These are basically a rewrite of the former Skating Belt Loop
and Pin specifically for ICE skating.
To see the former requirements, which included both Roller and Ice Skating,
and which were in effect until September, 2002, click
Complete these three requirements:
- Explain ways to protect yourself while ice skating, and the need for
proper safety equipment.
- Spend at least 30 minutes practicing the skills of skating.
- Go ice skating with a family member or your den for a total of at least
three hours. Chart your time.
Earn the Ice Skating belt loop, and complete five of the following
- 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 occasions, spend at least 30 minutes practicing warm-up exercises
- Play a skating game on the ice.
- Learn 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?
The Cub Scout Sports Ice Skating belt loop and pin are for speed and
figure skating on ice. See Roller
Skating for information on roller skating and in-line skating (roller