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03-23-2008, 10:00 PM
Karl with a C
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I would recommend asking a friend to help you learn - especially one that's patient haha

The most important thing to learn is how to go, and how to stop. Everything else is secondary. I would recommend going to your local ice rink 3-4 times this week with the focus on building a comfortable stride. Be able to propel yourself forward slowly, quickly, from a dead stop, and be able to alter speed. After that, you will feel much more comfortable to start stopping - but that's advice for another day haha

Actually, one word of advice for learning to stop: wear pads, don't be a tough guy. My friend sprained his elbow the other day trying to stop - he wiped out and fell hard on it, and he's been skating forever.

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