Roller to Ice Hockey transition tips

Discussion in 'The Rink' started by JLHockeyKnight, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. JLHockeyKnight

    JLHockeyKnight IMA Real American

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2006
    Messages:
    19,438
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    North Central Jersey
    Any tips? I've got the endurance, and I can kind of skate. I'm used to a high-lo chassis and now I've got regular skates. I like playing a lot better.

    Any tips on skating, stopping, and stick handling? Everything else I'm fine from what I've played so far.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Greeneye

    Greeneye Registered User

    Joined:
    May 17, 2006
    Messages:
    3,854
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Golden, CO
    You really just need to go out and practice skating. It is going to be way different at first but you will get the hang of using your edges etc...

    I would recommend early AM stick and puck sessions. This will give you more room to get used to the difference of roller vs. ice.
     
  3. triggrman

    triggrman Registered User

    Joined:
    May 8, 2002
    Messages:
    24,439
    Likes Received:
    559
    Trophy Points:
    215
    Location:
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Home Page:
    Shooting, passing and just moving the puck in general are much easier on the ice, after you get the skating back the rest is easy, although offsides and icing are a little tough mentally to get through sometimes.
     
  4. devilsfan26

    devilsfan26 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2003
    Messages:
    506
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Iselin/Piscataway NJ
    You need to be bent over more while you're skating. It will help you generate more power in your stride and thus go faster.
     
  5. not really bent over. i'd think of it as getting more into a squat while keeping your upper-body fairly upright.
     
  6. Bend you knees more, thats what he means. I think..
     
  7. devilsfan26

    devilsfan26 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2003
    Messages:
    506
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Iselin/Piscataway NJ
    Yea that's what I meant. Thanks for making that clearer.
     
  8. GernerPSU

    GernerPSU Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2006
    Messages:
    4,146
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    State College
    Keep your head up.
     
  9. slade

    slade Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2007
    Messages:
    2,515
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    finance
    Location:
    18 Winspear Ltd.
    i went from roller to ice- and the transition is much easier than many think. here are some tips that helped me:

    - a high lo chassis mimicks an ice boot very well. continue with this setup.
    - i highly recommend general ice skate sessions as much as possible. learning to stop on both sides might take a little while. on ice you can do everything a little bit quicker- ESPECIALLY stopping.
    - you have to really carve into those strides to move on ice....this will make your roller hockey stride more powerful as well.
    -your stick should transfer over well. the main difference on ice is that instead of "pushing" the puck on a high friction floor surface...you basically have to skate to follow the speed of the puck on ice. it really moves just by tapping it lightly. i find puck handling/ shooting on ice MUCH easier...


    good luck and let me know if you have anymore questions!
     

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"