Ice skating is a great winter sport for families, but it can also lead to falling quite often for young children only learning, potentially hurting themselves. Using an ice skating trainer is a great way to facilitate the learning process, making it safer and just as fun! Building your own DIY ice skating trainer comes with many perks:
- You can draft a plan according to the dimensions you need -make the trainer longer or shorter, depending on your kids’ height!
- You can choose the color of the tubes;
- You’ll get to build the trainer with your children, making it a perfect introduction activity for skating!
1. The parts you’ll need
Before you start to build your DIY ice skating trainer, make sure you already have the following parts at home:
What you’ll need:
2. The cut list
To make your life easier, here’s the cut list to create a 28″ X 23 1/2″ ice skating trainer!
|Qty.||Length (inch)||Length (centimeter)|
|2||25 1/4″||64.13 cm|
|2||21 1/4″||53.98 cm|
If you don’t already have a pipe cutter, get one from our shop here (you’ll need it to cut the pipes, and you’ll get to use it again on your next tinktube project)!
3. The build (the fun part)
Now that all the pipes are cut and you’ve gathered all the connectors, you’re ready to start building your DIY ice skating trainer!
The tinktube joint sets are assembled with bolts that require one of the following tools -you might already have this at home-:
4. Introduce your child to ice skating!
Now that you’ve finished building your ice skating trainer, you can introduce your child to ice skating safely. What a great activity to enjoy winter!
We hope you enjoyed this free plan! If you are looking for more ideas to work out safely, take a look at our creative DIY gym project ideas to work out at home.
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