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Off-Ice Training

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Some skaters have natural strength, balance, and core strength that will take them through the lower levels of skating quickly, but most skaters need to improve upon each of those attributes in order to progress to higher levels.

Once the ‘naturally talented’ skaters reach a level at which double jumps and difficult spins are required, that natural ability will only take them so far. The core strength and plyometric strength requirements of the sport are significant, and at some point, a skater needs to build strength beyond what he or she naturally has.

By completing an off-ice training program at least twice a week, skaters will progress their on-ice skills at a faster pace and be able to handle the strength demands of jumping, spinning, and longer programs