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Ice Skating

National Ice Skating Association

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01159 888 060

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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

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

Parents in Sport Week: 1-7 October

This year’s Parents in Sport Week takes place 1 – 7 October 2018.

Partners

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

Partners

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