Category: Skating

Giving you skating tips for hockey. This category includes how to skate, how to hockey stop, how to imrove skating speed and acceleration in hockey.

Turning: How to turn better in Hockey

Turning: How to turn better in Hockey

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Turning is one of the fundamental skills that every hockey player needs to learn. Sure you might be able to turn, but how well can you do it? There is a big difference in a slow ...

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Proper Transitions: Turning backwards and Turning Forwards

Proper Transitions: Turning backwards and Turning Forwards

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So far in our skating series we have covered the basic hockey stance, the forward stride, stopping, turning, edges, and balance. You should have a pretty good grasp on skating by ...

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How to Skate Backwards

How to Skate Backwards

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Skating backwards is a challenging skill for anyone to learn. The feeling of moving backwards is not natural at first, but with some practice and determination you will get the ...

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Improve Your Forward Stride: Learn to Skate Episode 5

Improve Your Forward Stride: Learn to Skate Episode 5

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The forward stride is the most used movement in hockey, however many players neglect to try to improve it. Many players think that once they can skate and move forwards they are ...

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5 Balance Drills for Hockey Players – Learn to Skate Series

5 Balance Drills for Hockey Players – Learn to Skate Series

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If you are dedicated to improving your skating, shooting and stickhandling then balance drills and edge work drills are going to give you the biggest results. You might be asking ...

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Understanding Your Edges: 6 Edge Work drills to Improve Balance and Control

Understanding Your Edges: 6 Edge Work drills to Improve Balance and Control

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In order to be a great skater you need good balance. New hockey players are usually off balance, bow-legged, stutter stepping and some look like they just finished riding a horse ...

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The Secret to Balance, Speed, and Power

The Secret to Balance, Speed, and Power

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Do you keep falling over, do you get off balance, are you easily knocked off the puck? You should be more like Sidney Crosby, his personal trainer explains he's so hard to knock ...

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Proper Hockey Stance: The Importance of Knee Bend

Proper Hockey Stance: The Importance of Knee Bend

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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 ...

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How to Skate (for Hockey Players)

How to Skate (for Hockey Players)

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I am happy to present our newest video series that will teach you how to skate. These videos are specifically for hockey players. Hockey players will skate differently than figure ...

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Inline / Rollerblading Drills for Hockey Players

Inline / Rollerblading Drills for Hockey Players

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A big complaint among hockey players in the more remote areas is that there is no place to skate over the summer months. This was certainly a problem for me growing up. I grew up ...

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How to do the Mohawk Turn

How to do the Mohawk Turn

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The Mohawk turn (some people call it the Eagle turn) is a fairly simple skating maneuver to perfect if you are already comfortable on your edges. One player who seems to use this ...

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How to Perform Backwards Crossovers – Step by Step Instruction

How to Perform Backwards Crossovers – Step by Step Instruction

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We asked the fans of our hockey page on Facebook what skating skill they needed the most help with and most of them asked for help with the backwards crossovers. The backwards ...

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How to Improve Skating Acceleration

How to Improve Skating Acceleration

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When you are in a game one of the biggest advantages that you can have over your opponent is quick acceleration. Your ability to quickly go from coasting to full speed will help ...

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How to Gain On-Ice Speed with Off-Ice Training

How to Gain On-Ice Speed with Off-Ice Training

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By Jarod Palmer, Minnesota Wild Player Note: HUGE thanks to Jarod for writing this article for How To Hockey. This article is a detailed account of how he got his speed up to ...

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