What's winter without
Join us at The Gardens Ice House in Laurel, Md. In addition to public skating, this olympic-size rink hosts hockey leagues, skating camps and clinics, parties, and provides a place for skating performers to rehearse.
Only "YES" RSVPs, please refrain from posting a "NO" RSVP unless doing so to cancel a "Yes".
Too many people have still RSVP'd "No" - please only RSVP "Yes" or do not RSVP at all. Thank You.
Also has an Ice-Breakers Cafe(menu)
Well worth the relatively short drive to Laurel.
Click here for location on Google Maps.
No Event Host: Nancy P. was going to host this event, but will be OOT at a conference.
$4.15 Skate Rental
$6.60 Seniors (60 years & over)
$6.60 Students with ID
BENEFITS OF ICE SKATING:
"...Just like walking, running, and swimming, it offers positive effects for your cardiovascular health . . . and skating is not as hard on your joints, as it is a low-impact exercise. It makes heart muscles healthy, providing significant protection from coronary artery diseases and subsequent heart attacks. It also aids in weight loss, as one gets to burn 250 to 810 calories per hour with recreational ice skating, according to the U.S. Figure Skating Association webpage. Just to illustrate, a 68-kg man skating continuously for an hour burns as much calories as when he is running five miles in an hour"
"Ice skating also improves muscle tone. [Although the quadriceps and hamstrings ... do the most work, many other muscles in the body work in concert with these muscles. The abdominal and back muscles also need to contract and relax in order to maintain an upright posture and balance.
"Mental fitness is also enhanced with ice skating, as it exercises ones mental control during the act. One needs to be very alert and aware during skating. It is a form of relaxation for many individuals who use it as a means to break free from the stresses of life and work."
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