So, your child wants to try ice skating?  Parents usually go one of three ways on this:

  1. Pack up the kids and hit a public session.  Really?  How hard can this be?
  2. They sign their child up for group lessons.
  3. They contact the ice rink near them to get in touch with a coach for a private lesson to see if their child like skating or not.

There's no definite age a child can start ice skating, every child developes physical coordination differently, but usually a child can usually start learning the basics around 3 1/2 or 4 years old. The motor skills necessary for child to learn to skate are walking (It has to be normal walking not tippy toe walking), and a pretty good sense of balance. They also need to be able to be old enough to be engaged, mimic actions and follow basic instructions.