Thursday, November 14, 2013

Free Ski Helmet Fitting and Giveaway At Childrens on Saturday

On Saturday from 10:30 - to 12:30 p.m., in the Administration Building at Children's Hospital, there will be a  free ski helmet fitting and giveaway for children at least 4 years old to age 18. 

The information says:
Get your kiddos' set for the winter ski season at this free ski and snowboard helmet fitting and giveaway! Wearers must be present and fitted to receive a helmet; supplies are limited. Quantities are limited. First come, first served. No appointments needed.
And here are some tips posted on the Children's website about proper helmet fit:

  • Choose a certified helmet made just for snow sports. Look for a helmet that meets ASTM F2040, Snell RS-98 or CEN 1077 standards.
  • Bring the goggles that your child will wear on the slopes to make sure they work with the helmet you choose.
  • The pads are flush against your child’s cheeks and forehead.
  • The back of the helmet does not touch the nape of your child’s neck.
  • It is snug, but not tight, with the chinstrap fastened.
  • The helmet sits level, with the front edge being no more than 1 inch above your child’s eyebrows.
  • The helmet does not roll forwards or backwards.
  • It does not shift when your child shakes their head from side to side.
(photo courtesy of Hospital website)

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