. Athletics stadium

13.1 The stadium is run by the Department of Sports in the Jerusalem Municipality. Users of the stadium may not use Center services (toilets, changing rooms, parking).

13.2 Do not enter the stadium with a bicycle.

13.3 Do not enter the stadium with animals.

13.4 Do not run on the track in soccer shoes.

13.5 Do not play ball games on the lawn.

13.6 Please abide by the rules as advertised from time to time.

13.7 Use of the facility will be limited or prohibited during competitions and training sessions.

13.8 Do not enter the stadium or train there when the stadium gates or parking gates are closed.

13.9 Do not smoke on the stadium premises.

14. Tennis court

Your sports center subscription includes use of the tennis courts.

14.2 Your subscription includes the tennis courts at the Safra campus only. If you purchase this subscription you may not use the Mount Scopus tennis club.

14.3 To play on the tennis courts without a subscription, please purchase a drop-in admission card at the lobby of the Center.

14.4 Tennis club members must present their subscription card at the lobby before each entry. Drop-in admissions must present a receipt before entering and keep their receipt until the end of the game.

14.5 Required attire at the tennis court is tennis shoes, shorts, and a tennis shirt, preferably in white.

14.6 You may reserve a court in advance by registering at the sports center lobby at least 3 days ahead of time, Sun.-Thu. 7:00am-10:00pm in person or by phone at 02 6584293. Drop-in admissions may not reserve a court and will be able to play only after paying and provided the court is free when they arrive. Please arrange payment in the lobby.

14.7 When reserving a court you may register yourself and your partner for a 60-minute time slot on one court for the given day (you may not register yourself or other players for an additional time slot that day). If you play longer than one hour on a specific day you will be charged for the additional time. This applies to drop-in admissions and members.

14.8 Members may reserve only one 60-minute slot per day.

14.9 Please state the full name of both players on the reservation form and list their membership numbers and mobile phone numbers.

14.10 Singles games follow these rules:

14.10.1 Regardless of whether the court was reserved or not, players of a singles game must vacate the court at the end of the 60 minute slot, according to the times listed on the reservation form. If no one is waiting to use the court, they may continue playing.

14.10.2 If you start your match late, the time will be deducted from your 60 minute time slot, and if other players are waiting for the court you must vacate the court at the end of the scheduled 60 minute slot.

14.10.3 The practice of one player reserving a court for a 60-minute slot and the second player reserving the next slot, to ensure 120 minutes continuous play for the two players, is prohibited.

14.10.4 Players who make a reservation and are more than 10 minutes late, lose their reservation and the court counts as vacant.

14.11 Doubles games follow the rules for singles games.

14.12 The Center may reserve the facilities for Center sports events and classes. These events will be displayed on the reservation form. However, the sports center administration is authorized to close the facility and request players to vacate the facility at its discretion, even without advertising this in advance. Players must follow the instructions of the Center staff in this matter.

14.13 If you have reserved a court and are unable to come, please inform the front desk at the sports center and cancel your reservation least 24 hours before your time slot begins so that others may utilize that slot.

14.14 The tennis courts are available to members with a valid subscription or to drop-in admissions who present a receipt to the sports center staff.

University alumni and their families who have a subscription to the Center or the health club, or the gold club are entitled to use the tennis courts. Swimming pool subscriptions do not include use of the tennis courts. Each family member must purchase their own card.

14.15 Do not play on a wet court as this damages the court surface. Please ask the attendant at the court for the device for spreading puddles. In any event, you may only use the court when it is completely dry.

14.16 Do not bring animals into the tennis court area.

14.17 Do not bring in bicycles.

14.18 No eating, chewing, or smoking in the tennis courts area. Do not bring any drinks in cans and/or glass bottles into the tennis courts area. In the tennis courts area, you may only drink water in plastic bottles.

14.19 Only the players of the match are allowed on the court. Family members, including children, must remain outside the tennis court fence.

