Whodathunkit

Ice skating is a risk to your health.

With temporary ice rinks appearing in towns and cities across the UK, the Society of Sports Therapists is reminding people that ice skating can be a dangerous sport.

Well, yes, ice is slippery stuff. Who would have guessed, eh?

It warned of a risk of serious injury and advised people take precautions.

Such as?

It recommends jogging to warm up and avoiding the mulled wine.

Ah. They just can’t let up, can they?

Do have fun –  especially if you are going out ice skating, although given the current conditions, I suspect that that is unlikely. Maybe the mulled wine, then?

3 comments for “Whodathunkit

  1. December 27, 2011 at 7:49 am

    Ah. They just can’t let up, can they?

    Seriously get up my nose, these people.

  2. David A. Evans
    December 27, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    I used to ice skate when I was younger.
    I have scars on my hips from the rivets on my Levis, a scar on my ring finger from a skate when I fell, I broke my wrist.
    I didn’t need anyone to tell me it was dangerous, so were most of my exploits in younger years. I broke my ankle skateboarding.
    I used to ice-race too, I knew that when approaching the end of a race, I’d be tired & more likely to fall, perhaps hitting a barrier at about 30mph. So damned what? My choice, my risk! I was old enough to make that choice.
    We’re wrapping people in cotton wool. Kids fall & hurt themselves, they should be allowed to do just that, they bounce. 😉
    The mulled wine thing is something else as well. Personal choice!
    DaveE.

  3. elaine
    December 28, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Avoiding mulled wine? How many primary school age children are downing mulled wine before going on the mini ice rink?

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