What to Wear When Going Ice Skating?
Choosing the right clothes is important for any activity, but none as much as ice skating. Usually done in the winter months, it is necessary to have the appropriate clothing on. There are a number of clothing options to choose from and making sure that you are comfortable and protected from the elements are two important factors to think about when making that decision.
I Want to be Comfortable
Making sure that you are comfortable is key to being able to relax and enjoy your time skating. You want to make sure your clothes are both warm yet flexible. Remember skating is a physical activity; you will build up heat in your body just by moving! A good idea is to keep it simple, a good pair of jeans and a few layers on top will be all you need. You will be warmer than you think! By layering up on top you will make sure to keep your core warm, and since your legs are the ones doing most of the work, they will warm themselves up!
I Want to be Protected
Protection and comfort aren’t always two things that go together. There are times when you need to lose a little of one to have the other. Fortunately, when it comes to skating, the protection can be simpler. When thinking about protection you want to focus on the areas that will receive the most impact. For skating it would mostly be your head, knees and hands. In the even of a fall one of these body parts will most likely endure impact. Luckily, with today’s technology there are many ways to effectively and efficiently protect those areas. One way to make sure your knees don’t get too beat up is wearing knee pads. They even make them thin enough so you can hide them under your jeans so no one can see! The next step is your hands. When falling, putting out our hands is our first automatic response to brace ourselves for impact. Simply by wearing a good thick pair of mittens you will make sure your hands are not only warm but also more importantly safe from getting scratched up on the ice. Of course we cannot forget the most important body part of them all, the head. We recommend beginning skaters wear helmets to ensure their heads are protected in case of a fall.