Cold cold cold was the order of the day today but a great session we had none the less.
Main group trained at controlled tempo pace and undertook speed endurance intervals of 2 sets of 7 laps, 5 laps, 3 laps.
With the younger skaters coach Tom did fun exercises to break up some of the slower drills.... A Crossover Challenge, see how may you can do on each corner!
In this drill skaters don’t have to be low or in position - the focus is more on balance, coordination and proprioception / contact time whilst adding in a challenge that is against themselves not others.
This complements drills such as holding the start / finish of push position very well to make sure we teach rounded skills during our available ice.