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Injury Prevention for Ice Skating

With the cold and snow arriving, outdoor ice skating season is just around the corner! Ice-skating can be a great activity for the whole family and is a great form of exercise. Below are some common injuries, tips to help you avoid injuries, and exercises to help you be prepared.

Common injuries.

  • Ankle sprains & fractures.

  • Wrist sprains & fractures.

  • Hand injuries.

  • Concussions.

  • Lacerations.

  • ACL tears.

How to avoid injuries.

  • Wear high quality skates, helmet, and padding.

  • Ensure your skates fit properly. The improper fit can lead to imbalances and stress on your bones, tendons, and ligaments.

  • Warm up before skating, cold muscles are prone to tears and injury.

  • Stretch before and after skating.

Exercises to help prevent injuries.

  • Sumo squats

  • Single-leg Romanian deadlifts

  • Step-ups

  • Forward and reverse lunges

  • Dead bug

  • Standing core march

  • Planks

Benefits of outdoor activity.

· The whole family can be involved.

· Exposure to sunlight can help reduce seasonal depression.

· Increased Immune function.

· It’s free!

For more information, help with the above exercises, or to start a new strength training program, contact one of our Health & Fitness professionals today at

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