Keeping Kids Active: Ice Skating

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    By: Dawn Juntilla

    Skating is a great way to keep active and try something new in the colder months. For those of us that live in the north, skating on a nearby pond, park rink or skating indoors on slabs of ice are some of the many options.  You don’t have to spend a fortune to give ice skating a try.  Many sporting good stores or resale sports equipment stores sell used skates.  The majority of rinks also offer rental skates of all sizes. Some families even flood their own yards to create their own personal rink. 

    If you have little ones, there is no reason to exclude them.  Let them walk around on the ice in their snow boots or bring a sled and pull them around on the ice.   I’ve even been to rinks that provide pint-size walkers with wheels to help with balancing on the ice. Have a great ice skating story?  Or, do you have other great ideas for keeping kids active?  Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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