Rowan's law

Mandatory Concussion Awareness

 

  

On July 1, 2019, new rules came into effect through Rowan’s Law, to improve concussion safety in amateur sports.

It is mandatory that all athletes under 26 and parents of athletes under 18 years of age confirm that they have reviewed the Government of Ontario Concussion Awareness Resources below and Skate Ontario’s Concussion Code of Conduct for Athletes and Parents/Guardians prior to the first day of skating. Skaters will not be allowed on the ice if this has not been reviewed. 


1. Government of Ontario Concussion Awareness Resources

Ages 10 and under

https://www.ontario.ca/page/ontario-government-concussion-awareness-resource-e-booklet-ages-10-and-under

Ages 11 to 14

https://www.ontario.ca/page/ontario-government-concussion-awareness-resource-e-booklet-ages-11-14

Ages 15 and up

https://www.ontario.ca/page/ontario-government-concussion-awareness-resource-e-booklet-ages-15-and-up


2. Skate Ontario’s Concussion Code of Conduct for Athletes and Parents/Guardians

https://skateontario.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Skate-Ontarios-Code-of-Conduct-Athletes-and-Parents-Guardians.pdf 


Please review the information with your skater and sign the attached Acknowledgement Form once complete. This form must be signed before your skater is allowed on the ice. Please bring your completed form to the first night of skating in order for your child to receive their name tag.