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On July 1, 2020, new rules came into effect through Rowan's Law, to improve concussion safety in amateur competitive sport.

 

A) Athletes and parents of athletes under 18 years of age AND at Star 5 level and above.

Athletes and parents of athletes under 18 years of age MUST confirm that they have reviewed the Government of Ontario Concussion Awareness Resources and Skate Ontario's Concussion Code of Conduct prior to registration and/or on the first day of skating.

Note: Skaters and their parents who are registered in CanSkate, CanPowerSkate and Star 1-4 programs are exempt from this requirement.


1) Review the age appropriate Concussion Awareness Resource, Both the parent and skater are required to review.

2) Review Skate Ontario's Concussion Code of Conduct. Both the skater and parent are required to review.

3) At the time of registration, you and your skater(s) will be asked to confirm that you have reviewed the age appropriate Awareness Resources and the Skate Ontario Concussion Code of Conduct by accepting an electronic acknowledgement.

a) Concussion Policy Acknowledgement - Skaters

b) Concussion Policy Acknowledgement  - Parents/Legal Guardians

 

B) Athletes 19 to 26 years of age AND at Star 5 level and above.

Athletes MUST confirm that they have reviewed the Government of Ontario Concussion Awareness Resources and Skate Ontario's Concussion Code of Conduct prior to registration and/or on the first day of skating.

Note: Skaters and their parents who are registered in CanSkate, CanPowerSkate and Star 1-4 programs are exempt from this requirement.


1) Review the age appropriate Concussion Awareness Resource, 

2) Review Skate Ontario's Concussion Code of Conduct. 

3) At the time of registration, you (the skater) will be asked to confirm that you have reviewed the age appropriate Awareness Resources and the Skate Ontario Concussion Code of Conduct by accepting an electronic acknowledgement.

a) Concussion Policy Acknowledgement - Skaters

 

C) Involved in more than one sport?

No matter how many sport organizations you register with in a given year, you are only required to review a Concussion Awareness Resource once within that year. You are however required to confirm your review of a Concussion Awareness Resource with each sport organization with which you register.

You are also required to both review and confirm your review of the Concussion Code of Conduct for each sport organization with which you register.