Sledding Safety


  • Sled only on designated areas free of fixed objects such as trees, posts, and fences.
  • Make sure that all children in sledding areas are supervised by parents or adults.
  • Kids must sit in a forward-facing position, steering with their feet or a rope tied to the steering handles of the sled. No one should sled head-first down a slope.
  • Do not sled on slopes that end in a street, drop-off, parking lot, river, or pond.
  • Children under 12 years of age should sled wearing a helmet.
  • Wear layers of clothing for protection from injuries and cold.
  • Do not sit / slide on plastic sheets or other materials that can be pierced by objects on the ground.
  • Use a sled with runners and a steering mechanism.
  • Sled in well-lit areas when choosing evening activities.