Ice skating and ice hockey are popular sports. There are things you and your child can do to
lower the risk of getting hurt while playing ice hockey and skating.
Wear the gear
Check with local authorities for information on ice thickness. In spring weather, thick ice is not always safe. If you aren’t sure the ice is safe, don’t go on the ice. Obey signs on or near the ice.
To stay safe,
Teach your child to call for help loudly and clearly if in trouble.
If the ice cracks:
Reach, throw, but don't go.
Current as of: March 17, 2021
Author: Provincial Injury Prevention Program, Alberta Health Services
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