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07-31-2013, 07:44 AM
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CGNY87
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Just off the top of my head:

Foward
Backward
Foward crossovers
Hockey Stop
Backwards stop (going fast and coming to a dead stop)
Backwards crossovers

That is the order that I learned them. Most of the prevous skills help with the next skill.

Forward and backward skating helps you get used to skating so you can move onto crossovers more comfortably. The edge work from normal skating and crossovers will help with learning the hockey stop. The skills learned from the hockey stop obviously translate into how to stop quickly when skating backwards. And finally, all that edge work makes backwards crossovers easier to learn.

But overall just practice. Hockey stops were the hardest to learn. Mainly because they are the most terrifying to a new skater. After working on my edge work for awhile hockey stops seemed to come almost naturally.

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