The Public Health Agency in Canada reports that more than 40 per cent of brain injuries in children and youth ages 10 to 19 years who visit emergency departments occur in sport and recreation activities.
Our Let's Play Safe campaign raises awareness about concussion risks, signs and symptoms, prevention tips, etc. Please review resources, or contact Monica Sulej, at firstname.lastname@example.org to request free copies be sent to you:
A concussion is a brain injury caused by excessive, rapid movement of the brain inside the skull. It can be caused by a direct or indirect hit to the head or body. A concussion is difficult to diagnose as a brain scan cannot determine if a concussion exists, but ignoring a concussion can have serious negative effects.
Any individuals who display any one of the following symptoms, where a concussion is suspected, should consult a physician!
New to skating, or just getting back into it, and you don't have skates and/or a helmet to participate?
Skate and helmet rentals are now available at:
Skate and helmet rentals may also be available during private ice rentals, however this must be arranged with facility staff in advance.
For more information visit the Public Skating page.