So, while perusing posts on SkatingForums, I've noted that some people only skate when they have lessons. I know adults have busy schedules, and rinks can sometimes be hard to get to, but it puzzles me why someone would take expensive lessons in a sport and then not practice.
And, yet there are such people. So, let's talk about what you can do if you can't skate more than the time you have set aside for lessons in order to retain your skating skills.
1. Balance on one foot every chance you get--in a moving elevator makes it harder
2. Practice 3 turns in the kitchen
3. Practice spirals in the handicapped stall in the bathroom
4. Run up the stairs
5. Do some resistance work or do a stretching DVD
6. Scoot over to www.skatingforums.com and poke around to find out about stuff you're working on
7. Build the strength in your feet and ankles by using the stairs.
So there, too busy to skate or can't get to the rink? Plenty of things to do that don't need a big time commitment and you can do at home.