Glasgow Ice Rink launches children’s skating lessons just in time for Christmas
Learning to skate just got easier thanks to a new initiative that encourages parents and toddlers to have fun together on the ice.
The Intu Braehead Arena just launched Wee Ones on Wednesday, where kids and their parents or chaperones have exclusive access to the ice rink to have fun and follow instructions from qualified coaches.
The sessions take place every Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and aim to encourage children aged 2 to 5 to try their hand at skating with an adult.
In addition to children assisted by experienced skating coaches, adults will also receive tips and tricks on how to skate and move on the ice.
And there will be plastic balls, cones and a multi-colored parachute that will be used for fun and play on the ice.
Ice skates are available for hire as part of the cost of Â£ 8.50 for an adult and toddler heading to the ice for the Wednesday Wee Ones session.
Lauren Little, Arena Director of Operations and accomplished competitive figure skater, said, âYou’re never too young to put on your skates.
âPlaying on the ice at a young age helps build a child’s confidence and develop coordination and motor skills.
âWe aim to make these sessions great fun for both the toddlers and the adult accompanying them on the ice. And everyone will feel comfortable on the ice because there won’t be other more experienced skaters spinning around the ice at the same time.
“And who knows if any of the toddlers who attend our Wee Ones Wednesday sessions will end up skating for Great Britain at the Winter Olympics, in one of the Disney on Ice shows we have at intu Braehead. , or even on television in a future Dancing on Ice series. “