Sunday, February 27, 2011

‎6.8.21 Any contact with an opponent who is touching the track exclusively outside the track boundary that causes the opponent to fall or affects the opposing skater’s ability to re-enter play.

This rule is pretty straight forward. If a skater makes contact with another skater who is completely out of bounds, and the receiving skater falls, or is prevented from returning to the track, the initiating skater is penalized with a Blocking Out Of Bounds major. It must be noted that this rule says any contact, so, for example, in a situation where a skater gets blocked out of bounds and falls, and while down slides into a skater who us already down and causes that skater to fall, the sliding skater will get a major Blocking Out Of Bounds penalty.