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Advice for the Newbie Skater Parent

by Kim Hansen Perhaps you have a child who begged you to go ice skating. Or maybe a friend had ...
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What Every Ice Skating Parent Needs to Know

What are the lifelong benefits of learning how to ice skate, and is it worth the cost, time and energy? ...
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Understanding ISI Event Judging

The following Q&A is intended to help skater parents/guardians learn about ISI event judging. If you have a question about ...
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SafeSport Resources for Parents

Authorized by Congress to help abuse prevention, education and accountability take root in every sport, the U.S. Center for SafeSport ...
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Raising a Healthy Skater: Tips for Parents

Parenting has never been an easy job, and now with many us working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ...
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ISI Skating Competitions 101

Recreational Skating Since ISI’s recreational concept for ice skating competitions was developed to encourage “participation, not elimination,” several parts of ...
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Your Child’s First Competition: What to Expect

by Kim Hansen You have signed up for group classes; found a private coach; bought new skates; shopped for dresses, ...
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Empower Your Child Through Conversation

by Jim Thompson Question: What does a child need least when he or she returns home from the physically and ...
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Choosing the Right Coach for Your Child

     by Kim Hansen You’re walking through the mall one afternoon with your 5-year-old daughter and she stops in ...
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Parents Want to Know

Parents, please send your skating questions to (subject line: Parents Want to Know) and check back here for answers ...
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