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02-04-2013, 09:48 PM
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Getting my 6 year old son into Hockey/skating

Just a few questions I had, I'm a newbie to Hockey, never played and only recently began watching. As a kid I always wanted to play but my parents never had the money for skates/equipment so I just never had the opportunity to do so. Now, since my 6 year old son has declared an interest in playing what is the best way to go about it? He has not skated yet so I signed him up for lessons and I'm intending to get him on the ice as much as possible this year. How long should I have him skate before I sign him up for hockey? How many hours a week skating is a good amount for a 6 year old beginner to master the basic skills?

Also, last question, is 6 kinda late to get kids skating? I figure in Canada and hotbeds like Minnesota kids are skating as soon as they can walk, should I have taken him on the ice at three or something? Will he be behind the other kids? FWIW I live in California.

Thanks very much in advance for your responses.

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