Ice Skating is not only a great form of exercise, but it’s an excellent outlet to spend time with friends and family. If you’re looking for a way to stay active this winter season and get outdoors, here’s why you need to take up ice skating.
It’s Fitness for the Entire Family
Staying physically active comes with a host of benefits, some of them are:
- Helps in weight control;
- Lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes and some cancers
- Strengthens bones, muscles and joints, and lowers the risk of osteoporosis;
- Gives you more energy.
With activities like ice skating, you can look forward to reaping the above benefits. Also, unlike some workouts that take a more individualistic approach, ice skating is a great way to spend quality time with others. Take your family or grab your friends and get outside and be active.
Gets You Outside in the Winter
Although winter’s cold temperatures tempt many of us to wait the season out indoors, spending time outdoors during winter comes with numerous benefits, such as the following:
- Fights seasonal depression;
- Gives you an opportunity to do outdoor exercises you can’t in the summer;
- Cures cabin fever.
Outdoor ice skating is one of Ontario’s many awesome outdoor activities and should be taken advantage of.
Comes with Transferable Skills
Ice skating targets and develops small stabilizer muscles that other workouts may miss and works to improve coordination and balance. This can help improve your performance in other areas, like running, skiing or even with yoga workouts.
Sudbury is home to two open-air skating rinks, Ramsey Lake Skating Path and Queen’s Athletic Field. So, if you’re looking to make the most of the winter season find an ice rink near you and have some fun on the ice.