Programs, often offered by local skating rinks or ice skating clubs, that provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn, become competitive in and enjoy ice skating. Included are programs for novices who are interested in recreational skating and want to develop basic skating skills such as forward and backward skating, stopping, turning, jumping, edges and crosscuts; and programs for serious skaters who want to develop skills necessary to become competitive in synchronized skating, figure skating, ice dancing, speedskating, ice hockey or other ice sports. The programs may sponsor or make arrangements for skaters to participate in a variety of skating competitions including qualifying and non-qualifying events, usually at the local or regional level.
Programs, often offered by local inline skating clubs, that provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn, become competitive in and enjoy inline skating activities. The program may provide instruction in inline skating, host private lessons, arrange for discounts on skating equipment, run adult and youth inline hockey leagues, sponsor racing clinics and races and organize recreational and aggressive skating activities for participants of all ability levels and interests.
The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.