Teaching a 5 yr old to skate...
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06-02-2007, 03:23 AM
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Figure skates first probably not a good idea, but after a while, it will be a good idea if he is a hockey player later on as it will vastly improve his speed and balance. Angelo Esposito, who will go high in this year's draft, can skate like the wind, and he owes much of that to the figure skating that he took growing up, as well my cousin, who played Major Junior for 3 seasons in Hull/Gatineau, said that figure skating was really importnt in helping him get to where he was.
It is probably a good idea to worry about skating on ice first, save roller hockey for later.
Do you mean get the basics (start, stop, turn both ways, backwards etc) on some hockey skates then get some figures skates as well and work through the figure skating lessons and levels?
Would he keep on hockey skating at the same time?
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