8 Comments

  1. David
    December 22, 2018 @ 2:00 am

    Hi, what an awesome way to teach people how to ice skate. I used to work at an ice rink and you would be amazed at how many people could not ice skate properly. This site would be so helpful for people who want to ice skate but don’t know how. I had to teach myself and now I wish I had seen this first. Thanks.

    David

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    • Sports Send
      December 23, 2018 @ 3:25 am

      Hi, David and thank you.

      Thank you for kind words.

      The most important thing is to start practice and then take one step at a time. 

      Good luck.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  2. Tim Bennett
    December 22, 2018 @ 2:03 am

    I am 55 now, but used to skate when I was 17.

    When I began, I used to find my ankles would be so painful the next day.

    One time at the rink I mentioned that to one of the staff and they told me it was because my boots were not supporting my ankles sufficiently and I needed a tighter fitting.

    It helped massively.

    It’s always good to listen to someone who has been there before and experienced the same!

    Your post took me back to those youthful days of holding hands with my 1st girlfriend going round and round trying to look like I knew what I was doing haha…

    I especially liked the 3 minute video. I never did any of that!

    Would be fun to try again one day!

    Tim

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    • Sports Send
      December 24, 2018 @ 3:28 am

      Hi, Tim and thank you.

      Yes, it is so important to use the right equipment — both for safety reason and feeling. 

      Like in all sports, if the shoes are not right, it can make a lot of problems. Your experience about it happens too often.

      You should give it a try again. If you have done it before, as you mention, it usually come quickly back yet!

      Good luck.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  3. Solomon
    December 22, 2018 @ 2:16 am

    I have been ice skating since I was a little boy, to me it just came naturally and I can’t remember much details on how I learnt how to ice skate which has been problematic because when people come to me to teach them things, I usually get stuck and don’t know what to tell them .

    This lesson brings back a lot of memories, and now, I know with complete certainty that whenever someone asks me to show them the basics, I can completely deliver .

    I use homemade ice-skating gears , but what would you recommend for beginners as I would like to purchase some new gears .

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    • Sports Send
      December 24, 2018 @ 3:42 am

      Hi, Solomon and thank you.

      Some people, like you, jump in and have it from the start. You can rightly say they are natural talents in that sense. But most people need to practice like in other sports.

      But I know what you mean when you say that you can´t explain it for others, you just do it. Some people use the sentence that you and the ice is one. I think it is the best way to explain it.

      About beginners Skating, I recommend the Lake Placid Summit Boys Adjustable Ice Skate. Very easy to use for beginners and what I like most it the extra ankle support for safer skating!

      Good luck.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  4. Millie Hue
    April 26, 2019 @ 11:35 pm

    Thanks for helping me understand that it would be best to be near the board when taking your first step to keep you safe when you fall. I will definitely keep that in mind now that I plan to join an ice skating class this coming May. This is because it is one of the things that I want to try, and it is listed on my bucket list which I want to tick off before I reach my 30th birthday. This tip will ensure that I will not hurt myself trying.

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    • Sports Send
      April 27, 2019 @ 1:54 am

      Hi, Millie Hue and thank you.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Great to hear about your benefit of the review, that is the goal of the site.

      Good luck.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

      Reply

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