What is “stroking”?

At the beginning of every Pre-Junior/Junior session, skaters receive a 10-15 minutes group stroking lesson. The term “stroke” refers to a push of the blade so stroking basically just means skating. During stroking lessons, skaters work on blade pushes, posture, speed, technique, and knee bend. Occasionally, skaters will do field moves during stroking as well.

For intermediates and seniors, skaters receive a stoking lesson only one session per week but start out every session by stroking around the ice individually to get warmed up.