Inline Skating and Skateboarding

As these modes of transportation do not fall under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO), the information provided below is based on the standards and recommendations provided by Health Canada.

Where to skate

On bicycles paths, on designated roadways, on sidewalks and in skateboard parks.

What to wear

Helmet

There are helmets specifically designed for skateboarding and inline skating. These helmets are safer than bicycle helmets because they provide additional protection.

Wrist Guards

When you fall, try to fall forward. Wrist guards will reduce the risk of injury.

Knee and elbow pads

When you fall forward, your hands, your arms and your knees will absorb the impact. Knee pads and elbow pads will further reduce the risk of injury.

 For more on this topic created by Health Canada, consult the following website:  http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/pubs/cons/child-enfant/play-jeu-eng.php#a44

Related Lesson Plans

Grade 4 to 6: Bike, Blade and Board Safety