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"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!"
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Toe Start Video mini lesson by Instructor Team Leader Alan Noble.

Toe Starts take years and years of practice to master and effectively use in your hockey game. But don't give up, even getting one step on your toes will still give you an advantage over a person you are racing who starts on their heels.

Try to practice these as often as possible and whenever starting from a dead stop in your practices, always do a toe start. When you have the normal starts down, try using them in more advanced situations as shown in the video.

Tip: Drag Touch

After pushing off, fully extend your pushing (left) leg and drag the first two or three inches of the left inside edge (called "the toe") on the ice for about two seconds. In order to drag the inside edge of the toe your left leg and skate must be turned outward. If they are turned straight downward you will be dragging the "tippy toe" of the skate, with the leg now in a walking-running position (a "no-no" for skating).

After dragging the toe, now drag the heel of the returning skate back under your body until that heel (left) touches the heel of the gliding (right) skate. Your feet should now be in a "V" position (heels touching, toes apart). If your knees are well bent, the shape between your thighs, knees and ankles will form a "diamond" shape. I call this recovery position the "V - diamond" position.



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Catch or Be Caught

How do you know if someone is a fast skater? The best way to find out is always by having a race. And the type of race that most often stands out in a game is the race between a skater on a break away and one back checking.


by Alan Noble, Instructor

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