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dc.contributor.authorMcKenzie, Andrew
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-19T12:08:55Z
dc.date.available2012-07-19T12:08:55Z
dc.date.issued2012-07-19
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/4068
dc.description.abstractThe primary purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of skate blade shape on skating performance. A secondary purpose was to evaluate if a change in hollow shape can create additional effects on skating performance. Thirty-seven male ice hockey players (age=18 years, SD=3.4) participated. The intervention consisted of four sharpening trials assessed using three on-ice tests. Participant feedback was also assessed using a Likert scale questionnaire. Statistical analysis included within-subject repeated measures MANOVA of trial by skating variables (p≤0.05). Results revealed Contour 1 enhanced performance compared to baseline on six variables at varsity level and five variables at midget level. Contour 1 enhanced performance compared to Contour 2 on six variables at the varsity and midget levels. Contour 1 also scored highest on the feedback questionnaire. Findings of this study indicate that contouring is a necessary practice to achieve optimal skating performance.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjecthockeyen_US
dc.subjectsharpeningen_US
dc.subjectskateen_US
dc.subjectbladeen_US
dc.titleThe Effect of Skate Blade Radius of Contour and Radius of Hollow on Skating Performance in Male Ice Hockey Playersen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.Sc. Applied Health Sciencesen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentApplied Health Sciences Programen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Applied Health Sciencesen_US


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