I'm hoping to start getting some skating done soon. I'm horribly out of shape, and started skating for the first time a couple years back after being off skates for 7-10 years. Last year, I basically didn't skate at all, because after the few times I did, it felt like someone beat me up. So, a couple questions... 1. What are the best stretches to do before (and after) hitting the ice? 2. How about weight training? Can anyone recommend exercises to do with weights to help with skating? Or, if not specific exercises, which areas of the legs/back/wherever are best to focus on?