Kelly Russell, Brent Hagel, and their team have completed a study examining injury rates and risk factors for snowboard terrain park injuries. During two winter seasons, there were 344 injuries and the overall injury rate was 0.75 injuries per 1000 runs. The most common injury was a fractured wrist/lower arm. The half-pipe and jumps had the highest injury rates of all the snowboard terrain park features observed while rails had the lowest rates. Results will be presented at the Canadian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference (Vancouver, November 2011) followed by publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
The CIHR Team in Child and Youth Injury Prevention (STAIR C&Y Team) is a unique collaboration of interdisciplinary researchers and partners who have a common purpose—to generate new knowledge for stakeholders who develop and deliver policy and programs, and advocate for children and youth in Canada.