How to Hockey Stop Video

How to hockey stop

by Jeremy Rupke on March 4, 2010

If you know anyone who is learning how to stop on ice skates these videos are a must watch! We have done two videos on how to stop in hockey so far. The first video just show’s the basics, and in the second I do a step by step guide on how to stop on skates. These videos compliment our how to hockey stop article, which has all the information you need to learn how to stop!

How to Stop on Skates Video – For Beginners

This video shows the basics of how stopping on skates actually works. The main problem most people have with stopping in hockey is getting over the mental barriers. The tips in these videos help people slowly overcome the mental barrier. After you do it once, you will learn how to stop on skates in no time!

How to Hockey Stop Video

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Hi my name is Jeremy. I LOVE hockey and I am passionate about improving and helping others improve. My goal is to break every hockey skill down into easy to understand articles and videos. I explain everything step-by-step to help others improve. If you want to learn more about me you can read my about page. Thanks for reading and sharing!

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rich December 19, 2013 at 7:35 pm

with the stopping is it on just the center of the skate or do you lift the back up slightly to help get the slide.

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Michael Angelo January 22, 2014 at 2:17 pm

Hi Rich, sorry no one has replied to you. When doing hockey stops you are using both the inside and outside edges of the blades. For example, if you are going to stop with your left skate forward it would be the inside edge of your left skate and the outside edge of your right skate. If you were to stop with the right skate forward it would then be the inside edge of your right skate and the outside edge of your left skate. Basically, the rule of thumb is that whichever foot you use forward will always be the inside edge and the back foot will always be the outside edge. If you were to do double skate snow plows, I usually like to use both edges. Both double and single edge snow plows are taught using both edges and balls of feet where I am.

Hope this helps Champ!

Gabriela June 8, 2012 at 11:37 am

Hey Jeremy I am having trouble doing the hockey stop. I can’t seem to push out with my leg. What do you think I can do to improve my stop?

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nathan December 29, 2012 at 9:26 am

you are putting to much preshure on it

Christian February 10, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Hi,

a lot of hockey players stop on one foot on the outside edge. Can you explain how to do this!?

Thanks!
Christian

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Michael Angelo January 22, 2014 at 2:43 pm

Hi Christian, I know it’s been over a year and I’m sure you’ve found and learned your answer. Most of the hockey players where I’m at use both edges. At first glance it looks like the outside edge but when they do it it begins with the inside edge and eventually comes to the outside edge when the stop is completed. Think of it as a really quick rollover. You break with the inside edge first and in a split second it ends with the outside edge but really coming to a complete stop with both edges. Generally it isn’t recommended to stop with the outside edge with the front foot because it isn’t safe and you your ankle can fold over.

Hope this helps Champ!

Verge Manyen December 21, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Jeremy,

First of all, thanks for the great site. My son is 10 and is just becoming confident on skates. We’re gearing up for learning hockey outdoors (just bought sticks for Christmas), and we both just subscribed to your site. I wonder if you might put together a video on crossovers?

Thanks,

Verge

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Sam November 20, 2011 at 8:43 pm

I can do a regular hockey stop but I was wondering how and if you can make a video on how to do a hockey stop from going backwards

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Adam November 7, 2011 at 1:46 am

Hey, I had a question involving stops. i’ve watched the videos and i’ve had a private instructor help but i still have problems stopping on one side (the right foot). the right is definitely the power foot but when i stop i creates jags on the ice. i’ve been told to try to keep the weight more on the middle to toes which sometimes helps but doesn’t always stop well. any advice?

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Jeremy November 11, 2011 at 10:43 am

If you watched the videos and got private help all I would say is practice a lot until you get it. Use the hockey stop for beginner video to slowly progress. I keep the weight equally balanced during stops, use the inside edge of your front foot and outside edge of your back foot.

Mike June 21, 2011 at 3:03 pm

I watched the video for absolute beginners and it helped so much. I’ve been ice skating for about 4 hours now and can already hockey stop. Thanks so much. All your videos are amazing and I love how clear and easy they are to understand.

Mike

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Lauren December 22, 2010 at 11:32 pm

Hi Jeremy
Are you the guy in the Canada shirt in the stopping video?
you’re really hot.

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nathan December 29, 2012 at 9:28 am

yes i am

Mark Rogers December 6, 2010 at 1:14 pm

Thanks for the tips on stopping. I’m 52 and starting to skate again after 20 years! Its great fun and I can skate as well or better than I did as a kid. But I still can’t really stop going the one way (I can stop fine the other way). I guess its just a mental barrier- I’ll work on it this winter.

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patrick hoey November 25, 2010 at 2:32 pm

hi guys i really nned your help. your videos are great about the hockey stops, i can shave the ice with both feet but im having a little problem to complete the full hockey stop which im in big need for, my problem is that when my leading leg (my right leg)is pointing inwards is shaves no problem and i come to a stop its just my left leg i cant seem to get it on its edge and come to a complete stop. i hope you guys can help me thank you very much for your time, patrick from the uk. and keep up the good work

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Jeremy November 26, 2010 at 4:08 pm

Sounds like you are on the right track, just keep on practicing and watching the videos for the proper form. If you keep on practicing you will get it, just don’t lose your confidence and remember the proper technique.

John Larsen October 16, 2010 at 7:52 am

This site is fantastic, thanks!
My seven year old son is just getting in to hockey. I never played, so I am unable to draw from my own experiences to help him. This site is perfect to close that gap. The videos are the best I have found on the Internet regarding the hockey stop, great job. Very clear and easy to understand instructions!

John

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Jeremy October 16, 2010 at 11:13 pm

Thanks John, glad you enjoy the videos and articles. We love making them!

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