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Rowan's Law and Concussion Awareness

 

Rowan's Law came into effect in 2019 and is named in honor of Rowan Stringer, a 17 year old high school rugby player in Ottawa who tragically died of Second Impact Syndrome (swelling of the brain caused by a subsequent injury that occurred before a previous injury healed). Rowan is believed to have experienced three concussions over six days while playing rugby. She had a concussion but didn’t know her brain needed time to heal. Neither did her parents, teachers or coaches.

Rowan's Law was put in place to create a safer environment for amateur athletes, youth, and children to play sport.

Rowan's Law Concussion Awareness Resource for children aged 10 and Under
https://skateontario.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/mtcs-rowans-law-booklet-ages-10-and-under-en-2019-05.pdf

Rowan's Law Concussion Awareness Resource for children aged 11 to 14
https://skateontario.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/mtcs-rowans-law-booklet-ages-11-to-14-en-2019-05.pdf

Rowan's Law Concussion Awareness Resource for children aged 15 and up
https://skateontario.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/rowans-law-ebooklet.pdf

Concussion Code of Conduct for Athletes and Parents/Guardians (for athletes under 18 years of age):https://skateontario.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Skate-Ontarios-Code-of-Conduct-Athletes-and-Parents-Guardians.pdf

Skaters registered in StarSkate 5 or above must complete the Rowan’s Law Acknowledgement Form for Athletes and Parents/Guardians Form prior to the first night of skating.