I've just started getting back into skating after about a 10 year hiatus and want to start playing pickup games. I've been going to as many public skates as I can, hoping to start doing some stick time on the weekends. Since my skills are quite diminished, I decided to focus on getting my skating up to snuff first before incorporating stick skills. I was wondering if anyone has some advice for getting my leg stamina back into shape outside the rink? Looks like there are a lot of pricey skating trainers on the market, are they that much more effective than working out at the gym or at home?