Never touched the ice before.
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05-21-2012, 11:09 PM
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: The Triangle
Originally Posted by
lol if you haven't touched ice before you might want to take a few months to learn how to skate decently before playing hockey
Unfortunately, this is the truth. You'll just end up frustrated if you try to learn skating and hockey at the same time. Don't put money into equipment just yet -- put it into skating lessons and ice time. Wait to start hockey until you can do basic skating movements comfortably (glide, stop, turn) and you'll end up learning everything faster and feeling better about it.
As for your original question regarding equipment -- I'd recommend starting with a good helmet and shin guards. You're going to fall down, so you may as well have padding on your head and knees, and the shin guards will prevent any unnecessary injuries from stray shots. Gloves are a good idea just to get your hands used to the feeling, but not completely necessary.
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