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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.


  • 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.


Parents in Sport Week: 1-7 October

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


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