Calories Burned Ice Skating

Compare the calories burned ice skating to a variety of other activities at the calories burned chart.

Ice skating is a fairly unique kind of aerobic activity that a lot of people find very enjoyable, and which has the added benefit of burning a significant amount of calories, which translates in to a significant amount of weight lost.

One of the drawbacks of calories burned ice skating is that while the calories burned ice skating will be comparable to the calories burned cycling, for example, which is another great aerobic exercise, the equipment and facilities necessary are a lot more than going for a bike ride. Unless you happen to live somewhere where outdoor skating is a possibility, you will have to go to an ice rink to enjoy an hour or two of ice skating.

Of course a lot of people go ice skating for other reasons, like training, for instance, in which case the calories burned ice skating are a nice bonus to an activity that you would be doing anyway.

Calories Burned Ice Skating

The exact number of calories burned ice skating will depend upon a couple of different factors, the most important being at what pace you go ice skating, though your weight is important too.

All data is from the Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise journal, the official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Calories Burned Ice Skating – Slow

  • If you weigh roughly 130 pounds: 325 calories burned ice skating per hour
  • If you weigh roughly 155 pounds: 387 calories burned per hour
  • If you weigh roughly 180 pounds: 449 calories burned per hour
  • If you weigh roughly 205 pounds: 512 calories burned per hour

Calories Burned Ice Skating – Moderate

  • If you weigh roughly 130 pounds: 413 calories burned ice skating per hour
  • If you weigh roughly 155 pounds: 493 calories burned per hour
  • If you weigh roughly 180 pounds: 572 calories burned per hour
  • If you weigh roughly 205 pounds: 651 calories burned per hour

Calories Burned Ice Skating – Fast

  • If you weigh roughly 130 pounds: 531 calories burned ice skating per hour
  • If you weigh roughly 155 pounds: 633 calories burned per hour
  • If you weigh roughly 180 pounds: 735 calories burned per hour
  • If you weigh roughly 205 pounds: 838 calories burned per hour

So when you look at the above list, it should be obvious that the number of calories burned ice skating is highly dependent on the pace at which you ice skate. Like any other activity, the amount of effort you put in is going to determine the calories burned, and the weight lost as a result.

To see even more calorie burning activities check out the calories burned chart.