Hi, I’m Rebecca from Campus & Community Recreation At the University of Alberta Today we’re going to teach you some tips On how to skate. First, your skates need to fit well They should be one size smaller than your shoe size. Loosen your laces all the way to the toe Pull the skate tongue out And put your foot in. The heel should fit snugly And the toes should barely touch the end of the skate. Start tightening your laces from the toe and work up. If you are wearing figure skates Make sure to tighten around each hook And now your ankle should feel nice and snug. As you stand up, and bend your knees You toe should no longer brush up Against the end of the skate. The skate should be comfortable And not too tight or painful. Another important piece of equipment is the helmet. Make sure it fits snugly on your head With the chin strap fitting tightly under the chin. Before going onto the ice Walk around on the plastic or rubber surface Make sure you feel comfortable and balanced. Carefully step onto the ice Bend your knees, put your arms out Carefully march on the spot and in a controlled manner. Once you feel balanced doing this Turn your toes out a little bit And take baby marches forwards. If you’re going to fall, relax your body And take the fall. Bend your knees Put your arms out to the side And slowly push yourself onto your bum. Spin around onto your knees Put one knee up Place both hands on the knee And push as hard as you can to stand up. Once up, bend both knees And place both arms up. Once you get comfortable doing baby steps Try and push and glide. Bend your knees, turn your toes slightly out Put your arms up and lean slightly forward. Push the leg back, and diagonally Then bring your leg back to the starting position. Once you feel comfortable, push a little bit harder And glide a little bit longer. The last tip is about stopping. While skating, bring the feet together Bend the knees and glide And slide the foot out forward and diagonally. You should putting so much pressure down That you are making snow. Those are the basics. Now go have some fun!

Learn to skate in under 3 minutes
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100 thoughts on “Learn to skate in under 3 minutes

  • November 8, 2018 at 3:52 pm
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    Going ice skating this weeked😁 gonna try it finally

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  • November 12, 2018 at 4:02 pm
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    i clicked this because i thought this was skateboarding

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  • November 12, 2018 at 8:06 pm
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    You are awesome Rebecca, gonna follow your tips this winter.

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  • November 12, 2018 at 9:16 pm
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    Such a magestic fall at 1:43. I can assure you that my falls have never looked like that. More like all my weight crashing to the ground with my ass. 🙁

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  • November 14, 2018 at 6:37 pm
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    That step onto the rink is massive, ours is like at least half that

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  • November 21, 2018 at 5:09 am
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    I played hockey for years (obviously meaning I know how to skate) but I clicked just for the girl lol

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  • November 29, 2018 at 4:12 am
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    Now ik my ankles are gonna have a funeral once I step on that ice

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  • December 1, 2018 at 2:22 am
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    It looks so damn easy haha

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  • December 6, 2018 at 1:00 am
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    Okay when I go skateing I'm not holding out my arms and taking baby steps

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  • December 7, 2018 at 4:00 am
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    This video helped me with getting back up. Thank you!

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  • December 7, 2018 at 3:51 pm
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    wow you are so beautiful

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  • December 8, 2018 at 3:58 pm
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    Thanks for helping me because I have never been and I am going

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  • December 9, 2018 at 9:43 pm
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    Damn. They make it l👀k so easy!!!

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  • December 14, 2018 at 12:35 pm
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    Fantastic.

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  • December 15, 2018 at 2:24 pm
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    Thanks going skating in a couple hours, hope I don't break my ankles

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  • December 15, 2018 at 3:45 pm
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    I am not sure this is the best way to learn, especially with figure skates. It sounds like it might be a hockey thing.

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  • December 15, 2018 at 9:54 pm
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    Thanks for this video! I'm going ice skating this month and I'm really excited!

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  • December 16, 2018 at 8:20 pm
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    If you are planing to go skating outside you should get a pair of skates one size bigger, because you need to put on some wool socks, else you will freeze your feet.

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  • December 17, 2018 at 5:33 am
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    I tried this in my just by thinking about it and I feel so many times….

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  • December 18, 2018 at 3:58 am
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    Just try harder guys, geez.

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  • December 18, 2018 at 7:27 pm
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    Oh shit is she stupid ass of shit

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  • December 19, 2018 at 8:26 am
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    help I put alot of a pressure on stopping and my skate is stuck

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  • December 21, 2018 at 3:57 pm
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    My skates are a little too long is that okay? They fit tight and snug but my toes dont touch the end. Its more comfortable that way because then my toes aren't aching. I also found these skates in good condition at goodwill for 12 dollars so I dont really have a lot of options xD do you think the fit of my skates will be safe?

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  • December 22, 2018 at 8:59 am
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    Who the hell wears a helmet for ice skating???? I started skating at 2 yes of age in 1985 never worn a helmet in my life.

