Elementary - Curricular 2021
- Parents/students must be informed that skateboards brought to school must be in good repair.
- When renting/borrowing skateboards their size must be suitable for the user and in good repair.
- When skateboarding at a skateboard park or other commercial site, follow the required equipment rules of the site.
- Teachers must communicate to the students and parents/guardians the importance of wearing:
- a properly fitted (as per manufacturer's guidelines) and properly worn skateboard helmet certified by a recognized safety standards association (for example, CSPC, ASTM, Snell, BSI, AS);
- elbow pads;
- knee pads; and
- wrist guards.
- Appropriate clothing and footwear must be worn. Suitable footwear: closed, slip-resistant shoes (for example, running shoes, skateboarding shoes). Sandals are not permitted.
- Selected site (for example, playground, nearby park).
- Public or commercial site must be in good repair.
- Select skateboarding area that is free from traffic and significant inclines.
- Skateboarding surface must be dry and free of any obstacles and debris.
- Parents must be informed of the importance of sun protection.
- Participants must follow rules posted at public/commercial skateboard sites.
- All students must participate in a formal lesson, which must include instruction in the proper wearing and use of equipment.
- All skateboarders, regardless of ability, must be given basic instruction in:
- using slopes
- Emphasize skateboarding in control at all times.
- Beginner skateboarders must be allocated their own space.
- Instruct participants to keep a safe distance from each other (for example, 2-3m) to prevent interference/tripping one another.
- No audio devices (for example, MP3 players) may be used.
- No inversions.
- In order to skateboard in more challenging areas of the facilities/site, specific instruction must be given (for example, instruction on half-pipe/terrain park, jumps or ramps, etc. in order to skateboard on same).
- No hot-dogging.
- When other classes are outside at the same time during the skateboard lesson, provide for a non-encroachment (buffer) zone between both classes.
- On-site supervision is required.
- An outside instructor must have certification or experience in instruction of skateboarding.
Mon, 09/13/21 07:30 am