Friday, May 11, 2012 To regain position in the pack after having fallen behind or recovering from a fall, a skater must catch up to the back of the pack by skating within the track boundaries to be considered back in play.

Just like yesterday, today’s rule is a subrule of, which requires out of play skaters to reenter the engagement zone the opposite way she left. It was asked on Wednesday how that can be, since a skater who leaves from the front of the engagement zone must return to the front of the engagement zone. This rule makes it a little more clear. If a player goes out of play by slowing down (which would be behind the engagement zone) then the opposite of slowing down is sprinting, which is how she must reenter the engagement zone.