We're not a hockey family. (I know, let the gasps of surprise start...) My son doesn't play (he's a basketball guy), and to be honest, we rarely even skate. In the 20+ years I've known my husband, Ive seen him on skates exactly once. I'm better, but even so, it's been quite a while since I've strapped on the blades. My son doesn't skate that much either.