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
Rowan's Law Concussion Awareness Resource for children aged 11 to 14
Rowan's Law Concussion Awareness Resource for children aged 15 and up
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.