Two children injured on Bolton's ice rink

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TWO children were taken to hospital after an accident on Bolton’s ice rink.

Paramedics were called to the Winter Wonderland in Victoria Square just after 11.40am today.

A spokesman for North West Ambulance Service said a girl was taken to hospital suffering a neck injury and a boy was also taken to hospital with a head injury.

The two were part of a school party enjoying a session on the ice rink, which opened as part of the town centre’s festive attractions on November 30.

The girl was taken to the Royal Bolton Hospital and the boy was taken the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.

The schoolchildren were coming to the end of their session when the accident happened.

The ice rink was closed until 2.15pm, a council spokesman said.


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1:23pm Wed 18 Dec 13

RealisticMoi says...

"Breaking news" really?! Hope the children are ok but surely it is standard occurrence with ice rinks
"Breaking news" really?! Hope the children are ok but surely it is standard occurrence with ice rinks RealisticMoi

1:50pm Wed 18 Dec 13

waterbottle says...

Hope the kids are ok and it's not too serious. Why has the council allowed an ice rink in the town centre kids aren't allowed to play in the snow when at school due to health and safety so why are they allowed to play on ice while out shopping with parents.
Hope the kids are ok and it's not too serious. Why has the council allowed an ice rink in the town centre kids aren't allowed to play in the snow when at school due to health and safety so why are they allowed to play on ice while out shopping with parents. waterbottle

1:53pm Wed 18 Dec 13

filthy6 says...

waterbottle wrote:
Hope the kids are ok and it's not too serious. Why has the council allowed an ice rink in the town centre kids aren't allowed to play in the snow when at school due to health and safety so why are they allowed to play on ice while out shopping with parents.
Because they're the parents responsibility, whereas when they are at school the smallest injury leads to ambulance chasing parents....
[quote][p][bold]waterbottle[/bold] wrote: Hope the kids are ok and it's not too serious. Why has the council allowed an ice rink in the town centre kids aren't allowed to play in the snow when at school due to health and safety so why are they allowed to play on ice while out shopping with parents.[/p][/quote]Because they're the parents responsibility, whereas when they are at school the smallest injury leads to ambulance chasing parents.... filthy6

2:07pm Wed 18 Dec 13

madmel2122 says...

where there's blame there's a claim
where there's blame there's a claim madmel2122

2:14pm Wed 18 Dec 13

boltonlives88 says...

This happens at ice rinks, and with a bit of luck, the ice rink will stay in the town centre for years to come, although the chances of it closing now are quite high thanks to this generation of instead of brushing off an injury, the parents try to sue and blame anyone they can, therefore things like the rink being removed and making everyone lose out
This happens at ice rinks, and with a bit of luck, the ice rink will stay in the town centre for years to come, although the chances of it closing now are quite high thanks to this generation of instead of brushing off an injury, the parents try to sue and blame anyone they can, therefore things like the rink being removed and making everyone lose out boltonlives88

2:28pm Wed 18 Dec 13

thomas222 says...

This place will be packed out this weekend with claim theres a blame scammers and lawyers who do the legals.......
This place will be packed out this weekend with claim theres a blame scammers and lawyers who do the legals....... thomas222

2:56pm Wed 18 Dec 13

kandrews8098 says...

RealisticMoi wrote:
"Breaking news" really?! Hope the children are ok but surely it is standard occurrence with ice rinks
although it maybe standard occurace for accidents on icerinks the little girl was on the ice for an hour and half while ambulance medics treated and prepared to move her. 2 ambulances and a rapid response vehicle were in attendance, so there is probably a lot of interest in the young girls condition from shopper who witnessed the scene.
[quote][p][bold]RealisticMoi[/bold] wrote: "Breaking news" really?! Hope the children are ok but surely it is standard occurrence with ice rinks[/p][/quote]although it maybe standard occurace for accidents on icerinks the little girl was on the ice for an hour and half while ambulance medics treated and prepared to move her. 2 ambulances and a rapid response vehicle were in attendance, so there is probably a lot of interest in the young girls condition from shopper who witnessed the scene. kandrews8098

3:40pm Wed 18 Dec 13

nozza17 says...

Won't be surprised if we see someone gritting it this weekend trying to make it safe.
Won't be surprised if we see someone gritting it this weekend trying to make it safe. nozza17

3:50pm Wed 18 Dec 13

MalcM59 says...

nozza17 wrote:
Won't be surprised if we see someone gritting it this weekend trying to make it safe.
Come on...council gritting when there's any ice about ??
;-)
[quote][p][bold]nozza17[/bold] wrote: Won't be surprised if we see someone gritting it this weekend trying to make it safe.[/p][/quote]Come on...council gritting when there's any ice about ?? ;-) MalcM59

3:52pm Wed 18 Dec 13

marco999 says...

