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Pre Season Prep- Eight

December 13, 2010 by  
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            Today I got schooled in why off-ice training is so important. I had always known that it was a good thing to do, it helped with coordination and reinforcing what one has learned on the ice. I did it as a part of my training, but I really didn’t […]

Pre Season Prep – Seven

December 13, 2010 by  
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BOOTS AND BLADES: Ahhh, wintertime has come to the Midwest! The snow is falling, the wind is howling, and you have to be aware of wayward snowballs flying past your face! It’s time to grab a scarf and hot tea on your way to practice. The rink is freezing and I know that I always […]

Pre Season Prep-Six

December 6, 2010 by  
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Scheduling: This session is about   scheduling  your on and off ice practice times. Before we talk about anything  else ,  we want to stress the importance of consistency. It is far better to spend a little time on the ice everyday than to spend several hours one day and then be off for three or […]

Pre Season Prep – Five

November 27, 2010 by  
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MUSIC AND COSTUMES: Welcome back. We have come to one of my favorite parts of a skaters’ pre-season prep. Once your goals are established and a clear direction for training has been set its time to start hitting the ice to begin working on next season’s programs. To begin, each skater or coach needs to […]

Pre Season Prep-Four

November 17, 2010 by  
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Skate Your Way Into the Holiday Season If you’re like me, you’ve probably noticed the Christmas music playing on the radio, the malls being decorated for the holidays, and commercials advertising awesome Black Friday deals. And let’s face it- the holidays are right around the corner. Bet they snuck up on you, didn’t they? Thanksgiving […]

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