- Reduce exposure to high—G—force landings by limiting the
repetition of jumps—especially poorly mastered or new jumps—per training
- Increase proficiency with new jumps through off-ice training,
use of a harness, and ensuring a proper conception of perfect form prior
to on-ice repetitions.
- Avoid learning new elements during growth spurts, as this causes increased stress on the body.
- Warm up for 5-10 minutes prior to putting on skates and stepping on the ice.
- Properly fit and break in boots; adjust skate blades and sharpen appropriately.
- Inspect ice regularly for chips or gouges that might cause injury.
- Perform off-ice conditioning to improve core strength and fitness.
- Maintain adequate nutrition. Skaters, particularly girls, are at risk for eating disorders.
- Create conversation between coach, skater, and parents to minimize injury and avoid overtraining.
- Avoid skating with pain and see a physician if pain persists.
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