ice skating lessons needed
January 6, 2011 10:27 AM Subscribe
How can I learn to ice skate?
posted by glenngulia to health & fitness (25 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a 31-yr-old male who's only skating experience was elementary school roller skating parties (not the in-line kind), probably 20 yrs ago. My wife is in the same boat. We're looking for fun winter activities that help us to stay active. We have 2 kids under 3, so we figured ice skating could be something the whole family could do (obviously, a few yrs down the road for the kids, but we'd like to learn now so we'd be somewhat skilled by the time we'd be training them).
We're in the Cincinnati, OH area if you had tips on specific locations.
Although I can't think of anyone I know that ice skates, I'm sure someone does. Would it be better to try to track down a friend and have he/she help? Or should I try a "professional"?
I can Google "ice skating lessons cincinnati" and plenty of results pop up...it looks like various rinks advertise free lessons to all ages. Would we have any success learning from any of them? (My gut tells me no because I don't think we are the type of people that would pick this up in a 30-minute group sesssion.)
We wouldn't be opposed to pay a modest sum for some 1-on-2 instuction...does that exist?
Any other random advice welcome.