14.20 Only Center-approved tennis instructors are allowed to teach tennis, subject to advance reservation and payment.

14.21 Keep the tennis courts and the surrounding grounds clean. Do not litter the grounds; please use the trash cans.

14.22 Do not disturb matches in the adjacent courts. Do not raise your voice on the Center grounds.

14.23  Do not throw rackets or hurl them at the court surface.

14.24 Follow the instructions of the Center attendants. The staff may impose additional instructions as needed. You are required to fully comply with all the instructions listed in this document and those given by the attendants. If you wish to contest any additional instruction imposed by staff and not listed here, please see the director of the Center. However, as long as the instructions stand, you must comply with them. Members may reserve a court up to 3 times a week.

14.25 Players who enter a court with an expired subscription or without arranging payment in advance will be charged for 3 hours of play.

14.26 The director of the sports center is entitled to revoke a right of a member or drop-in patron to use the tennis courts for periods of up to 3 months

14.27 An expelled member may appeal the director’s decision to the Association CEO. Typed appeals must be submitted to the customer service office.

14.28 The CEO of the association has the discretionary right to ask for a disciplinary hearing at the University disciplinary action officer (students and employees).

14.29 Tennis court hours at the Safra campus:

Sun. 12:00pm-10:00pm

Sun.-Thu. 7:00am-10:00pm

Fri. 7:00am-5:00pm

Sat. 8:00am-4:00pm

Entrance to the courts is through the lobby of the sports center only.

14.30 When the parking entrance gate is closed, the tennis courts are also closed to visitors.

14.31 There is a lighting surcharge for playing during the dark hours (including members).

14.32 To leave the tennis courts you must exit through the turnstile.

Cancel a subscription

  1. Compliant with the Consumer Protection Law effective September 2014.

The following rules apply to all types of subscriptions sold by the Cosell Association, including semi-annual subscriptions and competitive sports teams activities.

15.1 How to submit a cancellation request

By registered mail, email, fax, or deliver in person to the customer service office.

Please make sure your letter is dated correctly.

15.2 When will the cancellation be effective?

Your cancellation will be valid one month from the date of delivery. The calculation will be based on the number of center business days.

15.3 How the charges are calculated

15.3.1 Full payment for the period from purchase of the subscription until the cancellation comes into force, based on the annual rate the member received when purchasing the subscription (cost of annual subscription or semi-annual subscription divided by the number of months charged for).

15.3.2 Cancellation fee (added to the amount calculated in Section 3.1). The Association will charge the price of one month’s subscription: subscription price is calculated based on the price per month of the annual subscription (1/12 of an annual subscription) X the number of months of actual membership. Calculation for a period shorter than one month will be calculated using a rate of 1/30 of the price per month.

Cancellation fee must not exceed the lower of the following amounts:

15.3.2.1 During the first third of your membership period, cancellation fee will not exceed 25% of the value as listed in Section 29.3.1. This does not include payment for activity in the period prior to the approved cancellation date.

15.3.2.2 During the second period of your membership, cancellation fee will not exceed 20 percent of the value, over the payment for activity up to the approved cancellation date.

15.3.2.3 During the third and final period of your membership, cancellation fee will not exceed 17 percent of the value, over the payment for activity up to the approved cancellation date.

15.4 Competitive sports

The Association’s expenses for registering an athlete will be listed separately on the registration form. These expenses cover the following items: Registration with the sports association, insurance, medical examinations, and registration fee.

15.5 How to cancel a subscription

15.5.1 As is standard for refunds, cancellations are made through the director of the center after an examination and with the approval of the Association comptroller.

15.5.2 Refunds are made within 30 days, using the same method of payment as was used to purchase the subscription.

15.5.3 The customer service office will notify you in writing about the amount you will be refunded.

Legal definitions:

Monthly rate in an alternative track: the monthly price for the same services provided to the customer in a transaction for a limited period, if the agreement were made for an unlimited period, as offered to the customer in writing before the agreement.

Monthly price of the transaction: the price that the customer must pay for the right to use the gym during the limited period, depending on the transaction, divided by the number of months in which the customer has the described right of use.

Consideration: Any payment associated with the transaction with the gym that the customer is required to pay the business, including a registration fee.