Guidelines For Usage

Member and Guest Behavior

These rules were formed to ensure all members and guests have a safe and positive experience. We ask that all members and guests refrain from yelling, using profanity, banging weights, making loud sounds, or engaging in any other disruptive behavior while in the facility. Any violation of this or any other policies listed in this book may result in exclusion from the facility.

Dakotah! Sport and Fitness, from time to time, may adopt and/or amend any of the guidelines and/or policies including those not herein covered, for use of the facility by its members and guests.

24 Hour Area

Dakotah! Sport and Fitness offers 24-hour, limited-facility access for a nominal fee per month. For more information, please stop by or call the membership desk at 952.496.6872.

Activities, Leagues, and Lessons

We offer a wide variety of activities, leagues, and lessons for adult and junior members. View details at through our member online services site. Hard copy registration information books are sent quarterly to DSF members.

You may register for any of the activities, leagues, or lessons starting on the specified registration day and until the close date of the class (see for more information). All classes are available to members and guests on a first-come, first-served basis. A cancellation fee will be assessed if you withdraw.

For more information on any of the activities, leagues or lessons, please call the phone number listed next to the title of the class.

Apparel & HydroMassage

We offer HydroMassage beds (a dry bed that uses water pressure) and many styles of fitness clothing and convenience items. Please call 952.496.6865 for more information on any services and products.

Aquatics Center

Lifeguards are on duty during posted hours only. Schedules are available at the front desk, online, or through the Dakotah! Sport and Fitness app (downloadable through the Apple or Google app store) and are subject to change seasonally. Open swim is open to all members and guests.

Children ages 9-13 must pass a swim test in order to be unaccompanied by an adult. Otherwise, an adult must be on the deck. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult in the water at all times.

For safety reasons, children under 13 years old are not allowed in the whirlpool. Lap swim is reserved for those who are nonstop lap swimming. Juniors must be at least 14 years old to participate in lap swimming. When a lifeguard is not present, lap swim is adults-only.

A variety of swim lessons for ages 6 months and up is available throughout the year. Private swimming lessons are also available (call 952.496.6891 for more information).

For the safety of our swimmers and lifeguards, all swimmers must be dressed in proper swimwear. No cutoffs, undergarments, T-shirts, cover-ups, or any other clothing is allowed because:

  • The fibers from these types of clothing clog pool filter baskets.
  • The dyes and detergents used in these types of clothing change the pH of the water, creating an unsanitary swimming environment.
  • Undergarments contain body fluids and detergent residue that can cause an unsanitary swimming environment.

All incontinent swimmers (adults and children) must wear swim diapers/non-biodegradable diapers made for swimming as well as proper swimwear. No exceptions.

We allow Coast Guard-approved personal flotation devices only. No exceptions. Approved lifejackets are available for your use in the pool area.

Pool Measurements
1 length = 25 meters (27.3 yards) | 72 lengths = 1 mile


Only appropriate athletic shoes allowed. No street shoes, boots, sandals, socks, or bare feet allowed in workout areas, gymnasium floors, group fitness floors, the dance studio, or sport courts.

Management will determine if shorts, sweatpants, T-shirts, tank tops, and spandex accessories are appropriate.

Clean workout clothing is required. Any unsatisfactory (visible or non-visible) hygiene condition will be addressed by management and corrective action may be taken.

All other clothing and shoes must be kept in lockers. Free lockers are available in all locker rooms with the use of your membership wristband or personal padlock. Please keep all valuables at home. We are not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Please avoid the use of heavy perfume or cologne.

No belt buckles, blue jeans, or loose jewelry can be worn in workout areas.

Cutoff shorts, T-shirts, or any other unauthorized swimwear is not allowed in the pool at any time. No exceptions.

If any of the above policies are not followed, you may be asked to leave the area or Dakotah! Sport and Fitness.

Birthday Parties

Only members may hold birthday parties in the facility. Current facility fees are $50 plus tax, which includes two hours of conference room use and a $5 guest fee per non-member.

