Winter is not exactly here yet, I suppose it will be a while before the canals freeze over and we can ice skate on them. In the meantime you can get some practise at the Jaap Eden Baan, so what are you waiting for!?
Ice-skating is a typical Dutch sport so really you should give it a try. Most Dutch people have grown up with skating during the winter time. It is the best when the canals are frozen and you can skate underneath the beautiful bridges but unfortunately I can’t remember when the last time was I did that. Nowadays it hardly ever gets cold enough to be able to skate on natural ice. The Dutch are very obsessed by it though!
Anyway, the Jaap Eden Baan is a great alternative. The track is nice and big enough for everyone to do as they please. You will see professionals going really fast( these will be on the inside of the track so stay away from there unless you are really good!), little kids going really fast and falling a lot, and lots of other people some quite good and others quite bad. Don’t be afraid if you’ve never ice-skated before. You won’t be the only one. Just rent a pair of skates and let the fun begin.