My kids have ski helmets for skiing, and bell helmets for bike riding. They just started ice skating lessons last week, and were three of the only 5 kids on the ice wearing helmets, out of about 100 kids.
I put them in their ski helmets, but I'm wondering which are best to use. The ski helmets are difficult and pricey to replace, in addition to being hot to wear, whereas bell helmets can be bought at Target for $25. I don't want to have to replace ski helmets from just one minor knock on the ice, but equally, don't want to risk their noggins if a bike bell helmet is not safe. But if a bell helmet is as effective on the ice, it's far easier for me to throw one away and replace it if they take a fall.