Sunday, October 9, 2011

‎6.12.3 Maintaining or increasing speed while skating to and from the penalty box.

Under the No Impact/No Penalty section of Skating Out Of Bounds, this rule allows a skater to go unpenalized when racing to and from the penalty box. Since Skating Out Of Bounds penalties are to be given to skaters who skate purposely out of bounds to gain or maintain speed, it might seem like a skater being sent to the box would be penalized when they skate off the track and race to the box. This would definitely be a penalty that would add insult to injury. Thus, it is no penalty, and skaters may skate to and from the penalty at whatever speed they like.