"Just wanted to drop you a note to tell you how fantastic your program is!
My son attended over the weekend at Oak Lawn Ice Arena.
Every aspect of your program was fantastic!
He learned things in the first hour that he hasn’t learned in the year that he has been playing hockey.
He was so pumped up the first night, he couldn’t wait to come back the following morning.
The instructors were awesome and so patient with the kids, all while having fun too.
WE WILL DEFINITELY ATTEND NEXT YEAR!
Thank you again for a great experience!"
Donna S. Oak Lawn IL 2014
Tight Turn Video mini lesson by Instructor Team Leader Alan Noble.
A video mini lesson on the tight turn. Most players cannot execute a tight turn at full speed properly or without falling down, even fewer players can do that on both sides. For most players this is because they are doing a common mistake and not performing a C-cut when entering the turn, as addressed in the video.
The other common mistake would be leaning into the turn as opposed to leaning out to keep your center of gravity more over your skates. Between these two corrections you will see a vast improvement in your turns.
Skating just got Incredibly Important for D
Defensemen struggle in the new NHL, because for their entire life they could use their stick illegally -- to a greater or lesser degree. Now they can't at all. They have to play the opposing forward as if they have no stick in their hands so they are required to mirror him perfectly. Actually, they must also learn to poke-check again, something that's been missing for thirty years.
By Jack Blatherwick, Ph.D. / Physiologist, Washington Capitals Hockey Team.