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03-23-2013, 10:53 PM
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First Skating Lesson Today!!!

Hey folks,
If you remember me, I posted the junior in HS post about me trying to learn. Today I had my first skating lesson (6 AM, impressed the parents) and I have a few questions.

1. I was using rental skates and couldn't get the plow-stop down at all. My ankles were wiggling all over the place, it is the lowest size i could go and my feet kill. Should I get fitted and buy a pair of skates or wait till hockey season??

2. I made some great progress with forward skating but was still falling on occasion. I want to get some knee pads and elbow pads. With that should should I just buy the hockey shin/knees and the hockey elbows??

Thanks everyone, so excited for next weeks ice time

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Congrats bud!

YES! Get fitted properly and buy a pair of hockey skates ASAP. Make sure theyre decent ones as well. Get a knowledgeable employee to help you.

& Check the beginner equipment thread thats stickied.

I know AIRAEYE is going to stress FIT. Make sure everything fits you properly and by that, your equipment should feel comfortable for you.

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Congrats bud!

YES! Get fitted properly and buy a pair of hockey skates ASAP. Make sure theyre decent ones as well. Get a knowledgeable employee to help you.

& Check the beginner equipment thread thats stickied.

I know AIRAEYE is going to stress FIT. Make sure everything fits you properly and by that, your equipment should feel comfortable for you.
You know me too well

Something on clearance/older is fine, low end is fine as well for your level. Can always upgrade later.

For knee/elbows, if you have some biking/rollerblading ones around, I'd use those.

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rock on dude. i was in your shoes (skates) a few months ago, and learning to play hockey (vs just being a spectator) has been the best thing ever.

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You're going to buy a pair of skates eventually so you might as well do it now so you can learn in your own properly fitted skate. Have fun, man.

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