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11-01-2010, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by 94now View Post
Why not? Former figure skaters are the best skating coaches. They just on average are better skaters than hockey players who, usually, are better athletes. While skating is a primary skill for both sports, hockey players pay less attention to it focusing more on the game, something figure skaters don't have to do.
Not that I know a whole lot about it. But I think the reason it may seem counterintuitive is because the way they skate may be different (power vs grace). Apparently there's enough overlap to make it worth while, but I don't think that was by any means clear, at least not to laymen like me.

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