Holidays on the River is back, and you know what that means. It’s time to lace up your skates and do some ice skating while the weather is cold. You can check out this fun event at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. But don’t worry. There are plenty of days to choose from. Just make sure to check out the calendar to figure out when skating will begin on the specific day you want to go. There are also select dates when it opens early for when the kids have school off. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the season!
Maybe ice skating sounds fun to you, but you’ve never been before. Or maybe, you just aren’t a very good skater and don’t feel too confident out there on the ice. Though brand-new skaters are still welcome, it can be helpful to learn a few basic ice skating tips. That way, you can feel more comfortable as you skate around the rink.
What to Wear
Remember, you’re going to be on the ice. That means you need to dress in layers to keep yourself warm. Most people are fine with a hoodie or a sweatshirt, but wear a long-sleeved T-shirt underneath if you get cold a lot. Also, make sure you bring along some thin socks. Cotton ones won’t work as well because they tend to be too bulky.
Don’t Fear the Fall
It’s inevitable that you’re going to fall a few times when you first start learning how to skate. While it’s certainly not the most pleasant experience, it really doesn’t hurt that much. If you fall, just get up and try again. The more you practice, the less and less you will fall, meaning you can quickly start building more confidence on the ice.
Try Walking First
If you are really having trouble at first, just try more of a walking motion on ice with your skates. This might help you get the feel of where your feet are going. Then, as you become more comfortable simply walking on the ice, you can start to glide little by little. This process may take a while, but it really is easier than you think once you get the hang of it.
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