As with any other sport if your
child shows promise on the ice and you are considering getting involved
with competitive skating there are many costs involved and there is a
great time commitment to consider. So before you agree to such a
commitment ask yourself the following questions and the answers should
help with your decision.
Time Commitments: Many hours will be
spent in ice rinks...
Are you available for many
hours of practice, 5 or 6 days a week, on and off the ice?
Can you commit to 3 or 4
private lessons each week?
Do you have the time to take your
child to competitive events that are local and away?
How will this affect the rest of
Do you have other children that
will also need commitment from you for a sport or activity?
Everything is expensive, from the
skates to the outfits, to ice time and training...
Can you afford lessons and rink
Do you realize the cost of
skates, equipment, costumes and accessories?
Can you pay for travel to
competitions and the fees involved?
Do you realize there could be
additional medical expenses resulting from injuries?
You will have to bear your child's
and teach them to be gracious winners...
Does your child have the drive
and competitive spirit necessary for this sport?
Can your child handle the hard
work, dedication and commitment required to be a competitive skater?
Can you and your family handle it
if you child's skating career is unsuccessful?
Does your child want to do if for
themselves or because a friend is participating?
Are you willing to trust a
competitive skating coach to make decisions regarding your child’s