Trying to get started: learning to skate & equipment
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03-06-2010, 05:35 PM
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Enter city here
Check out your Local Hockey Shop, as most have great deals right now as they close out last year's gear and get ready for the new stuff. That way you can get stuff that you're sure fits, it makes a big difference.
Also, get your equipment and skate it in as often as you can. Who cares if you're the only one wearing gear at an open skate? 1) you get used to wearing the gear, 2) You break in the gear 3) you get rid of a lot of the fear of falling, so are willing to try moves that you wouldn't do without gear, and trying new things is how your learn 4) From personal experience, trips to the ER because you're trying to learn a hockey stop and catch an edge aren't fun.
I'm 33 and just started skating last summer. Been going to an adult hockey camp since the first of the year, and have my first game tomorrow night. It's been so rewarding to do and I've been having a blast. Hope you do too!
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