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4 Ice-Skating Safety Tips

December 14, 2015 By John Torgenson

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Holiday season is upon us and with that comes amazing opportunities for families and friends to go ice-skating. In Arizona we have plenty of options to take the family out for a nice night of wintertime festivities. Whether it be CitySkate in downtown Phoenix, Desert Ice Skating Rink in Scottsdale, or Mesa’s Ice Rink at City Plaza, you do not have to travel far to enjoy ice in the desert.

Sharp skates plus slippery ice could result in personal injury if you are not careful. If you are thinking of taking your family or a nice date out to enjoy ice-skating, we want you to be safe from any personal injury situations that could arise.

1.    Don’t Get Too Physical. We understand that kids, and sometimes adults, enjoy playing around, but the ice is not a safe place to get too physical. Body checking or rough play is dangerous in an area with ice and sharp blades. Try to have fun without getting too rough.

2.    If You See Something Wrong Let Staff Know. If you are skating and see a blemish or crack in the ice let the rink staff know so that no one can potentially get hurt.

3.    Make Sure Your Skates Fit. Just because you’re skating does not mean you should buy larger skates than the shoes you wear. Buy the right size and be sure to lace them up nice and snug.

4.    Fall Correctly. It is inevitable that you will fall while skating. Not all of us are Olympic figure skaters so at some point or another we may land on our butts. When you fall on the ice try using a safe technique by tucking your chin into your chest as well as bracing your fall with your arms, not your hands.

Call Torgenson Law to Schedule a Free Consultation

You may already know the safety tips necessary while ice-skating but maybe a friend or family member does not. Share these tips with them to prevent personal injuries from happening. This kind of holiday activity should be as safe as possible for you and other customers. If you have a personal injury situation that arises out of a lack of safety by the ice rink company, then you will need aggressive personal injury lawyers! Give us a call at (602) 726-0747.

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John Torgenson

After high school, John attended the University of Utah, graduating in 2001. John then attended his dream school, Notre Dame Law School, where he graduated, with honors, in 2004. John is licensed to fight in court for real people in the State of Arizona, the United States Federal District Court of Arizona, and the 9th Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.

Before establishing what is now Torgenson Law, John practiced in the litigation group at Fennemore Craig, the oldest law firm in Arizona, and one of the largest firms in the Southwest. Having practiced at Fennemore Craig in both the defense and plaintiff’s practice areas gives John a complete perspective of the litigation process, and valuable insight into how to efficiently and effectively advance his clients’ interests. His unique and balanced background enhances his credibility with defense lawyers, insurers, and defendants as well as with judges and arbitrators.