Learn to Skate Quick Tip: Posture

Proper posture is the key to good balance and to staying on your feet. Shoulders back and down, feet apart, knees bent, and, above all, keep your head up! While we probably should stand like this without our skates on, most of us don’t. Paying attention to how you hold your body on the ice will improve your stride and can reduce discomfort in your feet, ankles, and lower back. While proper posture seems fairly straightforward, it’s worth double-checking that you’re doing it right. Watch as our Learn to Skate team will walk you through the steps. At Learn to Skate, we teach over 100 different classes for tots, kids, teens, and adults, and we believe that proper posture is a foundation for building good skaters. So whether you’re headed down to the Natrel Rink for lessons or out to your local arena for some fun, pay attention to how you hold your head, shoulders, knees (and toes)!