When ice skating I am always surprised by the number of kids and adults that skate without a helmet. My kids, me, and two other kids were the only helmet wearers out of dozens of skaters. I saw plenty of kids take big wipeouts which included face to ice or head to ice collisions.
The way I see it is my family needs my brain to work right so I can continue to put food on the table. Wearing a helmet is an easy way for me to protect against a head injury.Enjoy this video from a previous skating excursion.