Sunday, April 17, 2011

10.3.2 If a skater is bleeding, the skater may not participate in a bout until the bleeding has stopped.

I've heard this rule described as the "don't be a hero" rule. Your team may need you, but if you're bleeding you're a health risk to everyone on or near the track, and also at risk of further injuring yourself. Bleeding is bad, no matter how close a game is. Safety comes first.