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….
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