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12-23-2008, 07:32 PM
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First stick time

So I went to my first "Stick time" yesterday. I wasnt planning on going since I knew it was going to be busy and I kinda wanted to be out there with only a few people for my "first time" but my wife forced me to go.

So I got to the rink, found the dressing room. Got on all my gear with only one hitch, forgot to put the cup in my shorts before pulling up my pants but that was a quick fix.

Got out onto the ice and skated around for a few mins. There was about 15-20 other people there but most were on one half playing a small pickup game with the only goalie. There was a kid and his coach on the other side. So about two other guys and I skated around center ice back and forth between the side boards.

I just shooted around a bit off the boards and practiced stick handling.

It is all harder than I thought it would be. Everything moved so fast it was hard to skate and move the puck and shoot and stop without thinking about everything I was doing. I only played for about a hour but I felt alot better leaving than I did before.

I was nervous about getting out there but now after my first time Im ready to go again. I'm on vacation from work next week so I plan on being out everyday.

Thanks for all your tips on all my questions and hopefully I will see some of you guys/girls out on the ice sometime.

Oh, I also ordered a smarthockey ball to help improve my stick handling.

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12-23-2008, 08:07 PM
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Sounds like you had a good time. Now just take the whip out of your wife's hands!

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By "stick time" do you mean stick and puck?

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By "stick time" do you mean stick and puck?
It's called Stick Time here in America. If you dont like it then you can just git out.

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12-23-2008, 08:49 PM
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Sounds like you had a good time. Now just take the whip out of your wife's hands!
lol yea like that would ever happen, she knows I really wanted to go but I was just nervous.

I went to one rink in the morning but they decided to change stick time to pickup since they had a bunch of people and I left figuring that would be too much of diving right in.

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It's called Stick Time here in America. If you dont like it then you can just git out.
relax killer .

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It's called Stick Time here in America. If you dont like it then you can just git out.
It's stick and puck in Greensboro NC... don't know where you are, but I wouldn't assume things for all of the US.

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stick time sounds more like a time for um....

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I'm glad she made you go, those jitters should go away pretty quickly. Soon enough you won't be nervous of jumping out on the ice at all, you'll just want to keep doing it so that you improve.

One other thing, don't be afraid to play with better players - it will only make you better that much quicker. Provided they are decent people at least.

Have fun!

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It's stick and puck in Greensboro NC... don't know where you are, but I wouldn't assume things for all of the US.
It's called stick and puck here in Michigan too.

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It's called stick and puck here in Michigan too.
same here in winnipeg.

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I'm glad she made you go, those jitters should go away pretty quickly. Soon enough you won't be nervous of jumping out on the ice at all, you'll just want to keep doing it so that you improve.

One other thing, don't be afraid to play with better players - it will only make you better that much quicker. Provided they are decent people at least.

Have fun!
Exactly. If it's public pickup you have a right to be there as much as anyone. If you're the worst one there at least one guy/girl there will be relieved it's not them...and we've all been there at one time or another, in one sport or another, if we are true competitors. The bonus is that you will be improving faster than anyone else (other than younger beginners) and that has to be one of the most fun things in sports.

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was this at Ice Castle on monday? If so, I was in that pick up game, blue green socks #8. I saw a couple guys working at the other end. I skated by them a couple times when the puck went in the other end.

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It's Skate and Shoot in Buffalo. lol.

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Stick and Puck

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Stick and Puck, stick time, or whatever you want to call it is a great way to practice your skills. Usually if there's one goalie you can get a half-ice game going. It's a lot of fun, but it does feel a little awkward when you go on your own.

I've been wanting to go out all week, but I keep waking up too late =\

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What rink did you go to?

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was this at Ice Castle on monday? If so, I was in that pick up game, blue green socks #8. I saw a couple guys working at the other end. I skated by them a couple times when the puck went in the other end.
Yea it was the later session 3:40-5:10

I had a blue practice jersey on and the Rbk penguin edge socks.

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was this at Ice Castle on monday? If so, I was in that pick up game, blue green socks #8. I saw a couple guys working at the other end. I skated by them a couple times when the puck went in the other end.
Haha, awesome coincidence.

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Haha, awesome coincidence.
haha that's pretty random 87vert. see you out on the ice next time!

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It's Skate and Shoot in Buffalo. lol.
Same here.

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haha that's pretty random 87vert. see you out on the ice next time!
yea defiantly, I will prolly be out tomorrow and prolly a couple times next week.

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Im goin to my first stick'n'puck on monday, im decent at roller hockey but havent played on ice since i was a small kid. any advice?

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Im goin to my first stick'n'puck on monday, im decent at roller hockey but havent played on ice since i was a small kid. any advice?
Learn how to stop.

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Learn how to stop, and try not to skate into any kids.

The local rink was hella-crowded on Friday and some kid turned right into me and started crying, lol.

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