St. Louis Blues

ST._LOUIS_BLUES_LOGOBetter Skating with the St. Louis Blues

Over the years we’ve traditionally been thought of as teachers and practitioners of power skating. While we don’t have a problem with that, HockeyBuzz.com is carrying a story about Barry’s work with the St. Louis Blues in which Blues coach Andy Murray talks about something we are all about – better skating.

From the article:

The Blues have invited skating guru Barry Karn of Minneapolis Minnesota to conduct skating sessions with the prospects prior to each practice. Murray got to know Karn within the last year or so when Karn was working with Murray’s son Jordy. Jordy is entering his senior season at hockey power Shattuck St. Mary’s high school in Minnesota and has committed to the University of Wisconsin.

Karn runs the highly successful Karns Skating Dynamics in the twin cities. KSD is the largest school of its kind in the country and Karns works with anywhere from 450-600 kids per week year round.

Hockey traditionalists would describe Karns teaching methods as a form of Power Skating, but Murray doesn’t like the term “Power Skating” instead preferring “Better Skating”. Murray told me Karn isn’t teaching hockey players how to skate with power, he’s teaching them how to skate better. Murray wrote “skate better to make us better” on the board inside the meeting room.

Karn says he like the term better skating and will continue to use it.

Read the entire article at HockeyBuzz.com