Give Your Child the Gift of a Healthy Lifestyle through Physical Fitness

Fitness training is an important activity to include in your child/teenager’s life….

Athletic children and youth involved in sport can experience added improvement in their sport and prevent injuries with fitness training. As an example, ice skaters can really benefit from off-ice training such as sports conditioning, Pilates, jump, Zumba, balance work, and stretching.

Ice skaters tend to specialize in their sport at young ages, so it’s all the more important to develop strength and flexibility throughout the body to prevent muscular imbalances and injuries later in life. With fitness training added into figure skaters’ weekly routines, skaters can enjoy their sport even more and feel great!

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Photo Credit: Photo by Giulio Bernardi at Flickr Creative Commons.

July 1, 2011

How Ice Rinks Work

Broadgate Circle

This month I’m talking about how ice rinks work. I found an article that answers common questions like how the ice stays cold, how thick the ice is, and how the Zamboni works. The article begins:

While the strength and skill of great ice skat­ers is immediately obvious, it’s easy to overlook the remarkable surface that makes it all possible. But as it ­turns out, varying the characteristics of indoor ice just a little bit can make the difference between a gold-medal performance and an embarrassing spill.

Find out “How Ice Rinks Work.”

Photo Credit: Photo by Mark Kobayashi-Hillary at Flickr Creative Commons.

October 15, 2010