Ice skating accidents and injuries

Injury. 1988 May;19(3):191-2. doi: 10.1016/0020-1383(88)90013-7.


A total of 169 consecutive injuries to ice skaters is reviewed. The majority resulted from falls and occurred in young people with little or no previous skating experience. Speed and crowding on the ice may be contributory. Injuries occur because of a casual attitude to the sport and because of a lack of awareness of the potentially serious injuries that can result. It would be beneficial for beginners to undergo specific instruction and, if possible, at separate times or in separate areas.

MeSH terms

  • Accidental Falls
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Athletic Injuries / epidemiology*
  • Athletic Injuries / pathology
  • Athletic Injuries / prevention & control
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • England
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prospective Studies
  • Skating*
  • Sports*