To sign SKATE as in I-C-E "SKATE" form your hands into "X"
handshapes. Then put them in front of you, palms facing up.
Alternate moving them forward and back a couple times.
Memory tip: Think of the movement of a skater's feet. Think of the
upturned "X" as representing the curved blade on the skates.
Here's a close-up of that handshape:
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