Power Skating Programs: Pre-Power and CanPowerSkate
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Our Pre-CanPower program is designed for skaters interested in developing skating skills that will improve their hockey ability. The program is designed for young skaters, approximately 4-6 years of age who can stand up on skates and move forward (shuffle, walk or glide) who may not be ready for CanPowerSkate Level 1. Pre-CanPower helps develop basic skating abilities in a power skating specific environment, including balance skills, forward and backward skating, stopping, turning and agility skills. For safety reasons participants should wear full hockey/ringette equipment that is CSA approved. Skaters must have passed CanSkate Level 1. There will be one Pre-Power group with a coach to skater ratio of 1:6.
CanPowerSkate is an action-packed, high-energy instructional power skating program geared towards hockey: the program focuses on balance, power, agility, speed and endurance. Skills, techniques and conditioning drills are taught in a progressive format that emphasizes how the skills the skaters are learning apply to game situations. CanPowerSkate is an excellent complement for athletes playing on hockey teams. The program’s unique skill award program provides incentives and motivation for skaters to continue to achieve. For safety reasons participants should wear full hockey/ringette equipment that is CSA approved. In order to enroll in a CanPowerSkate class, skaters must have passed CanSkate Level 3 and have a good grasp of cross cuts, quick start, stop, two-foot turns, and stroking. The coach to skater ratio is 1:10.
In addition to group lessons, our club provides private lessons starting at the learn to skate level. Private lessons encourage faster skill progression and acquisition. Pre-Power and CanPower private lessons that make use of sticks and pucks may only take place during designated CanPower sessions. For more information on private lessons, please see our page on Private Instruction.