Ice Skating


Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts may complete requirements in a family, den, pack, school, or community environment. Tiger Cubs must work with their parents or adult partners. Parents and partners do not earn loops or pins.

Belt Loop

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Explain ways to protect yourself while ice skating, and the need for proper safety equipment.
  2. Spend at least 30 minutes practicing the skills of skating.
  3. Go ice skating with a family member or den for at least three hours, in up to three one-hour outings. Chart your time.

Sports Pin

Earn the Ice Skating belt loop and complete five of the following requirements:

  1. Participate in a pack or community ice skating event.
  2. Demonstrate how to sharpen your skates correctly.
  3. Demonstrate how to lace, assemble, and dissemble your skates correctly.
  4. On two different occasions, spend at least 15 minutes practicing warm-up exercises before 30 minutes of skating.
  5. Play a skating game on the ice.
  6. Learn and demonstrate two new figure-skating skills: forward swizzles, glides, backward swizzles, and backward wiggle.
  7. Demonstrate how to “start” in a speed skating race.
  8. Explain the difference between long-track and short-track speed skating.
  9. Participate in a skating skill development clinic.
  10. Tell about an Olympian athlete in figure skating or speed skating. What were some of his or her best traits?
  11. Play a game of ice hockey.
  12. Participate in a hockey skill development clinic.

The Ice Skating belt loop and pin include hockey, speedskating, and figure skating. See Roller Skating for information on roller blading and inline skating.