Members or guests may not conduct a birthday party at Dakotah! Sport and Fitness without permission and a reservation. Please call 952.496.6855 for additional information and policies or to make a reservation.

Charging Privileges

You may arrange to have charging privileges placed onto your membership account. Any service, program fee, or item offered at DSF for purchase may be charged. You must present your membership wristband in order to make a charge. Any charges made by dependents will be the responsibility of the parent. Charges to your account will show up on your monthly statement.


Comments and questions can be addressed at any of our service desks. To reach us via our website, visit and click “Contact Us.”

Common Areas

There are several common areas at Dakotah! Sport and Fitness. Please use common courtesy when using these areas. Please use headphones when listening to mobile devices/tablets/laptops.

Complimentary Coffee

Complimentary coffee is available in the lobby Monday-Friday, 5-11am, or while supplies last. We also offer the Dakotah! Deli Coffee Club featuring gourmet coffees. Please see an attendant at the Dakotah! Deli for prices and information.

Court Fees

There is no fee for squash or racquetball court times for members. Courts can be reserved for one hour, six days in advance with only one court being reserved at a time. Please check in at the fitness desk located in the lower level when you arrive for your reserved court time. Unclaimed courts will be forfeited five minutes after the reservation time.

Members may use racquetball and squash racquets available at the fitness desk.

Dakotah! Bowling

Dakotah! Bowling is located under the Dakotah! Ice Center. DSF Members ages 14 and up are welcome without adult supervision. Non-members under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

No outside food or beverage is permitted. The only exception is cake and/or ice cream for birthday parties with prior notice. Please call 952.496.6886 for additional information on policies or to make a reservation.

Dakotah! Ice Center

Open skate is available to all Dakotah! Sport and Fitness members and guests. Schedules are available at the front desk, Dakotah! Ice Center office,, and on the Dakotah! Sport and Fitness app. Because of hockey games, tournaments, and special events, the open skate schedule is subject to change. All Junior Privilege Guidelines apply.

Members receive complimentary open skate admission. Check in at the Dakotah! Ice Center desk and show your membership wristband for this benefit. Ice skate rental is also available.

Dakotah! Sport and Fitness App

Dakotah! Sport and Fitness offers a free app available through the Apple and Google app stores. It offers features such as class schedules, a check-in barcode, check-in history, general account information, registration for activities, courts, HydroMassage, personal training, and more. Stop by or call the membership desk at 952.496.6872 for assistance.

DSF Hotel Guest Usage

When checking into DSF, hotel guests must show their guest courtesy card provided by Mystic Lake Casino Hotel.

  • Maximum of 5 guests per room (including infants and elders)
  • Hotel guests are not allowed to pay for additional guests above the 5 person maximum
  • Any guest under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times; we reserve the right to ID any patron entering DSF

We ask that all guests refrain from yelling, using profanity, or any other disruptive behavior while in the facility; any violation of DSF policy may result in exclusion

General Use:

  • No food or beverage is allowed past the front desk
  • Shirt and shoes are required for entrance; no sandals are allowed on the fitness floor

Fitness Floor:

  • Hotel guests 18 and older are welcome in the fitness areas

Pool Policies:

  • All swimmers must be in appropriate swimwear; no cutoffs, undergarments, t-shirts, cover-ups, or any other clothing is allowed; no exceptions
  • Any pool guest under the age of 18 must have an adult on the pool deck; guests 8 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult in the water at all times
  • Guests 14 years of age and older are welcome in the hot tub

Fitness Floor Rules

  • Non-members under 18 years old are not allowed in the fitness area under any circumstances; this also applies to infants
  • Please be courteous at all times
  • Allow others to use strength-training equipment during your rest periods
  • Keep hands and feet away from all moving parts and weight stacks
  • Report any equipment problem immediately to the fitness staff
  • Do NOT attempt to repair or adjust any equipment that has malfunctioned
  • Use wipes provided on the workout floor to wipe off equipment or benches after use
  • If you are unfamiliar with the use of any equipment, please ask a staff member for assistance
  • Strip all bars down to zero weight and rack weights after each use
  • Use a spotter when attempting maximum weight
  • Collars and clips are to be used for “free bar” lifting
  • Do not move equipment
  • Please use headphones when listening to mobile devices/tablets/laptops

Food and Beverages

No food or beverages except water or sport drinks (with spill-proof lids) are allowed beyond the main level. Please consume any other food or beverage you purchase at or bring to Dakotah! Sport and Fitness in our lobby area on the first level.

