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Winter Sports For Kids

Getting Started

Winter Sports
When you’re sitting on that sled, getting ready to ski, or doing a figure-eight on the pond in your skates, you have to know how to be safe. Otherwise, you could get injured and be stuck inside while everyone else is enjoying the snow.

Winter Activities
Winter Sports: Chapters from Dan Beard’s The Boy Pioneers
Outdoor Winter Snow Games * How to Make Snowshoes * 21 Sled Making Plans * Skate Sails (“Skater’s Wings”) * Snowball Warfare * Snow Sculpture & Statuary * Ice Fishing * Snow Houses * Permanent Winter Camps & Shelters * Survival Kits * Winter Health & Safety * How to Make Moccasins

Curling

Canadian Curling Association
Look for animations to explain plays, and Canadian clubs where you can play.

Curling Basics
Animated, practical examples. English and Deutsch.

Curling History
The sport of curling is more than 500 years old and its true origin is hidden in the mists of time, but it was in Scotland where it evolved over the centuries.

Curling School
Here you can learn more about curling, and learn about the latest in curling technique and equipment.

Locate a Curling Club Near You
Shows clubs in the USA.

USA Curling Association
Look for an open house and lessons near you in the USA.

Wheelchair Curling
Wheelchair curling is a simple game. You slide granite donuts down a sheet of ice towards a circular target, and hope they end up closer to the centre than those thrown by your opponent.

Ice Hockey

Hockey leagues often have lessons at their stadiums.

Science of Hockey
This site takes you inside the game: you’ll hear from NHL players and coaches from the San Jose Sharks, as well as leading physicists and chemists.

Science of NHL Hockey
10 videos explaining the math and physics of ice hockey. NHL players are great at doing the math and physics of hockey in the second it takes to set up a play.

Skating

Figure-skating tips and clips
Here are some tips and clips of various basic figure-skating moves.

Ice Skating World
Skaters community site. Ask the pros your skating questions.

Making a skating rink
For 3 years now my family has been putting up a homemade ice rink in our backyard. The method was a very simple one only requiring a flat area, some PVC, a large plastic tarp, along with some extra tools, and of course water.

Recreational Figure Skating FAQ
This archive represents the collective wisdom of the news group rec.sport.skating.ice.recreational and the mail list skaters-l@udel.edu.

Skiing

Family Ski Tips
Our experts have the experience of raising young skiers through the ranks. We cover it all from finding ski area daycares and quality learn to ski camps, to listing what to pack for your family ski vacation and selecting the best resort for a winter holiday.

Sledding

How to Build Sleds
Don’t sit inside when the snow flies. Hit the trail on your homemade Klondike snow sled, dog sled, Tom Thumb ice boat, bob sled, and more. Free plans.

Let’s Make a Sled
Instructions on how to make a whole slew of sleds, the art of sledding, making ramps for sledding. Even how to go insanely fast with a sled. Be careful!

Snow Sleds
A place sled enthusiasts of all ages and abilities could come to gather advice and the latest information on snow sleds.

Tips for Sledding Safety – Whizzing O’er the Snow
What can you do to ensure your sledding outings end with little more than wet seats and cold noses, instead of a trip to the emergency room?


Snowboarding

CBC.CA: Snowboarding
Try to get your snowboarder down the slope without crashing into too many trees and rocks.


Jumping a Snowboard
I can understand your excitement. For me, jumping on a snowboard, doing tricks on jumps and in the halfpipe have included some of the most fulfilling, exhilarating and passionate moments of my life. Logically, if you hope to learn to fly through the air to do soulful grabs spins or flips, before safely returning to the snow, jumping a snowboard is the first step.


Winter Olympics

The Winter Youth Olympic Games Lillehammer 2016
Live and on-demand coverage available around the world. February 12 – 21, 2016.

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