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03-22-2010, 11:45 AM
Moving to Warroad
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Open in the slot
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should i pick up my own skates now or wait until i am a little more experienced?
Get your own skates now, the sooner the better to get your feet accustomed to them, and to improve your skating faster. If you wear a different pair of rentals each week, your "feel" in the skates will change impeding growth.
budget will likely be 2-300
At that level you can good Bauers, Grafs, etc. - try on many before finalizing your purchase.
i have been browsing this forum and picking up bits of information here and there, but a lot of the phrases people use are foreign to me. is there any kind of website that teaches the basic terms used? things i wouldnt know from just being a fan
List the phrases that are unclear, and we can try to provide definitions for you.
lastly, if by any chance someone in the nyc area knows of a good intro class/league for me to break into i would really appreciate it. obviously i will be looking into it on my own as well, but if someone had some useful insight it would really help
In the NYC area, you have several options: City Ice in Long Island City, and Chelsea Piers and Lasker in Manhattan.
Myself, I go to City Ice as it is the closest and most reasonably priced, plus being a new program they are eager to provide good service and support. Friday nights they have started a "D5" - level program, which is a beginner's league. I've gone 3x so far, and we usually spend the first 45 minutes of the 1 1/2 hours doing drills, then the next 45 playing in a scrimmage game.
As far as I can tell, it is the most reasonably priced of the 3 rinks I mentioned, but there are others as well, such as World Ice near Shea stadium/Flushing, Aviator in Crooklyn, etc.
Regardless of rink though - you will need to buy skates, gloves, pads, etc. - full equipment.
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