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Our Tips on Nordic Skating

Our Tips on Nordic Skating

Equipment Check

  • Boots: Ensure they fit well. New boots? Dip in water, wear wet for an hour to mold to your feet.
  • Skates: Use short skates (45-50 cm) for better flexibility and technique.
  • Safety Gear: Always have ice spikes, a lifeline, ice studs, and a waterproof backpack with a change of clothes.

Skating Techniques

  • Practice Early: Start on artificial ice.
  • Use Plowed Tracks: Safe for practicing.
  • Follow Experts: Imitate experienced skaters.
  • Correct Posture: Bent knees, sideways swings, and straight push-offs.

Safety Equipment

  • Ice Spike: Essential for testing ice.
  • Lifeline: Easily accessible, practice throwing.
  • Ice Studs: Wear around your neck.
  • Backpack: Acts as a life jacket, should have a crotch strap.
  • Friends: Never skate alone, always have company.

Ice Knowledge

  • Core Ice: Needs to be at least 5 cm thick. Add a safety margin on larger surfaces.
  • Loose Ice: Grey ice needs to be at least 7 cm thick. Snow-covered ice can be dangerous.

Join Organized Tours

  • Learn and Enjoy: Enhance your experience and ice knowledge by joining a skating group.