Play Safe This Winter
As we reach the midway point of winter, the City of Regina reminds residents that while our Winter City is filled with fun outdoor activities, it’s very important to keep safety in mind. Parents are encouraged to talk with their children about safety around snowbanks, toboggan hills, skating rinks and winter maintenance equipment.
Here are some important tips for outdoor winter play:
- Don’t play on, or build forts in, roadside or alleyway snowbanks or snow ridges. Snowplows and other drivers may not see you.
- Play away from roads, fences and water.
- While snow forts and tunnels can be fun, they can collapse easily and cause injury or death. Always ensure children are supervised when building snow forts.
- Toboggan during daylight hours and remember to watch out for other sledders around you. Young children should be accompanied when tobogganing down hills and helmets are highly recommended.
- Children should always wear a properly fitted, CSA approved helmet while skating.
- Snowballs should never be aimed at cars or people. These are especially dangerous when the snow is hard-packed or icy.
- Take extra caution when crossing roads. Icy roads can make it difficult for cars to stop.
- Dress in layers and keep ears, face and hands covered when it’s very cold.
There are many safe winter places and spaces for all ages around our community. For a complete list of information about outdoor winter activities, including City-designated toboggan hills and outdoor skating rinks, visit Regina.ca/winterfun.