For beginners, ice skating may seem difficult, but it is only appearance. Anyone can learn skating on a good level in a relatively short period of time in order to benefit from this not only health benefits and physical fitness, but also a lot of fun. Check out the following tips, but remember that ultimately practice makes perfect!
- . The most important is equipment, i.e. the skates. Choose the right skates for you. Make sure that they are well fitted and laced – otherwise, you may get injured or skating will be just uncomfortable. Comfort is the essence. Pay attention to the skid – it must be well sharpened.
- Aura is usually winter, so be sure to warm up well before entering the ice. Body without the warm up is more susceptible to injury and muscle sores. .
- Dress up properly, neither too lightly not too warm. Your sport dress must be comfortable, so that you can move freely and comfortably.
- Be careful, move your body and practice.
The first skating will not be the easiest one, but it is important to break the ice. Every next practice will be more successful until you reach perfection.
Ice skating effects
When ice skating, your whole body works – in order to maintain the balance, you must use both your legs and hands – so you strengthen shoulders, arms and hands. Moreover, you will strengthen and shape your belly, legs and buttocks. Ice skating will not only improve your physical conditions, but it will also benefit your coordination of movements, your well-being and immunity.
Contraindications for ice skating are diseases of knees and spine.
You will get the best results when you will practice ice skating 2-3 times a week for the whole season. During an hour of ice skating you can burn from 300 to 800 kcal .- depending on the intensity of your workout.
Shoes of this model go slightly above the ankle, and they have a higher and reinforced fragment on the heel in order to protect the Achilles tendon. Contrary to the figure skates, they have standard eyelets for laces. Therefore, they do not provide such reinforcement for your leg like figure skates, but they do not serve for jumping or acrobatics, so such a strong support is not needed. The skid is riveted to the shoe, it is thinner than figure skates, profiled and adapted for sharper turns. They enable to achieve higher speeds, they are maneuverable and enable quick braking.
They are characterized by a high shoe, which is supposed to protect your ankle. The shoe goes far beyond your ankle. The skid of figure skates is the widest and the largest, so it is also quite heavy. The upper part of the shoe has hooks for laces that make it easy to put on the shoe and also better stabilize your leg. The skid in the front side has teeth that enable a greater control when performing acrobatics on ice. Figure skates give you the most opportunities when it comes to the skating technique.
Rigid and appropriately profiled shoe-top is designed to increase the stability of the ankle and to better fit the feet by eliminating pressure zones. In addition, the shoe has a reinforced front part which provides safety and absorbs impact. The ice skate is equipped with padding that absorbs moisture which increases comfort while skating.
As with all hockey skates, it is attached to the shoe with rivets. Pre-sharpened, made of stainless steel of increased hardness which extends its service life. The blade applied in these ice skates allows for faster, more agile skating and fast and precise braking.
pre-sharpened blade made of stainless steel with increased hardness
reinforced front part coated with shock absorbing PU
moisture-absorbent microfiber padding
rigid, profiled shoe-top which gives ankle support while eliminating pressure zones
size: 39 - 47