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02-15-2011, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by CuteHockeyBunny View Post
Spend your first year skating. Forget the stick, it doesn't exist. You'll use it as a crutch anyway.
IMO a year is a bit much. I started at age 20, having never skated before, and worked purely on learning to skate for the first 2 months or so before bothering with gear. By the time I got there I was already on par with the rest of the stick time people and probably most of the Bronze leaguers. I agree with taking time to learn to skate first but a year seems like a lot of wasted time to me. Not to mention you could be an amazing skater but when you put gear on for the first time your skating balance and posture is all out of whack for a good while. Learn to skate well, then do both together after that, skating and hockey activities. Just my opinion.

Good luck goonx, have fun.

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