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When the person keeps the skates on the ice, the ice melts due to the pressure exerted by the weight of the person. This forms a groove in which you can skate. The moment the skate moves ahead, the ice behind solidifies again. Thus, it is possible to skate on ice.

I think that it's because when you step onto the you create friction, and friction also heats things up causing the ice to melt below the metal blade. Water is like a lubricant (that is why most hydroslides have a continuous stream of water going down them so you can slide down more easily), so it creates less friction between the blade and the ice allowing you to skate on it. The water soon freezes again.

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