Slideboard Training

By Heather Bennett

With the winter months approaching, at least in the northern hemisphere, many of you will be faced with the dilemma, how do I stay in skating shape.

One of the best indoor training routines i found was slideboard training. Slideboards have come a long way since my skating days. I used a home-made slideboard that my dad built, but it worked great. I was able to practice all my techniques as well as increase my power strokes. Today’s slideboards are light weight and often can be rolled up and taken to whereevr you want to train. I have seen slideboards cost anywhere from around $50.00 to over $500.00.

Below is a video I found online that I felt was great at showing 21 different techniques that can be used on a slideboard. I’m sure if you concentrate, you can come up with even more

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