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06-20-2011, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Tikkanen View Post
Do a lot of hockey players take power skating classes? I'm 38, I've been playing for 18 years, I always wondered if I took a couple of classes would my skating get better or am I set in stone after playing hockey all these years?
I've been skating since I was two, but I learned a lot from power skating classes in my '30's.

Some classes are better than others, though. I took some that had instructors who were just about guys charging around as fast as they could. And by the end of the 8 week session some guys were still having to slam into the boards to stop. Which is fine for fitness, but notsomuch for becoming a better skater.

Others, that I found much more valuable, were about working on edges and skating technique.

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