Here is an ice world fact: when we see an ice rink for the first time the foremost thing we want to do is get into it!
How many times did you see someone curious enough to risk walking on the ice without proper equipment? Too many of course! That’s because walking on ice it’s fascinating!
Yeah, and then you find yourself slipping! Ups!
In IBERICE we care about every detail, so we decided to teach you the right way on how to
walk on ice! It’s a useful knowledge also to other outdoor ice cases, such as when you come across a lake turned into ice, which alone is lovely, coupled with the adrenaline of stepping a natural ice rink. Obviously that takes risks, ever think of that?
Or in more winter mundane situations such as walking on parking lots or sidewalks we require special attention to avoid slipping and falling. No matter how well the snow and ice is removed, you will still encounter some slippery surfaces when walking outdoors in the winter.
The tip is: “tuck and roll”!
How? Well, start tuck into a ball, make yourself as small as possible and keep your head and face away from the fall.
Second, avoid putting out your hands to catch yourself, or you’ll risk breaking your arms or wrists.
Third, try to land on the fleshy part of your body, more precisely your bum, rather than your knees or spine.
But there is a way to prevent a painful splat on the ice!
Did you ever saw a penguin walking on ice?
They never fall! So that’s the idea: do the penguin shuffle. Point your feet out slightly like a penguin! Spreading your feet out slightly while walking on ice increases your center of gravity. Bend slightly and walk flat-footed with your center of gravity directly over the feet as much as possible. The waddle keeps your center of gravity over your front leg and will help keep you upright. Keep your hands out of your pockets. Hands in your pockets while walking decreases your center of gravity and balance. You can help break your fall with your hands free if you do start to slip. Remember You need your arms for balance.
Finally GO S-L-O-W-L-Y!! Take short steps or shuffle for stability.
Now you are ready to enjoy the ice world!
Come visit our ice skating rinks and have fun!