Monday, March 5, 2012

5.2.3 Legal Blocking Zones Apply to the body parts of the skater performing a block. Skaters may initiate contact with the following parts of the body:

Previously, I have covered legal and illegal target zones. Those are areas of the body where a block may or may not be made to. Over the next week I will be covering Legal Blocking Zones, which are areas on the body a skater may block with. Of course, even if a skater uses a legal blocking zone, they must engage to a legal target zone to avoid penalties. Contact from a legal blocking zone to a legal target zone is always legal.