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CANPOWERSKATE

GET AN EXTRA EDGE AND TAKE YOUR GAME TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

Get a step up on the competition with CanPowerSkate, a high-energy instructional power skating program geared to hockey and ringette players. This program focuses on balance, control and agility skills including components of power and speed. Skating skills, techniques and performance drills are taught in a progressive format by Skate Canada coaches certified through the NCCP to enhance the skating ability required in game situations.

Some of the top players in the NHL have trusted Skate Canada’s best-in-class programs to help them reach hockey’s biggest stage including Nathan MacKinnon, Matt Duchene, Mark Scheifele and Jeff Skinner.

Skaters must be at least 6 years of age and must have previous skating experience that equates to Stage 4 in CanSkate or higher (including skating backwards and forwards with speed and turn and stop with ease).  All CanPowerSkate participants must have hockey skates, gloves, a stick, and helmet. Full equipment is optional.

For younger and less experienced skaters we offer a Pre-Power program during our early fall and spring sessions.

LEARN ENHANCED SKATING SKILLS FOR HOCKEY AND RINGETTE WITH CANPOWERSKATE. 

Skills Development: Balance

  • Stance
  • Forward Stride
  • Forward Edges
  • Forward Crossovers
  • Forward Lateral Movement


Skills Development: Control

  • Stops
  • Backward Stride
  • Backward Edges
  • Backward Crossovers
  • Backward Lateral Movement

 

Skills Development: Agility

  • Slaloms
  • Tight Turns
  • Eagle and Mohawk Turns
  • Reverse Pivot Turns
  • Starts

Skills Development: Technique

  1. Correct technique
  2. Correct technique with speed
  3. Correct technique with pucks or rings
  4. Correct technique with speed, with a puck or ring and under stress (game situations)