Ice skating tips for Southerners

Learn the basics of ice skating

If you’re from the South, chances are you don’t ice skate too often. Around the holidays, seasonal ice skating rinks might pop-up in your area, making it the best time to learn.

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In Baton Rouge, the Raising Canes River Center hosts limited-time “Ice Skating on the River.”  Ice skating instructor, Barbara Gai, provides some tips on how to master the basics.

Important ice skating takeaways:

  • Attempt to skate in a straight line to avoid falling.
  • Remember…march, march, glide.
  • Once you’re comfortable with the ice, start pushing instead of marching.

What the Raising Canes River Center transform into a Winter Wonderland 

Here’s an inside look at the Raising Cane’s River Center’s, Ice Skating on the River