Turning: How to turn better in Hockey.
Try unlacing the skates almost all the way, and tapping your toe until it hits the front. You should be able to slide a Bic pen down your heel, but nothing more than that. Also seconded (third? fourth?) on the waxed laces. They help a lot.
Get to grips with the lingo. Here's our A-Z of ice hockey terms so you can talk the talk as well as skate the skate: Assist: An assist is a credit given to 1 or 2 players (other than the goal scorer), who helped to create the goal opportunity e.g. by passing. Backchecking: The aim of backchecking is for the defending team to regain possession of the puck.
I always wanted my skates very tight and this gave me a few minutes of activity to make sure they were tight enough. Tuck the tongue of the skate directly over the bottom of the shin pad. Pull your hockey socks down over the top of your skates and tuck your laces under the sock. Double knot your laces if they are long enough.
However, the thing to keep in mind is that skates fit you differently than a usual pair of shoes. Hockey skates, in fact, will be 1 to 1.5 sizes smaller than your normal shoe size. So don’t match your hockey skate size with your shoe size. Your skates should fit tighter than a pair of shoes would, so your feet will be snugger in your skates.
While sizing and fit of most of the hockey equipment one wears is pretty black and white, there are still a few things that come down to personal preference. One of those things is how tight I should tie my hockey skates. The tightness of my hockey skates will be determined by a few things: skate fit, ankle strength, and comfort level.
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If you buy your skates in a specialty hockey shop, don't hesitate to ask questions and see if it's possible to get any adjustments made.. NHL.com is the official web site of the National Hockey.