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Ice Skating

Why should your child participate  in ice skating?

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The benefits of ice skating include:

Ice skating is a life sport.

Participation in ice skating gives a child a higher level of self-esteem and a more positive outlook on life.

They acquire an appreciation for an active lifestyle.

It teaches your child goal-setting, and the pursuit excellence. 

Learn to manage stress, perform under pressure and test emotional and physical balance.

They learn about managing failures and how it feels to be successful. 

They learn good sportsmanship and they develop social skills.

They make bonding friendships.

They improve their skills. 

 Best of all, ice skating is a fun sport that children can do with anyone. Parents, grandparents, friends and siblings can all participate.
Ice skating is an aerobic activity that will help maintain a healthy lifestyle.  

Enhances muscle strength and endurance.

Posture, balance, flexibility and coordination improve.

The athletic child is less likely to get involved with drugs and they perform better in school.

They learn and understand the sport all while they are having FUN!!