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How to Stop While Ice Skating

By Active SG, 11/21/18, 12:00PM CST

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By scraping the flat part of the blade across the ice, friction is created on the ice. This causes a stop.

Now that you know what figure skating is and how to do a spiral, you should learn how to stop. 

Stopping in ice skating is an important skill that requires plenty of practice. An important thing to remember is that stops are on the weaker side. Skaters should also be aware of arms and body positions and carriage when they practice stopping.