Special Olympics Ontario requires Floor Hockey Coaches to check every helmet being used in Floor Hockey programs at regular intervals; to ensure that they are CSA approved. Non CSA approved helmets are NOT to be used in any setting (practice or competition) and should be immediately removed from programs. . Players will not be allowed to play without a CSA approved helmet. Athletes are subject to safety checks and removal from play for equipment violations.
CSA certified products, have a certification
sticker on them. Hockey
helmets sold in Canada carry three stickers because the helmet manufacturers
are required to meet three standards, namely
Canadian - CSA Sticker
American - HECC (with expiry date 5 or 6.5 years)
European Union - CE Marker
The certification sticker that should be verified for play, is the presence of the CSA certification label on the helmet. This is for the protection of all our players.
It is important to make sure the helmet is in good shape, Helmets that are cracked, have loose fitting or missing liner pieces or that have been subjected to severe blows should be replaced. Also, check the screws for chin strap and cages to make sure they are there and are tight.
Please note, “Masquerader” helmets, often referred to as “Street Hockey Helmets” that are NOT CSA approved and are not be used.
If you have any questions; please contact Dia Sue-Wah-Sing, Sport Developer, di...@specialolympicsontario.com.