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Edge work
« on: March 12, 2018, 07:18:43 PM »
okay guys best edge work coach ---go

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Re: Edge work
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2018, 09:48:03 PM »
Trifun Zivanovic out of Pickwick is excellent for 1-on-1 edge work.  Craig Johnson does stick time at Westminster with a group (but he limits the number), and they do some great edge work also.


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Re: Edge work
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2018, 01:36:54 PM »
Good recommendations from CaliDog.  Pavel Sisak and Brian Cooke are both excellent skating coaches.  Brian has a Facebook page you can contact him from, and works out of a number of different rinks.  Pavel is at Valencia, and you would need to get a contact through the Ice Station.   

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Re: Edge work
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2018, 02:28:54 PM »
If you want true edge work you need to work with a figure skating coach.  Figure skating is all edges.

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Re: Edge work
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2018, 04:20:31 PM »
That's debatable, given that hockey skating and figure skating have a lot of differences -- but as already suggested Triffun at Pickwick was a world class figure skater (and played hockey in his youth) and won US Nationals silver and bronze medals.  He coaches figure skaters at Pickwick, but also has had a power skating affiliation with the Bears for the last few years.

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Re: Edge work
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2018, 04:46:17 PM »
Donna Hensley at Valley ice is an excellent coach.

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Re: Edge work
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2018, 09:23:45 AM »
The differences between Figure Skating and Hockey Skating are Figure Skaters have much better blades (and a toe pick), standing starts, using your toe in tight turns and the forward stride.  Backwards skating, edge work and basically everything else are the same. All blades have an inside and outside edge and figure skaters use edges (toe picks) to do jumps and spins. Figure skating coaches will do the best at teaching edges.  The best figure skating coach to use for hockey are ones that also understand how to teach standing starts, using your toe in turns and a hockey stride. The issue with most is that Figure Skating coaches will charge more than Hockey Coaches for skating lessons, but if you really want to learn how to skate, go with a Figure Skating coach.
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