Concussion Policy

As many of you may be aware, aspects of Rowan’s Law (Concussion Safety), 2018 and Ontario Regulation 161/19 (the regulations that support Rowan’s Law) came into effect on July 1, 2019. Additional aspects will come into effect on July 1, 2020. 
The immediate impact on Skate Ontario and our club is the requirement under this law to ensure that all skaters under the age of 26, parents (if the skater is under the age of 18 years), coaches, officials and other designated persons have confirmed they have reviewed the required Concussion Awareness Resources and Concussion Codes of Conduct before becoming registered for the ensuing season.
These forms must be retained on file by our club. As part of compliance assurance, Skate Ontario and/or the Government of Ontario may require all forms to be submitted and compared to registration rosters to confirm compliance.
The following documents must be reviewed by you, as a parent/guardian AND your skater.
  1. Government of Ontario Concussion Awareness Resources – Rowan’s Law E-booklet: Please choose the appropriate age group for your skater.                         Ages 10 and UnderAges 11-14Ages 15 and Up
  2. Skate Ontario: Concussion Code of Conduct for Athletes and Parents/Guardians
The following documents must be signed and returned to the skating office as soon as possible.
  1. Rowan's Law - Athletes and Parents/Guardians Acknowledgement Form
  2. Skate Ontario Concussion Policy- Waiver