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Ice Skating & Head Injury

According to new research published in the February issue of the British Journal of Sports Medicine, ice skaters are five times more likely to suffer head and face injuries compared to roller or inline skaters.

Although the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that inline and roller skaters wear protective head gear, no guidelines have yet been issued for ice skaters.

Unfortunately, parents and children are going to get the wrong impression when they watch the stars skate in the winter Olympics, none of whom are probably going to wear a protective helmet.  Wouldn't it be nice if they were required to do so and set the right example for children and parents?

You can read the full story and analysis of ice skating and head injury by reading the article in Forbes Magazine.



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