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05-27-2010, 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Dump and Chase View Post
I started skating with a hockey stick at the age of 3, started in a league at 5, began playing travel at 7 and continued with competitive hockey until I finally said enough at 25. A rough calculation nets me out at around 12,000 hours of ice time over that 18 year period.
Yeah, that's the biggest thing. The frustration of all the little things you can't do when you're starting as an adult. I've been walking for 33 years, yet I expect to be able to skate just as well after just a couple hours on the ice. Patience really is key.

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