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most of us, ice skating is merely recreational, whether ice hockey
or simply ice skating in a rink. The competitive arenas of ice skating
include ice figure skating and ice speed skating. For any of these,
it is a basic necessity to start young if you want to become very
- Here are some basic tips to help you on your
ice skating journey!
- Only skate on specially prepared skating areas
where you are certain the ice is strong enough.
- Look over the surface before you start, for
any cracks, holes or debris.
- Learn the basic skating skills, such as how
to stop and fall safely, and how to get back up, in the beginning
before you try other complicated moves.
- Make sure to wear warm clothing.
- Rest whenever you become tired or cold.
- Do not skate alone!
- Children need to wear proper protection, because
fully frozen ice causes collisions and falls easily. Any child
should have a helmet, gloves, elbow and kneepads while ice skating.
- Keep your knees bent! Remind yourself while
out on the rink, ”Knees bent and stay solid!”
- Most rinks offer tiny tots or children’s
ice skating lessons, to help them get started with the basics.
Starting at this age will give your child the right tools to develop
them and continue the sport with great skill, if they wish.
- Between the ages of 3 and 4 is the most ideal
if you want your children to start young. This is relevant to
all types of ice skating: ice hockey, figure skating or speed
One of the best things about winter is the snow. And one of the
best things about snow is the fun and games that it allows.
Sports and Activities
Wintertime often sparks cabin fever, creating a feeling of seclusion,
boredom and depression in many people.