Skating is a lifelong skill and as such, is an attractive activity for a school to participate in. The purpose of this document is to provide teachers of physical education with a series of sequential speed skating activities through a twelve lesson approach. A speed skating program can add a new dimension to a school’s physical education program by injecting new and exciting ideas and activities into skating programs that already exist in schools. The lesson plans incorporate the teaching progression and the exercises and activities that may be used to accomplish the lesson’s objective.
Through participation in physical education students will develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to incorporate physical activity into regular routines and leisure pursuits to live an active healthy lifestyle.