I learned a lot about ice skating that day. Here are some ice skating tips that might help you if you're just starting out on the ice:
- Don't be afraid to fall. It's going to happen eventually, so try to fall on your ass. Keep your wrists, elbows, hips and knees from hitting the ice first. If you end up falling forward, try to keep your chin up.
- Start out with your left skate behind you at a 45 degree angle. Keep your knees bent with most of your weight on the left skate and push off with your left skate while moving your body weight onto the right skate.
- As your forward motion begins to slow, being your left foot in next to the right. Shift your weight to your right skate and push off with it.
- To stop, turn one skate at a 45 degree angle and drag it behind the other skate. Lean back a little and shift your body weight onto the skate that is being dragged.