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    Burbank is a bit too far for me (living in Costa Mesa). I have all my gear and plan to start playing beginner league hockey once I at least feel comfortable with my skating (can stop, forward and backward xovers decently enough, transitions).

    I do have trouble doing snowplow with just my right skate. I can do it easily on my left, and can do it with both skates ironically (though my left does the majority of the work it feels like).

    Well, the instructor for my class said to work on stops for next weeks class, which is why I'd like to have my right side down if I could before then, but if not, I'll just have to ask him then. Thank you guys for the tips. I'll try the exercises in the article bogey posted, and will definitely take it slowly no matter what.

    Hopefully with school starting the kids won't come to wednesday night public sessions in droves. It's hard to practice when so much of the ice is taken up.

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    I was able to snowplow easily on my right side, and am starting to be able to slow hockey stop on my right side now. It's nowhere near as easy as my left, but I made huge progress today. Thank you guys for the encouragement and tips.

    Bogey, that article really helped a lot. Thanks!

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    in addition to what everyone else has said, i'd add, don't worry about being textbook-correct-- worry about stopping. i have a bad right knee and right ankle, so i have to do an odd thing with my left skate when i stop on my right side. one coach tried to get me to stop the "right" way for a long time, and i only ended up hurting my knee. i do it my wrong/weird/idiosyncratic way now and it works fine.

    find what works. then try to make it technically correct.

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