Ice skating is moving on ice with ice skates for exercise, leisure, travelling and as part of various sports including figure skating, speed skating and ice hockey. Ice skating may be done indoor, outdoor or on naturally occurring bodies of frozen water, such as lakes and rivers.
Figure Skating involves a series of complex dance movements such as circles, jumps, steps, spirals, and figure eights on ice and usually set to music. It may be done as an individual, coordinated pair or group. Speed skating is ice skating in which the competitors race each other over short or long distances. Ice hockey is a team sport played on ice in which skaters use sticks to shoot a hard rubber hockey puck into their opponent’s net to score points. All of these different forms of ice skating requires coordination and balance, especially with respect to the spine and lateral hip and ankle muscles.
Ice skating involves head extension, cervical flexion, extension, sidebending ….