Tired of spending the winter indoors? Need a little fresh air? Then, it’s time to lace up those skates and hit the ice at Skate the Station at Atlantic Station. You’ll get to look up at skyscrapers and stars as you fly around the biggest outdoor ice rink in the entire Southeast.
Skate the Station is open through Jan. 21. General admission tickets are $15 for adults. Children and seniors get in for $12, and members of the military can hit the ice for $10. Want to skip the line? You can do just that by buying your tickets online. Tickets cost $2 more, but you can avoid the crowd and walk right in.
Never been ice skating before? Follow some tips, so you’ll look and feel like a pro on the ice.
What to Wear
You need to dress appropriately when you’re out on the ice. Skate the Station is outdoors, so it’s a good idea to bring a sweater or jacket along. Wear something you can easily take off if you get too warm. You’ll also want to put on gloves when you fall.
Now, this is the most important part. Put on microfiber socks. Cotton socks tend to bunch up in ice skates, and that can lead to a lot of discomfort.
Out on the Ice
Once you’re dressed, you’ll be ready to get out on the ice. When you step out on the ice, get into position. Bend your knees and shift your weight to the balls of your feet. Put your arms out just a bit to the side to provide more balance, and suck your stomach in. Look forward, and you’ll be ready to whiz around the rink.
That means it’ll be time to get moving. Point your toes outward and take a few small steps. Then, start pushing. You’ll be gliding in no time.
In fact, you’ll be moving so fast that it’ll be time to turn in just a minute. Move your outward shoulder in the direction you want to go. It’s as simple as that.
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What If You Fall?
Even the best skaters fall from time to time. It’s nothing to be embarrassed about, but you do want to get up quickly and safely. Turn your hands into fists, so your fingers don’t get underneath anyone’s blades. Get on your knees, and then raise one knee up. You can easily push yourself up from this position.
You will have tons of fun at Skate the Station, but you’ll be worn out when you leave. It’s a huge workout, and you’ll want to slip behind the wheel of a comfortable vehicle and go home in peace. That’s no problem when you get some wheels from Hennessey Auto in Atlanta, Georgia. Our vehicles are perfect for all your outings and make those drives home so relaxing.