Rollerski Safety

Rollerski Safety Rules – adopted from rules set forth by the Norway Ski Federation, Norway Ski Skating Federation, the Norwegian Road Administration, and Safe Traffic.

  1. To work out on roads with traffic, you need to be a skilled rollerskier. This is especially relevant for braking and turning.
  2. All training and instruction should occur in places with no traffic.
  3. Children under 15 should not practice on high traffic roads.
  4. Stay on the right side of the road while rollerskiing.
  5. Only workout in places that you know well, and avoid heavy traffic, dangerous descents, sharp turns and intersections.
  6. Clearly signal when turning or stopping so cars can anticipate your actions.
  7. Always wear reflective and high-visibility clothing.
  8. Don’t practice in low visibility conditions.
  9. Always wear a helmet and eye protection.
  10. Avoid listening to music while rollerskiing on active roads as it reduces your ability to hear traffic.
  11. Stay off the road when standing still.
  12. Check equipment before starting a workout.

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