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05-27-2010, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by hoonking View Post
Thats not necessarily true. Skating is the most important thing in hockey and whenever you can skate you should do it. Say there aren't any pick up games or clinics or lessons within 3 hours of you, but you can still skate at a rink. Not skating would be a dumb thing to do; skate all the time and you will see improvements.
I'm saying, my first foray at skating lessons had no prospect of hockey at any point in the future, and so it was kind of meaningless for me and I didn't get anywhere

...8 years later though, I bought all the equipment and joined a beginner hockey league, and soon after signed up for learn to skate to play hockey, plus got a job scorekeeping at the rink, and I quickly became a decent hockey player for my experience level.

Skating is good, but you need the hockey as well, they go hand in hand.

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