FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DO I GET STARTED IN ICE- SKATING WITH YOUR TEAM?
We would be ever so delighted to welcome you as part of our growing community of ice-skaters. You will need to contact our coach Captain Ahmed Saad via phone- +201010888808 or by emailing him- . He will then ask you to schedule a time with him which is suitable to you for an audition!
IF I AM A BEGINNER, DO I STILL NEED TO AUDITION?
Yes, even though you may be a beginner, you may have had previous training in another sport, this may play to your advantage as your balance and flexibility may be at a higher level than other beginners. This allows you to be placed in the most appropriate group according to your skill level and therefore allows you to advance your skills as swiftly and quickly as possible.
WHAT DO WE LOOK FOR IN THE AUDITION STAGE?
We look at many factors not just one’s skating ability. We want people who are as passionate about the sport as we are and want to get involved with something new. You will be part of a much wider community of strong and passionate group of ice-skaters
HOW OFTEN IS TRAINING?
We train twice a week on-ice and once a week off-ice in order to strengthen our bodies. Each session is one to two hours long. However, we understand that many of you have very busy schedules; therefore, you can adapt the frequency of your skating sessions to your own schedule. Within one session of on-ice training there are different time slots, giving you even more training times to choose from. We are very flexible with our timings and would always encourage you to join in with us whenever you can. You can also speak with our coach Captain Ahmed Saad about the times most suitable to you. We want you to come along and have lots of fun with us!
CAN I START WITH NO PRIOR BACKGROUND TO FIGURE SKATING?
Of course!! We are always welcoming new people into our team of all ages and skill abilities. All u require to start is a passion for the sport and motivation- the rest we can provide!
CAN I START FIGURE SKATING AT AN OLDER AGE?
Unquestionably Yes! We are always looking to inspire and encourage people to join us regardless if you are younger or older, male or female and your ability. All u need to start is passion for the sport and motivation- the rest we can provide!
AT WHAT AGE CAN PEOPLE START ICE SKATING?
You can start at any age- younger or older. We even provide lessons for children from the ages of three to five and upwards.
WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE ON THE RINK ON MY FIRST SKATING LESSON?
We recommend that you arrive approximately 20 minutes before your first lesson. This gives you enough time to get ready and put your skates on.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO GO ICE SKATING?
We recommend that you wear comfortable and practical clothing; wearing a few thin layers is most suitable. We would also recommend you wear a pair of comfortable socks and a pair of gloves too.
DO I NEED TO PURCHASE SKATES?
No, you do not need to purchase skates when you first begin to learn ice skating. At Genena Mall, there is a skate hiring facility available, where you can borrow skates from.
As you progress in the sport and your skills become more advanced, you can then talk to our coach Captain Ahmed Saad about purchasing your own pair of skates. He will be able to give you advice on the most suitable pair to buy according to your skating level. You will have the chance to try on a couple of different skating sizes before you pick the perfect size for you. Purchasing your very own pair of ice skates is a very exciting experience and for your own comfort and ease, you will be able to purchase your pair directly through us!
Do you have any further questions that were not answered here?
We understand that this may be something new to you and we would love to help you clarify anything and answer all your further questions!