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Ice skating requires a perfect sense of balance. This is due firstly to the minimal surface area of the blade and next to the point that when you skate, you are almost always just on one leg and still just on one edge of the blade. That’s why ice skating is nearly a curving movement, and it is rare when you move in a vertical line on the blade. Furthermore, your body is inclined, leaning over as you skate along in curves, Newcomers find this especially challenging.

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We exist in a world where everything is built-in straight lines, in ice skating, this world suddenly becomes inclined! The intern has the impression either that he or his situation has destabilized. It seems somewhat unfamiliar, so he decides to stand upright to make everything straight again. He doesn’t dare to use the slanted body position required for good skating on the side of the blade.

If you want to introduce a small child to ice skating, the right way is to repeat the process of learning to walk: first crawling then standing. Let him crawl on the ice, practice standing up on the crawling position in the first place one foot, then the other foot under the body. Take the hands off the ice, and straighten the body. You stand in front and reach out your hands for support, if necessary. Repeat the exercise. The way downwards is already familiar to your child. The hands break the fall; your child then slips forwards gently. So falling and standing up are practised at the same time. This stops him from developing a fear of falling.

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As a young child must learn to balance his or her two feet, so any new skater-whether a child, a young person, or an adult-must learn to balance his or her skates. In top of that, he must also get used to the slippery surface of the glacier. With this in mind, let your child stomp his paws on the ground, and alternately to the left and the right. Take small side steps keeping him, turn to the left, then to the right, then turn to the spot. Try to hold your arms out and out to the sides, like a tight-rope walker. Don’t give him too much support! The goal is to have a sense of balance and a right standing posture on the skateboard. Your child can only do this by balancing on his own two feet.

A clear shift of body weight from one leg to the other is essential. You should make sure that your weight rests equally on the whole of the foot. You should not notice a stronger influence on the heel or the ball of your feet. At the start, the foot position is not essential. The eventual target, though, is the V-position (toes facing outwards, heels together) as it is the first place from which you can push off and then move.

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