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Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: Change of concussion recovery standards
« Last post by ChristyRN on May 25, 2017, 06:28:47 PM »
Wow...

I guess I've never had a concussion that bad.

I guess you haven't.
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The Pro Shop / Re: New skates! Any tips on long term care?
« Last post by Doubletoe on May 25, 2017, 02:52:07 PM »
I think these are pretty much covered by what has already been posted, but you should always take a look at the care guidelines on your equipment manufacturer's website.  Here's Jackson's page on boot and blade maintenance: http://www.jacksonultima.com/en/ContentPage.aspx?SitePageId=/w1GGsPE1a2b3c4d5eqfG7wlipEE3Lw1A2B3C4D5E1A2B3C4D5E
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Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: My goals were very simple after all
« Last post by Feebee on May 25, 2017, 02:43:05 PM »
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We should start another thread - "Skating Dream" because I'm pretty sure I've had them all!

We should, haha. When I first started I had dreams constantly where I was skating with ease, could do deep edges with control etc. I haven't dreamt about skating in months, maybe over a year now, I think because I finally bridged the gap with my real-life ability and what I want to do on ice. Nothing is perfect on ice, but I can do things now that I didn't even know to dream about back then. Yay for progress.
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Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: My goals were very simple after all
« Last post by icedancer on May 25, 2017, 09:49:58 AM »
We should start another thread - "Skating Dream" because I'm pretty sure I've had them all!

Love the one about being in a lap pool and having to do your moves down the lane!  (Actually that would be a good way to get the kids especially to understand the whole "down rink" concept).
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Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: Change of concussion recovery standards
« Last post by Query on May 24, 2017, 09:51:19 PM »
Wow...

I guess I've never had a concussion that bad.
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Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: Change of concussion recovery standards
« Last post by ChristyRN on May 24, 2017, 06:54:13 PM »
I guess, by the new standards, you didn't have to, since your moves test wouldn't have involved jumping, and I assume you wouldn't have fallen during a moves test.

Since I was working on moves when I got the concussion and got out of the ICU less than 72 hours before the test, the new standards have absolutely ZERO effect on whether I took the test or not. I barely knew my name, much less how to put my skates on. I slept 18 hours of my test day. Nope, it DID affect my test.

You can hit your head when not jumping. Matter of fact, both of my on-ice concussions were not jumping related. Most of my on-ice injuries have not been jumping-related.
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Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: My goals were very simple after all
« Last post by Feebee on May 24, 2017, 11:25:06 AM »
Woah, I had that dream once too! I was doing spins and skating moves underwater in a pool. WEIRDDD.
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Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: My goals were very simple after all
« Last post by Live2Sk8 on May 24, 2017, 10:11:46 AM »
I am so glad to find out I am not totally weird.  I had a dream that I was testing moves in the field, and the rink was a lap lane swimming pool, and somehow I was supposed to do my moves down one of the lap lanes, in the water.  I woke up in horror.
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Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: Change of concussion recovery standards
« Last post by lutefisk on May 24, 2017, 09:58:45 AM »
I guess, by the new standards, you didn't have to, since your moves test wouldn't have involved jumping, and I assume you wouldn't have fallen during a moves test. Unless, of course, your symptoms were serious enough to affect your sense of balance. When it comes right down to it, easy skating should be perfect - a gentle low impact physical activity. Maybe it should be prescribed... Though not, I think, for beginning skaters, who do fall a lot anyway, sometimes without much control. Also not for kids and certain others who wouldn't be able to restrain themselves from jumping, and not for hockey players in general, who are universally quite unable to be easy on their bodies.

After my head trauma, although I was supposed to take several 15 minute walks each day, I wasn't allowed to climb stairs for the first two weeks post-op.  Skating, driving cars or even taking long rides in a car as a passenger (increased seizure risk; something to do with flickering light patterns even in daylight conditions) were off limits for roughly 5 weeks post-op.  I was finally cleared to drive a car, skate (gently), return to work and resume other normal activities two months after surgery.  It was an additional three months before I felt confident enough on ice to resume coached dance lessons.  Each head injury is unique but none are trivial.
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Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: Change of concussion recovery standards
« Last post by Query on May 24, 2017, 08:37:42 AM »
Missed my bronze moves test.

I guess, by the new standards, you didn't have to, since your moves test wouldn't have involved jumping, and I assume you wouldn't have fallen during a moves test. Unless, of course, your symptoms were serious enough to affect your sense of balance. When it comes right down to it, easy skating should be perfect - a gentle low impact physical activity. Maybe it should be prescribed... Though not, I think, for beginning skaters, who do fall a lot anyway, sometimes without much control. Also not for kids and certain others who wouldn't be able to restrain themselves from jumping, and not for hockey players in general, who are universally quite unable to be easy on their bodies.
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