Ice skating makes a great pack activity, especially if you have a nice rink nearby. Here in St. Louis, Steinberg Skating Rink in Forest Park is a very popular outdoor rink. If your pack or den is going skating this winter, your Cub Scouts might be able to complete some of the requirements for the Ice Skating Pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program.
Ice Skating Pin Requirements
Earn the Ice Skating belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:
- Participate in a pack or community skating event.
- Demonstrate how to sharpen your skates correctly.
- Demonstrate how to lace, assemble, and dissemble your skates correctly.
- On two different occasions, spend at least 15 minutes practicing warm-up exercises before 30 minutes of skating.
- Play a skating game on the ice.
- Learn and demonstrate two new figure-skating skills: forward swizzles, glides, backward swizzles, and backward wiggle.
- Demonstrate how to “start” in a speed skating race.
- Explain the difference between long-track and short-track speed skating.
- Participate in a skating skill development clinic.
- Tell about an Olympian athlete in figure skating or speed skating. What were some of his or her best traits?
- Play a game of ice hockey.
- Participate in a hockey skill development clinic.