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  • December 23, 2018 at 6:56 pm
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    I tried this and after 5 times of falling down like you did I manage to glide without struggling. now I can do ice skate and I even bought my own ice skate shoes. thank you so much

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  • December 25, 2018 at 12:59 am
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    I'm scared to skating tomorrow

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  • December 26, 2018 at 7:27 pm
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    THANK YOU.

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  • December 27, 2018 at 2:04 am
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    Your ankle warmers are adorable and look amazing, okay back to trying to skate. Seriously though, sooo cute ☺️

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  • December 27, 2018 at 6:08 am
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    We don’t wear helmets at our ice skate world

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  • December 27, 2018 at 5:20 pm
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    I'm on the ice as I'm watching this

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  • December 27, 2018 at 10:50 pm
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    I been ice skating for 59 years. I pretty much got the hang of it. The only thing I think she wrong with is the stopping. You should stop with both feet together at an angle and dig into the ice not one foot.

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  • December 29, 2018 at 6:16 am
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    Basically bend your knees a bit and push off one foot at a time

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  • December 31, 2018 at 6:52 am
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    Thanks ma'am

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  • December 31, 2018 at 5:08 pm
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    This brought us mucho entertainment

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  • January 1, 2019 at 4:15 pm
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    I saw a kid without a helmet, what a rebel

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  • January 1, 2019 at 10:46 pm
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    This was helpful but I am scared to fall and my muscle get so tight If I fall it really hurts

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  • January 4, 2019 at 12:47 pm
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    Very helpful!Thank you!

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  • January 5, 2019 at 3:24 am
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    Oh my goodness. Thank god. I'm going on a skating date tomorrow and I have never been skating before so… Yay.

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  • January 5, 2019 at 6:33 am
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    Yes definitely gonna die today

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  • January 5, 2019 at 11:35 am
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    It’s like riding a bike

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  • January 5, 2019 at 2:44 pm
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    Did anybody learn anything from this video

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  • January 5, 2019 at 6:37 pm
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    My fear in skating is that I will fall and somebody will run my fingers over or it will be too slippery to get up.

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  • January 6, 2019 at 4:57 am
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    I think im gonna break something

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  • January 7, 2019 at 3:59 am
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    You explained really well I actually feel like I’m ready to ice skate without help

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  • January 7, 2019 at 7:06 pm
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    I think this is great advice however some are just not meant to be on the ice, like me 🙂

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  • January 8, 2019 at 2:57 am
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    I think I'm in love

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  • January 8, 2019 at 3:02 pm
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    Carefully step on the ice lol i run onto the ice

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  • January 9, 2019 at 1:55 am
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    If I go to university of Alberta can I enroll to learn to skate?

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  • January 9, 2019 at 7:33 am
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    Just came back after skating for the first time and this video was helpful but didn’t stop me from eating shit lol !!!

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  • January 11, 2019 at 9:52 pm
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    Any other hockey players parents throw them in figure skating lessons when they were younger, to teach them how to skate backwards?

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  • January 11, 2019 at 11:44 pm
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    Thank you

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  • January 12, 2019 at 3:33 pm
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    As a former skating instructor for children; the video was extremely relevant. I think what's missing is a reminder to people that learning how to skate takes time. It takes a lot of trial and error…along with a lot of falls before one can actually see the results come to fruition. What I will say to those looking to learn: don't give up. Repetition is key here.

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  • January 12, 2019 at 5:40 pm
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    Your foot is amazing 🙂

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  • January 12, 2019 at 8:02 pm
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    Now go back to step 1 and teach us what to stretch before lacing up

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  • January 12, 2019 at 8:39 pm
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    How cute are you!

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  • January 13, 2019 at 2:24 am
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    I Don't use a helmet XD

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  • January 13, 2019 at 9:35 am
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    Man I'm watching this at January 13 and I'm going Ice Skating at January 24 on a field trip and i don't know how to skate😞but let's see if this video works and by the way what a beautiful women.😍

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  • January 13, 2019 at 5:16 pm
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    She looks like a typical tart.lol

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  • January 14, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    Awesome! Thank you!

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  • January 16, 2019 at 10:24 am
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    when i was 4 i didnt need to learn how to skate, cause apparently my brain already knew how as soon as i stepped on the ice. dont ask me how

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  • January 16, 2019 at 10:26 am
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    she single?

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  • January 26, 2019 at 5:17 pm
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    I hope this works for me

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  • February 1, 2019 at 6:21 am
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    Ice skating is the scariest thing ever. I tried roller skates when I was six and that was petrifying. Then this is the same but wearing sharp knives! It took another 35 years to get over the rollerskating experience and try skateboarding! My ex gf tried to get me on a skating rink once and I refused (she was normally the wimpy one).

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  • February 2, 2019 at 11:13 pm
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    Thank you! I'll take note of this tomorrow.

