Both professional and beginner skaters complain about back pain. Skating requires some pressure on your core to keep your body up, and some of the more extreme movements can affect these core muscles in particular. If your back hurts from skating, it’s important to know why you’re suffering the pain, how serious it is and what you should do about it…What should I do about back pain from skating? If you are new to skating and suffering back pain it may be that you have not developed the core muscles to stabilise your spine in the skating position, or your back is too straight when skating. Fixing your form can help. If you are more advanced, it may come from extreme overuse, and a core exercise and stretching regime may be helpful.