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Today was a day of learning! I emailed Kelly Lockwood asking her about the difference in speed between hockey skates and figure skates but we ended up talking primarily about hockey skates and how your speed and agility depends to a large part on how the blade is contoured and what the hollow is. I really didn’t know much about the science of hockey skate blades but now that I’m much more knowledgeable, I’m confident that I’m more prepared for my record attempts on Saturday and that I will be faster, which will help me get bigger numbers!

Find out more about Kelly Lockwood: https://brocku.ca/applied-health-sciences/faculty-directory/kinesiology/kelly-l-lockwood.

Find out more about the Silver Skate Festival: http://www.silverskatefestival.org/go.

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