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Concussion Awareness

Effective July 1, 2019

The Province of Ontario’s Rowan’s Law introduced new rules to improve concussion safety in amateur competitive sport.

The Oshawa Skating Club is required to collect confirmations from all participants that they have reviewed and will abide by the information laid out in these TWO documents below. You will be asked during registration for this confirmation (PDF version).

  1. Government of Ontario Concussion Awareness Resources (select one of thes e-booklets, whichever applies)
  2. Skate Ontario’s Concussion Code of Conduct

This is mandatory reading for: 

  • all athletes under 26 years of age
  • parents/guardians of athletes under 18 years of age
  • coaches, officials, club administrators

FREE Skate Canada Concussion Ed mobile app available through the App store, Google Play and this web version - https://www.safeskate.ca/page/prevent for Blackberry and Window users.

Skate Canada's app provides a method to track signs and symptoms of concussion, following a diagnosis, enabling the user to track symptom duration and severity. The app pairs proven scientific research with fun, engaging material to ensure the information is accessible to everyone, whether you are an athlete, parent, educator or coach.