Ice Skating Safety Tips
Around Lake Winnipesaukee
In New Hampshire

 Ice Skating Safety 


Learning some ice skating safety tips can help make your skating experience more enjoyable.  Whether you're at indoor ice skating rinks or outdoors on a pond  in the Lake Winnipesaukee area of New Hampshire, skating can be great exercise as well as a lesson in coordination and balance.

Ice Skating Safety

Things To Do Before Ice Skating Around Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire

  • Make sure your skates fit comfortably and provide ankle support.  Poor fitting skates can give you blisters. No ankle support makes you wobbly and you end up skating pigeon-toed.

  • Sharpen your blades.  The more you skate, the more often you need to have your skates sharpened.  If you skate just a couple of times here and there, then you should sharpen them at the beginning of each season.

  • Skate on prepared areas where the ice is strong enough to hold your weight.  At indoor ice skating rinks in the Lake Winnipesaukee area, the ice is generally good.  At a pond, you'll want to make sure the ice is thick and smooth enough to hold your weight.

  • If you're skating on a pond, always check for cracks, holes, logs, rocks and other debris for your ice skating safety.  These are easy to trip over.

  • Before starting out on your own, you should learn some ice skating basics which include learning how to stop and fall safely as well as some ice skating rules.

  • Wear warm clothing in layers.  If you work up a sweat, you can start shedding the layers when needed.

  • Make sure you rest when you become tired or cold.  More skating accidents happen when you're tired.  If you're cold, you should warm up the best way you can.  Bringing a thermos of hot chocolate is a tasty way to warm up.

  • Never skate alone.  Especially on a pond in the Lake Winnipesaukee area of New Hampshire.  If you fall through the ice, you'll want someone to get help.


Ice Skating Safety

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