For your convenience, beverages may be purchased from a vending machine in the lower level by the towel desk.

Golden Age Membership

We offer a discounted membership for people ages 59 and up. This membership has a limited check-in time of Monday through Friday, 5am-2pm. Weekend usage is not included in the Golden Age membership. Golden Age members may pay a $5 guest fee if they wish to use any area of the club outside of the specified hours.

Please click here for more membership information, stop by the membership office, or call 952.496.6872 for more information.

Group Fitness

Schedules including aqua, studio cycling, pilates, yoga, and land classes are available at the front desk, by Studio 1, at, and on the DSF app. Schedules are subject to change. Members 12 years and up who fit the necessary equipment are welcome to participate. Children ages 11 and younger are not allowed in the group fitness studios during classes. Please secure child care before attending class. Call 952.496.6879 for more information.

Guest Fees

  • Non-members may use the facility if they are accompanied by a member. A member may bring up to two guests per visit. Members bringing in guests accept responsibility for their guest’s behavior.
  • Members 18 years and older may bring in guests of any age.
  • Junior members ages 14-17 may bring in guests ages 14 and up.
  • Members 13 years and younger may not bring in guests without an adult with them.
  • Any guest under the age of 18 is not allowed on the fitness floor.

Guest Fee Rates:

  • Adult (18-58 years) $10.00 per day
  • Junior (4-17 years) $10.00 per day
  • Senior Citizens (59 & up) $10.00 per day
  • Children (0-3 years) Free

Gymnasium: Open Gym, Rental

Open gym schedules are available at the fitness and front desks as well as on the web at and on the DSF app. The gymnasium is available for rent. Please call 952.496.6879 for more information on availability and rates.

DSF does not allow coaching/personal training in any space. Coaching/personal training apparatuses (cones, hurdles, etc.) may not be placed in any area by members or guests. Any member or guest found to be monopolizing any space will be asked to leave.

Insurance Fitness Reimbursements

DSF partners with numerous major insurance companies that offer fitness reimbursements to their clients. Please contact a membership associate if you would like to sign up for your insurance fitness reimbursement program or if you have any questions regarding your reimbursements.

Junior Members

Dakotah! Sport and Fitness welcomes the participation of juniors along with adults in the use of the club facilities and programs.

All junior members 17 years and younger must be listed on the club computer system. They will receive a membership wristband.

  • Members and non-members ages 8 and younger will need an adult with them at all times
  • Those ages 9-13 will need an adult in the building at all times, with a ratio of one adult per five juniors
  • Ages 14 and up do not require an adult in the building

Two steps will be taken if these guidelines are not followed. First, parents will be called to pick up their children. Second, if parents cannot be found, the police will be notified.

Adult Activities, and Leagues

Individuals must be 18 years or older to participate in adult activities and leagues, such as basketball, volleyball, racquetball, squash, etc., unless otherwise noted.

Aquatics Area

Children under 14 years old must be supervised in the pool at all times. See Aquatic Center Guidelines for swim test requirements.

Dakotah! Bowling

DSF members ages 14 years and older are welcome without adult supervision. Non-members under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Lap Swim

A junior must be at least 14 years old to participate in lap swim. Lap swim is reserved for those who are nonstop lap swimming. When a lifeguard is not present, lap swim is adults-only.

Charging Privileges

Juniors may charge on their member account by signing for any service, program, or merchandise. Charges made by dependents will be the responsibility of the parents.

Fitness Floor

Junior members under 11 years old are not allowed on the fitness floor or second floor fitness area under any circumstances.

Any junior member 16 years and up has unrestricted access to the equipment on the fitness floor.

