Mr. Coldman owned an ice skating rink that was well maintained and well attended. One day Miss Roundabout, a very good skater, began using the rink. After half an hour of "warm ups", she began to perform some "elaborate maneuvers". During one of these maneuvers, Miss Roundabout tripped on an "irregularity" in the ice and injured herself. She sued Mr. Coldman for negligence and for not maintaining a hard, smooth skating surface.
Did The Jury Find For or Against Miss Roundabout?
The jury found AGAINST Miss Roundabout. The evidence showed that the ice rink was adequately maintained for the use of the general public. The evidence also showed that "irregularities" are inherent in skating rinks, and that as an experienced skater, Miss Roundabout knew of that. Miss Roundabout's "elaborate maneuvers" were the primary cause of her accident, not the condition of the ice.