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07-09-2013, 12:43 PM
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Here are a few things to remember.

You will fall as you practice and it's the only way to learn, getting away from the boards.

Also, like other things like riding a bike or skiing, getting a bit of speed actually makes it easier to hold balance and turn as opposed to going slow.

Start by just trying to kick with one skate and glide on the other skate for a bit. Then kick with the other skate and glide.

If lessons and such are a problem cost wise, ask your buddies who do play hockey to come out with you on the rink and give you some pointers. Heck even perfect strangers are happy to help out most of the time.

Find a cute girl who can skate and that's even better.

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