Helmets are important in the winter as well as for summer sports. Helmets are recommended for skiing, snowboarding and sledding.
The correct winter helmet protects your child's head from injury on ice and snow.
Winter helmets should be insulated, so a hat does not need to be worn under a hockey, ski or snowboard helmet.
The following winter helmet safety tips can help protect your child from a head injury on snow or ice:
Click here to download a brochure on choosing and fitting a winter helmet.
Starting on November 1st, 2012, the Snow Sport Helmet Act will make wearing a helmet mandatory on all ski hills in Nova Scotia.
To learn more about this new law and to find the perfect helmet for you and your child this ski season, visit www.helmetmatch.com.