Falls during sport and recreational activities are common among teens and pre-teens.

Falls or collisions during sports and recreation activities are the leading cause of hospitalization due to injury for Canadians under 20 years of age. Injuries from falls can be prevented by using the right equipment, taking precautions and following the rules.

Activities that have an increased risk of falls include:

  • Cycling
  • Inline skating, skateboarding and scootering
  • Hockey
  • Ice skating
  • Downhill skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Trampolines