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05-04-2012, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by BigDuke6 View Post
One of the things I had to get over when I started last year was trying not to fall. Everyone falls, NHLers fall all the time, it happens. As someone else said, if you aren't pushing yourself and getting outside of your comfort zone, you won't make as much progress.
The key is not so much the falling but learning how to get up quickly, especially when your body is still sliding on the ice. I've had trouble with this in the past but slowly I'm able to get more balance and the leg strength to stand up quickly while I'm sliding on my knees or something.

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