Personal Safety: How to Stay Safe on Slippery Sidewalks.

The Center for  Disease Control and Prevention has issued safety tips for walking in the ice, and the top tip is to walk like a Penguin!

With temperatures set to continue this artic blast, it’s more important than ever to pay attention when out in the cold. Follow these tips and be safe out there!


  1. Always approach all surfaces with caution. Assume they are wet and that the dark patches are ice.
  2. Avoid shoes and boots with smooth soles. Wear non-slip rubber or neoprene grooved soles.
  3. Keep your hands out of your pockets. Extend them out to your sides to help maintain balance.
  4. If you are going down, avoid falling on your knees, try to land somewhere with more flesh.
  5. Take short steps and go slowly.

DO THE PENGUIN SHUFFLE! Point your feel out slightly, spread your feet out to increase your center of gravity and walk flat footed.