How good will my skating have to be for my "Beginner Learn to Play" Class?
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09-03-2012, 12:59 PM
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Ottawa, ON
If it's just a class, you're fine. Get in there.
However, I find it surprising to hear that you skate backwards comfortably but can't stop at full speed. You need to improve your ability to stop, both for your safety and especially others. Better players won't mind if you can't take a pass, shoot or skate fast. But they'll have little patience if you're a danger to them on the ice because you can't stop at speed.
(btw - Having a weak stopping side isn't the end of the world. I consider myself a strong skater but still cannot do a left side hockey stop with both feet. But I can still stop.)
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