Many of us are embracing winter by partaking in a cherished Canadian pastime, sledding. While sledding can seem like harmless fun, sledding injuries have sent many to emergency rooms each year.

Research shows over 20,000 emergency room visits per year were a direct result of sledding injuries in patients 19 and younger. Some Canadian cities, such as Hamilton, Ontario, have even continued to ban sledding, placing “No Tobogganing” signs on popular hills and a $105 fine on the winter activity.

 

 

 

 

 

Luckily in BC, sledding is still allowed in designated areas to keep everyone active during the cooler months. Michael A. Gleiber, MD offers the following tips in The Huffington Post so that you and your family can enjoy the snow safely:

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