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09-15-2011, 11:05 AM
WARNING - this is horrible.

I did not find a link in English, so a short summary of the very sad and horrible accident.

10-year-old schoolchildren were skating at the rink in Rauma, Finland. A girl fell, and another girl collided with her. The fallen girlīs skate blade hit the other girlīs neck (collarbone area) and she died at the hospital, I think because the cut arteries and the loss of blood.:(:(:(

We often forget how sharp the skates are, they really can be lethal.
It is sad for all the people involved, the children, the families, the teacher who was supervising the lesson. My condolences.

I still think that figure skating is the most wonderful sport and it is great that it is taught in schools.

09-15-2011, 11:10 AM
How sad. :(

09-15-2011, 11:25 AM
OMG! That is so tragic!:( My thoughts and prayers for the victim and her family. I hope the child who accidentally collided with her doesn't suffer endless guilt over this, either. Purely a terrible accident.

09-15-2011, 12:00 PM
How dreadful. So sad for all involved.

09-15-2011, 12:10 PM
How horrible. :( Thoughts and prayers for the families.

09-15-2011, 12:56 PM
oh :(
yes we do forget how sharp those blades are.

09-15-2011, 01:04 PM
How terrible for the little girl and her family. My prayers are with them.

09-15-2011, 01:22 PM
My thoughts and prayers go out to the the family of the little girl who was lost, and to the other girl and her family. How incredibly tragic for both.

09-15-2011, 03:54 PM
Very sad for all involved. Tragic. :(

09-15-2011, 04:11 PM
:( sad.

09-15-2011, 05:35 PM
What a sad nightmare for all involved.

09-15-2011, 05:38 PM
How awful!
My heart goes out to all those touched by this.

09-15-2011, 06:13 PM
How horrible. :(

09-15-2011, 06:19 PM
Truly tragic. :(

09-15-2011, 06:28 PM

People often forget how dangerous ice skating is. The history is littered with serious injuries due to the sharp blades, falls, etc. When I had just started learning FS, the instructor had warned me that another skater could skate over my fingers, if I have fallen. This case is a million times tragic.:(