The Benefits of Ice Skating

By Skating Association of Maine | Oct 19, 2012

Ice skating is a life sport.

Participation in ice skating can give a child a higher level of self-esteem and a more positive outlook on life.

It teaches your child goal-setting, and the pursuit excellence. 

Skaters learn to manage stress, perform under pressure and test emotional and physical balance.

Skaters learn about managing failures and how it feels to be successful. 

Skaters learn good sportsmanship and they develop social skills.

Ice skating is an aerobic activity that will help maintain a healthy lifestyle.  

It enhances muscle strength and endurance.

Posture, balance, flexibility and coordination improve.


 Best of all, ice skating is a fun sport that children can do with anyone. Parents, grandparents, friends and siblings can all participate!

The Skating Association of Maine Basic Skills program starts on Saturday, October 20th at the Midcoast Recreation Center in Rockport.  For more information, please visit us at www.maineskaters.com.

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