We should demand a full public enquiry into the incident and if the ice rink is allowed to stay open we must demand all those who use it read the fourteen page rules, regulations and safety information pamphlet first of all. If potential skaters are familiarised with all the risks involved and still want to go ahead with this highly dangerous pastime they must take a health & safety course on the usage of slippery surfaces. The course will take approximately one full day and at the end of the day the skaters will then take an exam and have to pass it to be issued with a licence to skate. Skaters will then be issued with safety goggles, blunt safety skates and body armour. They will also be fitted with safety harnesses which will be suspended above the ice on steel safety ropes and all walls and corners will be fitted with thick rubber safety buffers. The temperature of the ice will be raised slightly so the ice turns to slush which is far safer to land on than hard ice. Finally there will be a fully trained Ice safety guard also on hand just in case.
We should demand a full public enquiry into the incident and if the ice rink is allowed to stay open we must demand all those who use it read the fourteen page rules, regulations and safety information pamphlet first of all. If potential skaters are familiarised with all the risks involved and still want to go ahead with this highly dangerous pastime they must take a health & safety course on the usage of slippery surfaces. The course will take approximately one full day and at the end of the day the skaters will then take an exam and have to pass it to be issued with a licence to skate. Skaters will then be issued with safety goggles, blunt safety skates and body armour. They will also be fitted with safety harnesses which will be suspended above the ice on steel safety ropes and all walls and corners will be fitted with thick rubber safety buffers. The temperature of the ice will be raised slightly so the ice turns to slush which is far safer to land on than hard ice. Finally there will be a fully trained Ice safety guard also on hand just in case. marco999

4:08pm Wed 18 Dec 13

cathpaul says...

Just to let you know. The boy is back at home playing computer games. He has a slight concussion. Back at school tomorrow. Accidents happen.
From his parents.
Just to let you know. The boy is back at home playing computer games. He has a slight concussion. Back at school tomorrow. Accidents happen. From his parents. cathpaul

4:22pm Wed 18 Dec 13

chris25 says...

cathpaul wrote:
Just to let you know. The boy is back at home playing computer games. He has a slight concussion. Back at school tomorrow. Accidents happen.
From his parents.
glad your boy ok ,my boy got a busted nose playing football ,totally agree accidents happen .
[quote][p][bold]cathpaul[/bold] wrote: Just to let you know. The boy is back at home playing computer games. He has a slight concussion. Back at school tomorrow. Accidents happen. From his parents.[/p][/quote]glad your boy ok ,my boy got a busted nose playing football ,totally agree accidents happen . chris25

5:05pm Wed 18 Dec 13

RealisticMoi says...

cathpaul wrote:
Just to let you know. The boy is back at home playing computer games. He has a slight concussion. Back at school tomorrow. Accidents happen.
From his parents.
Really good to hear it.
[quote][p][bold]cathpaul[/bold] wrote: Just to let you know. The boy is back at home playing computer games. He has a slight concussion. Back at school tomorrow. Accidents happen. From his parents.[/p][/quote]Really good to hear it. RealisticMoi

5:16pm Wed 18 Dec 13

KIRSTEN1991 says...

kandrews8098 wrote:
RealisticMoi wrote: "Breaking news" really?! Hope the children are ok but surely it is standard occurrence with ice rinks
although it maybe standard occurace for accidents on icerinks the little girl was on the ice for an hour and half while ambulance medics treated and prepared to move her. 2 ambulances and a rapid response vehicle were in attendance, so there is probably a lot of interest in the young girls condition from shopper who witnessed the scene.
Thank You for your concern yours is the only true comment.
The girl is now home with a few spinal bruises but is on the mend.
Some of these comments are ridiculous about making claims etc.... accidents happen when children are involved but some people are to ill mannered to realise that.
The childrens safety was the first thing on the parents mind not about making money
[quote][p][bold]kandrews8098[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RealisticMoi[/bold] wrote: "Breaking news" really?! Hope the children are ok but surely it is standard occurrence with ice rinks[/p][/quote]although it maybe standard occurace for accidents on icerinks the little girl was on the ice for an hour and half while ambulance medics treated and prepared to move her. 2 ambulances and a rapid response vehicle were in attendance, so there is probably a lot of interest in the young girls condition from shopper who witnessed the scene.[/p][/quote]Thank You for your concern yours is the only true comment. The girl is now home with a few spinal bruises but is on the mend. Some of these comments are ridiculous about making claims etc.... accidents happen when children are involved but some people are to ill mannered to realise that. The childrens safety was the first thing on the parents mind not about making money KIRSTEN1991

7:09pm Wed 18 Dec 13

boltonnut says...

Hockey helmets are mandatory in most ice rinks in N. America,(the sueing capital of the world).It would also reduce the amount and serverity of accidents at the Bolton rink,they should rent them out along with the skates,even cycling helmets would surfice if nothing else was available.
Hockey helmets are mandatory in most ice rinks in N. America,(the sueing capital of the world).It would also reduce the amount and serverity of accidents at the Bolton rink,they should rent them out along with the skates,even cycling helmets would surfice if nothing else was available. boltonnut

7:39pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Beyond News Forum says...

boltonnut wrote:
Hockey helmets are mandatory in most ice rinks in N. America,(the sueing capital of the world).It would also reduce the amount and serverity of accidents at the Bolton rink,they should rent them out along with the skates,even cycling helmets would surfice if nothing else was available.
Not where I lived in Sherwood. OR
[quote][p][bold]boltonnut[/bold] wrote: Hockey helmets are mandatory in most ice rinks in N. America,(the sueing capital of the world).It would also reduce the amount and serverity of accidents at the Bolton rink,they should rent them out along with the skates,even cycling helmets would surfice if nothing else was available.[/p][/quote]Not where I lived in Sherwood. OR Beyond News Forum

7:41pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Beyond News Forum says...

