Ice Skate Training: Warming Up

Written By: Riedell | April 29, 2009

A proper warm up is an important of conditioning. Never jump on the ice while your body is still cold—it increases the likelihood of injury. Find a way to raise your heart rate and increase the blood flow to your muscles for five or ten minutes before skating. It doesn’t need to be too intense, just enough to break a light sweat. A few simple warm-up techniques, such as running in place or jumping rope, are recommended.

What ways do you enjoy warming up?

–Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD