Ice skating is a Life Long Activity that can be practiced at any age especially if you know it since you are very young.
Ice skating increases lower body strength by working the hamstring and quadriceps muscles. Ice skating also improves bone density which, when combined with the correct nutritional requirements, is important for growing children.
You'll also build up your abdominal and lower back muscles while keeping your balance on the ice.
Ice skating is a great calorie burner, and depending on your current body weight and effort on the ice, skaters can be as many as 760 calories an hour.