Neither, really. It mostly depends on what you decide to start with. People who skate in hockey skates generally fall over on the toe picks when they try figure skates, and even accomplished figure skaters say they feel like they're gonna fall over when they put on hockey skates. So it's pretty subjective.
One thing I can say from personal experience, figure skates encourage much better posture and skating technique than hockey skates, as figure skates require you to straighten your back out much more to skate in/not fall over on the toepicks in them compared to hockey skates, I started in hockey skates and switched to figure like a week ago, so yeah.
The only bad part of figure skates is, if you get a higher end pair to just start out in, the toe picks will be close to the ice, so if you lean forward much at all, you'll fall on your face. The other issue is, up to about the 80s, figure skates were made of a single layer of leather, that you could move your ankle around in, like a combat boot. I find these really really hard to skate in, due to the lack of ankle support, compared to hockey boots. I'm sure if you start in them, you can eventually get used to them, but after starting in hockey skates, I could not at all. However, newer figure skates are as stiff/stiffer than most hockey skates, so that's no longer an issue, but I'm just saying this if you find some cheap $20 brand new Chinese "figure skates" or find some older skates at a garage sale or something.
I learned on Roller blades, but Roller Skates are best, since it is easier to learn. But, in my opinion, roller blades are more fun, so if you learn on skates, try blades afterwards. Hope this helps!
Well, for one, you need figure skates. Second, you should take lessons or learn from someone the moves needed to compete.
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It would probably be hockey. You need to learn to skate, skate with a stick, control the puck. In football, you have to learn to throw/catch the ball, but running is easier than 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.
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.
Your son will learn teamwork and sportsmanship while playing hockey.
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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In hockey there are fundamentals you have to learn before you play.
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Hockey is an easy sport only if you learn the rules.