5 Drills for Synthetic Ice Tiles
If you’re looking to practice ice hockey at home, you’re going to want to invest in quality synthetic ice tiles. They allow you to perform drills that you would only be able to replicate on the actual ice. While obviously, the idea is to have your own private ice rink, for most of us, synthetic ice is going to have to do. If you’re going to invest in this type of flooring, you might as well make it great by getting your tiles from Sniper’s Edge Hockey.
Sniper’s Edge Hockey can provide you with high-quality synthetic ice packages, as well as many other hockey training aids, which allow you to further simulate the field from the comfort of your backyard or garage. Moreover, Sniper’s Edge Hockey’s products can be assembled incredibly quickly, allowing you to set them up or put them away at the drop of a dime. The great thing about tiles is that you can create your own sized environment. From a small patch to an entire rink.
We have put together 5 drills that you can do when you don’t have anybody around to help you practice and have to go it alone. Times are tough right now because of the pandemic, but don’t let that stop you from sharpening your game and bringing greatness to your skills.
— Warm-Up • After stretches, get ready to get things started. • Start out by doing some backward skating around the area of your synthetic ice rink. This will get your blood pumping and your muscles nice and loose.
— Puck Control • Set up some training cones around your rink. The more the better. Bring a few pucks out to the floor and have them ready to go when you need them. To start, get one puck and work it strategically around the cones that you set up. Pick up your speed as you circle around. This will help you to work on controlling your puck as you move.
— Weave • Skate through your cones while maneuvering a puck, accelerating from cone to cone. • When you reach the final cone, make a wide move to forehand or backhand, accelerate around, and shoot towards the goal.
— Out of Corners Shooting • A – skate with your puck ready around the circle, crossing over. When you reach your cone, take a shot and continue for a rebound. You must shoot backhand if on backhand side. • B – player passes to Passmaster then skates around the circle. Passmaster gives you a return pass. Get the puck and shoot for a goal.
— Power Passing • Maneuver puck through cones. Have the Passmaster ready at the other end of the cones. Use Passmaster to practice forehand and backhand passing. Relieve rebounds from Passmaster then practice shots from the rebound towards the goal.