Skating is one of the best ways to burn those extra calories while you spend time with your family and friends. This is one of the best physical activities that you can do. However, if you’re new to ice skating, it can be quite hard to learn when you’re already hard on the bones. But don’t let age stop you! As long as you think you can do it, then do it!
Learning to ice skate can be so tiring of its so much fun, especially when you’re not that young anymore. But it’s never too late to try. So when you’re on the ice, there are some simple reminders that you can keep in your heart which can help you along the way.
- Focus on What’s in Front of You.
Dont look down. Keep your eyes in front of you and just focus on what is in front of you. This is one of the most common mistakes of new skaters. When you’re looking down, you won’t see what’s ahead of you. It will cause you to stop on an ugly spill, or bump into someone else.Try to keep your head back and keep your eyes straight ahead.
- Invest in Your Skates
When it comes to ice skating, you should not go for the least expensive. They tend to be much heavier to break in compared to high-quality skates. If money is an issue, buy refurbished or used good-quality skates. These skates would be much easier to maneuver since it’s lighter and smoother to manage.
- Tie it up!
How to tie your skates is not the same as tying up your shoes. They are tied perfectly to fit your feet. If you don’t know how to do it, ask for help. Tighten or loosen your skates especially when you start feeling pain in your ankles.
- Take Your Time.
There’s no need to rush. Learning a new sport or hobby may take some time. You have to practice regularly for you to be able to get the hang of it. Learning how to ice skate will not take you overnight. Take it slow. Learn how to balance, and start breaking in. You would be gliding smoothly over the ice in time.
- Learn to Stop
Someone who is new to ice skating is too excited to learn to skate and they forget that at any time they also have to stop. This should be the first thing to learn to learn skating safely and effectively.
- Get an Advice from an Expert
Nothing beats a good advice from someone who knows what they’re doing. If you’re still doubtful about your learning speed, you can enroll yourself in a skate training class to get professional help.
When learning something new, you must remember that it will not take an hour or two, or even overnight to master it. This is the same with ice skating. It will take time to learn to stop properly, and it will take more trials and errors to learn how to skate. But remember, you are getting there. So take it slow.