Every year children manage to get hurt riding bikes, roller skating, skateboarding and inline skating - often because the use of safety rules and protective gear was not enforced and Mr. Gravity gets them. Fill out the poll below to let us know which wheeled sports that you think cause the most injuries to children and youth.
In spite of safety rules, protective gear, careful guardians and laws and regulations, things happen. The reality is that just one a moment without supervision - even a blink of the eyes - is an opportunity for Mr. Gravity (the evil culprit in my skating classes) to attack. Kids deserve to have fun on wheels, and apparently some wheel fun activities are safer than others - but you just can't get away from gravity.
Now, that you have given your opinion, get more information on ways to keep your preferred sport - inline skating - safe. Visit SafeKids.org and discover that even when you combine inline skating, roller skating and hockey, skating is many times safer than riding a bike or skateboard. Then, check out some tried and true safety tips to help your young skater - and the whole family - defy gravity when skating.