Ice-Skating is such a fun way to exercise because it is a great leveller.
Unless someone in your squad is used to rollerblading, everyone will be starting from scratch.
With more mainstream sports and pass-times like football, basketball or tennis there’s usually at least one friend in your group who is the experienced one.
Ice Skating: Exercising, having fun, and totally forgetting about it all
As Ice-Skating Coaches, we have spent huge quantities of time working on public ice-skating sessions. Here are some things we notice about newbies of all ages.
It’s both natural and sensible to be a little careful when first taking to the ice.
99.9% of public ice skating sessions begin with the majority of skaters holding on to or near the barrier.
Within 15 to 20 minutes, skaters begin to get braver and venture away from the side.
You won’t want to get off
Before the end of a session, skaters are often enjoying skating so much that they build up a lot of speed which is usually right before they realise, they can’t stop.
Without a doubt, very few people want to get off the ice without “one more go around”.
If you’d like to build some skills, a lesson or two can really help
Like Eminem says “lose yourself in the moment”
Those 3 stages of a session really show how Ice Skating can boost mood and confidence in such a short space of time.
Ice Skating is the opportunity to get absorbed in a challenge and chase the thrill of moving fast under your own steam.
An exhilarating pairing of physical activity and a big dose of happy for the mind.
Some people compare the sensation of Ice Skating to the freedom they’ve felt from riding a motorbike.Marika Humphreys-Baranova OLY
So if you have really enjoyed the sensation of ice skating there are so many ways to build your skills to suit your vibe.
Taking Ice Skating Fun to the next step
The links in the list below feature YouTube videos about different types of Ice Sports.
- Share a day out with family or friends, introduce them to the experience
- A Race (Speed Skating)
- A Match (Ice Hockey & Bandy)
- Stunting on ice skates (Free-Styling)
- A Competition/Art/Show (Figure Skating)