Ice Hockey Stopping.
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05-15-2006, 04:32 PM
Join Date: Apr 2002
when i learned how to stop, the rink employee helped out... he had me go to a corner (where less people are), start by the boards, then make a wide turn back into the corner with the last stride kinda digging into the ice.
note that the more upright your skate is, the less it digs into the ice and easier it is to sense the feel of the ice being shaved into snow. the same idea holds with using duller skates (as mentioned above).
also concur about learning on the weak side... don't want to get into bad habits... almost every time i skate back to the bench, i use my weak side to gain more practice and experience.
i still haven't figured out a real authentic hockey stop with BOTH feet, but it's enough to be okay in the ice league i'm in right now. i certainly would like to learn though... strongly considering a power skating course later in the summer.
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