These Simple Safety Rules
Rules to play Snow Sledding
Youve got the right kind of sled and a helmet that fits correctly, youre dressed warmly, and youve picked out a perfect hill. Youre ready to go. Follow these rules to keep yourself and other sledders safe
Designate a go to adult. In the event someone gets injured, youll want an adult on hand to administer first aid and, if necessary, take the injured sledder to the emergency room.
Always sit face forward on your sled. Never sled down a hill backwards or while standing, and dont go down the hill face first, as this greatly increases the risk of a head injury.
Young kids (5 and under) should sled with an adult, and kids younger than 12 should be actively watched at all times.
Go down the hill one at a time and with only one person per sled (except for adults with young children).
Never build an artificial jump or obstacle on a sledding hill.
Keep your arms and legs within the sled at all times, and if you fall off the sled, move out of the way. If you find yourself on a sled that wont stop, roll off it and get away from it.
Walk up the side of the hill and leave the middle open for other sledders.
Never ride a sled that is being pulled by a moving vehicle.