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05-18-2006, 02:12 PM
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Joe Cole
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Originally Posted by Alpine
If there's no power skating schools available, find a figure skating club. Skating is the most important skill in hockey and figure skating can be one of the best avenues in teaching skating skills
I have to disagree to an extent. The acceleration method in figure skating is not the same as hockey. In figure skating the skater tries to keep his legs under his body, and in hockey you extend your legs away from your body. In figure skating you are trying to keep an elegant straight body line. In hockey you are not trying to look elegant, you are trying to go fast and keep your balance.

Stopping is also different. In figure skating, a toe drag is one method of stopping. In hockey, this does not work at all.


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