How To Ice Skate
Learning how to ice skate requires
time and patience, it is a lot like learning how to ride a bike with the slight exception being that you are going
to fall down a lot. Ice skating is hard work and even though the pros make it look simple as a beginner you will
spend lots of time falling down and trying to balance yourself on the ice.
Your first step should be to learn
how to balance your body, start by stretching your arms out just under shoulder level to balance your body. You
then bend your knees and lean slightly forward without holding on to anything. While as a beginner you will get
this urge to constantly hold on to the wall this can become a hindrance in your effort. You should only reach for
the wall when you are about to fall.
Falling is a big part of ice
skating and even the pros have their fair share of falls; this makes it even more important for you to learn how to
fall. If you think you are going to fall just bend your knees slightly and go into a squat position. If it is too
late then stretch your hands out and clench your hand into a fist so that your fingers are
Every time you want to stop you
should bend your knees inwards and push both your feet out. The objective here is to put pressure on the ice. You
will know if you got it right if you see some ice collected near your skates when you stop. Getting this right at
first can be difficult but it is not as difficult as the other aspects of ice skating.
There are a number of videos you
can find online that teach you how to ice skate and while it is always good to have more info, ice skating is 99%
practice. The more you hit the ice the sooner you will learn how to ice skate, that being said people who are new
may also feel exhausted after an hour of ice skating and so rest is also required prior to starting