Any junior member ages 11-15 must annually attend a free annual training prior to using any of the equipment on the fitness floor. After attending orientation, junior members are allowed to use the equipment on which they were trained.

Members ages 14-15 may gain access to the strength-training equipment and free weights by testing out via different strength exercises with a personal trainer.

To sign up for junior member orientation, please call 952.496.6874.

Any member found not following DSF policies may be asked to leave the facility. Repeated violation of policies may result in termination of membership.

Group Fitness Classes

A junior must be 12 years or older and/or must properly fit any equipment used during the class in order to participate in group fitness classes. Junior members not participating in group fitness classes may not be brought into studios during class times under any circumstances.

Locker Rooms

Children over 3 years old are not permitted in the adult locker rooms for the opposite sex. A family locker room with separate changing rooms is provided for fathers with daughters and mothers with sons. Teenagers are not allowed in the family locker rooms.

We ask that all juniors conduct themselves in the proper manner while using the facilities. Please be considerate to other members. For health and safety reasons, the use of the sauna and steam rooms are restricted to members ages 13 and up.

Running Track

Members 16 years and up and non-members 18 years and up are permitted on the running track. Members under the age of 16 and non-members under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.


For health and safety reasons, children under 14 years old are not allowed in the whirlpool.

Locker Rooms

Dakotah! Sport and Fitness locker rooms provide lockers, showers, shampoo, body wash, hair dryers, vanity areas, toilets, and sauna and steam rooms (men’s and women’s only).

Children ages 3 and up are not allowed in the locker rooms for the opposite sex. The family locker room can provide for the needs of a mother/son and father/daughter. The family locker room has diaper changing tables. An adult must be present with a child at all times. Teenagers are not allowed in the family locker rooms.

DSF is not responsible for lost or stolen personal property. We recommend members and guests lock their lockers at all times and leave valuables at home.

We expect proper etiquette in our locker rooms. You may not spit, sleep, or engage in any sexual conduct in our locker rooms. We request modesty at all times while in the locker room for the comfort of other members and guests. You may not shave in, or use in the nude, the sauna or steam room. Working out, rubber suits, or excessive clothing in the sauna or steam room is prohibited. Please dispose of towels in the designated container. Do not use electronic devices equipped with a camera in our locker rooms.


We offer both free and rental lockers. Free, daily-use lockers are located in the family, men’s, and women’s locker rooms. Locker use requires the use of a membership wristband. Please see a front desk or membership associate for more information.

Rental lockers are also available inside the men’s and women’s locker rooms and in the hallway outside the locker rooms. Please call 952.496.6872 for more information.

Lost and Found

If you have lost an item within the club, please check in one of the lost-and-found bins located in the main lobby and in the ice arena. Items that are more valuable, such as jewelry, wallets, and purses, will be kept at the front desk for one week. DSF is not responsible for lost or stolen items belonging to members and their guests.

Manager on Duty

A manager is available most hours that the club is open to assist you if you have a suggestion or concern, or in the event of an emergency. To contact the manager, please ask any DSF employee or call the front desk from any courtesy phone by dialing 77302.

Meeting Rooms

Dakotah! Sport and Fitness does not allow meetings to take place in the common areas of the club. We have several meeting rooms that are available for rent. Please call 952.496.6882 for more information, availability, and to make reservations.

Membership Wristbands

Each eligible person listed on the membership agreement will receive a membership wristband. Membership wristbands are required for entrance to the club, check-in at Playcare, and for account charges. Photos must be taken within the first 30 days of membership. A $10 replacement fee will be charged for any lost wristband.

Personal Training

Personal training packages are available at Dakotah! Sport and Fitness for an additional fee. Please see the bulletin board in the lower level for personal trainer profiles and pricing.

No personal training/coaching may be done by members or guests. Personal trainers/coaches not employed by Dakotah! Sport and Fitness are not allowed to train/coach or solicit members or guests within the facility, with or without compensation. No exceptions. Dakotah! Sport and Fitness retains sole discretion to determine whether a member or guest is engaged in personal training or coaching.


