Today is Rowan's Law Day in Ontario.
Today we remember Rowan Stringer, a 17-year-old athlete who died from second impact syndrome due to multiple concussions while playing high school rugby, and we commit to creating a safer sport and recreation culture.
The Speed Skating Ontario Concussion Policy and Code of Conduct is available on the SSO Concussions Page.
Coaches, Officials, athletes and parents are all responsible to know the signs and symptoms of concussion and how to manage a suspected concussion from the outset. This information is available in the Ministry Approved Concussion Awareness Resources.
Take a moment to review these resources today so that you can help create a safer sport environment.
When in doubt, sit it out.