Here is a simple relay race for a quarter ice station where players work on forward strides and full circle control turns. Have the coaches do a demonstration and allow players a few repetitions before jumping into the relays so that they can work on the fundamentals. The players straight straight out to the tire, do a control turn all the way around (full 360 degrees), and skate forwards back to the goal line.
- rotate the chest and eyes to where you want to go as you go around the tire.
- trust the outside edge of the inside skate as you go around the tire.
- inside skate should lead slightly out in front of the outside skate.