Two Simple Exercises to Skate Faster

Two Simple Exercises to Skate Faster

Speed on the ice is defined by stride length times stride frequency. To improve your speed, you must improve one of these two factors. Improving strength and power in the lower body will aid in the improvement of frequency and is a particularly important aspect of off...
Common Hockey Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Common Hockey Injuries and How to Prevent Them

In a high velocity, contact sport such as ice hockey, injuries are bound to occur. NHL players can reach speeds of over 20 mph on the ice and a puck can be shot at over 100 mph. With players ranging in size, the amount of force created in a check or simply skating or...
Treating Lace Bite in Skaters

Treating Lace Bite in Skaters

Lace bite can be a debilitating condition affecting both hockey players and figure skaters. The condition is an irritation in the front of the ankle that can affect the skin and tendons. The cause of lace bite is pressure placed on the anterior ankle from either the...