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05-20-2010, 08:21 AM
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Teaching Myself How to skate

So I can pretty much go in a straight line. and turn.

No latterals very slow back skating, and no stopping.

I keep going and going and skating but im not sure if im learning.

How can I teach myself to skate?

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Akos Kertesz Basic and Advanced skating tips are pretty good

But check at your local rink for adult learn to skate classes. I took some last summer, and because not many people take them over the summer, I essentially had private lessons for only a couple bucks each.

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Here's 2 resouces

I would pick a couple skills to practice every time I go skating. I spent a LOT of time on forward inside and outside edges. Once you can get mostly comfortable on both edges, everything else is a little easier.

Here's a link to a video on edge control. Check out all the other videos by "BusinessRecovery". I know the screenname doesn't make any sense, but it's all Candadian Hockey development videos (I hear Canadians are good at that hockey thing).

Also, here's a link to the USA Hockey Adult Skills Manual.

Enjoy!

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I would definitely recommend on taking a basic skating class or possibly a power skating class. It's very commendable that you are learning on your own, but it's very easy to pick up bad habits that may inhibit your skating.

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I would definitely recommend on taking a basic skating class or possibly a power skating class. It's very commendable that you are learning on your own, but it's very easy to pick up bad habits that may inhibit your skating.
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Start with skating lessons, then take power skating

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Id agree with taking lessons. In a a few hours you can learn what might take you years to learn on your own.
I started skating back in January and am pretty much self-taught. My foreward stride is pretty good, but I struggle with skating backwards and havent even tried crossovers yet (figure theres no reason to try crossovers until I can skate backwards).
Im planning on taking lessons this summer though, for the reasons that others listed.

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Lessons... but if you dont want to do thoes go get a pair of roller skates and practice at your house. practice cross-overs, and hockey-turns. and try some backwards

practice stopping on the ice thos

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Lessons... but if you dont want to do thoes go get a pair of roller skates and practice at your house. practice cross-overs, and hockey-turns. and try some backwards

practice stopping on the ice thos
Everyone Ive talked to said that roller skating/roller blading isnt good for learning how to ice skate because ice and roller isnt the same.
Infact, a lot of people on this forum have said that if you want to get good at ice you need to stop doing roller.

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The only thing that bad about roller is stopping since its nowhere near the same. However for basic skating, roller is fine I learned to skate on ice with no help or instruction and with very little roller blading skill but used roller blading as a base. Worked well for me

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What helped me was going to the adult hockey clinic, even when I couldnt stand up I would go because there were multiple coaches at the beginner class and I was able to pull one aside to help me. You should check if your rink has clinic, it would be cheaper than taking classes..

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Everyone Ive talked to said that roller skating/roller blading isnt good for learning how to ice skate because ice and roller isnt the same.
Infact, a lot of people on this forum have said that if you want to get good at ice you need to stop doing roller.
You could also argue that roller skating is better cross training for hockey than walking, bike riding, skiing, tennis etc.

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