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.
Please note: The CanPowerSkate program is exclusive to Skate Canada and is available only to Skate Canada member clubs and sanctioned skating schools. All participants must be registered with Skate Canada. Only Skate Canada member Coaches trained and certified at a CanPowerSkate Coaches Course are qualified to instruct the CanPowerSkate program.
For ages 5 and up
Calling all aspiring hockey/ringette players! The PrePower program is an introductory power skating group geared towards skaters aged 5+ who are interested in or are currently in a first time hockey/ringette program. Participants in PrePower take part in our CanSkate classes and it will look very similar to CanSkate.
This is NOT a Learn to Skate program; skaters should be able to skate forwards and backwards PRIOR to registering and/or have passed the PreCanSkate program. It program will further develop basic skating abilities including balance, stopping, agility, crossovers, and basic forward and backward stride, in a fun learning environment. CSA approved helmet and a hockey stick are mandatory for this program, hockey equipment is optional and a water bottle is required.
Power A & B
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 (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.
The Power A program is for players aged 6 to 10 years old that are at the Initiation (U7) to 1st year U11 level hockey or ringette programs. Taught by specially trained NCCP Skate Canada Coaches, this full ice 45 min action packed, high energy program focuses on balance, stopping, initial power, crossovers, and endurance with specific training and techniques to developing proper and efficient forward and backward stride.
NOTE: This is NOT a learn to skate program. Participants must have either completed up to Stage 3/4 of the CanSkate Program, or has completed a season of a PreCanPower Program or has participated in hockey/ringette for at least one season.
There will be NO EXCEPTIONS to the age limits and the age bracket will be strictly enforced. Skaters younger or older than the Power A age bracket may look to our PrePower or Power B programs. If a skaters demonstrated ability is clearer higher than their applicable aged program, only then will the coaches consider moving the skater.
The Power B program is for players aged 10 and over that are in 2nd year U11 level hockey/ringette or higher. Taught by specially trained NCCP Skate Canada Coaches, this full ice 45 min fast paced, agility driven power program is geared towards those with a strong level or skating abilities and those looking to build off the skills previously learned in Power A or in their hockey/ringette experience.
NOTE: This is NOT a learn to skate program. Participants MUST be a current participant in 2nd year U11 hockey or higher or has completed at least one season of the Power A program.
There will be NO EXCEPTIONS to the age limits and the age bracket will be strictly enforced. Skaters younger than the Power B age bracket may look to the Power A or PrePower programs.