Adventist Adventurer Awards/Skater
Describe where and when it is safe to skate.[edit | edit source]
Demonstrate the care of a pair of skates.[edit | edit source]
- Dry and clean your ice skates after each use.
- Wipe your roller skates clean and check for loose wheels.
- Replace skate laces whenever needed.
- Wheel bearings may need to be oiled, depending on type of roller skate.
Learn to skate forward, backward, to the right, to the left, and how to cross over.[edit | edit source]
This video will teach you how to skate in a safe way. Learn to Skate in Ten Steps
Skate through a curve, come to a full stop, and coast.[edit | edit source]
Skate a slalom course with at least six obstacles.[edit | edit source]
Participate in a game played on skates.[edit | edit source]
To play this game, number each corner of the ice skating rink. Write the numbers on small pieces of paper and place them inside of an ice skate.
- Play music while the kids skate casually around the rink.
- Stop the music at random intervals. When the music stops, everyone must skate to one of the corners.
- Pull one of the notes out of the ice skate and call out the number or color. Everyone in that corner is out of the game.
- Put the paper back into the skate, start the music again and continue playing until only one skater remains. That player is the winner.
- Have kids line up with their hands on each other’s waists, like when forming a conga line.
- Play some music and have the kids wind around the rink while linked together in the chain.
- Gradually increase the speed of the music, and challenge the skaters to speed up as the music does. Any kids who let go or break the chain are out of the game.
- Play continues until only two players are left. They are the winners.
Resources[edit | edit source]