Skating Tips

Everything you need to fly past your opponents while under control. Guidelines that will help you become the ultimate ice skater!

Warning! Reading tips from this category could have your competition nicknaming you “The Blur” or “WHERE THE H-E-DOUBLE-HOCKEY-STICKS DID HE GO?”. It’s the boost you need to get your legs moving to a level that the competition won’t see coming. Decisive guidelines to turn you into the ultimate skater, these articles and videos will give you everything you need to FLY PAST YOUR OPPONENTS while under control. Quickness and agility are two of the most important aspects of being a hockey player because of the start and stop style of play. You need to get the most out of your training. These guidelines will give you exactly what you need to take off down the ice at a level that will IMPRESS EVERYONE from your coach to your teammates. You may notice a bigger crowd at your next game when they catch wind that you’ve been working hard on your skating.

  • You are a defenseman. You patrol the blue line, protect your end, and sometimes get called on to block shots between the hash marks. Every now and then, you like to introduce your opponents to the boards in the neutral zone or the corners of the rink. You could be gentle, but that's why you wear the pads.

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  • This is our first video in a series of skating videos. In the series we will be teaching the fundamentals of skating. Our goal is to help new hockey players understand the basics of skating for hockey, and help experienced players tweak their technique for maximum effectiveness. In this video and article we are covering the importance of proper knee bend.

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  • Building a backyard rink is a great way to play hockey at home with friends. Unfortunately you can’t just toss a rink up, there is a right way to build a rink and many wrong ways. This article will help you learn how to properly build a rink suitable for your family. I have entrusted Jim Stoller from NiceRink.com to write this article as he can draw on many years of experience.

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  • One of the most important aspect of the game is your Skating skills (speed, balance or technique), and to improve that aspect you need to learn new techniques that will help you move around the ice. Today we will be showing you 3 great skating techniques that will improve your game and help your team win.

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  • M2Hockey.com and HockeyShare.com provided us with great some great drills to do with defensemen at practice, these drills will help both your offensive and defensive skills.

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  • In this video, we are going to show you how you can improve your skating speed with the Trion Skate Weight. First and foremost, the skate weight can be installed very easily underneath your skates and it helps you build your skating muscles. They're our two different sizes, either the intermediate skate weight or the senior skate weight. The main difference between the two is the weight between them, the latter being the heavier one. The cool thing about it is you can adjust the weight at ...

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  • During the hockey season players typically do two types of workout - the nothing at all workout or the team workout, which often (not always) looks something like running stairs.

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  • The second article in our how to skate series covers a very important aspect of skating. We covered this in our first video, however I wanted to expand on it to really drive the point home. In the first video we talked about the importance of knee bend, and in this video we talk about the importance of staying low throughout your stride.

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  • Note: HUGE thanks to Jarod (Minnesota Wild Player) for writing this article for How To Hockey. This article is a detailed account of how he got his speed up to NHL standards.

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  • We have had a lot of requests for more skating videos and articles so here is one for forward skating, we have some basic articles already for how to skate and how to stop, so this one seemed like the net logical video / article to publish. In this video we show you the basics to the crossovers and a few easy drills you can do to improve your crossovers and turning. I have also embedded a video that goes into a lot more detail on different types of crossovers / drills you can do to improve.

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