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Ice Skating

National Ice Skating Association

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What is Ice Skating?

Ice skating involves dancing or racing on ice.

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

Ice dancing is a popular recreational sport as well as a major focal point of international competitions. However differing from competition-level pairs skating, ice dancing does not have the jumps, over-head lifts or extended spins and also has different rules.

Benefits

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

Costs

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.

Equipment

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.

Facts

  • 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.

Campaigns

Coaching Can

Coaching has long been considered to be about the development of skill in a sport. It has been about acquiring, honing and transferring these skills in the pursuit of athletic achievement.

Partners

  • East Midlands Platform
    Sport England
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Blaby District Council
    Harborough District Council
  • Age UK L&R
    North West Leicestershire District Council
    Rutland County Council
    Loughborough University
    Melton Borough Council
  • Safeguarding
    Equality Standard
    Charnwood Borough Council
    QUEST
    County Sport Network
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    British Heart Foundation
    Leicester City Council
    Leicestershire County Council

Partners

  • Charnwood Borough Council
    Age UK L&R
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Harborough District Council
  • Melton Borough Council
    QUEST
  • Sport England
    Blaby District Council
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Leicester City Council
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Loughborough University
  • East Midlands Platform
    Equality Standard
  • British Heart Foundation
    Safeguarding
  • Rutland County Council
    County Sport Network
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council