February is National Skating Month. Sponsored by U.S. Figure Skating, the month-long celebration (which began in January) encourages skating facilities to increase awareness and participation with ice-skating programs. National Skating Month coincides with the Olympics in Sochi, Russia, providing an optimum opportunity to discuss safe skating this season.
Ice-skating offers an opportunity to enjoy a fun and relaxing time while participating in healthy exercise. As with every sport, it is important to be aware of safety and to learn how to minimize the risk of injury, which accompanies this activity, so the experience will be one of positive fun and fitness. For ice-skating venues in the New York metro area, check out our where-to guide.
Dr. Attilio Pensaville is an expert in the field of Physical Therapy, Balance, Treatment and Rehabilitation, and can provide numerous tips for safe skating. He can explain how to avoid unnecessary injuries, and if an injury occurs, how to ensure proper treatment.