PowerSkate 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. PowerSkate 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.
PowerSkate is geared to skaters aged approximately six or older who already have basic forward and backward skating skills (they must be
able to skate the length of the rink using alternate strides) and are able to stop on command without use of the boards. For safety reasons
participants should wear full hockey/ringette equipment that is CSA approved. The coach to skater ratio is 1:10.
PowerSkate’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) who may not be ready for PowerSkate Level 1. Pre-Power helps develop basic skating abilities in a power
skating-specific environment, including balance skills, forward and backward skating, stopping, turning and agility skills. The curriculum
is presented in three progressive levels complete with its own awards to encourage participation and motivate skaters. Pre-Power has been
designed to run concurrently with CanSkate sessions.