Thursday, April 15, 2010

Skating Tips from Wayne Gretzky

Gretzky Skating Tips

Some great skating tips from Gretzky:

  • The first thing you need to develop is a good fluid skating stride
  • Most of your skating power comes from your thigh muscles
  • Make sure your knees are bent, and your weight is slightly forward
  • Fully extend your pushing leg from your hip, knee, and ankle using your thigh for power
  • Think of your skate as a part of your leg when pushing off
  • Don't glide. Get both your legs moving
  • Keep your head up with your hockey stick out in front of you

  • Go into your turns hard
  • Start by gliding and bending at the knee
  • Transfer your weight to the outside of your inner skate
  • Keep your inside skate ahead of your outside skate
  • Turn your hockey stick in front of you and follow it
  • Lean your body into the turn
  • Practice turning both ways

More Hockey Skating Tips:

Backwards Skating Tips

Skating Tips: Tight Turns

Skating Tips: Upper Body Control

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