CanPowerSkate is an action-packed, high energy instructional power skating program geared to hockey and ringette skaters that focuses on balance, power, agility, speed and endurance. Skills, techniques and conditioning drills are taught in a progressive format that emphasizes how the skills apply to game situations. CanPowerSkate provides an alternative to figure skating and is an excellent complement for those athletes playing on hockey or ringette teams. Its unique skill award program provides incentives and motivation for skaters to continue to achieve.
CanPowerSkate is geared to skaters aged approximately six or older who already have basic forward and backward skating skills and are able to stop on command without use of the boards.
CanPowerSkate’s Pre-Power is designed for young skaters, approximately four to six years of age who can stand up on skates and move forward (shuffle, walk or glide). Pre-Power helps develop basic skating abilities in a power skating-specific environment. The curriculum is presented in three progressive levels complete with its own awards to encourage participation and motivate skaters.
Our club has led the way in developing new programs including PrePowerskate for the younger skater, and is the longest running programme in the Province.
Our club’s CanPowerSkate program was featured in the programme for Mastercard Skate Canada International in November 2006. If you missed this excellent article, you can view it here
For safety reasons participants MUST wear full hockey equipment that is CSA approved. The coach to skater ration is 1:10.
Adult CanPowerSkate is a Co-ed session for participants 17 years of age and above. Instruction is targeted for those participants who are interested in playing hockey. Full hockey gear is required (eg stick, hockey skates, hockey helmet with facemask … etc.)
CanPowerSkate is the only nationally regulated power skating program in Canada. It was developed by a team of hockey, figure skating and ringette experts to teach the fundamentals of power skating in a progressive and sequential manner.
IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION
WE ARE REGISTERING FOR EARLY FALL, FALL, WINTER AND SPRING PROGRAMS AT ONE TIME! Pre-registration for each season at one time is recommended as we cannot guarantee spaces.
Full details are available under Registration.
SKATERS MAY SKATE ONLY DURING THE SESSIONS FOR WHICH THEY ARE REGISTERED. SWITCHING SESSION DAYS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED. (Please see ‘Missed Session Policy’ also).