How to brake with ice skates?

I cant manage to stop when I'm ice skating. The only thing I can do is slow down very slowly by not doing anything but I don't know how to make a sudden stop unless I slam myself again the wall. Any help?

I only ice skated 2 times in my life.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Figure skates: Snow Plow, 2 foot slow plow. If you don't know how to do it, take ice skating lessons or google it becase it's pretty hard to explain on here.

    Hockey skates:

    1. Knees bent;

    2. Turn your hips;

    3. Push.

    But like I said it's pretty hard to explain on here. You should get skating lessons or goggle it. I've seen a few hockey & figure skating stops videos on youtube:

    Hockey:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=br8dfnnWL5k

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUbW_br_79Q

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    Snowplow:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2cC8g0Fvgc

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    T-stop:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrCoE8csJX4

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    Figure skate:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiDqHQltCD8

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    Source(s): Hope I helped.
  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    They are similer enough that you shouldn't have any of the typical getting started problems but there are some differences to keep in mind. Hockey and figure skates (what the places usually rent) have a rocker. Unless your inline skates are set up for doing dance moves and slalom, the wheels will be set flat. The rocker will make them feel like they want to go in random directions. This will let you turn sharper than you probably can on your inlines but it will take some time to get used to. You use your toe more as part of your stride in ice skating than you do on inlines (assuming that you don't have the bad habit of toe pushing on inlines). There is much less grip during the push part of your stride than with inlines. If you have a strong push segment of the stride, you may have to back off a bit. Braking is obviously different. If you do a T-stop (dragging the side of a skate behind you) on your inlines, it works well on ice. Lunge turns are also effective and easier on the ice skates because of the rocker. Spin stops also work well on ice.

  • 1 decade ago

    Well stoping with ice skates is really easy

    It took me a while to learn how but now i can make the ice fly like the hockey players do.

    i stop mostly with my right skate

    while you are skating you use your inner edge.

    when you want to stop just move from your inner edge to the flat part of your skate and turn the skate. Then push with you leg and you should stop.

    Dont worry you'll get it

  • 1 decade ago

    The easiest way to stop is a snowplow stop. If you have ever going skiing before, it's very similar. It's probably best to practice standing still a little. With your feet about a shoulder width apart, knees bent and arms out for balance, point your toes inward in an upside down V shape and push out with your feet. You may find it is easier with one foot than with both. Once you feel comfortable with that, try it moving.

    There are other stops you can do, like hockey stops. For those, all you have to do is turn your hips quickly so your feet turn sideways and lean back a little.

    Good luck!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    skate more than 2 times you will learn like we all had to

    you wont pick it up over night

  • CMP
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    it takes practice to stop really well. i just learned the snowplow stop and cant stop yet cause my skates refuse to make snow. i usually do the "do nothing to stop" stop or turn around but here is the link to a professional figure skater teaching how to stop

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    glide on two feet, bend your knees (like as much as you can...if you know what the athletic position is, get into that) and point your toes inwards like a snow plow. you will stop, the better you get you can work towards doing it all in one motion and you will stop immediately.

    Source(s): i teach little kids to skate and i've been skating 20yrs
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You point your foot's toes in and press forward, it should make a sreech sound.

    Source(s): ice skater
  • 1 decade ago

    Stop it with your back heel of ur skates

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