A Year-Round Sport:
A Sport For All Ages:
A Great Form of Exercise:
Recreational ice skating burns more than 250 calories per hour.
Group Ice Skating Lessons Teach Basic Ice Skating Skills:
Types of Skating:
An Individual and a Team Sport:
Figure skating and speed skating are individual sports. Synchronized figure skating and ice hockey are team sports.
Age Kids Can Start to Ice Skate:
- Recommendation: 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.
Ice Skating Basic Skills Tests for Those New to Figure Skating::
Warm clothes and mittens or gloves are also necessary. Helmets are recommended for beginning skaters. Figure skating attire can be bought online, at dance stores, and at skating rink pro shops.
Recreational Skating Costs:
Admission ranges from $3.00 to $7.00 for one to two hours of open skating. Skate rental during public skating sessions usually is an extra $1.00 to $3.00.
Private ice skating lessons are very expensive. Costs range from $20 to $40 for twenty minutes or $30 to $60 for thirty minutes of instruction. Ice time costs are not included in the cost of private ice skating lessons.