Ice Skating Tips for beginners

Have you ever wanted to try ice skating but are not sure where to start, or you’re worried about falling over? There’s no need to panic as we have Team GB and Dancing on Ice star Perri Shakes Drayton to teach you the basics.

Pick up your skates

To make sure you have the best time on the ice make sure your skates fit properly.

Getting on the ice

Taking your first steps on the ice may be a little daunting - here's a little help to get you started.

Moving on the ice

Now you’re comfortable on the ice its time to glide!

How to stop

Here's how to stop on the ice without falling over.

Getting Up off the Ice

As you try to get used to being on the ice you may fall over, but don’t worry, we all fall over from time to time.

Have fun

These tips will encourage you to give ice skating a go - you'll be dancing on ice in no time!

Ready to hit the ice?

We hope these few helpful tips will help you take your first steps on to the ice with friends and family at one of our public skating sessions. We also offer nationally recognised ice skating courses if you want to improve your ice skating skills or even learn to Dance on Ice!