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08-31-2009, 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by EmptyNetter View Post
Bolded part is very important. For one thing, skate rinks won't let you on the ice for stick & puck practice without a helmet. Second, expect to fall a lot in the beginning. With proper gear you'll be well protected. Without proper gear you'll be well bruised.
Indeed. In power skating, the instructor pushed us to stop worrying about falling. We spent hundreds of dollars on pads. It's not how many times you fall, it's getting back up and trying again that counts. Eventually you will get better.

Originally Posted by CanadaBacon View Post
I would recommend an Adult beginner league over shinny.

There is a probable chance you could end up with a bunch of jerks. (the ultimate players who just werent given the chance)

Shinny imo as probably turned off more beginners then anything else.

P.S Not saying every shinny is like that.
If you can find shiny/dropin for beginners, you're set. Found a regular group here recently and it's been great.

Definitely try to start with people of similar skill level. It'll be more fun.

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