Cross-Overs and Edges
Cross-Overs and Edges are the most important thing to be aware of as a player. If you are able to skate, turn and shift your body on your skates and be in control, you are going to be that much more dangerous on the ice. There are many things you need to be aware of while using cross-overs and edges to make your movements as strong and effecient as possible. Certain things to consider are your balance, bending your knees and having full extension of your legs in order to gain momentum to push forwards or backwards. These key elements are all very useful in order to be strong and powerful on your skates, so you can turn, shift, protect the puck, or attack the opposition. There are many other things to look for and improve on when it comes to cross-overs and edges and to effectively get the most out of your turns.
You must always working on your edges and be improving your skating technique! You must continue to always work on your skating both on and off the ice with different drills and exercises.
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