Hill Country Inline Club
believes in the importance of skating safely, and that means proper preparation, protection, and prevention. Below, you will find important information about safe skating habits.
Skater Safety Checklist
- Sun Protection (Sunscreen) - see more info below
- Protective Gear
- Wrist Guards
- Elbow and Knee Pads
- Skate Check - Wheels and Bearings
- Blinky lights/reflectors
- Helmet Light (for dusk and night skating)
- Hydration (Water, etc.)
Safe Inline Skating
from the National Safety Council
Sun Safety Campaign
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Suggestions from the
Women's Dermatologic Society
Avoid unnecessary sun exposure, especially between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., the peak hours for harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation.
When outdoors, use sunscreens rated SPF (Sun Protection Factor) 15 or higher. Apply them liberally, uniformly, and frequently.
When exposed to sunlight, wear sunprotective clothing, broad-brimmed hats, and UV-protective sunglasses.
Don’t use artificial tanning devices.
The damage that leads to skin cancers starts in childhood. Teach your children good sun protection habits at an early age.
See your dermatologist regularly for thorough skin examinations, and learn proper self-examination techniques for times in-between visits.
Teach your family the ABCDE’s of Skin Cancer!
. Tell your doctor or dermatologist about moles that are asymmetric, or unevenly shaped.
. Moles are suspicious if they have an irregular shape or fade into the background.
. Moles that have multiple colors in them, or black, red, white or pink moles are of more concern.
. Moles greater than six millimeters, about the size of a pencil eraser, should be examined.
. Any changes you notice over time in a mole’s size, color and shape should be examined by a dermatologist. Painful, crusted or bleeding moles should also be checked.