How do you correctly learn how to hockey stop

I am having the damnedest time learning to “hockey stop” on ice. I used to play a lot of roller hockey when I was younger and started to learn to ice skate and played a very little bit when I was in college but due to certain factors, stopped. Now I am attempting to pick it up again but I cannot learn to stop for the life of me.

8 Answers

The only way to learn a hockey stop is practicing often.

Repetition is the only way for your muscles to improve its muscle memory.
Learning proper form and technique will come with experience.

You could try to break down the technique into little pieces.

  • Start slow and then learn to turn to reduce your speed
  • Gradually turn quicker and quicker

You can also rehearse the motion at home while watching the youtube videos

Youtube videos related to learning to hockey stop:

  • How to hockey stop: How to Hockey Stop (YouTube)
  • Hockey stop for beginners: How To Hockey Stop for Beginners! (YouTube)
  • Stopping on skates: How to Stop on Skates (YouTube)

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