Hector is a very good skateboarder. When he is not skateboarding, he is skating. Hector always follows the safety standards for skateboarding and skating.
The first Saturday after school started, Hector helped Coach Campbell by demonstrating good safety practices when skating and skateboarding . The safety session was held at the “Can Do” Street Recreation Center.
Coach Campbell spoke to parents and “Can Do” kids, saying, “Before you put on skates or get on a skateboard, you need to know about safety when having fun. Let’s go over what you need to know.
- Parents, you will need to help your child replace wheels as soon as they show signs of wear, and make sure they are clean and free of debris.
- Kids, you need to wear a properly fitting, safety-certified helmet every time you skate or use a skateboard.
- Kids, you also need to wear elbow and knee pads, as well as wrist guards.
- Be careful where you choose to skate and skateboard. Most accidents happen on public roads, in parking lots and on sidewalks.
- Kids, watch other skaters, walkers, bicyclists, and cars that use the same areas where you choose to skate and skateboard.
- Parents, please make sure your child learns the proper skating techniques. The recreation center offers a free skating class. It is a good idea for all children to learn about skating and skateboarding from those who know how to do it.”