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CONCUSSION POLICY

 

The C.P.A. Saint-Léonard follows the Skate Canada Concussion Policy.

Skate Canada has developed a standardized Concussion Policy for the sport of figure skating. This policy is not age dependent, all skaters, coaches, officials, and volunteers must be treated in the same manner.

Though concussions are common sport injuries, subtle symptoms may go sometimes unnoticed. Without identification and proper management, a concussion can result in permanent or severe brain damage.

If a concussion is suspected the individual MUST receive medical clearance by a physician, preferably with experience in concussion management, in order to return to skate, train off the ice, or coach. Please note that skaters, coaches, and parents must NOT make the return to skate/train/coach decision on their own, even if the individual's signs and symptoms resolve.

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