When skating outside, one must keep in mind that the ice is thinner, and therefore poorer, in areas near river or pond borders due to vegetation and higher fever. Ice can also be weak under bridges and regions with most sun exposure, also due to warmer temperature.
Gliding on Ice For Outdoor Skating
There are inherent risks, and all ice skaters, especially the novices, ought to know about these. Transferring and gliding on frozen waterways remains an observable fact. As natural ice is unpredictable in terms of structure and strength, there’s a possible threat of falling into freezing water whenever the ice breaks.
That the ice conditions can’t be controlled should interfere with skaters from attempting to skate on frozen bodies of water. Once they fall, it is going to be quite difficult, if not impossible, to get back on the ice or from the water, since the ice tend to break in a constant way.
This becomes even more hazardous once the skater doesn’t have any company while skating naturally-occurring rinks. From the depths of the freezing water, it’ll be very tricky to swim due to the skates and heavy winter clothes, so there’s a significant opportunity for your skater to drown or suffer from shock and hypothermia.
Falling on Ice
Falling on ice is the first threat to be considered, whether skating indoors or outside. It not only depends upon the abilities of the ice skater, but also on the character of the ice surface, as well the ice skates used. Serious and fatal injuries are extremely rare, however, but there are isolated cases of paralysis after falling on ice. The skate blades also present one possible source of danger, since it’s extremely sharp it can slice skin and cause injuries.
Due to these ice skating risks, individuals will need to be educated about wearing proper protective equipment and, if possible, staying from frozen waterways when skating, or, if they really need to, they will need to know the depth of the ice first before putting their skates on and beginning to move on ice.