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No, they learn power skating and balancing. they learn to skate in all directions and manners with strong emphasis on balance,stability

and speed. Figure skating implies grace and artistic form, both of which are not necessary for hockey players and aren't taught to any hockey player I've ever seen

Generally, hockey players do not learn figure skating. But that is not strictly true. Some professional hockey coaches have hired figure skaters to teach the weaker skaters to cut figures on the ice both clockwise and counterclockwise. The purpose of cutting these figures is to bring about improved balance (most players are weaker at turning in one direction than the other) thereby producing quicker acceleration and reducing falls.

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Is hockey harder to learn then figure skating?

Hockey is a team sport with skating in it, so for learning it, the process is more like learning to play soccer. Figure skating, to learn it, it's like a martial art, you learn specific things to do and try to learn to do them correctly and efficiently. So it would depend on what you'd consider harder, figure skating can take a really long time to "master" so in that sense it's harder, however if you have trouble working with a team, executing plays, and doing all the other skills hockey requires (puck handling, checking etc,) then hockey would be harder for you to learn.

Where do people figure skating?

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What does ISI stand for in figure skating?

ISI stands for Ice Skating Institute. ISI is a figure skating association that focuses on the more recreational aspects of figure skating, yet still holds many local and national competitions, as well as learn-to-skate programs.

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Witch is harder football or hockey?

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Where can one train for figure skating and how long is the training for figure skating?

You can train for figure skating at your town/city's arena. Training for figure Skating can vary. You need to learn the basics of the sport, the jumps and spins, and the stuff inbetween also known as foot work. Every skater is different. It may take longer for someone to land a simple axel jump than for another.

Is Figure skating a sport?

Figure skating has better skating skill than hockey. However, hockey is a team sport and game, and figure skating is an "art" and to learn it, you pretty much have to go through the rigors you'd do in learning any other art. It's actually very similar to lots of martial arts, the skill sets needed. Hockey, though, is a fun game, like soccer, and different skills are needed for that game, like stick handling, ability to work on a team, etc, that figure skating wouldn't require. One thing, though, that people don't realize, in a race, equivalent level figure skater and hockey player, the figure skater will usually win against the hockey player, the better technique from figure skating would make a better hockey player for sure, just both sides usually never want to try each other's sport.

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Why Figure skaters are mosty from from northern countries?

Skating arenas are expensive to maintain and require a lot of cold weather, especially when they are outside, that is when kids learn to skate, so if you live in a country that has a t least 3 to 4 months of cold weather, all the better, then when they show promise, they will be able to take lessons inside an arena that was built for hockey and skating.

Where can someone go to learn more about NCAA hockey?

NCAA hockey has its own website with the latest and greatest news about NCAA hockey. Fans can view anything from team standing to teams players on the website.

What is the purpose of figure skating?

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