Where do you go in the Charlotte area when you want to don your ice skates, glide around the ice (we hope), and enjoy some smiles and laughs doing something just a little bit out of the ordinary? An ice rink, of course! It’s the perfect winter-time fun, but don’t worry… you can go year-round. Here is a great reference list for those of us brave enough to join in on the fun!
If you visit Marble Falls and Round Mountain on the weekend of Dec. 15-17, 2006, and you haven’t yet been to Johnson City, head south another 10 miles on Highway 281 to see some spectacular light displays. See Johnson City, Texas’ Free Holiday Events for details.
This one is a lot of fun and players tend to like it. If you’re training alone, use a timer and play against yourself. The real fun though is when you do this drill one on one. Set up a 100m dash and place a net at some distance from the end of the 100 meters. Set up a bunch of pucks on a shooting sheet and have the players sprint the 100m and then fire at 4 targets in the net. After hitting all four, sprint back. First one back wins.
A beginner might not fully recognize the distinct type of skate and the fact that they are not interchangeable with other types of skates. Hockey is a rough sport that you must be aware of the risks in. You need skates that can handle being hit. This is the primary reason to have skates formulated to the sport.
Without a good pair of mens skates, ice hockey cannot be played. Players wear skates with less curved blade to facilitate better leg movement. Goaltenders wear skates designed to help them move sideways. The skates are nearer to the ground and have better balance.
Hockey is a very popular support in the northern regions of the United States and Canada, it has just started catching on in the South East United States. It is an exciting game that is rather violent at times.
You need to start skating right away if you would like to avoid back trouble. As the old adage goes- well begun is half done. So, if you start right by using the above given tips, you are going to enjoy your ice skating experience far more.