Why should I skate?
Ice skating is a great way to have fun while doing something that is good for you. Age is not a factor and skating is a perfect sport for everyone, and it's never too late to learn! Skating is good exercise; it helps build muscles, stimulates your heart, and improves coordination and balance. Combined with a healthy diet, skating can be an important part of your fitness plan. In addition to the healthy aspect of the sport, skating is just plain fun!
Where do I skate?
The Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club offers it's Learn-to-Skate Program at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube. It is located at 2121 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48103.
What should I wear?
Whether skating indoors or outdoors, dress for warmth by layering your clothing. As you get warm, you may wish to discard a layer. Remember to always bring your gloves!
Comfort and ability to move freely are also very important. Jeans can be restrictive. We suggest close-fitting but not tight pants. Sweatpants or warm-up pants are ideal.
Your feet will feel best if you wear one pair of lightweight socks or tights. Bulky or thick socks may limit the support provided by the boot and may also create "lumps and bumps" inside your boot. Make sure you have enough room to move your toes once the foot is properly laced in the boot.
Safety helmets are not required, but you may bring your own biking helmet. We offer helmets, but they are limited and are on a first come, first serve basis.