Stay Safe While Participating In Winter Sports Even though spring is just a few days away, it still feels like the dead of winter. Getting out and enjoying the snow and cold with your kids before the warm weather hits is the best way to ensure that you get the most out of the season. Keep these winter sports safety tips in mind to ensure that you stay safe through the end of the season.
- Snowmobiles – children under the age of 16 should never operate a snowmobile on their own. Make sure everyone who drives the snowmobile has a properly fitting helmet, and warm clothes while riding. It is also important to make sure that you have the right amount of snowmobile insurance to provide protection.
- Sledding – sledding is fun for people of all ages, but can also be very dangerous. Always wear a well-fitting helmet while sledding and sit facing forward. Never go sledding in an area that has trees or a body of water to ensure that you are not injured if you veer off the course.
- Snowboarding and skiing – always make sure you have the proper equipment before hitting the slopes, including a helmet and correctly adjusted bindings. Also, make sure to wear a ski mask to help protect your face from sun and windburn.
- Ice fishing – while ice fishing, keep in mind that the ice is very rarely the same thickness over the entire body of water. Check the ice regularly while you are walking to your fishing hole, and never walk on ice that is less than 2 inches thick.
For all of your insurance coverage needs and to ensure that your entire family stays safe this season, contact the insurance professionals at Bob Wolfgram Agency in Waukesha, Wisconsin. We will work with you to ensure that you have the right amount of protection for your specific needs.