The purpose of this study is to understand the basic skills which are needed for skating as a recreational sport in Taiwan, and how to promote skating in current situation in Taiwan. The study will further enable participants to understand how effortless it is to get started. However, if participants are looking for achievingadvanced moves, they must constantly improve their skill sets to overcome high-level challenges. Therefore, this study looks into relevant literatures, journals and books internationally, and actively seeks to understand the development trend of skating as a recreational sport, venue selection and the usage of skating equipment.
1.Review and development of the skating as a recreation sport: Today’s skating competitions include “Speed Skating”, “Ice Hockey” and “Figured Skating”. In the official competition, ice skating preserves the original style and the characteristics of the performance, while the average participant chooses roller-skating for the recreational sport. Due to lower venue restriction difficulty, roller-skating is still preferred for the beginners.
2.The choice of skating venues: The rink for ice skating has certain specifications regardless of its level of competitions.
3.The choice of skating recreational sport equipment: This refers to the selection of ice skates, roller skates and protective gear.
4.Basic exercise of skating recreational sport includes basic skill sets for using ice skates and roller skates.