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pair mom
01-13-2012, 10:43 PM
Don't know if this might have been discussed earlier...but I just stumbled on it in today's Vancouver Sun.....So sad....praying for a complete recovery for a true Canadian legend!

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Figure+skating+legend+Karen+Magnussen+still+hurtin g+from+ammonia+leak/5991962/story.html


01-14-2012, 12:26 AM
This is really sad - a potentially huge effect on her ability to make a living! I hope she is able to recover soon and doesn't have truly long-term health impacts.

01-14-2012, 12:33 AM
Wow. I think, but am not sure, that our rink changed over from an ammonia system for safety reasons.

01-14-2012, 01:11 AM
Thanks for letting us know, as it's the first I've heard of this.

Prayers going out to Karen for a complete recovery. :(

Jot the Dot Dot
01-14-2012, 01:26 AM
Man, what lousy luck! Hope for her a full recovery.

01-14-2012, 11:06 AM
May she have a full recovery!

01-14-2012, 01:58 PM
The club has now been cited for health & safety violations: http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Skate+club+where+Magnussen+injured+cited+health+sa fety+violations/5996591/story.html

Too little, too late?

Here's hoping Karen can achieve a full recovery - she stayed behind to help others and certainly is paying for her efforts in a nasty way :(

01-14-2012, 02:23 PM
Get well soon Karen!

01-14-2012, 02:37 PM
The club is "lucky" no one died.

01-14-2012, 02:48 PM
How awful!
Wishing Karen a complete recovery.

01-14-2012, 02:59 PM
And to think she probably inhaled more ammonia because she helped parents and young skaters who were still in a locker room...Hope she makes a full recovery!

01-14-2012, 03:23 PM
The club (and every other ice rink using ammonia) had better install ammonia leak detectors & alarms, as soon as possible.

01-14-2012, 03:55 PM
All best wishes to Karen for a full recovery. What a terrible thing to happen! :(

Aussie Willy
01-14-2012, 10:18 PM
Boy that rink is going to be in deep sh*t for OH&S breaches. And depending how badly she is affected, she is going to be entitled to a lot of compensation.

01-14-2012, 10:21 PM