When you leave the rink, it's usually dark, cold, busy or empty. Rarely do we think about our safety in these positions, so I've done it for you. Things to think about, darlings.
Things you should always do when arriving and leaving at the rink:
♥ Try to park close to the door so you don’t have a long walk to you car after the game.
♥ Double tap when locking your car so the lock indicator sounds at least twice.
♥ If you have to go to the washroom during the game when no one is likely to be there, either go with a friend or wait till the period is over.
♥ Be aware of your surroundings. Pay attention to people around you. If you notice someone has had
their eyes on you for a while, try to get away from that person.
♥ Always let someone know where your going. If your going for a tim’s run at intermission, make sure
♥ In your phone contacts, have your parents and other emergency numbers in your speed dial in case of
♥ Because hockey girlfriends often sit around the rink after the game to talk and meet with their
boyfriends , they are usually one of the last to leave the rink. Try to leave with a friend, or wait for your
boyfriend to see you out.
♥ Have your keys ready in your hand.
♥ Walk with confidence, don’t be shy to make direct eye contact with those you pass.
♥ As you approach your car look into the back seat for any movement.
♥ Lock your car as soon as you get in.
♥ If you are parked beside a sketchy van, enter your car on the passenger side.
In the event you are grabbed by a stranger, always resist as much as you possibly can. Scream, hit, kick, bite, scratch, whatever you need to do to fight, do it. Make it as difficult as possible for someone to carry you.
In the event you are in a trunk of a vehicle (god forbid) here are a few things you need to know to escape:
♥ KEEP CALM. Trunks are not airtight. You will not suffocate, but what can hurt you is hyperventilating.
Keep calm and breathe.
♥ Try to get out through the back seat if the driver leaves the car. There may be a seat release in the
trunk, look around the seats for a small button or pull. If not kick or push until it bursts open and crawl through.
♥ Look for a trunk release. It’s usually located near the trunk latch and it will likely be a glow in the dark
handle, button, switch, or cord.
♥ Rip the carpet on the drivers side and look for the trunk release cable. If it’s not there, look along the
top side of the trunk. If you find it, pull the cable TOWARDS the front of the car. It will be hard and will
♥ Pull out the brake lights. There may be a cover over them, just pull it off and rip out the cords.
♥ Try to kick out the tail light. try ripping off the carpet along the side If you can and kick kick kick as
hard as you can.
Below are two videos by itstactical.com to show you how to break out of zip ties:
SAFETY AT THE RINK