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Skating/Skateboarding Safety for Big Kids
There's nothing like mastering a new skill such as rollerblading or skateboarding to feel a surge of confidence and pride. Following these safety tips will help your kids explore their limits safely.
Top Safety Tips
- Every skater should wear a helmet. Wrist guards, knee pads and elbow pads are a good idea for everyone, but especially for beginners. Mouth guards are good protection against broken teeth.
- Children should ride on smooth, dry surfaces located in a well-lit area away from traffic.
- Teach children to check their skates or skateboards for problems before each use. If there are any cracked, loose or broken parts, the item should not be used until it is repaired.
- Teach children to minimize the impact of a fall by crouching down as they lose balance to reduce the distance to the surface.