IP - Skating - Tight Turns

Feb. 8, 2018 at 10:41 a.m. MST

Tight turns permit players to change direction in a very limited space while expending the least amount of energy. During a turn, pressure should be kept on the outside edge of the lead foot and the inside edge of the following foot. The weight should be distributed as evenly as possible on both skates. By keeping the skates close together and the centre of gravity ahead of the skates, players will be able to crossover after the turn and accelerate rapidly. Players should learn to master tight turns on both sides of their body.