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Sharp skates make safe skaters

    Keeping your sports equipment maintained is important for performance and safety. This year at the Sports Room it also helped to raise funds for concussion awareness.
    The Drumheller Sports Room Source for Sports, along with participating Source for Sports stores across the country, participated in Skate Sharpening Day on November 5. This year, the company linked up with www.stopconcussions.com and nationwide sharpened more than 1,000 pairs of skates and raised more than $19,500 for concussion awareness. The Drumheller store contributed about $220.
    Dave Powell of the Drumheller Sports Room Source for Sports said they have been holding the skate sharpening day for a number of years; what is new is teaming up with www.stopconcussions.com. The danger of concussions in hockey has come to the forefront in light of NHL star Sidney Crosby missing nearly a year of hockey with concussion symptoms.
    “It opened a lot of eyes,” said Powell.
    He says good maintenance of equipment is important for safety. The Sport Room this year has also been helping skaters properly fit helmets to help prevent injuries.
    Led by Keith Primeau, former Philadelphia Flyers Captain, the goal of stopconcussions.com is to educate players, coaches, trainers and parents involved in any sport, about concussion prevention, identification and proper treatment, says a release. Primeau suffers from post concussion syndrome, and has been a vocal proponent of making the public aware of the seriousness of concussions.
    Learn more about concussion awareness and prevention at www.stopconcussions.com or visit your local Source For Sports.


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