This. At six years old, it doesn't matter that much - basics are basics and generally, figure skaters are much better skaters than hockey skaters anyway. It would be infinitely easier for a figure to learn to skate like a hockey player than vice versa. If the teacher is good and the kid is engaged and enjoys the lessons, I wouldn't worry so much about the kind of skating they're teaching.
Originally Posted by SirJW
What did you end up doing?