How Many Calories are Burned by Ice skating?
Last modified 4th January 2016
These ice skating activities range from the highest calorie burn from 'skating, ice dancing' which burns 603 calories in 30 minutes through to the activity 'skating, ice, 9 mph or less' which has the lowest calorie burn of 237 calories in 30 minutes, for a typical adult weighing 190 pounds (86 Kg).
To help you find the information you need, we first focus on the most common ice skating activities. This is followed by the activities with the highest, lowest and average burnt calories per minute and per hour
We also cover the predicted weight loss from ice skating, typical food calorie equivalents and our new proprietary calories burned score© and calories burned rank©
For skating, ice, rapidly, more than 9 mph, not competitive, which is a typical intensity activity under the general description of ice skating activities, the average calories burned by a person weighing 190 pounds (86 Kg) in 30 minutes is 388 Calories. In one hour the same activity will burn 776 Calories.
Effect of Intensity on the Calorie Calculator
Although the above is a typical example for ice skating, the calculator we use to determine the calories burnt depends on the intensity, duration and your body weight. At the bottom of the article we have a variety of different intensities which can be personalized based on your weight and the duration of the activities, using our free calculator.
Calorie Score and Calorie Rank for Ice skating
At dietandfitnesstoday we have a new proprietary concept of a Calories Burned Score© and Calories Burned Rank©.
The calorie score gives an indication of the relative burn rate measured as a percentage score out of 100 for the different ice skating activities, where 100% is the maximum calorie burn which we estimate from running at a pace of 4 minutes per mile which is a world class speed for running for 30 mins.
The calorie rank is the rank of the activity compared with all other 800 activities in our database to give an indication of the percentage of activities which have a higher or lower calorie burn. A rank of 1 means it is the highest ranking activity in terms or calorie burn and a rank of 100 means it is the activity with the lowest carlorie burn compared with all other activities.
Calories Burned in 30 Minutes for a Typical ice skating Activity
As we have previously mentioned Skating, ice, rapidly, more than 9 mph, not competitive is a moderate and typical level of intensity for ice skating and can be used as a general representative approximate measure for calories burnt by ice skating. For this activity in 30 minutes an average man weighing 190 pounds (86 kg) burns 388 Calories, while an average woman weighing 163 pounds (74 kg), in 30 minutes burns 333 Calories.
Calories Per Minute
The calories burned per minute for Skating, ice, rapidly, more than 9 mph, not competitive is 13 Calories per minute, for a typical man and for a typical female is 11 Calories per minute.
Calories Per Hour
The calories lost in one hour is 776 calories for a typical man, and 665 calories in one hour for a typical woman.
How to Burn 100 Calories
To burn 100 calories for a typical male would require 8 minutes of the activity skating, ice, rapidly, more than 9 mph, not competitive and to burn 100 calories with the same ice skating activity for a typical female would take 9 minutes.
Score and Rank
Skating, ice, rapidly, more than 9 mph, not competitive has a Calorie Burned Score© of 37.1 out of 100 which means it gives a calorie burn of 37.1 % of the highest realistic calorie burn possible. This activity has a Calorie Burned Rank© of 43 out of 100 ie it is in the top 43 % of activities in terms of calorie burn. There are in fact 85 activities that have a higher calorie burn than skating, ice, rapidly, more than 9 mph, not competitive
The following activities burn the same number of calories as Skating, ice, rapidly, more than 9 mph, not competitive -
- bicycling, 12 mph, standing, hands on brake hoods, 60 rpm
- climbing hills with 42+ lb load
- cross country skiing at a moderate speed and effort of 4.0-4.9 mph
- fire fighter, hauling hoses on ground, carrying/hoisting equipment, breaking down walls etc., wearing full gear
- horseback riding, jumping
Comparison with Inactivity
30 mins of inactivity for example just sitting and watching television burns 43 calories for a typical man and 37 calories for a typical woman. Which means Skating, ice, rapidly, more than 9 mph, not competitive burns 9.7 times more calories than the equivalent time of inactivity for an average man and 9.0 times more calories for an average female.
Food Calorie Equivalents
This level of 388 calories burnt by an average man skating, ice, rapidly, more than 9 mph, not competitive is equivalent to 0.7 Big Macs, 1.4 snickers bar, 3.2 Starbucks Grande Skinny Lattes, 1.3 cheeseburgers, 1.4 slices of pizza or 1.0 large blueberry muffins.
For an average female burning 333 calories is equivalent to 0.6 Big Macs, 1.2 snickers bar, 2.8 Starbucks Grande Skinny Lattes, 1.1 cheeseburgers, 1.2 slices of pizza or 0.9 large blueberry muffins.
Weight Loss from Ice skating
To answer the question how many pounds will I lose from the activity ice skating? Taking this example of skating, ice, rapidly, more than 9 mph, not competitive in 30 minutes, the weight loss for a typical man is a minimum of 0.06 pounds, and a typical woman would lose 0.05 pounds.
Based on 4 sessions per week of skating, ice, rapidly, more than 9 mph, not competitive for a duration of 30 minutes per session, the approximate time taken to lose one pound is 4 weeks for a man and 5 weeks for a woman, assuming no other changes in lifestyle or eating habits.
The same 4 sessions per week of skating, ice, rapidly, more than 9 mph, not competitive for a duration of 30 minutes per session, would lose 1kg in 2 weeks for a man and 2 weeks for a woman.
Ice skating Activity with the Highest Calorie Burn
The highest number of calories burned for an average person is achieved by skating, ice dancing. For this activity in 30 minutes an average man burns 603 Calories, while an average woman in 30 minutes burns 518 Calories.
This activity of skating, ice dancing has a Calories Burned Score© of 59.6 out of 100 which means it gives a calorie burn of 59.6 % of the maximum realistic calorie burn possible. This activity has a Calories Burned Rank© of 15 out of 100 ie it is in the top 15 % of activities in terms of calorie burn. There are in fact 13 activities that have a higher calorie burn than skating, ice dancing
Ice skating Activity with the Lowest Calorie Burn
The ice skating activity with the lowest calories burnt is skating, ice, 9 mph or less, which for an average man in 30 minutes burns 237 Calories, and for an average woman burns 203 Calories.
This activity of skating, ice, 9 mph or less has a Calories Burned Score© of 21.4 out of 100 which means it gives a calorie burn of 21.4 % of the maximum realistic calorie burn possible. This activity has a Calories Burned Rank© of 68 out of 100 ie it is in the top 68 % of activities in terms of calorie burn. There are in fact 279 activities that have a higher calorie burn than skating, ice, 9 mph or less
Average Calories Burned by Ice skating
Based on the the list of 4 ice skating activities, shown below, the average calories burned for an average male, weighing 190 pounds (86 kg) is 382 Calories for 30 minutes of ice skating. The average burnt for an average female, weighing 163 pounds (74 kg) is 328 Calories for 30 minutes of ice skating.
|Calories Burned in 30 minutes of ice skating for Average Male (M) and Female (F) (click to personalise).|
|skating, ice dancing - calories Male=603 kcal, Female=518 kcal.|
|skating, ice, rapidly, more than 9 mph, not competitive - calories Male=388 kcal, Female=333 kcal.|
|skating, ice, general (Taylor Code 360) - calories Male=302 kcal, Female=259 kcal.|
|skating, ice, 9 mph or less - calories Male=237 kcal, Female=203 kcal.|
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