I do agree though... helmets for beginners and intermediate skaters. Advanced skaters should also be allocated slots in which they can skate.

Thumbs up for a permanent Ice Rink in Bolton!!!
I do agree though... helmets for beginners and intermediate skaters. Advanced skaters should also be allocated slots in which they can skate. Thumbs up for a permanent Ice Rink in Bolton!!! Beyond News Forum

7:42pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Zippy86 says...

Helmets are provided. We took our children to the rink and they loved it. The staff were helpful and gave safety advice and lessons how to skate.
Helmets are provided. We took our children to the rink and they loved it. The staff were helpful and gave safety advice and lessons how to skate. Zippy86

10:52pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Comment777 says...

thomas222 wrote:
This place will be packed out this weekend with claim theres a blame scammers and lawyers who do the legals.......
but at least the claim company is based in Bolton, as reported by the the BN a few weeks ago, new building at the gateway of Bolton etc. So the claim culture continues whilst the people of Bolton lose their amenities due to extortionate insurance premiums
[quote][p][bold]thomas222[/bold] wrote: This place will be packed out this weekend with claim theres a blame scammers and lawyers who do the legals.......[/p][/quote]but at least the claim company is based in Bolton, as reported by the the BN a few weeks ago, new building at the gateway of Bolton etc. So the claim culture continues whilst the people of Bolton lose their amenities due to extortionate insurance premiums Comment777

2:08pm Thu 19 Dec 13

tinypet says...

waterbottle wrote:
Hope the kids are ok and it's not too serious. Why has the council allowed an ice rink in the town centre kids aren't allowed to play in the snow when at school due to health and safety so why are they allowed to play on ice while out shopping with parents.
were does it state shopping with parents, they were on a school trip, you see up until last year bolton council allowed year 6 kids to go and watch the panto vip with coach and free sweets provided, last year the ice rink arrived and they now go to that instead, Its a death trap if you ask me, yes i had a go last year it rained whilest i was on it making it danagerous, i got off and this year my kids are taking a wide berth. been there done that, if you really wanna enjoy ice skating go to blackburn at least its in doors.
[quote][p][bold]waterbottle[/bold] wrote: Hope the kids are ok and it's not too serious. Why has the council allowed an ice rink in the town centre kids aren't allowed to play in the snow when at school due to health and safety so why are they allowed to play on ice while out shopping with parents.[/p][/quote]were does it state shopping with parents, they were on a school trip, you see up until last year bolton council allowed year 6 kids to go and watch the panto vip with coach and free sweets provided, last year the ice rink arrived and they now go to that instead, Its a death trap if you ask me, yes i had a go last year it rained whilest i was on it making it danagerous, i got off and this year my kids are taking a wide berth. been there done that, if you really wanna enjoy ice skating go to blackburn at least its in doors. tinypet

8:24am Fri 20 Dec 13

Regulatory Man says...

never mind where's there's blame, more like "Where there's a comments section, there's many a fool"

Accidents are just that, accidents and I'd like to see the courts clamp down on half **** claims where no real harm was done by fining those who bring the claims in the first place.

Now the serious matter in this story is that a child was hurt, it was indeed an accident and all of those involved including the parents appear to have done the sensible thing. Well done them.

For any halfwit calling for the rink to be closed I say this. Wind your necks in and go out and try it for yourself. You'll find it's actually fun. For those who don't know what the word fun means anymore the definition is thus;

enjoyment, amusement, or light-hearted pleasure.
"the children were having fun in the play area"

or

amusing, entertaining, or enjoyable.
"it was a fun evening"
synonyms: enjoyable, amusing, diverting, pleasurable, pleasing, agreeable,

;-)
never mind where's there's blame, more like "Where there's a comments section, there's many a fool" Accidents are just that, accidents and I'd like to see the courts clamp down on half **** claims where no real harm was done by fining those who bring the claims in the first place. Now the serious matter in this story is that a child was hurt, it was indeed an accident and all of those involved including the parents appear to have done the sensible thing. Well done them. For any halfwit calling for the rink to be closed I say this. Wind your necks in and go out and try it for yourself. You'll find it's actually fun. For those who don't know what the word fun means anymore the definition is thus; enjoyment, amusement, or light-hearted pleasure. "the children were having fun in the play area" or amusing, entertaining, or enjoyable. "it was a fun evening" synonyms: enjoyable, amusing, diverting, pleasurable, pleasing, agreeable, ;-) Regulatory Man

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