Are you a figure skater or is it your first time? Either way, let’s make sure you are ready to perform those triple Lutz and figure eights on the ice rink.
Alright, don’t get it twisted, jeans are a big NO! when skating. Unless you’re a pro, falls are inevitable and so we suggest anything that will dry quickly and not constrict your movement. Fleece-lined leggings or sweatpants are ideal for the occasion.
Yes, they’re as warm as they look!
Speaking of falling (we’re sure you won’t – you got this!)…gloves are essential. We’ve all heard of those finger slicing stories re. ice skating (argh!) – faux leather options are good or bring out those old-fashioned mittens and themed thick socks.
It’s totally possible to look fashionable whilst being all wrapped up, just make sure to throw on some thick thermals to protect yourself from the freezing temperatures.
“Fashion in the winter is all about investing in good undergarments”. Thermals come in all styles and colours, whether its short or long sleeves, high or low neck, some even give hand coverage.
Show off your Christmas jumper collection, after all it is sweater weather or play on your layering skills. Though you’ll be safe from picking up frost bite, eventually you will sweat so make sure the layers can be easily removed.
To top it all off, pick a fitted jacket that will allow you to manoeuvre smoothly without any restrictions. Anything to keep the cold air from entering through your clothes, that’s the aim! You might want to take this off mid-skate in case you over-heat but to trot to the ice rink, these padded jackets are ideal and if you’re a glider rather than a racer, keep your jacket on for comfy feels.
From top to bottom, try and expose minimal skin and avoid any wardrobe misshapes. Just in case you get caught tripping on the ends of your scarf, why not try the circle style scarf. Better to be safe than sorry!
An extra piece of advice, don’t carry a bag with you! It’s time to let loose on the rink and enjoy some spins. For those absolutely essential items, bring along a cross body
If you’re still cold after all of the above, maybe you need a beanie!
There we go, looks like you’re ready for the minus degrees!