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Skate Without An Ice Skating Rink

Skate Without An Ice Skating Rink

I am guessing that every ice skating rink on this planet may be closed during this Coronavirus shutdown. That means that every ice skater on this planet can’t skate. For people that don’t skate, not being able to ice skate may not seem all that important, but I know from experience not being able to skate does make those who love to skate miss skating more than ever.

Fortunately, there are inline skates and roller skates. And…there are even inline skates that feel like figure skates such as Pic Skates.  Ice skating rinks are not necessary if individuals are willing to skate on wheels, but wearing proper protective gear is highly recommended since concrete is not as forgiving as ice.  No matter what, at least wear wrist guards and perhaps a helmet.

There are outdoor roller skating rinks in some cities or towns, but those rinks may be closed during this pandemic, so skating right on the street or in one’s driveway, may be the only option.  Basements and garages may function as a small rink.

For those who don’t want to wear inline skates, bicycling or scootering can help make a person just continue having the pleasure of gliding.  If you live where there is snow, cross country skiing on skating skis can also give you the feeling of skating.

For those don’t want to put on wheels or skis, many skating skills can be practiced off the ice.  Continue practicing jumps off the ice or use one of those spinner tools to spin.  Learn the steps to an ice dance and practice it in your living room!

Stay well and….

Happy Skating! 

JO ANN Schneider Farris

Further Reading:

Jo Ann Schneider-Farris Jo Ann Schneider Farris has participated in figure skating for most of her life as a competitor, coach, and author. Jo Ann was the Figure Skating Expert for About.com for 10 years. Jo Ann began skating as a young child. She won a silver medal in the junior dance event at the United States National Figure Skating Championships and is a US Figure Skating Double Gold Medalist. She coached figure skating and has trained skaters of all ages and levels. In addition, Jo Ann taught hockey players to skate and gave instruction in power skating. She is the author of two skating books: How to Jump and Spin on In-Line Skates, the only book of its kind on inline figure skating, and a personal memoir, My Skating Life: Fifty Plus Years of Skating. Jo Ann also has contributed articles that have been included on the US Figure Skating website and the icenetwork.com website, in SKATING Magazine, Ice Skating Institute's magazine, the Professional Skaters Association magazine, and she also wrote about ice skating for Examiner.com. She is a member of the Professional Skaters Association, The Broadmoor Skating Club, and U.S. Figure Skating. Jo Ann is a graduate of the famous Hollywood Professional School, a school that once was in southern California where many serious figure skaters attended, including Peggy Fleming. She is also a graduate of Colorado College and holds a teaching credential from California State University Long Beach. As a figure skating competitor, she trained under World Ice Dance Champion and Olympic Coach Doreen Denny and also Darlene Gilbert, who has trained international and national teams. From JO ANN Schneider Farris: Hi and Happy Skating! Yes, Happy Skating is my motto. I hope to share my love of the sport and my knowledge of it with you and my goal is to link skaters from all over the world on this site. Happy Skating! Please join me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, or follow me on Google+ and Pinterest. Email me at joannfarris@yahoo.com


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