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07-23-2012, 02:58 PM
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Learn to Skate

The key is a Learn to Skate Program. The good programs admit kids from three onwards and are oriented to skating not a single sport like hockey. The program should be linked and supported by the various local programs, hockey, figure skating, ice dance, speed skating - long and short track.

The linkage is important since it allows the various programs to contribute the older kids or coaches as instructors. This keeps the program going with access to knowledge about what is required for the different sports. The extra financing may be acquired from various job creation programs or foundations that promote positive youth activities.

A comment about "cheese cutters" - double bladed skates. Popular into the early 1960's, they actually produced some of the better NHL skaters during their time. Today there are better accessories that allow the little people to learn how to skate.

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