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Winter Safety:
Sledding, Skiing, Snowboarding, Ice Skating & Cold Weather

References:

Hidden Hazards: Why Kids Are at Risk. National SAFE KIDS Campaign. Formerly available at: http://www.usa.safekids.org/tier3_cd.cfm?content_item_id=323&folder_id=173.  Accessed November 2, 2004 .

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Sledding Safety. AAOS Position Statement. February 1997 (Rev. June 2005). Formerly available at: http://www.aaos.org/wordhtml/papers/position/1137.htm.  Accessed July 18, 2005 .

American Academy of Orthpaedic Surgeons.  Helmet use in skiing.  AAOS Position Statement.  December 2000 (Rev. June 2005).  Formerly available at:  http://www.aaos.org/wordhtml/papers/position/1152.htm.  Accessed July 18, 2005 .

Winter Sports Injury Prevention: Safety on the Slopes. Safe USA . 2002. Formerly available at: http://safeusa.org/slopes.htm.  Accessed November 3, 2004 .

Skating Safely on Ice. National Safety Council. 2001. Formerly available at:  http://www.nsc.org/library/facts/iceskate.htm.  Accessed November 1, 2004

CPSC, cited in:  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Sledding.  Formerly available at:  http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/brochure/thr_report.cfm?Thread_ID=27&topcategory=Sports%20%2F%20Exercise. Accessed 29 November 2006.

Written and compiled by Kyla Boyse, R.N.  Reviewed by faculty and staff at the University of Michigan.

Updated January 2012

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