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Ice Skating

National Ice Skating Association

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What is Ice Skating?

Ice skating is for anybody and easy to learn, whether you just want a bit of fun with friends or are serious about joining a team.

There's figure skating and speed skating - sports you may have seen at the Winter Olympics. But skating doesn't have to be competitive. You can put on a pair of skates (which you can hire at rinks) and start gliding across the ice. It's best to make sure you can skate in a straight line before you attempt jumps and turns.

Under the general term of 'figure skating' there are five separate competitions at International Level:

  • Men's singles skating
  • Ladies' singles skating
  • Ice dancing
  • Pairs skating
  • Synchronized skating


  • Improved mental health.
  • Improved strength in both the leg muscles and core
  • Aerobic workout of dancing while on the ice


Attending public skating sessions at Ice Arena's around the country can cost as little as £6 with a small additional cost if you need to hire skates.


The only thing you need to go ice skating is skates and many ice arena's will allow you to hire skates for a small charge.


  • Of the three main forms of skating, speed skating was the first to be considered a sport.
  • Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean were figure skating Olympic champions in 1984.


Make your Move

The greatest benefits to our physical and mental health comes when we go from doing no physical activity at all to doing just a little bit!

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  • Melton LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Active Rutland
    Active Leicester
  • County Sport Network
    H&B LSA
  • Equality Standard
    O&W LSA
  • Sport England
    Harborough LSA
  • Blaby LSA
    Charnwood LSA