Skate for Concussions Initiative - Photos by Shevry Lassiter

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A serious concussion can last for several months. Symptoms of a concussion may not be noticed for several weeks after an injury. This is just some of the information that was passed on to visitors at the Silver Spring Ice Skating Rink at Veteran’s Plaza on Saturday, January 25. While couples, families, and children skated, J. Lafayette Carter, known as Coach Carter, founder of Student Athletes for Educational Opportunities (SAFEO), Inc. offered free concussion awareness information to help parents and coaches ensure the safety of young athletes. Coaches and members of the Victory Star Ice Hockey Team from Frederick, Md. demonstrated safety techniques on the ice.