A Guide To Beginners Ice Steps
For ice skating beginners, this is a klutz-proof how-to on stepping on the ice safely and walking properly. Now, step on your skates.
Hi. So, the first thing we're going to do is learn how to step on to the ice safely and then also making sure that we can walk on the ice properly. Alright, really really important from the safety aspects to step into the ice sideways, not stepping on with your feet facing front, slip over, you've got the barrier standing right behind you and potentially smashing your head.
So once you're all laced up, okay, the next thing to do is actually get on the ice. So what we're going to do is to step on to the ice as I said before, sideways, and making sure you get safety with your hands placed on the barrier ensuring that you don't fall over. This is for real real beginners, okay.
So, what you're going to do is keep your feet in a v-position, very important for balance, okay. Your hand is going to be placed on the barrier as well as you do this step sideways. From there, what you're going to do is actually pick one foot up and then the other.
This is actually known as penguin steps. Okay, so when you first get on to the ice, it's obviously basic elements that you need to master. Stepping around on the spot is one of them, which is what I'm going to show you now.
Start off with your arms out slightly in front of your body, keeping your feet parallel to start off with. All you want to do from there is to turn your right foot out to an angle. Then close it back off with your left foot, right foot, left foot, right foot, left foot, right foot, left foot.
You want to get around the complete rotation in around about 4 to 5 sets. I'll show you the other way, towards your left now, so left foot first, right foot together, left foot, right foot together, left foot, right foot together and then you come back to base which is you central comfortable neutral position. And that is how to step around on the ice for beginners. .