Skating Tips and Tricks

Going skating? If you don’t skate everyday, wear two pairs of socks to prevent blisters on your feet. Lace the skates tight for maximum control.

How to skate backward: This will work for roller skating, ice skating and rollerblading: Come to a complete stop. Set your feet with your legs about one foot (30cm) apart, and your toes pointing slightly inward (toward each other). Alternatively lift your feet, as if you were marching in place. You will start to drift backward. Keep your knees bent. Slowly pick up your speed until you are comfortable with the backward movement. You’re skating backward. To continue along this path, your next goal might be to skate backward on one leg. To learn this, lift a foot momentarily as you are skating backward. Try to keep the foot elevated for longer and longer times.

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