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02-07-2013, 07:30 AM
Not so fast,
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My daughter started playing in August. She started with hockey 1 which covered basic skating. Hockey 2, they started to learn to skate with a stick but never used a puck. After that, initiation class where they actually start to learn how to play.

It only took her a few weeks to figure out the basic skating stuff, now she can go forwards and backwards pretty well and can do some really ugly crossovers. She can stop OK too. She was very shaky the first 1-2 times on the ice but she learned really quickly. Having the gear on made her unafraid to fall or push herself. She's 8, which is a little late to start but kids pick things up pretty quickly. Plus, there isn't that 'work really hard and you'll play in the NHL' pressure on her!

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