Walk into the school supplies department of your nearest Target or Kmart and you’re likely to see hundreds of those back-to-school checklists listing every possible school item your child may need, from pencils to stencils and everything in between.
Just like preparing for your child’s first day of school, preparing for his or her first Learn-to-Skate class is just as important. Lacing up with the appropriate equipment and clothing will ensure that your child has a safe, enjoyable experience on the ice.
Here are five skating essentials you must have when preparing your little one for that first ice skating class. (Think of this as your skating school checklist.)
- Comfortable clothing that allows for warmth and mobility
- Protective padding (knee pads, elbow pads, and wrist guards)
- Properly-fitting skates with sharpened blades
Check back to learn more about these five skating school necessities in this “Preparing to ice skate” series.