In case of Emergency:
Unconscious: Call 911 immediately if the person is unconscious, has lost consciousness, or had a seizure.
• Visit an emergency room or primary care provider, such as your family doctor or nurse practitioner.
• Contact Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000
Arena Location South Dumfries Community Centre – Brant County
7 Gaukel Drive, St. George, ON
An AED device (defibrillator) is located in the lobby directly to the right of the concession stand window.
There are one-time use first aid kits at rink side! Under our Co-vid procedure mandate these kits have the minimum needed if there is an accident on the ice. If used these kits will be replaced with new never used or opened first aid kits.
There is a large fully stocked professional first aide kits in the SDFSC office.
The recognition of concussion in sport is coming to the forefront of injury in sport. More and more scientific and public press attention is paid to this injury, and our knowledge of the causation, effects and outcomes of concussion injury is expanding daily. Skate Canada and its medical team recognize the importance and need for athletes, parents, coaches, and other team members to recognize and respond to a concussion injury rapidly and appropriately. Policies are currently being drafted to further address this.
We will update this section accordingly, as information become available for phase 2 of Rowan’s Law, expected to be in place by January 2021.
Look out for signs of a concussion in others. Symptoms may appear immediately or be felt days after an injury, especially in children and the elderly. If symptoms appear or persist, visit a physician, or nurse practitioner.
A concussion is a brain injury. It cannot be seen on X-rays, CT scans, or MRI's. It may affect the way a person thinks, feels, and acts.
Any blow to the head, face or neck may cause a concussion. A concussion may also be caused by a blow to the body if the force of the blow causes the brain to move around inside the skull. A concussion can happen to anyone – anywhere – including:
• at home, school, or your workplace
• following a car, bike, or pedestrian accident
• from participating in games, sports, or other physical activity
A concussion is a serious injury. While the effects are typically short-term, a concussion can lead to long-lasting symptoms and even long-term effects.
There are many signs and symptoms of a concussion to look out for, including:
• light sensitivity
• ringing in the ears
• memory loss
If you notice signs of a concussion in others, or experience any of these symptoms yourself, consult with a physician or nurse practitioner.
If you have had a concussion it is important to take time and heal. In some cases, concussions or repeat concussions can result in:
• swelling of the brain
• permanent brain damage