Powerskate Program

2017-18 Season

Professional Coaching Staff 12 Skaters in a Group. Payment Reserves Placement


CanPowerSkate 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. 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.

CanPowerSkate’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 CanPowerSkate 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.

This program offers instruction on how to skate efficiently and deliberately. Although it is a group program, each skater will recieve optimal instruction from our Powerskating instructors.

3 Program Levels now!!!


1) Cancellation/Refund Policy: No refund available for any reason. Family credit only with doctor’s note (credit expires in 12 months from issuing date.)

2) Club Information: Please ensure you have given a current email address on the registration form as all notices and newsletters will be sent via email for the upcoming season. It is your responsibility to check these notices or the SASC website: www.stalbertskatingcentre.com for all skating information.

3) Equipment: Skater must wear FULL HOCKEY EQUIPMENT* (CSA approved) and your Hockey/Ringette stick. You will not be able to participate if you are not fully dressed.

4) Class Description, Cost and Pricing: Class size: Max 24 This program focuses on Hockey and Ringette stride technique to improve balance, power, agility, speed and endurance on the ice. Skills, techniques and conditioning drills are taught in a progressive format that emphasizes how the skills apply to game situations.

N.S.F. Cheques: A $25 service charge will be charged on all NSF cheques.

*Skate Canada Fee ($36.00): Payable once a season beginning on September 1st of every year (Not included in the prices below)


Fall (Sept - Dec) 2017

Level Day Date Time # of Classes Cost No Skating Dates
Level 2-Atom Monday Sept. 11-Dec. 18 7:00-7:45pm 14 $240.00 Oct. 9
Level 3-PeeWee + Monday Sept. 11-Dec. 18 7:45-8:30pm 14 $240.00 Oct.9


Winter (Jan – Apr) 2018 Online registration opens Dec.1st 8am

Level Day Date Time # of Classes Cost No Skating Dates
Level 1-Novice Monday Jan. 8 - Mar. 19 7:00-7:45pm 10 $175.00 Feb 19
Level 2-Atom Monday Jan. 8 - Mar. 19 7:45-8:30pm 10 $175.00 Feb 19

*Subject to cancellation if registration numbers are low


Course Outline for Levels

Level 1 Novice (approx. ages 6-8) Minimum acceptance level and/or ability: • Passed Stage 3 in our CanSkate program • Ability to skate forwards • One stop • Turn one direction • Concept of Backward skating.

*Course Outline - Basic foundation of skills* -Forward skating -Backward skating -3 stops, side stop clockwise/counter and backward -Tight turns- clockwise/counter -Forward x-overs -Introduction to backward x-overs AND MORE! The above listed is going to be enhanced from learning, acquiring, and mastering Balance, Control, Technique, and then moving into Speed.

Level 2 Atom (approx. ages 8-10) Minimum acceptance level and/or ability: Level 1 Power • perform forward x-overs • 3 basic stops, 1 ft inside/outside edges, 2 ft • Turn fwds/Bwd, Bwd/Fwds • Backward skating combined

*Course Outline – Advanced + Basics* -Forward x-overs (acceleration, foot speed, lateral movement) -Backward x-overs (quick start, lateral movement, foot speed) -Quick starts (agility, change of direction) -All Stops (1 ft/2ft, quick starts, lateral movement) AND MORE! This level now works on the structure from the first level. Speed and agility is progressed into these skills. Control, balance, and technique are followed up weekly. Also to the enhancement of the above: turns, fwd/bwds, quick starts fwds/bwds, lateral movement, dynamic skating- power and speed.

Level 3 PeeWee +Up (approx. ages 10+) Minimum acceptance level and/or ability Level 2 Power -x-over quick starts fwds -1 ft. stops w quick starts -lateral movement-acceleration-quick change of direction fwds/bwds -backward quick starts -180/360 pivots -combined forwards/backwards, backwards/forwards

*Course outline - Advanced*

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