Ice hockey players should dress in layers, use the proper equipment and wear helmets to avoid injuries. (Photo: angel-beil/Instagram)

Weekend Warriors

Training Helps Avoid Winter Sports Injuries Watching Olympic athletes zoom down the slopes or tear up the rink can inspire you to get involved in winter sports. But when you strap on skis or lace up skates, it is important to remember that you have not trained like an Olympian,
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Local skaters play a game of ice hockey on the C&O Canal in Georgetown during the rececent freeze. (Photo: zacdendi/Instagram)

On Ice

Ice Skating Is Heating Up in the DMV Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series. Part 2, which will be published next Monday, focuses on what to wear and take when you hit the ice. It is really cold, but ice conditions are ideal at local rinks, and the ice will
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Make sure toys you are buying for holiday gifts are safe and appropriate for the child you are giving them to. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Toy Safety

Toy Safety Tips for the Holidays Pretty much all toys can look inviting to children. But it is important for adults who are buying toys this holiday season look beyond the flashing lights and cool noises to make sure they are safe. Some of the dangers – such as sharp edges or
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