By Madasin Jennings, Account Specialist
It has begun. The leaves have changed, the temperature has dropped, and the days are getting darker. Winter is here and for me, this means it’s time to start thinking about winter activities.
In the past, I have always preferred to spend my summers outdoors while spending my winters indoors. So, winter activities aren’t something I am too familiar with. My boyfriend, however, is a fan of all weather, especially winter. Skiing and playing hockey are among two of his favorite things to do in winter. Last season, I hit the slopes a grand total of one time. I did, however, take to ice skating like a duck on (frozen) water.
Like most people in my generation, when I want to know more about something, I google it. For anyone wanting to learn how to ice skate, this article would be a great start. It starts off at the basics: clothing dos and don’ts, choosing the right ice skates for you, and how to properly lace up. Start slowly and it’s ok to stick close to the barrier! This will help you get a feel for the ice and how your body reacts to movements on the ice until you can find your balance. There are tips on proper skating stance and a few things to think about as you start gaining momentum, like learning how to stand and stop. These are all important steppingstones that will help glide you toward success.
For me, the most important thing to take away from this article is to be patient with yourself. Take it one glide at a time and learn as you go, while also remembering to have fun. Don’t waste away indoors while a winter wonderland sits right outside your window. Get out there and try something new!
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