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Laying the Foundation for Future Power Skating Success


What is PrePower?

PrePower is an introductory power skating program integrated into our CanSkate classes. Power skating builds on already learned skills and PrePower combines learning the basics, establishing a strong foundation, and introducing basic power skating skills. 

Who's it for?

Skaters must be 5 or older and be able to skate forward, backward, and stop. Since power skating builds on basic skills, prior basic skating experience is required. We encourage completing a full CanSkate session before joining PrePower.

Who teaches it?

NCCP-trained professional coaches, assisted by trained program assistants (trained members of our figure skating program).

What will you learn?

Skaters will enhance their basic skating skills and develop some basic foundational power skating techniques. This includes improving balance, developing better speed, agility, and control. 

What can you expect?

PrePower participants will be incorporated into CanSkate and will rotate through the same circuits and activities. While this group will be introduced to basic power skating skills, the focus is on developing strong basic skills before working on building power and agility.


The expert in anything was once a beginner. 






What does my skater need to participate?

PrePower participants must wear hockey skates, a CSA-approved hockey helmet, and may wear their full hockey gear (optional). 

What kind of skates? 

Hockey skates are required for PrePower. 

Check our FAQ page for help in finding the right skates. 

What is a CSA approved helmet? 

A CSA-helmet is a standard hockey helmet (Cages/face shields are optional).

Note: Bicycle helmets and other helmets will NOT be permitted.

Click here to view an example of the type of helmet and certificate sticker. 




Check out this video for more info on equipment!








What are the fees? 

The registration fees for PrePower are the same as CanSkate and will depend on how many sessions are provided in a season. Typically, PrePower sessions are between 8 and 10 weeks (1 class per week) and costs are listed on the Registration page. 

Additional Fees include the Skate Canada Membership fee. This once per season fee (Sept 1st to Aug 31st of the following year) is mandatory for each participant and covers each skater's liability insurance while on OSC ice. 


When is PrePower offered? 

PrePower is offered 3 times per year - Fall, Winter and Spring. 

Fall season begins at the end of September/beginning of October and ends in December. 

Winter season begins in January and ends in March. 

Spring season begins in April or May (TBA) and ends in June. 


How do I register?


Please see below for session dates and registration details.

Fall 2024

Opening for registration July 2024

Skating dates: Sept to Dec


Winter 2025 

Opening for registration in Nov 2024 

Skating dates: January to March


Spring 2025

Opening for registration in Feb 2025

Skating dates: May to June