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    Default Anyone willing to teach a 6 year old how to skate?

    So I've signed my son up for the Lil Kings program which starts in March 2014. He just had his first day on the ice yesterday, loved every second of it and cannot wait to play hockey. I signed him up for skating lessons at our local rink, however, their focus is more figure skating techniques rather than hockey technique. I'd rather he learn the basics from someone who knows hockey. So, if there is anyone on here who has a couple weekends they can spare and wants to make some extra $$$, please let me know. We live in Riverside, CA but I'm willing to drive anywhere within about a 60 miles radius for the right "coach". You tell me your price and we can make it happen. I, of course, will cover any fee for rink time, skate rental or whatever else you need to get him skating like a pro before March.

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    I'd look into the LilKings event going on. Supposed to be for young first-time players. Not sure on the details, just a thought,

    Also, I wouldn't recommend covering a coach's skate rental. If the person asking to teach your child to ice skate doesn't own their own pair, it would be advisable to look elsewhere.
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    Ask at your local rink about hockey skating lessons.

    There should be at least one coach there.

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    I saw my buddy put his kid in skates at 1.5 years old - wore his skates around the house constantly with skate guards on for months before he even stepped on the ice. that kid is a skating wizard now - getting a ton of ice time of course helps.

    so we applied it to our kids, the 3 and 6 year olds are now skating fantastic and getting better every time they get on the ice. they are taking weekly group lessons at TSC, and probably by next year, if they are totally into it, we may get them semi-private coaching.

    having the padding already will help (although I think they will supply you with equipment in the program). maybe get some used if you are going to get them on the ice before the program?
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    Having him just walk around in skates is really good advice. It takes them a long time to get used to that. The figure skating lessons won't get him too far off, be sure you find a coach that teaches him how to fall.

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    Back in Mother Russia a child's first shoe was an ice skate or none at all.

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    Call Daniel Salazar at Ontario Rink. Look him up on my FB. I believe Brittany can teach him there. She is also a Reign Ice girl.
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    Just do what my cousin (who later went on to play minor league hockey) did for me: I was 4, he was 11, and he was tasked with teaching me to skate, but he wanted to skate with his buddies....so he took me around once, told me I was great and knew how to do it on my own, then skated with his friends for the rest of the session. I think I made it around the rink maybe 4 times in that session. (Outdoor rink, too!). I loved it and thought I was awesome. (I idolized my cousin, so when he told me I was good I believed him).

    He did stop off to check on me a few times. I remember that day very distinctly because it was a great day.
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    Tony Cortes @ Riverside Ice Town's great with kids from what I remember.

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    Nothing wrong w/ learning the basics whether it's from a figure skater or an ice hockey skater.

    If you want some good advice call Robby Glantz I'm sure he will point you in the right direction.


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