June 25th, 2012, 05:35 PM #31
Way too many people don't know how to skate backwards very well( or seemingly at all ). HowToHockey has a bunch of great videos for learning.
June 25th, 2012, 07:07 PM #32
I'm much more comfortable skating backwards than forwards. Granted, I'm a goalie. Transitioning from forwards to backwards, and vice versa, is the tricky part.
June 29th, 2012, 10:25 PM #33
Look what the hockey fairy left on my door step today.
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July 10th, 2012, 08:06 AM #34
Just checking in, you fall down yet?
July 10th, 2012, 08:38 AM #35
Oh yeah, many times. Since my last update I've been to a few more public skates, and I went to my first two classes (Power Skating and Skills) last Friday. I just haven't had a chance to write a blog post about it yet. No more injuries, but I'm still a bit sore from those classes.
July 10th, 2012, 01:32 PM #36
Groan...I don't even remember being 42. :(
Originally Posted by HockeyGirl
July 14th, 2012, 12:05 AM #37
July 14th, 2012, 10:53 AM #38
I read the update, sounds like you are progressing well.
Some random advice from someone who started playing hockey again after a 22-year lapse (I only played 1.5 seasons to begin with as a pee-wee.)
1. Stretch (Many don't give it the proper respect it deserves til they are hurt.)
2. Workout outside of hockey. Being in shape will help decrease chances of injury.
3. Keep working on your skating, religiously. I know it's not as sexy as stickhandling or shooting drills, but it really will make the sport all the more enjoyable, as you continue to improve.
Have fun and see you at a LGK skate soon!
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July 31st, 2012, 06:48 PM #39
Just a quickie...I'm still around. Still interested in playing, but a persistent chest cold has kept me off the ice for the last several weeks.
August 9th, 2012, 08:55 PM #40
Bummer, try to get your stamina back before expecting great things on the ice. You will be surprised how much you regress.