• The Importance of Improving Skating Skills and Basic Fundamentals in Hockey

    March 5, 2020

    The sport of hockey is a fast paced game – both in ones ability to think quickly on their feet, as well as the agility to move quickly in their skates. Which is why learning proper skating techniques and gaining sound fundamentals creates a better base for athletic performance.

    From Minor Hockey to the Big Leagues – Technique Travels Far

    From minor hockey straight through to the NHL, hockey players work on their skating skills throughout their career, regardless of what level hockey they play.

    Strong skating fundamentals is foundational for hockey players, and one immediate payoff of being a strong skater early on – is being ahead of the game in confidence and a belief in themselves as a standout athlete.

    Also, if a player is a superior skater at a young age, they simply have more success and more fun by consistently getting to the puck first. Skating fundamentals is the key, and the best time to learn is early on with frequent refresher courses on skating techniques throughout hockey training.

    Learn to Skate at NHTC in Langley – with Coach Marcie

    Coach Marcie Munro is one of our many coaches at NHTC in Langley. She has a niche’ for helping make her student’s skating experience fun and memorable. She believes in coaching the skills and fundamentals of skating, which – as discussed – are so critical in the hockey arena.

    Marcie has worked with learn to skate, hockey, and ringette organizations in the lower mainland and believes in the importance for players to recognize the art of edges; thus coaching proper skating techniques to increase the players efficiency and effectiveness.

    Marcie is positive, encouraging, enthusiastic and memorable – just to name a few feedback highlights we appreciate about her – and if you’re interested in private hockey lessons, Coach Marcie is also available for such services!

    Add Power Skating to Your Abilities with Coach Ryan

    Coach Ryan is the lead instructor and founder of Ryan Carignan HockeyDevelopment, and was also a head coach for Elite Skating for over 4 years – providing private training for BCHL and WHL players.

    Ryan is available for Private Skating Training in Langley, and also leads classes and camps for NHTC throughout the year.

    As spring rolls around, one of the key ways you can help your child prep for the hockey season ahead, is to keep them enrolled in learning and developing their skills on the ice, then they will be ready to excel in the game – both in confidence, and in technique!