Skating can be a leisurely activity yet still leave you with muscle aches.
Most skaters use the muscles on the back and outside of their hips and legs. The gluteal muscles are heavily involved as well. Combine this with a slightly forward posture and the resulting back ache is no surprise.
To prevent this unpleasant outcome to a great afternoon on the rink, a few minutes stretching will help your musclese return to a tension-free state. Massage therapy focused on the low back, gluteal and leg muscles can also do wonders to help recovery and get you back out on your skates.