Then Miss Bianca gets some inspiration.
|"I want to see your Hockey Stops,|
right here, right now!"
But as much as I hate them, hockey stops are important. Having the skill to stop when you're going fast, is critical to safety, and it allows you to skate on crowded sessions with more speed but without danger to slamming into anyone.
Anyway, Miss Bianca has me skate to the hockey circle and do the stop on the circle line. I sort of sneak up on the blue circle, then gently do a one foot snowplow.
There's some really good tips out on the web. I like the hockey stop page at Robby Gantz Power Skating. Really an excellent write up, and a nice bit of animation to go along with it.
"That's a rolling stop! You need to come to a complete stop!" Miss Bianca is firm, "And you need to do a hockey stop too!"
What Miss Bianca wants:
Sadly, when I start to do them, this is what she gets:
But by the end of the lesson, I'm doing better! More like this!
Maybe, next week I'll be doing them as well as the 9 year old hockey boys!