Finding ways to get your kids off the couch is a constant struggle for parents. When you’re living in Florida, ice skating is not the first activity you think of. Parents are often worried about injuries and their children’s lack of skill. But, have no fear! Ice skating is an exciting and safe form of exercise that is perfect for all ages! Here are 5 reasons to get your kids on the ice at Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex.
Ice Skating Facilitates Focus
During skating lessons, your child will learn how to focus on a single task at a time. They will be taught how to fall correctly and focus on their coach’s instructions. Any figure skater will tell you getting on the ice is a form of meditation for them. Great focus is required to become a successful skater. Your child will learn how to focus and concentrate and have fun while doing it.
Rain or Shine, the Skating Rink is Open
Is the Florida heat getting to you? Do you need a place to escape the rain? Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex is cool and calm no matter what the weather looks like outside. You never have to worry about your skating lesson getting rained out or packing extra ice to beat the heat, we have plenty. We will be here, rain or shine.
Skating Creates Confidence
When a child puts effort and concentration into a skill, the smallest wins can create confidence. During every lesson, your kid will feel excited and proud of the skills they have mastered. Even if they’re proud for staying on their feet, they’re building confidence every time they step on the ice. The longer they skate, the prouder they will become of themselves and the work they’ve put into the sport.
Skaters Are Always Taught to Get Up When They Fall
A tough lesson for kids to learn is the idea of never giving up. It’s easy for them to quit after the first fall during a skating lesson. They’ll soon realize how important it is to get back up. The more they fall the more they’ll see that the fall isn’t what matters. What matters is what you do after the fall.
Making Friends is Easy
By taking skating lessons, your child will learn a new skill with other kids their own age. These kids will learn together, fall together and help each other get back up. If your child falls in love with the sport, they’ll be around their new friends for years to come. Ice skating is a great way to get your child to step out of their comfort zone and learn a new skill with new people. The parents become friends as well, meeting up for lessons every week.
Skating provides more than physical activity. It shows your kids how to work towards a goal, build confidence and make new friends! Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex is the perfect place to learn to skate. We can’t wait to see you!