Professional photography and recording of video on the premises is not allowed without the advance approval of the SMSC. Personal photography is allowed in public areas of the club only. You must have consent to photograph any other member, guest, or team member. No photography or cameras of any kind are allowed in any locker room or other private area of the center, such as the HydroMassage or service rooms.

Playcare at Playworks

DSF members who have children listed on their membership may use Playworks child care, once per day per membership, for a maximum of two hours while working out. Any fees for use beyond this criteria will be the responsibility of the member payable to Playworks.

A membership wristband is required for child check-in at Playworks. Playworks hours may vary on holidays. Please check posted holiday hours at Playworks and DSF.


Monday - Friday: 8am-7pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9am-7pm


  • Playcare is for children listed on Dakotah! Sport and Fitness memberships ages 6 weeks to 12 years only. Children that are not on family memberships can be checked in to the Playtime program at the $6 per child per hour drop-off discounted rate for DSF members, payable to Playworks.
  • Two free hours of Playcare are provided to each family membership per day. After two hours or with any additional use, you will be charged the regular Playtime hourly rate, payable to Playworks.
  • When checking in at Playworks, your DSF membership wristband will be scanned to identify current membership status and the family members listed on your account. Picture verification will be required. No member will be allowed to check in without a card.
  • Playworks will issue labels for wristbands at check-in. Please take these labels to the host stand at Playworks. If you have any special instructions for staff, please fill out our Playcare information sheet at the host stand. This will help provide better care for your child.
  • Your wristband must be stamped at DSF. If the wristband is not stamped, you will be sent back to DSF to get your wristband stamped and will be charged for that time, if it exceeds two hours. The parent who dropped off the child must be the same parent wearing a stamped wristband to pick up the child. For your child’s safety, no alternate pickups will be allowed.
  • Food, beverage, and diapering will not be provided. Please bring your child to Playworks changed and fed. Diapers will be changed only if messy. A $1 fee will be charged to your account if you do not supply your own diapers.
  • Please do not bring your child to Playworks if they are ill. Playworks will call you to pickup your child if they become ill.
  • Children under age 4 will be upstairs in a blanket-free environment or in an Educare classroom. Children ages 4 and up will be in the Atrium. Playcare children may participate in the activities being offered at Playworks. Families are asked not to bring children in car seats.
  • Only immediate family members living with you can be listed on your Playcare membership account.
  • Only the parent or legal guardian listed on the membership account is allowed to drop off the child at Playworks under the Playcare program.

Playworks and DSF reserve the right to refuse or terminate service to anyone not adhering to the above policies. This program is subject to change.

Smoking and Alcohol Policy

DSF is a tobacco and alcohol-free facility.

Telephone/Cell Phone Use

Many telephones have been placed around the facility for your convenience. Dial 9 to use an outside line. As a courtesy to other members and guests, please limit calls to three minutes.

Cellular phones and other mobile devices may not be used in photographic or video mode in any locker room, workout areas, sauna, steam room, or other private area of the center, such as the HydroMassage or service rooms. Additionally, no calls or texts should be made when utilizing cardio or strength equipment. Please use common courtesy and step away from the workout area when using mobile devices. DSF does not allow calls to be made in any area of the club if using the speaker mode function. Please step outside of the club if speaker mode is needed.


We offer free towel service to our members and guests. Towels are located on the lower level across from the family locker room. Bins for soiled towels are located in each locker room, by Studio 1, and in the lower area by the towel distribution area.


The running/walking track is for members ages 16 and up, unless accompanied by an adult. Guests must be at least 18 years old to use the track, unless accompanied by an adult.

Website: is our official website. You may log on to see department schedules, check out upcoming activities, leagues, lessons, and more!

Members may also access their Online Services (OLS) account through To gain access, members need to provide an email address at membership services. OLS gives access to statement and transaction history, attendance reports, registration for activities, leagues, lessons, and more. For more information, see a membership associate.

The website includes online registration for activities, leagues, and lessons. Members who want to pay with a method besides a credit card may register at any of the service desks. For more information about registration, please call 952.445.9400.

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