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For Ice Skating, Sharpen Up on Safety
Never skate alone or on thin ice, experts advise
-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas
SUNDAY, Jan. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Ice skating is a great source of exercise for the whole family, but injuries could take the fun out of this winter activity.
Adhering to several essential safety tips can help prevent ice skating injuries, according to the U.S.-based National Safety Council.
The first step is to ensure a proper fit. Ice skates should be comfortable and offer adequate ankle support to prevent falls, the group cautions.
The safety council provides other tips to avoid skating injuries:
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons provides more on winter sports injury prevention.
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