It is important for players to be able to be able to easily move forward. Knowing how to make the most of every push and stride is the key to power hockey skating.
This article takes some secrets from figure skating and applies them to power hockey skating techniques. Most of these drills can be practiced on public ice skating sessions. Players can begin each drill from behind the goal line and then skate most of the drills around the entire ice surface using both lengths of the arena (except the crossover drills).
When a player first takes to the ice, he or she should first work on balance. The following drills may be useful:
Two foot glides
Straight line one foot glides