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At What Age Can I Get My Child Started With Ice Skating?

Little Children Can Learn to Ice Skate


Little Children Can Learn to Ice Skate

Little Children Can Learn to Ice Skate

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Very young children can ice skate. Some parents get their children on the ice as soon as they are able to walk. Many ice arenas offer tot ice skating lessons or "Parent and Me" ice skating classes.

  • Tip: Introduce very young children to skating at a roller skating rink where toddlers and preschoolers can walk on locked roller skate wheels. Children don't get wet or cold in roller skating rinks and usually don't cry even when they fall while roller skating. Once a child can roll around on roller skates, the transition to ice skates comes easily.

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