...to play the lowest level of midget hockey. I'm 16 years old and have been a hockey fan my entire life, however I've never actually played on an ice hockey team due to the fact that I'm not confident in my skating. That being said, I've been playing ball hockey since the age of 7 and have been told by many coaches that I really have the hockey sense and skills and if I played ice hockey I would be one of the top players. So my question is, how good exactly does ones skating have to be to even be able to compete in midget ice hockey? I can skate to a certain extent, but I'm not sure if its anywhere near enough to be able to play.