Teaching friends how to skate
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12-29-2013, 02:38 AM
Join Date: Nov 2013
I always try and repeat some of the instructions and tips I had from my speed skating coach.
Lemons, edge control drills, emphasis on knee bend, shaving the ice at the boards and then stopping.
Once your friends have those down moving on to more advanced bits like crossovers, pivots etc will come more easily.
I always like to tell friends and family who are new to skating that falling is a natural process of learning to skate, and how to fall so they're less likely to injure themselves.
I always think if you don't fall you're not trying hard enough, but push yourself/themselves as much as you/they are comfortable with.
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