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  • February 4, 2019 at 1:07 pm
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    My feet always move inwards like rlly rlly inwards and its rlly painful to skate like that, anyone got any tips on how to correct it? I try to but my feet keeps doing that

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  • February 7, 2019 at 5:01 am
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    Why are Canadian chicks so much hotter than American chicks?

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  • February 8, 2019 at 11:22 am
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    2:01 had a "sixteen candles" flashback!….("long…wheres my automobile"?…."automobile??…."brsshhhh crsssh brssssh"…buhahahaha"

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  • February 10, 2019 at 3:20 am
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    Is anyone watching this because they are going on a field trip to ice skate🤣

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  • February 10, 2019 at 3:44 am
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    0:07 hey my name is Rebecca 😄

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  • February 13, 2019 at 6:56 am
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    I dislocated my shoulder and fell every time with a girl on second date and that too at Bryant Park. She can’t stop laughing. Lol

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  • February 16, 2019 at 10:26 pm
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    Thank you alot , I learned and its now really easy for me!

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  • February 17, 2019 at 12:33 am
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    I didn't learn a thing about skating but got some eye candy instead

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  • February 22, 2019 at 2:38 pm
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    I'm from pei and learned to skate when I was 3 years old.

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  • February 25, 2019 at 5:40 am
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    Thank you.

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  • February 28, 2019 at 11:06 am
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    lesson #1: learn how to fall

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  • March 2, 2019 at 9:04 pm
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    my cousins live over there

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  • March 3, 2019 at 2:48 am
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    k y’all need to understand that leading to skate takes time. For me to be an actual strong skater it took 3 years, 5 hours every week. you’ll get there eventually it doesn’t take 3 minutes so it’s normal to fall but with practice you’ll get it

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  • March 3, 2019 at 3:51 am
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    Thx now let go break my neck

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  • March 5, 2019 at 2:19 pm
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    Gonna have to disagree with the one size smaller comment. I am size 10 and got a 9.5 in skates and they were WAAAYYYYYY too tight to even wear let alone skate in. I gave it my best and managed to skate for around 10 minutes before the extreme pain and discomfort forced me off the ice. For reference, I was a combat arms soldier capable of walking 20 kms with 60 plus pounds on my back in just under 3 hours. Leg and foot pain are not real things for me. So I have to say, just get skates that fit or you won't want to skate ever.

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  • March 6, 2019 at 10:58 pm
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    This really helps me but I don't remember this all because I dispersed in in my class named as his name is Ezra he's going to teach me how to skate but this really helps to so thank you for this I will try to do my best on the ice okay bye

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  • March 13, 2019 at 12:50 am
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    She's 🔥

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  • March 13, 2019 at 6:40 am
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    U of A awesome video

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  • March 21, 2019 at 4:01 am
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    She resembles Emily Osment

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  • March 26, 2019 at 7:12 pm
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    This video is a piece of shit. Im playing ice hockey and this is not that easy. I need 3 years to make my skating perfect.

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  • March 31, 2019 at 5:53 am
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    First of all, Let me say that you are so gorgeous. Second of all, thanks for the nice and short tutorial!

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  • April 2, 2019 at 2:55 pm
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    Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi

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  • April 6, 2019 at 3:34 am
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    After watching this. I went skating for the 3rd time ever. I was able to get better than my 10 year old and many others who have taken a few lessons. Within 1 hour. Excellent info. Where is the intermediate video

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  • April 6, 2019 at 6:24 pm
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    Thanx. That was fun.

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  • April 28, 2019 at 10:27 pm
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    I can skate around but I can’t stop lol I know how to go forward that’s about it and can glide too

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  • May 18, 2019 at 5:34 am
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    this helped 😄

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:28 am
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    Thank you! This week on Sunday I am going Ice Skating at FunBlocks

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  • June 7, 2019 at 8:15 pm
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    Please stop recording

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  • June 17, 2019 at 2:11 am
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    Thank u I did rlly great

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  • June 30, 2019 at 11:17 am
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    I realized that if you use the hired skates, you will never know how to skate properly. The skates at my rink seem to be never sharpened , so dull and slippery all the time. I decided to buy my own skates and now I can skates after 2 sessions.

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  • July 1, 2019 at 7:57 am
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    Such a great teacher.

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  • July 1, 2019 at 8:01 pm
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    thanks for learning me you are the boss

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  • July 2, 2019 at 2:03 pm
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    When i first tried it i fell backwards how do i not do that?

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  • July 21, 2019 at 4:18 am
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    omg, the leg warmers are so adorable!

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  • August 21, 2019 at 10:54 am
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    I recommend take at least 6 sessions coaching if you are a grown-up and lack confidence to first be on your own on the rink. It will help you a lot. I am 44 y.o and this is what I did and it was so worth it! Now I can skate with lots of confidence 10 sessions.

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  • August 24, 2019 at 3:21 am
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    "be sure to tighten all around each hook"

    Misses one hook

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